In the last decade the area dedicated to organic production has grown at a rate of 500,000 more hectares each year. 5.4% of the agricultural area in the EU is organic farming, exceeding the 10 million hectares.
24% of the owners of organic farms are women. 61% of the owners of these farms are under 55 years old compared to 44% of conventional ones. In 2012 there were 37.5 million hectares in the world dedicated to organic production, of which 30% correspond to the European Union. The EU brings together more than 250,000 organic farms.
The five infographics:
- The basis of European organic farming
- Organic farming in the world, imports - exports
- Europe's support for organic farming
- Organic farming in Europe