The area of organic agriculture has increased from 990,702 HA in 2010 to 1,013,540 HA in 2011. At present there are about 23,000 companies, which is 1,061 more than in 2010.
The result is that the share of import continues to increase. "This is 25 percent for potatoes and for carrots and apples about 50 percent" Gerber says. "We need 10,000 new organic companies in order to close the gap between demand and supply of local organic products" Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, director of BÖLW, says.