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The Organic Advantage, Growing Demand.
The organic sector has experienced rapid growth in the past decade. Consumer demand is on the rise with 58% of Canadian consumers purchasing organic food at least once per week. Globally, organic food is in demand and farmers on the prairies are poised to take advantage of this opportunity. It is this demand that can translate into increased profitability for your farm.
- For every $100 earned per acre, an organic farmers keeps $58 while a conventional farmer keeps $31.
- Through strong equivalency agreements, Canadian organic farmers have access to 96% of the global organic market.
- There are nearly 5,000 certified organic farms, processors and handlers in Canada.
- There is increasing research and funding going into the organic sector.
Canadian organic certification is backed by a national standard that is regulated by the federal government. The national certification system ensures that organic practices are accountable and builds transparency in the food system.
Growing Resilience & Sustainability
Prairie Organic Grain Initiative
Working on increasing the quantity and quality of organic grains and developing relationships across organic market value chains.
A program of Organic Alberta, Young Agrarians is working to support the next generations of ecological farmers in Alberta.