Organic farming has grown "steadily" in Andalusia in 2006 to over half a million hectares (520,000), representing a 10.5 per cent of the utilized agricultural area and placed at the top of Europe in absolute and relative terms, as the Greens.
this training indicated that 6.5 percent of Andalusia already enjoys an ecological management, adapted to your climate and soil conditions, which plays important roles not only in health food production and quality but also the economy and the environment in rural areas.
Manuel González de Molina, director general of organic farming and a member of the Board Secretariat Andaluz de Los Verdes, the strong dynamics of the sector in Spain has allowed Spain placed third in Europe, becoming one of the countries More important, both from the standpoint of production and export.
He also stressed
being incorporated into the sector mostly small and medium farmers, perhaps because organic farming is becoming an alternative "realistic enough to the crisis facing the profitability of farming in general"
González de Molina
further stressed that organic agriculture contributes 12.5 percent to the overall employment environment that is generated in Andalusia, being the third largest sector, after the waste management and energy sector according to the Ministry of Environment.
These figures show that this activity is no longer a marginal or minority sector, a mark of quality to become one of the most important and dynamic, its capacity for innovation, employment and business, Andalusian farming, "he said.