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Switzerland is in the Biofieber. For several years, the Trend in this country now. And also 2018 posted by Bio Suisse, the umbrella Association of the Bud-farms, a clear increase in the demand of organically produced food. He announced today at its annual media conference.

More than half of Switzerland buying Swiss, in the meantime, every day or several times a week, organic. Per head and year, a new record will be already spent 360 francs for it–. In 2017, there were 320 Swiss francs, 2016 299 Swiss francs. "The turnover of organic food is grown in Switzerland in the past year by a whopping 13.3 percent," says Balz Strasser, CEO of Bio Suisse. Overall, he is for the first time, to over 3 billion Swiss francs.

At most Coop and Migros, which together account for three-quarters of the revenue benefit. In a comparison of the two biggest retailers in the country, Coop with about 45 percent market share, ahead of the game. Bio Suisse was the result of the especially on the anniversary of "25 years of naturaplan". The Migros comes to a good 32 percent.

you look at the whole food market, increase the organic products at 9.9 percent share of the market. This means that Every tenth of the food that is sold today, was produced in a more environmentally-friendly. In the case of eggs and fresh bread, it is even more than one out of every four. Popular vegetables, salads and fruits. Organic drinks have, however, only a small proportion.

Also meat and fish have only a market share of 6 percent. However, this category generated 260 million Swiss francs of all organic food is the third most revenue. Only vegetables and salads (318 million) and dairy products (354 million) bring the detail of trade even more money. to satisfy

the rising demand, economies currently 6719 farms in Switzerland and Liechtenstein according to the guidelines of Bio Suisse, 296 more than in 2017. In the last nine years, the number of farms, the Bud has increased the award by more than 21 percent.

The farms are spread over the whole of Switzerland, but with large regional Differences. Most of Berne and Grisons with distance in the cantons with more than 1200 organic farms. St. Gallen, Zurich and Lucerne to get away at least a third. Basel-Stadt, Appenzell Innerrhoden and Schaffhausen, and the ranking list at the end.

Already have switched to 14.4 percent of all farms in Switzerland on Bio. Between the cantons there are large differences. While in the Grisons nearly two-thirds of the farms to the guidelines of Bio Suisse have committed, it is in Appenzell Innerrhoden, just 5.6 percent. In Bern, most organic farms have a share of only 12 percent within the Canton stand.

more and more companies more and more Land is farmed in an environmentally friendly mean, especially in mountain areas. Meanwhile, there are 161’000 hectares, which represents more than 225’000 football fields. 15.4 percent of the total agricultural area in Switzerland, are biological of floor space – as much as never before.

Nevertheless, Switzerland is also dependent on imports, such as coffee or grain that is not produced by the local Bud-farmers in sufficient quantity. 2018 over 2300 companies abroad, according to Bio-Suisse guidelines were certified, 16 percent more than in the previous year. They are mainly located in Europe, almost half in Italy and Spain.

Only in exceptional cases, such as Mango or banana fresh produce are allowed from Overseas, says Bio Suisse. Otherwise, the vegetables come in the Winter from the near abroad. And the processing takes place mainly in Switzerland.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 03.04.2019, 10:31 PM

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