|September 19, 2003, just-food.com:
Sales for organic food in the Czech Republic have been growing at
an astounding 25-30% annually over the last three years, reports a
Czech marketing company. "Last year turnover on the organic food
market moved between CZK150m and CZK200m (US$5.3m-7.0m), of which
exports accounted for around one fifth," Tomas Vaclavik, of Green
marketing, was quoted by CTK Business News as saying.
According to company estimates, the majority of organic food, 55%,
is sold in the Czech Republic is sold in supermarkets. Organic food
can also be purchased in specialty shops, 25%, independent food
retailers, 10% or directly from the farm, 8%.
At the end of 2002, the country had around 235,000 hectares of
organically farmed land, accounting for 5.5% of all farming land.
Source Date: 19 September 2003