Spain is the second European country and the eighth of the world with the largest areas of organic farming. The figures us as leaders are 900,000 hectares dedicated to this type of agriculture and operators 19,000 that are dedicated to the sector between producers, processors and importers.
Despite our leadership in organic farming is estimated that 70% of Spanish production is exported mainly to Europe, especially Germany, Holland, France and United Kingdom, where they arrived on fresh produce. For the moment, the consumption of products from organic farming in the domestic market still represents a small expenditure on food of the Spanish.
The key feature of the Spanish production is its diversity the result of the different agricultural sectors, production systems, climates and cultures. This explains that such crops are present in all regions, in adapting each to its specific conditions.
Thus, throughout the national territory, Andalusia leads the ranking with more than 537,000 acres enrolled. This percentage falls to the community from the top of Europe, both in absolute and relative terms. By province, Huelva, Cordoba and Seville are a leader in organic production , where the olive trees, fruit trees and herbaceous major crops.
important in area of organic production are: Aragón, with 70,515 hectares (7.61%), Extremadura, with 64,557 (6.79) and Catalonia, with 55,355 (5 , 98 %).