In 2017, 3.1 percent of agricultural land in the Netherlands was used for organic crops. Front runners in the EU in terms of organic farming are Austria and Estonia, with 23.4 and 19.6 percent respectively of farmland managed organically. In the Netherlands, organically grown crops are mostly vegetables and cereals. 1.9 percent of Dutch dairy cattle are organically-reared.
In 2017, organic crop cultivation accounted for 7.0 percent of the total utilised agricultural area (UAA) in the European Union. In the Netherlands, this was 3.1 percent. Cereals are the most common organic crop with a share of 13 percent in the total organic area. With respective shares of 14.5 and 14.2 percent, Germany and France take up the two largest shares in organic cereal production.