The Biological Farming Association have recently released a report suggesting that the growth in demand for organic food is nothing short of explosive.
Research from the University of New England has shown that organic farm gate sales have grown by over 80% in the last 4 years. That is during one of the worst droughts on record in Australia.
That is a clue for small business – consumers increasingly want organic choices.
Surprisingly, Australia has more certified organic farmland than any other country in the world, with nearly 12 million hectares (mostly used for grazing). Cottage industry?
There are more than 500 organic fresh and grocery lines carried by major retailers, and the number of certified organic operators has increased by more than 5% on average for the last 5 years.
Do you have an opportunity to help satisfy the growing demand for organic products?