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New players in organic agriculture

Tue 09/03/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
New players in organic agriculture

A report by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and IFOAM titled “The World of Organic Agriculture Statistics and Emerging Trends 2021” shows that India leads the way in terms of its growth in organic farming. In the top-10 countries, there are 3 from Europe: France, Spain, and, perhaps most notably, Hungary. Although in total land area, the share of organic farming in Hungary is not particularly high (6%, the figure for neighbouring Austria is 26.1%), the increase in area of 93,800 hectares is significant. The number of Hungarian enterprises engaged in organic agriculture had reached 5,600 in 2019. With a total area of 6884 ha, Hungary is the world’s 12th biggest organic fruit producer, with the main products being elderberries (20%), walnuts (more than 40%), pomes (15-20%), sea buckthorn, cherries and sour cherries.

Source: IFOAM & FiBL

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