EU Rural Review n°18 - Organic farming
At its core, the organic sector is about the production of fresh, tasty and authentic food that respects nature. And with the sector recording average annual growth in turnover of 8% since 2008, this simple idea has firmly taken root and is thriving in Europe… Issue 18 of the EU Rural Review provides an overview of organic farming as it is practised today. It highlights the value of the organic approach to agriculture, the rural economy and its wider societal and environmental benefits. It also provides real insight into the evolving European policy landscape - including a detailed profile of the European Commission’s Action Plan on the Future of Organic Production in Europe - and the course it is setting for the future of the sector.