Millions of producers around the world are farming organically, either certified for situations that require it, or in PGS (Participatory Guarantee System) for local markets, or by default as traditional subsistence farmers. They are in all sorts of climatic regions from tropical to subarctic and on all continents except Antarctica. Many are organized as members of a local Organic Farmers Organisation or in the Organic section of a general farmers union.
With support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in the framework of the IFAD-INOFO project to Build the Capacity of the Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers Organizations (INOFO) a mapping of Organic Farmers Organizations has been started and will continue.
The mapping was at first carried out in 6 countries in Asia, 16 countries in Africa, 24 countries in Latin America & Caribbean. For 32 countries in Europe the process is ongoing. In total, information from more than 1300 OFOs has been compiled, involving more than 650,000 farmers, including third-party certified and PGS-guaranteed.
The data displayed in this map cannot be considered as complete statistical data. The map shows figures only for countries were the OFO mapping has begun. Countries not yet mapped by INOFO appear in grey with “no data”. However, for these countries you can obtain statistical data from the following sources:
- Annual statistics “Organic World”: http://www.organic-world.net/statistics/maps.html
- Global PGS statistics: http://www.ifoam.bio/en/pgs-maps
- Europe: general data on European production & processing: this page shows land use data and, below this, the number of certified organic producers. Statistics for the European part of Turkey are combined with those of the Asian part. Place your cursor over the country you want: http://www.ifoam-eu.org/en/organic-europe
To know more about OFOs in any country or to be involved in their activities, please seek them out locally or via the INOFO Council of Convenors : firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us also to advance the OFO mapping by adding new organisations to our compilation. If no data or insufficient numbers appear for your country, please ask your local Organic Farmers Organisation to submit data to the above address.
[Les traductions de cette page sont dans le “pipeline”]
The initial mapping was done in 2015.
Last update: October 2016.