Organic product sales are rising across Asia. Growing consumer spending power and concerns about food safety are driving market growth.
Demand for organic foods is outpacing supply. Although the Asian region has over 3 million hectares of organic farmland, mostly primary crops are grown.
Processed organic foods and beverages are mainly coming into the region from western countries to meet burgeoning consumer demand.
Leading retailers are responding to high consumer demand by introducing organic foods in their stores, some under their private labels. The number of organic food shops is also mushrooming in the region.