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Growth of organic sector in Holland in first half 2013

In the first 6 months of 2013 there were 81 new organically certified companies in Holland.

The growth is not in any way spectacular (2%) but larger than last year. In 2012 the net increase of organically certified companies was no more than 12. The growth so far this year was mostly in the sector ‘food preparation’ and not so much in the sector ‘agriculture’ (i.e. number of organically certified farms).