The area in Spain for the production of organic agriculture and livestock exceeds 800,000 hectares, a level similar to that of Germany, which is the second largest producer.
70% of Spanish organic production goes to exports. In Spain there are 15,693 producers and processors of organic foods 1764.
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Elena Espinosa, reported last Friday to the Council of Ministers on the objectives and characteristics of the "Plan of Actions for the Promotion of Organic Farming", which will be presented next month February.
This plan began to take shape in May 2004 when the MAP opened a process of dialogue and consultations with all relevant authorities, associations and entities representing the sector to establish the foundations for a better development of agriculture Eco.
"Plan for the Promotion of Organic Farming", which has prepared the MAP affects all the links in these productions and has three strategic objectives: promoting the development of organic farming, promote awareness and promote consumption and marketing of organic products and improving the institutional collaboration and resource management for the sector to contribute to its shaping.
This plan will be developed between 2007 and 2010 under the powers of MAP and in collaboration with other departments of the State's Central Administration and with the consensus and participation of the regional and sectoral organizations representative.
According to the latest available data refer to 2005, Spain is the ninth largest country in area devoted to organic production agropastoral reaching just over 807,000 hectares. In the European context, Spain is in third place with a very similar level with Germany, which is the second largest producer.
70 percent of the Spanish production is sold abroad (export). In Spain there are 15,693 producers and processors of organic foods 1764.
Spanish citizens, according to studies by the map, choose organic products for their healthy connotations, its best flavor and quality. Those who do not consume these products claim ignorance and difficulty of access to and higher price.
andalusia Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to conduct an information campaign to consumers and promotion of organic farming, which began last November and is financed by the European Union.