The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2008 (Hardcover)

The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2008 By Minou Yussefi-Menzler, Helga Willer (Editor), Neil Sorensen (Editor) Cover Image


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 worlds 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.

Published with IFOAM and FiBL

About the Author

Helga Willer is at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Frick, Switzerland. Minou Yussefi-Menzler is at the Foundation Ecology and Agriculture (SOEL), Bad Duerkheim, Germany. Neil Sorensen is at the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Bonn, Germany.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781844075928
ISBN-10: 1844075923
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 1st, 2008
Pages: 268
Language: English
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