Influence of fertilization on the growth of radicchio "Rosso di Chioggia" cultivated in two different environments
Italy is the largest peach and nectarine producer in the EU-27 and ranks second in the world after China. Stone fruit production plays a key role in the agricultural sector of several Italian regions, both in the North (especially in Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont) and in the South (Campania). Italy is the largest apricot producer in the EU-27, followed by France, Greece, and Spain.
Globally, the organic market reached 54.9 billion US dollars in 2009. A large part of the turnover was in Europe (48 percent) and in North America (48.1 percent). Since 1999 (15.2 billion US dollars), the global market for organic products more than trebled (Sahota 2011).
This report offers updated information for U.S. companies interested in exporting food and agricultural products to Italy, including an overview of the country's economic situation, market structure, export requirements, and best product export opportunities.
Market, Certification and Production Information for Producers and International Trading Companies
For some people organic agriculture is “farming without chemical fertilizers and pesticides”. This is short and concise, but misses important characteristics. Organic agriculture follows the logic of a living organism in which all elements (soil, plants, farm animals, insects, the farmer etc.) are closely linked with one other. Organic farming therefore must be based on a thorough understanding and clever management of these interactions and processes.