Latin America: organic producers number 2012-2018

The number of organic producers in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to roughly 228 thousand in 2018. A year earlier, 460 thousand producers were registered. In Mexico, the number of registered producers decreased from 210 thousand in 2017 to 27 thousand in 2018. In that year, organic farmland in the region amounted to more than eight million hectares.

Number of organic producers in Latin America and the Caribbean from 2012 to 2018

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Release date

February 2020


North America, Central and South America

Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Excluding the Virgin Islands (United States). The figure has been rounded.
According to the source, the drop in the amount of producers between 2017 and 2018 may be due to a change of the data source in Mexico.
Each country may report the number of organic producers based on either smallholders or companies, projects or grower groups. More information about the methodology can be found here.
The source does not provide the exact publication date. The given date is the date of access.

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