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Naturland

Welcome to Naturland

Naturland farmers and processors have been ground-breaking global pioneers for over 30 years. The world’s first ever conversion to organic agriculture of tea gardens in Sri Lanka and India in the 1980s was the prelude to our successful work on an international scale. Currently 65,000 farmers in 58 countries manage an area of some 440,000 hectares according to the Naturland standards. To Naturland, organic agriculture means combining tradition with modern practices and experience with the courage to adopt new approaches.
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Despite the difficulties resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Naturland members records strong growth in 2020. Worldwide, more than 100,000 farmers in 60 countries cultivate their land according to Naturland standards. Furthermore, there are 54,000 hectares of sustainably managed Naturland forests.

In total, 590,000 hectares of land are farmed according to Naturland standards - half of it in Germany. In Germany, Naturland grew by 232 new member farms in 2020 - a growth of 5.9%.

COVID-19, the pandemic has affected the lives of everyone on the globe, the rich and the poor, men and women, old and young. Daily routines were interrupted, and normal life has become impossible. Businesses and educational institutions remained closed, mobility is at its minimum and social distancing was the norm of the day.

Amongst all affected, the small and marginal farmers were the worst hit. In India, more than 80% of the agriculture sector comprises small and marginal farmers. COVID-19 has disrupted their lives in every way.

weltkarte2021 finalGräfelfing – Conversion to organic despite Corona: in 2020 Naturland succeeded in consolidating the growth figures of recent years, thus once again making an exceptionally strong contribution to the expansion of organic agriculture, both in Germany and globally.

The Corona pandemic continues to challenge us every day - it has fundamentally changed the way we live and work. This also has an impact on organic inspections. 

Even though the global economy is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and many sectors suffer from serious revenue losses, the food trade is recording a strong increase in demand. Organic markets in Europe in particular have proven to be stable in the crisis so far and this development is also expected to continue in the future. It is therefore important to ensure that Naturland products are continuously certified through the underlying EU organic and Naturland inspections and certification, thus ensuring that the demand continues to be met.