In 2013, Germany had a total of 285,000 agricultural holdings with a total utilized
agricultural area of 16.7m ha, including 11.8 million ha arable land, 4.6million ha grassland
and 0.2 million ha permanent crops. Around 6% of the German agricultural holdings are specialized
on organic farming, which corresponds to 6.3% of the total utilized agricultural area.
The federal government continues to support conversions to organic farming with the objective
to reach a share of 20% UAA of organic farms (DESTATIS 2014b).