Organic Farming

Organic farming

Organic farming

The EU organic sector is developing rapidly. On average over the past decade, the area of organic farmland in the EU increased by half a million hectares - every year. There are now over 186 000 farms cultivating organic farmland across the EU. This website is here to provide you with all the information you need to know about organics in the European Union.

Do you recognise the EU Organic logo? You might have seen it when shopping for food or on a market stall.

What is organic farming?

  • What makes food organic and how is it produced?
  • What about imported organic products? Find out more about organics and international trade.
  • What is the organic certification process? What inspections are made and how often?


View the latest studies on EU organic farming legislation and on the efficiency of public support measures. 

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