Luxembourg plans to quadruple the proportion of farming land given over to organic practices by 2025.
According to agricultural minister Romain Schneider, speaking on 6 February, the Bio-Lëtzebuerg roadmap sets a target of 20% of all farmland to be used for organic farming. The current rate is 4.6%.
“To achieve this ambitious objective, we will develop a roadmap in cooperation with all stakeholders in the sector. As a platform bringing together organic producers, Bio-Lëtzebuerg is obviously a crucial partner,” he said.
Organic farming is defined as a method of crop and livestock production which uses ecologically-based pest control and biological fertilisers and aims to work in harmony with the natural environment. The Luxembourg organic movement began some 30 years ago at the Schanck-Haff in the north of the country.
In 2018, there were 132 organic producers and 127 operators in the country, according to Bio-Lëtzebuerg.