IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/iag/reviea/v11y2014i2p167-179.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

The Evolution Of Organic Agricultural Land Areas In The Emerging Countries Of The European Union

Author

Listed:
  • Ioan Sebastian BRUMĂ

    () (Post-PhD Fellow, SOP HRD/159/1.5/133675 Project, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch)

Abstract

The paper analyses the manner in which organic agriculture has developed in the emerging countries of the European Union, in particular during the current economic crisis. Organic agriculture represents a continuously expanding sector in the European Union. In the period 2000-2012, the total utilized area for organic production increased by 6.7% per year on the average, reaching approximately 9.6 million hectares, accounting for 5.4% of the total utilized agricultural area in the EU. The emerging nations in the European Union (Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania) have experienced a brisk development pace in terms of the area farmed under the organic system, which expanded to 1,614,226 hectares in the period 2009-2012, representing 17% of the total organic land area of the European Union. Owing to the significant areas farmed under the organic system and to the large number of registered operators, which also correlate with a low development level of the domestic markets for organic agricultural products, the emerging nations of the European Union represent an important source for imports of organic products in the EU.

Suggested Citation

  • Ioan Sebastian BRUMĂ, 2014. "The Evolution Of Organic Agricultural Land Areas In The Emerging Countries Of The European Union," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 11(2), pages 167-179.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:11:y:2014:i:2:p:167-179
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: ftp://www.ipe.ro/RePEc/iag/iag_pdf/AERD1402_167-179.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    organic agriculture; evolution; emerging nations of the European Union.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • Q24 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Land

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:11:y:2014:i:2:p:167-179. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Corina Saman). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/iaacaro.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.