Italy: world leader in organic land expansion


In 2016, Italy has increased the surface of organic cultivations by 0.3 million hectares, the highest growth in the world along with China, Uruguay and India. After Spain, Italy is the European runner up for the extension of land dedicated to organic cultivations (1.8 million hectares) and it is leading the development of the organic market by registering a +14% behind France and Ireland (+22%).

According to the trend report elaborated by Bellavita, organic products are confirmed as one of the key trends for 2018/19. A growing number of consumers associates organic with a healthier diet and sees in this type of product a way to support a more sustainable consumption model.

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