Organic farming in France has experienced a boom in recent years as farmers have converted from traditional methods, but sector growth is predicted to slow, said Agence Bio. The newly established agency said land devoted to organic production rose last year to 420,000 hectares, up from 370,000ha the previous year. However, the all-important area of land currently undergoing conversion to organic production eased off 2.2% to 136,000ha, which is being interpreted as a sign the overall growth rate is slowing.