Organic Farming in Austria
Regionality, Quality and Sustainability
More and more consumers are looking to buy organic products: "organic" has become more than a niche category and has reached society as a whole. Organic farming is playing an important ecological, economic and social role. One in four hectares of land is now managed according to organic farming principles and one in ten foods in the shopping basket is "organic".
Both supply and demand are increasing. Organic products are no longer sold in food retail trade only but increasingly also at inns, online or directly at the farm. We can have confidence that if a label says "organic", an organic product is inside. Stringent annual controls from the field or stable to packaging ensure that organic products have been produced according to the legal requirements.
Each of us can actively support our committed organic farmers: Make a habit of checking regional origin, quality and sustainability while you shop!
- Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
- Directorate II/3 – Agri-environmental Programme, Mountain Farming and Less-Favoured Areas, Organic Farming and Directorate 5 Communication and Services
- Agrarumweltprogramm & Biologische Landwirtschaft