The World of Organic Agriculture 2019

FiBL & IFOAM – Organics International launched the 20th edition of ‘The World of Organic Agriculture’ at Biofach 2019. The yearbook comprises of country-specific data and expert analysis on both global and regional scale with the purpose of illustrating the latest trends in the global organic agriculture.

The 20th edition shows continuous growth in organic production and organic sales. Globally, a total of 69.8 million hectares were organically managed at the end of 2017, with Australia having the largest organic agricultural area (35.6 million hectares), followed by Argentina (3.4 million hectares), and China (3 million hectares). Europe is also showing a positive trend, with 14.6 million hectares of land currently being dedicated to organic.

Download the book for free from FiBl’s website and  IFOAM - Organics International’s website.

IFOAM EU will upload its interactive infographic with the newly released data this summer. Make sure to stay tuned for an overview of the European production and retail market in the organic sector.

The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends is published each year by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in collaboration with IFOAM - Organics International.


The project is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Sustainability Fund of Coop Switzerland, NürnbergMesse, and IFOAM - Organics International.

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