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Ukraines organic fields increase to 1% of farmland area in 2017
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KYIV, Oct 8 The total area of farmland having the status of organic land expanded by10.2% in 2017 from a year ago, reaching 420,000 ha, or 1% of total farmland in Ukraine.

According to information posted on the website of the Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry, in the past five years the total area of organic farmland in Ukraine expanded 1.5-fold.

By the total area of farmland certified as organic, Ukraine ranks 11th in Europe and 20th in the world. At the same time, almost half of the land is under grain cultivation (45.4%), more than 18% are oilseeds and 5.3% are legumes, followed by vegetables (1.6%) and fruits (0.7%).




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