Organic farming

The organic industry is rapidly becoming a significant player in the global agricultural production scene. In 2012 the total farm-gate value of the organic industry in Australia was estimated to be $300.6 million with a total farm turnover of $432.2 million (Australian Organic Market Report, 2012).

With estimated annual growth of up to 20 per cent per year, the industry is fast moving away from its 'niche' industry status and into the mainstream agriculture. NSW DPI supports the industry in its growth and development, through providing expert advice and support.

NSW has an organic industry that consists of over 1000 accredited producers, with a farm gate value of over $108 million. The key organic products are fruit, vegetables, dairy, wheat and other cereals, soybeans, rice, wool, sheep meat, beef, wine and herbs.

Organic farming

Organic certtification and conversion

Organic grain production

Organic vegetable production

Organic horticultural production

Organic livestock production

Organic fertilisers and pesticides




  • Health Sciences Branch
    The Health Sciences Branch undertakes research on plant and animal health, food science, weeds, vertebrate pest management and economic evaluation.

Organic Pioneers Awards

Organic Pioneers Award

Visit the Organic Pioneers Award page for information and nomination form.

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