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The World of Organic Agriculture 2013 with contributions from the OrganicDataNetwork project

The 14th edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture" was launched at BioFach 2013 at NürnbergMesse, Nuremberg, Germany.


The publication, which is annually published by the OrganicDataNetwork project partner FiBL, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture,  documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from throughout the world and provides comprehensive organic farming statistics that cover surface area under organic management, specific information about land use in organic systems, numbers of farms and other operator types as well as selected market data.

The book also contains information on the global market for organic food, the latest developments in organic certification, information on standards and regulations as well as insights into current and emerging trends for organic agriculture in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania.

A number of project members of the OrganicDataNetwork have contributed to the book with results and findings from the project:

  • The Organic Market in Europe 2011
    Diana Schaack, Julia Lernoud, Susanne Padel and Helga Willer
  • Improving European Organic Market Information - The OrganicDataNetwork Project
    Raffaele Zanoli
  • Survey of the Demands of End Users in Europe for Organic Market Data
    Robert Home, Matthias Stolze, Michal Losták

On the Organic World website a dynamic data table with area and producer data as well as a number of slides are available.

More information


Helga Willer, FiBL, Switzerland



Dr. Helga Willer
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL
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5070 Frick
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