Italy is a success story in organic production, taking advantage of favourable climate and agronomic conditions and close geographic access to major markets. Organic farming has been growth in Italy rapid and the domestic organic market is taking off. Relatively high financial support for organic producers has played an important role in the rapid development of production. The Italian market is worth nowdays 3 billion EUR, and continues to grow: the domestic expense for organic products grew by 12.1% in 2010 vs. 2009, thus strengthening the positive trend of the past two years (+6.9% in 2009, +5.2% in 2008). This market involves almost 50 thousand operators and over 1.1 million ha of organic crops, worth US$ 51 billion in the world and growing by 10 to 20% every year. These numbers bear evidence of a significant and booming economic sector.


BtoBIO Expo (FieraMilano)

8 – 11 May, 2011

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A new biennial professional appointment, finally of an international character and standing, gathering together the main players in the certified organic products supply chain. Top-quality products for buyers, foreign distributors and new channels, in addition to specialized ones including normal trade, catering, collective catering, and so forth. A fair at the service of business, combined with Expo 2015 as a background addition… BtoBIO expo, at its debut in Hall 18 of Fieramilano, is promptly qualified as the International Biennial Exhibition dedicated to the professional organic world.

SANA (BolognaFiere)

8 – 11 September, 2011

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SANA was set up in 1989 as a natural food exhibition. A pioneering start on the road of organic agriculture highlight the close links between food, health and the environment, and the show championed this new approach.

In 2007, BolognaFiere took over as the management company and proposed a new format for SANA to reflect the increasingly important role of sustainable lifestyles and consumption in our everyday lives. A new concept of wellness redefines the three overlapping exhibit areas of Nutrition, Health and Wellness and incorporates them in a lifestyle project centred around good living.

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