Share of certified organic produce in Japan 2018, by type

In 2018, vegetables accounted for over 66 percent of certified organic produce in Japan. Organically cultivated rice made up over 12 percent of officially certified produce in the country.
The Act of Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) certifies organic agricultural production through third-party inspections. Organic agricultural production, as defined by JAS, uses methods, which promote ecosystem health and refrain from using chemically synthesized fertilizers, pesticides, and genetic recombination technologies.

Distribution of domestic produce certified as organic in Japan in 2018, by type

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Release date

September 2020



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Supplementary notes

Organic farmland in Japan is certified by the Act of Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS). JAS was established by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Figures may not add up to exactly 100 percent due to rounding by the source.

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