According to data provided by the area of Organic Agriculture, Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Environment, Extremadura is one of the autonomous communities excels in area under organic farming.
According to the head of the institution referred to above, Mr Luis Cornejo, of which one million hectares in the country to these products, about 65,000 are in the region which puts it in second place after Andalusia, which is at the top with half a million hectares.
This information comes from
Caceres, they are carried out few days in which various experts analyze the quality of these products, "whose consumption is still low among the people" , say .
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Extremadura, Cornejo also stressed that the 65,000 hectares devoted to organic farming, about half are olivar "although there are all the products" , from wine to meat through fresh fruit or nuts.
Inside information is also notable that in Extremadura, 20000 the Enterprise that exist throughout Spain, some 3,600 are registered in the region and they , most of the primary sector, ie farms , which are only 88 processors and distributors of organic products.
The Spanish Federation of Business Ecológicos Products (Fepeco) which brings together six business associations from around the Spanish territory is organizing the conference. From there he took the opportunity to present a study that has done and reveals that "the quality of organic products is remarkable" explained Fepeco secretary general, José María González Viton.
The conference, taking place in the Cultural Complex San Francisco , began with the presentation of the study quality Fepeco (The Spanish Federation of Business Products Ecológicos) made on organic products, and continue with a presentation on situation of organic farming in Extremadura that will be borne by the teacher of UEX, Juana Labrador, and the head of the National Center for I D + Ecological Agriculture Plasencia, Maria Ramos.
During the first day of the conference were tastings to the participants of organic products and tours to the gardens of the Ribera del Marco Caceres of which are dedicated to this crop and are managed by the People's University. Finally, the mayor of Arroyo de la Luz, Saints Day, presented the project your local cooperative on a organic gardening .
On his second day
the day began with a roundtable in which several restaurateurs extremeños as Pablo Medrano, restaurant Oquendo of Caceres, Fernando Barcena or the Aldebaran de Badajoz. There were also events such as workshops and exhibitions of children's environmental firms and their products.