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Products from organic farming are recognized a higher price. This leads many agri-businesses to look for extensive and factual information on the topic. Bio Village is the dedicated place, where solutions are offered and the most topical themes of the sector (systems, technologies, conversion to organic) are discussed, with the scientific contribution of some of the most qualified institutions of the sector, such as: AIAB – Italian Association for Organic Farming, FIRAB – Italian Foundation for Research in Organic and Biodynamic Farming and Bioagricert Global-ID
Organic agriculture has experienced a significant growth in consumers’ interest over the last few years. Nowadays, in Italy, the organic farming sector has a value of 3.5 billion euros, it involves 8 out of 10 consumers, 76 thousand businesses and about 2 billion hectares of cultivated lands (figures by Anabio 2018).
Due to a growing attention of consumers for topics strictly connected to organic productions, such as environmental sustainability, animal welfare, health, food safety and traceability, organic products sales have recorded a double-digit growth over the last years.
The organic product market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 8% by 2025: about three times faster than the expected consumption trend of other food products.
A recent research by the Washington State University shows that organic farming can be up to 35% more profitable than conventional farming. This study is a long-term analysis of the financial sustainability of organic farming: 44 case-studies referring to 40 years of organic production and 55 plant species cultivated in 14 countries over the 5 continents have been examined.
Italian agro-livestock businesses carry on their interest in the potentialities of organic milk, whose average price is 25% higher than that of conventional milk. According to Sinab there are currently over 50 thousand heads of dairy cattle intended for organic milk production in Italy. Organic milk production is expected to exceed 500,000 tons in 2018 (4.7% of total milk production).