and is currently worth almost €30 billion. Australia, meanwhile, is reflecting the same grown patterns, with the sector reportedly worth $1.72 billion. In addition to the increasing availability of organic produce, the Australian export market has been labelled “extremely strong”. Some of the fastest growing categories include dairy and meat, though the demand for chemical-free fruit and vegetables also continues to rise. As noted by Andrew Monk, chairman of Australian Organic, Australia is home to around 53% of the world’s organic farmland, with 7% of farmland currently under certified organic management. Because global demand is greater than supply, the growth potential for Australian suppliers is even greater.
Written by Jenni Cook