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The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends 2008

Edited by Helga Willer, Minou Yussefi-Menzler and Neil Sorensen 
Earthscan  March 2008  



Hardback  268 pp  ISBN 9781844075928      £50.00
Published with IFOAM and FiBL

The new edition of this annual publication (previously published solely by IFOAM and FiBL) 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, numbers of farms and specific information about commodities and land use in organic systems. The book also contains information on the global market of the burgeoning organic sector, the latest developments in organic certification, standards and regulations, and insights into current status and emerging trends for organic agriculture by continent from the world's foremost experts.

For this edition, all statistical data and regional review chapters have been thoroughly updated. Completely new chapters on organic agriculture in the Pacific, on the International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture and on organic aquaculture have been added.

The new edition of this annual publication (previously published solely by IFOAM and FiBL) 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, numbers of farms and specific information about commodities and land use in organic systems. The book also contains information on the global market of the burgeoning organic sector, the latest developments in organic certification, standards and regulations, and insights into current status and emerging trends for organic agriculture by continent from the world's foremost experts.

For this edition, all statistical data and regional review chapters have been thoroughly updated. Completely new chapters on organic agriculture in the Pacific, on the International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture and on organic aquaculture have been added.

Contents

  • Foreword
  • The World of Organic Agriculture 2008: Summary
  • Organic Agriculture Worldwide: Current Statistics
  • Information Sources: Overview
  • The Organics Trade Development Programme (OTDP) of the International Trade Centre (ITC)
  • The Global Market for Organic Food and Drink
  • Standards and Regulations
  • East African Organic Products Standard and more
  • Number of Organic Certifiers Jumps to 468
  • Accreditation
  • The ITF - the FAO/IFOAM/UNCTAD International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture
  • Organic Aquaculture
  • Organic Farming in Africa
  • Africa: Organic Farming Statistics
  • Organic Asia 2007
  • Country Report: Organic Agriculture in Iran
  • Asia: Organic Farming Statistics
  • Europe: Statistics, Policy and Research
  • Cropping Patterns in the European Union 2006 (EU 27)
  • The European Market for Organic Food in 2006
  • Trends in the Organic Retailing Sector in Europe 2007
  • Europe: Organic Farming Statistics
  • Organic Farming in the Mediterranean Region: Towards Further Development
  • Country Report: Organic Food and Farming in Egypt
  • Organic Farming in Latin America
  • Latin America: Country Reports
  • Latin America: Organic Farming Statistics
  • United States
  • Canada
  • North America: Organic Farming Statistics
  • Organic Farming in Australia
  • Organic Farming in New Zealand
  • Organic Agriculture in the Pacific
  • Oceania/Australia: Organic Farming Statistics
  • Achievements Made and Challenges Ahead
  • Annex
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