Organic agriculture is practiced in 162 countries and 37 million hectares of agricultural land are managed organically by 1.8 million farmers. The global sales of organic food and drink reached 62.9 billion US dollars in 2011.
The 14th edition of The World of Organic Agriculture documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from around the world and provides comprehensive statistics on acreage under organic management, specific information about land use in organic systems, numbers of farms and other operators, as well as selected market data. It also contains information on the global market for organic food, the latest developments in organic certification, information on standards and regulations as well as insights into current and emerging trends in organic agriculture by region. The statistics are supported with graphs and tables.