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EU Organic Farming Area Increased By 7% From 2007 To 2008

March 1, 2010: 04:05 AM EST
The most recent figures from Eurostat show the organic farming area in the 27 European Union countries increased 7% from 2007 to 2008, and now stands at 7.8 million hectares. Spain, which has the largest organic land at 1.3 million hectares, also had the highest growth of 33%. Other countries with fast growing organic land are Bulgaria, 22%; Slovakia, 19%; Hungary, 15%; and Greece, 14%. Italy is the only EU27 country where the area dedicated to organic farming fell, by 13%. These recent data confirm a longer term trend; from 2005 to 2008, the total organic area for the EU25 grew 21%. According to the statistics, in 2008 organic land was used mainly for pastures and meadows (44% of fully converted area in the EU27 except Germany), arable crops (37%) and permanent crops (10%).
"Organic area up by 21% in the EU between 2005 and 2008", Eurostat Press Office, March 01, 2010, © Eurostat
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