Biofach 2007 will be a showcase for this type of sustainable production in Europe that move a business from more than 10,000 million euros. The cheeses of the Sierra Norte de Sevilla are sisters in a tasting with wines from Montilla Moriles.
The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers (MSU-Sevilla) will come from today, 15 days until next Sunday to BIOFACH-2007, in Nuremberg (Germany), the most important fair in Europe in the field of production (4,800 exhibitors from around the world), with the objective to present the model of family farming in the province to other farmers, certifiers, processors and marketers. BIOFACH 2007 is a showcase key to increasing our presence in markets within a sector that drives growth and a turnover of 10,000 million euros in Europe, says the Secretary of Production Eco-UPA Sevilla, Rafael Jaramillo, although sales figures in our country are still scarce.
Jaramillo, who also runs with his wife, Maria Morales, the first completely organic artisan cheese from Seville, "Uncle Manolo," advocates for organic foods are more nutritious than conventional, healthy and fully respect the environment ", while demand more support from the Administration to create transformation in our land, improve marketing channels and drive promotional campaigns to increase consumption, yet very little in Seville and Andalusia. Indeed, within the framework of this fair, these organic cheeses from the family business sevillana produced in the Sierra Norte in the province, will now star along with a tasting of wines from Montilla-Moriles Cordoban, to be held in the stand of the Government of Andalusia, from 15.30.
"Organic" IN NUMBERS
Sevilla is located in the Andalusian area ranked third with more than 80,000 organic acres, second only to Huelva and Cadiz, although number of regional ranks fifth with 776, after Cordoba, Almeria, Granada and Huelva . UPA-Sevilla believe that our province has great potential for growth, just as there are currently 42 operators. The sectors with prospects are not sufficiently exploited olives, cereals, legumes, vegetables and tubers, citrus fruits and vines, while in livestock, produce interesting potential sheep-goats, poultry, beekeeping and cattle, mostly.