New data from Eurostat shows that Luxembourg is far below the EU average in terms of the share of farming area devoted to organic farming.

To make a fair comparison between member states, Eurostat measured the percent of "utilised agricultural area" (i.e. active farmland) that is used to grow organic crops.

The EU average lands as 7%, while the figure for Luxembourg is considerably lower - only 4.2% of utilised agricultural area is used to grow organic crops. This places Luxembourg 9th from the bottom of the ranking.

The countries most heavily invested in organic farming, meanwhile, are:

1) Austria (23.4%)
2) Estonia (19.6%)
3) Sweden (19.2%)
4) Italy (14.9%)
5) Czechia (14.1%)


© Eurostat