Growth of the organic sector slows down in 2021
After years of strong growth, it seems that the development of organic farming has somewhat slowed down in 2021.
Indeed, the increase in certified organic areas is less marked in 2021 than in previous years. The annual growth of organic UAA in 2021 is estimated at 2.8% compared to 6.4% between 2019 and 2020. The average annual growth in area between 2015 and 2020 is 7.6%.
This slowdown can also be observed for the cattle stock, which is decreasing in size in Wallonia. The goat and poultry sectors continue to develop in the organic sector. Within one year, the number of goats increased by 21.5% and the number of poultry by 5.0%.