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Organic Farming Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

The organic farming supply chain is both like and unlike the supply chain in the conventional food industry. Both begin at farm level, of course. But organic farms tend to be smaller, and many organic farmers sell directly to consumers in addition to or instead of selling to manufacturers. Though it accounts for only a small percentage of the total organic foods market, this direct exchange between farmer and consumer represents the heart of the organic movement for many of its supporters.
Food manufacturers may find that they benefit, especially in consumer acceptance, through buying from many small farmers rather than establishing large acreage, although some do create a large-scale organic model.

At the larger market level, organic farm product distribution has become more centralized. Organic farm products also reach consumers through the foodservice market, an evolving trend that is likely to see fast growth as manufacturers develop packaging for the foodservice market.

Manufacturers rely on consistent and high-quality supply from farmers, and farmers rely on the organic price premium to be able to maintain thriving farms using organic practices. A number of organic manufacturers contract with many small farmers. The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), a nonprofit organization based in Santa Cruz, California, conducts research on organic farmers in its periodic Organic Farmers Survey, begun in 1990.

Though fresh produce is the largest organic category, it is no longer the fastest-growing one. Product categories such as organic meat or organic snack foods represent a growing share of sales, and account for considerable new product activity. The organic food product lineup will continue broadening as ingredients suppliers speed up the pace of developing certified organic ingredients. In the U.S. market, only foods made with 95 percent organic ingredients may be called organic on the label. Furthermore, the additional 5 percent of ingredients must not be commercially available in organic form, and cannot be genetically modified. The proliferation of genetically modified crops in the United States is a concern for many organic farmers, in part because contamination by genetically modified seeds or pollen can threaten organic certification.

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Organic Farming Industry Research & Market Reports

Organic Food Manufacturers (Global) - Industry Report
4/1/2015 | published by: Plimsoll Publishing Ltd.
... graphical analysis – analysing the 190 largest Organic Food Manufacturers (Global) companies. The Organic Food Manufacturers (Global) report contains the most-up-to-date financial data and Plimsoll applies these figures to create their unique and authoritative analysis. ...  |  read more...
USD 1,520
Agriculture and Food Industry in India 2014
9/18/2014 | published by: Netscribes (India) Pvt. Ltd.
... growth prospects in the ensuing years. The Indian agriculture and food industry is experiencing rising demand due to various driving factors which, in turn, have been instrumental in providing immense opportunities to manufacturers to grow ...  |  read more...
USD 1,850
Organic Crop Farming in Australia - Industry Market Research Report
7/10/2014 | published by: IBISWorld
... plant modifications. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the ...  |  read more...
USD 965
Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming in Australia - Industry Market Research Report
9/30/2014 | published by: IBISWorld
... that are not primarily engaged in organic farming. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth ...  |  read more...
USD 965
Organic Farming in Australia - Industry Market Research Report
6/17/2014 | published by: IBISWorld
... modified organisms. This report focuses on organic producers that are certified organic by any of the organic certification organisations. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities ...  |  read more...
USD 965
The 2013-2018 World Outlook for Organic Cotton Fiber
7/15/2013 | published by: Icon Group International, Inc.
... demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader ...  |  read more...
USD 795
The U.S. Health and Natural Product Stores Market
9/1/1999 | published by: Packaged Facts
... and smaller natural food stores are employing to regain lost market share, the committed natural product consumers, and high margins in this exciting industry. The most recent industry research is scrutinized in depth, the competitive ...  |  read more...
USD 2,750
The U.S. Organic Food Market
11/1/2000 | published by: Packaged Facts
... paved for the organic market's phenomenal growth to continue. The report covers the market size and composition, important trends, and projections for future growth. A breakdown of distribution and retail strategies documents the variety of ...  |  read more...
USD 1,375
Ethical Consumers and Corporate Responsibility: The Market and Trends for Green Products in Food and Beverage, Personal Care and Household Items
1/1/2007 | published by: Packaged Facts
... growth in sales of organic, local, humane, Fair Trade, and eco-friendly goods. The strong growth of ethical grocery products is all the more significant when contrasted with the relatively flat market for conventional groceries. Yet, ...  |  read more...
USD 3,500
Ethical Food and Beverage, Personal Care and Household Products in the U.S.; Conscientious Consumerism and Corporate Responsibility in the New Economy, 2nd Edition
10/1/2009 | published by: Packaged Facts
... steadily increasing for products that fulfill eco-friendly, natural, organic, local, humane, and fair trade criteria. Major marketers and retailers are increasingly tapping into this trend by offering more ethical products, upping their corporate responsibility efforts ...  |  read more...
USD 3,080
India Organic Food Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2017
6/1/2013 | published by: TechSci Research
... that was initiated in the developed regions such as Europe and North America has expanded to developing countries like India and China. Europe and North America are the largest consumers of organic food, however, the ...  |  read more...
USD 1,600
Global Organic Foods & Beverages Market Analysis by Products, Geography, Regulations, Pricing Trends & Forecasts (2010-2015)
2/1/2011 | published by: MarketsandMarkets
... foods and beverages market. To analyze market trends, opportunities and challenges in the global organic foods and beverages market. To provide comprehensive market sizing and revenue forecasts for various sub-segments. To identify and analyze global ...  |  read more...
USD 4,650
Indian Organic Food & Beverages Market: Trends & Opportunities (2012 - 2017)
10/1/2012 | published by: Daedal Research
... country from the scarcity of crops in the country. The concept of consumption of organic food started in the developed nations, however, the trend is gaining importance in the developing countries such as India as ...  |  read more...
USD 800
Organic Farming in Australia - Industry Risk Rating Report
1/20/2012 | published by: IBISWorld
... the business operating environment'. The report looks at the operational risk associated with this industry. Three types of risk are recognized in our analysis. These are: risk arising from within the industry itself (structural risk), ...  |  read more...
USD 990
Global Organic Cotton Market: An Analysis
8/1/2011 | published by: Koncept Analytics
... that have a low impact on the environment. Despite the global recession in 2009, market for organic cotton continued to rise in the period 2005-2009. Organic cotton currently represents only 1.1% of total global cotton ...  |  read more...
USD 750
North America Organic Food and Beverages Industry Outlook to 2016 - Growth Opportunities in the US Organic Farming
1/1/2013 | published by: Ken Research
... food and beverages industry on the basis of countries such as the US, Canada, market segmentation by organic products such as organic fruits and vegetables, dairy products, prepared food, breads and grains, snack foods and ...  |  read more...
USD 640
Plant Factory and Grow Lights Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018
5/7/2012 | published by: WinterGreen Research
... supply for the world starts to adopt automated process. Grow lights have become more sophisticated and less expensive to run as solar and wind energy are adopted by greenhouses and plant factories. Food factories produce ...  |  read more...
USD 3,700