Andalusia surpasses EU’s 25% organic area target

Mon 10/07/2023 by Richard Wilkinson

At this month’s Organic Food Iberia expo, Andalusian organic agri-food products stood out for their quality, sustainability and flavour. During the two-day event, Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development held a complete programme of activities to promote organic products.

In recent years, Andalusia has become a benchmark in organic agricultural production, thanks to the sustained growth in the area of agricultural production for organic farming. According to data from the Statistical Balance of Andalusia 2022, during the past year organics accounted for 27.4% of the Andalusian agricultural area, a figure that exceeds the 25% target set by the European Union for 2030 within the framework of the ‘From farm to table’ strategy.

Currently, Andalusia has more than 1.3 million hectares of organic crops, representing 48.92% of the area dedicated to organic cultivation in Spain. This implies an increase in operators in the sector, which already exceeds the figure of 22,000 primary production and processors in the agri-food industry.

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