Organic farming on the up in Belgium

In Belgium, the number of organic farms increased by 4.9 percent last year. This means that 7 percent of the country’s total agricultural areas is now farmed organically.  Wallonia is where the majority of the organic agricultural area (90.8 percent) is located. This also means that Flanders still has the greatest potential for growth.

There are currently 593 organic producers in Flanders, covering an area of 9,000 hectares. In Wallonia, there are 1,901 producers, representing 90,000 hectares.

Of Europe, Sweden had the highest shares of organic cereals (7 %) and fresh vegetables (19 %) in its total production, in 2019 figures.

Source: brusselstimes.com


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