OTA: Global Rise in Organic Agriculture

Delhi, Delhi India (PressExposure) April 19, 2007 -- The American OTA (Organic Trade Association) is glad to see global growth in organic agriculture. A report that was released at BioFach 2007 in Germany by IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements), FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture), and SÖL (Foundation for Ecology and Farming) reflected this.

World of Agriculture: Statistics & Emerging Trends 2007 indicate, around 30 Million Hectares are certified to be organic at present. Globally, organic products’ market reached 25.5 Billion Euros in the year 2005. Europe and North America remain the leading markets, as per the report.

Organic textiles, detergents & cleaning agents, pet food, and natural cosmetics showed a growth of 30% in 2005 and will continue to show immense growth rates in future as well.

The US generally depends on the imports of more than 30% of its organic food consumption. After all, nearly 27% of population was already regular consumer of organic products in 2004. A lot of merchandize is needed to meet the demands of more than 160,000 food stores and approximately 300 Million consumers.

"OTA continues to look for ways to encourage additional producers to help fill that demand. That is why OTA is making such an effort to include provisions to encourage organic production in the United States in the next U.S. Farm Bill", Caren Wilcox, Executive Director of OTA said this in a statement that AMonline.com published on February 27, 2007.

As per RNCOS report “European Organic Food Market”, “During the past few years, the worldwide organic agriculture has shown rapid development, and about 120 countries are harvesting organic crops at present. America is the largest organic food market in the world. In 2006, the country represents nearly 48% of global market value.”

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