An organic product is a product of organic farming, i.e. it claims the total non-use of chemicals. It must contain at least 95% ingredients from an organic production method by implementing agricultural practices and friendly livestock and natural balance of environment and animal welfare.
In the 1950s, agriculture was intended to meet the immediate food needs and to increase trade of food and self-sufficiency by relying on increased productivity and mechanization, development of chemical fertilizers, etc. Subsequently, from the years 1960-1970, the producers and consumers have realized the importance of the environment and in this context of opposition to the productivity; agricultural and organic farming has grown.
It had its commercial expansion in the 1980s; the first significant steps in the processing and marketing of organic products have surfaced. In today's world, the global market is experiencing strong organic growth, representing a turnover of approximately $ 46.1 billion with an annual growth of over 10%, an increase of 5 billion of dollars each year. More than 100 countries export certified organic products.
The development of organic agriculture is conditioned by two factors: The homogenization of regulations governing organic production and allocation of specific aid to convert the holdings in order to obtain ensured sustainability.
This market research will focus on two areas where the industrialized organic market is growing. In this case, the United States is the largest global market for organic and natural products and the fourth country in the world in terms of organic farmland. Subsequently, the study will focus on the Chinese market and a growth that is interesting and promising, and it is the largest producer of green products in Asia.It results in the purchase of clients and / or suppliers.
This agricultural development is due to a surge in global demand for organic produce and also to the pressure exerted by some governments encourage farmers to convert to organic products. The market took 20% since the early 1990s, sales of organic food increased from 23 billion USD in 2002 to 52 billion USD in 2008. The two categories of organic products the most sought after by buyers, fruits and vegetables and dairy products alone account forhalf of sales. 2 / 3 U.S. consumers say they have purchased a product of biological origin before.
Tags: Organic agriculture, global demand, organic produce
[...] Regulations between Europe and the United States have a lot in common, there is not much difference in the methods and procedures for product certification in both regions. It is easier to export products to the sector. Any producer who intends to export to the United States should work with an importer or a renowned intermediary, combined with one or more certification bodies accredited by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). However, it is not necessary for the certification body is situated in the United States. [...]
[...] The meeting of supply and demand is much easier now that the domestic producers, previously mainly exporters, reserve increasingly more shares of their products in local market (including major cities on the east coast). The consumption of organic food is limited to urban centers, where the annual per capita income ($1,477 in 2004) is more than three times that of the rural population ($460). It is also more likely than urban dwellers know and love the food grown without pesticides or pollution. [...]
[...] Later, we will study the organic sector with its various features including developments in the sector of organic production, as well as regulations around the world and how the consumer society adopts a different attitude toward this market. Finally an approach will be performed on the various opportunities engendered by the market, its advantages and disadvantages. II. Sources for criticism Sources Features Benefits Selection Note Presentation Reliability, indicators, recent updates Statistics, Extensive data .net information on all countries Reference of Links, networks, t farmers articles Statistics of Simple, detailed market Articles "it's Debate and public organic, does opinion trends Times safer?" and "Food Revolution" Organic farming Book on the Chapters focused Future challenges and its future synthesized III. [...]
[...] In detail, the organic food products increased by to $ 22.9 billion, a rate three times higher than the conventional market ( 4.9 Non-food organic products show on the other hand a strong growth reaching to $ 1.65 billion.The two categories of organic products the most sought after by buyers - fruits and vegetables and dairy products alone account for half of sales. 2/3 U.S. consumers say they have purchased a product of biological origin before.Appendix Sales growth of organic products in the United States from 1997 to 2008 Regarding China (second largest organic producer in the world after Australia), a proactive policy in this market has been developed. After the food scandals that rocked the country recently, the time has come now for transparency and to win back consumer confidence. [...]
[...] China spends only 10% of energy for transportation in Europe and 35% in the EU). The annual growth of 10 to 12% leads to an increase of 8 to 10% of energy consumption. China's A3 rating by COFACE - Political risks are low but the business risks are high. This results in a risk of default. In addition, there are environmental problems that are an impediment to sustainable growth and a rise in inequality that maintain growing social tensions. United States With a population of 303.5 million inhabitants, the United States is open to the world with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other side. [...]
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