The Organic Advantage, Growing Demand.
Consumers are hungry for organics. Since 2006, the Canadian organic food market has tripled in value. With more than 20 million Canadians buying organic products weekly, it’s clear that consumers have bought in. Across the globe, demand for organics is flourishing, posing an exciting opportunity for Canadian producers.
- 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.
Transitioning to Organic Farming
With rapidly increasing demand for organic grains, there has never been a better time to transition. Your transition has the potential to protect and improve your farm’s soil health, protect the environment, and support your family through improved profitability. But how exactly do you do it? As an organic producer you will take a more creative, holistic approach to solving your management issues. For many producers, this is where farming really gets fun. And luckily for you, we are here to help!
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.