Brazil’s Ministry of Agricultural Development (MDA) has announced the country’s market for organic products is growing at an annual rate of 15-20%, media organization Agencia Brasil reported.
The Brazilian organic market moves around BRL500 million (US$240 million) worth of products each year and is supplied by around 90,000 farmers, of which about 85% are agricultural families.
“Thanks to the growth of the economy we have a significant growth in the middle class, and when people have more income they are more demanding,” he was quoted as saying.
“Concerns about health, and food that is healthy and pesticide free, are intensified in society.
“This ends up being a good opportunity for family farmers, who have more of a vocation in this type of agricultural system.”