Costa Rica: Organic Agriculture Down 33%

Between 2010 and 2011 the amount of land sown with seeds for organic products was reduced from 11,115 hectares to 7,448 hectares.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The reduction in revenues from developed markets due to the economic crisis and high production costs may be the reasons behind the reduction in the global demand for organic products, by companies in this sector.

Being more expensive than traditional products, "... the preference for organic goods is based almost entirely on environmental awareness, it is estimated that, on average, they are worth 30% more than conventional products."

The increased consumption of these products was influenced in recent years by increasing environmental awareness, however, as Henry Guerrero from CoopeZarcero says in , "... when revenues decline, consumers chose to buy, for example, a traditional pineapple rather than an organic one."

"...In addition, farmers who wants to move from conventional to organic produce must meet numerous requirements in a transition period of three years before achieving certification. This also affects the number of farmers who choose this model. "

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Honduras: Exports of Organic Products

January 2018

Last year exports of 17 types of fruits, vegetables and organic grains may registered a 4% increase compared to 2016.

In the last ten years, the number of agricultural producers dedicated to the cultivation of fruits, vegetables and organic grains increased from 1,500 to 6,451, according to figures from the National Secretariat for Health and Food Safety (SENASA). Also in the last decade, it is estimated that the planted area grew from 4,400 hectares to 31 thousand hectares. 

Organic Farming in Guatemala

September 2012

The country currently exports coffee, cardamom, macadamia, sesame, honey, lemon and black tea, and other products such as melon, papaya, mango and pineapple are seeking access to international markets.

Producers agree that the sale of crops raised organically generates profits of up to 70% more than those from traditional planting.

Organic Products in Panama

September 2012

The massive arrival of foreigners has driven changes in consumer habits, among which is the growth in demand for products without chemical additives or synthetic substances.

This increase in demand for organic products is reflected by the increase in space for these products on supermarket shelves and the opening of shops.

France Increases Consumption of Organic Products

August 2012

The French market for organic products grew by 10% in 2011, despite the crisis.

From a press release by Procomer:

Despite the crisis the consumption of organic products in France has increased.

In ten years, the French "bio" market, despite the crisis, has maintained the interest of consumers.

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