Dr. Helga Willer
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL
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New impulses for continued growth: FiBL and IFOAM present latest statistics on organic farming worldwide at BioFach

Sales now top US$ 60 billion for the first time



1.8 million farmers in 162 countries grow organically on more than 37 million hectares of agricultural land worldwide (2011). The global market for organic food reaches US$ 62.9 billion, which is a 4 billion US dollars more compared to the previous year. IFOAM  and FiBL  initiatives lay the foundation for further growth: The United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS), the Best Practice Reference consultation (SOAAN) and the global organic science platform (TIPI).

The latest data on organic agriculture worldwide will be presented at BioFach, February 13, 2-3 pm, Room St. Petersburg.

The full IFOAM-FiBL press release is available at the FiBL website.

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Contact: Helga Willer