The Organic Agriculture: World trends and Opportunities
This article deals with justification of theoretical principles of development of organic production, determination of its basic advantages and further prospects considering internationally approved practice of development and government regulation. When carrying out this research, general scientific and special methods of scientific knowledge, in particular, dialectic, system approach, statistics and economic analysis were used. It is determined that the market capacity of the world organic products is showing a stable upward tendency and it has reached $90 billion. Annual growth rates are 10-15 percent. There are 2.7 million certified organic producers in the world, over three quarters of which are in the developing countries. Global trend in the development of organic production has a key influence on the formation of the national organic products markets. It is established that the developed countries introduced special aid programs for the organic sector that provide for direct subsidies to farmers and informational support to producers. On the whole, this strengthens domestic markets of organic products, enhances potential export and deals with economic and ecological problems.