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Growing Organic Land Use

Slowly but surely world is moving towards Organic Farming. New scientific evidence and data point towards holistic benefits of using natural farming techniques. Some countries are adopting it rapidly while others are catching up. Here is key organic land use data that depict the clear picture:

Share of Organic Area

The regions with the largest areas of organically managed agricultural land are Oceania (22.8 million hectares or 45 percent of the global organic farmland), Europe (12.7 million hectares or 25 percent of the global organic farmland) and Latin America (6.8 million hectares or 15 percent). The countries with the most organic agricultural land are Australia (22.7 million hectares), Argentina (3.1 million hectares) and the United States (2.0 million hectares).

On a global level, the organic land use area increased by 6.5 million hectares compared with with 2014.
The highest shares of land use are in Liechtenstein (30.2 percent) and Austria (21.3 percent).

There were almost 2.4 million producers and the countries with the highest numbers of producers are India, Ethiopia and Mexico.

The market research company Organic Monitor estimates the global market for organic food to have reached 81.6 billion US dollars in 2015 (approximately 75 billion euros). The United States is the leading market with 35.9 billion euros, followed by Germany (8.6 billion euros), France (5.5 billion euros), and China (4.7 billion euros). In 2015, most of the major markets showed double-digit growth rates The highest per capita spending was in Switzerland (262 Euros), and Denmark has the highest organic market share (8.4 percent of the total food market).

Source: FiBL Organic Land Use Report 2016 

Country Wise Organic Orgiculture Land Use

Here is country wise organic agriculture land use data: