Word of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry: organic is a bustling industry

bio"The data show SINAB on organic agriculture a dynamic sector, which enjoys a vitality that bodes well for the future of the entire sector. Organic farming is a growing industry, which focuses on quality and on consumer choice ".

So the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Nunzia De Girolamo said the first advance knowledge of organic farming developed by the National Information System for Organic Agriculture who photographed the situation of organic farming in our country as at 31 December 2012.

The certified organic operators in Italy are 49,709 with a majority of agricultural producers, but also with interesting facts of history, marketing firms and importers, which complete the supply chain of organic products. Compared to the figures reported last year there was an overall increase in the number of operators by 3%.

The cultivated area under organic farming, amounted to 1,167,362 hectares, with an overall increase over the previous year, by 6.4%. Also in terms of the consumption data collected by the Panel families Ismea / GFK-Eurisko, in the first quarter, 2013, show a bio spending still expanding even with a +8.8% compared to the same period last year.

"These numbers are interesting - said the Minister - that demonstrate that the climate of confidence by consumers for this type of production is always very high and that allow us to maintain our leadership in Europe for this type of production. Ministry - has concluded the Minister - is strongly committed to always maintain a very high level of control of the sector and to guarantee great results we are getting them thanks to a computerized data management industry, which allows for maximum transparency for all parties engaged in the control and supervision, and the special attention we are paying, through the efforts of the Customs Agency, to exercise vigilance regarding organic products imported from third countries. "


Press Office Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry


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