Organic farming

Organic farming holdings

2020
24 809
Gone up vs. 2010

Organically farmed agricultural area

2020
682 345 ha
Gone up vs. 2010

Share of organic farms in agricultural holdings

2020
share: 22 %
Gone up vs. 2010

Description

In the frame of the Farm Structure Survey, data are collected on the structure of the agricultural and forestry holdings, including on holdings, which apply organic farming production methods; either already certified or to be certified according to national or EU rules: specifically their number, structure, area and livestock.

According to EU-legislation, a census is conducted every ten years, with sample surveys in three-year or four-year intervals in between. All agricultural and forestry holdings which meet the minimum requirements set out in the legislation are required to take part. Relevant available administrative data sources are used, and complemented with questionnaires.

For the census, regional data are available - partially at the municipality level. In survey years, the smallest geographical unit available is that of the federal province.

Graphs, Tables, Maps

Highlights

Organic farming area in Austria 2005, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2020 (chart)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Farm structure survey. Compiled on 12 July 2022.

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