June 22, 2023
Between 2012 and 2021, the area used for organic farming increased in almost all EU countries. The area almost quadrupled in Portugal (+283 %) and Croatia (+282 %), the sharpest rates of increase within the EU. It also grew rapidly in France (+169 %) and also more than doubled in Hungary (+125 %) and Romania (+101 %),
The highest shares of organic farming areas within total UAA were in Austria (26 % in 2020), Estonia (23 % in 2021) and Sweden (20 % in 2021). By contrast, the share of organic farming was below 5 % in six EU countries in 2021, with the lowest shares in Bulgaria (1.7 %) and Malta (0.6 %).
For more information:
- Statistics Explained article on developments in organic farming
- Thematic section on agriculture
- Database on organic farming
- Data for organic farming areas within total UAA: Cyprus, crops data are provisional; Greece and Austria, 2020 figures.