ÖMKi stated that the demand for organic products is becoming more and more widespread across Europe, to which production must also adapt, so they are urging to expand organic farming.
According to the announcement of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, the proportion of organic land was 301,403 hectares two years ago, which corresponds to the European middle field. .
It is an outstanding result that 11.5 percent of the fruit plantations, ie 7306 hectares, are organically grown, making Hungary the 10th largest temperate organic fruit producer in the world in terms of area.
Based on an aggregation based on 2020 data, 3.4 million producers were engaged in organic production on 74.9 million hectares, of which Australia, Argentina and Uruguay have the largest organic production area, followed by Liechtenstein with 41.6% and Austria with 26.5%. then Estonia 22.4 lands.
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In Europe, ecoregions have reached a record 17 million hectares, and 14.9 million hectares in the EU cover 9.2 percent of agricultural land. With 2.5 million hectares, France leads, followed by 2.4 million Spanish, 2.1 million Italian and 1.7 million hectares of German organic farming.
The European market for organic products also peaked at € 52 billion in 2020, an increase of 15 percent year-on-year, according to the communication.
The Infostart It appears from the article that the percentage growth of the market for organic products was in double digits in many countries for the first time last year, and that demand is also boosted by consumers’ environmental expectations, so ÖMKi is confident in the further development of organic production.