Organic Research and Statistics

Organic Research and Statistics

Organic Statistics

The Canada Organic Trade Association puts together comprehensive reports on Canada’s organic market examining both producers and consumers. Their 2017 consumer report provides a series of statistical insights into organic consumer behaviour and preferences as well as trade and sales growth. Their 2017 producer report offers numbers and statistics pertaining to producers, processors, retailers, and acreage.

Organic Research

Some resources for organic research in Canada

Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada: 

The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) is a national organization, based at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia.  Founded in 2001, OACC aims to serve Canada’s organic sector through science and education.

Organic Science Canada:

The Organic Federation of Canada and the Organic Agriculture Center of Canada are happy to present Organic Science Canada, a magazine that describes in everyday language the 37 research activities performed under the Organic Science Cluster II.

Organics Value-Chain Round Table:

The Organics Value Chain Roundtable builds a shared understanding of the Canadian organic sector’s competitive position and creates consensus on how to improve its performance and profitability. Members represent multiple commodities and a wide cross section of the Canadian organic value chain including producers, processors, distributors, retailers, food service and exporters, as well as provincial and federal government representatives.

Canadian Organic Trade Association:

COTA’s research program works to provide in-depth background information and analysis on various segments of the Canadian organic sector. COTA collects data on organic acreage and on the number of organic producers in the country, while collaborating with industry leaders on an ad hoc basis to assess critical organic issues and respond to the sector’s priorities.