Spain: Leader in Ecological Surface
In recent years, much importance has been given to organic production in Spain and in the Ecovalia report we have been able to corroborate this. This report contains a series of information on the organic sector in Spain (such as its evolution by communities and crops) and main insights that may affect that production. Spain, in recent years, has had a constant growth, placing itself in third place among those with the largest organic production area worldwide, with 2.3 million hectares. As for Europe, Spain is the undisputed leader in this field, followed by France and Italy. This area is distributed between communities, Andalusia being the one with the largest area with more than 1,000,000 hectares, followed by Castilla la Mancha with more than 400,000 hectares and Catalonia closing the podium with more than 220,000 hectares. When we change the type of measurement (from hectares to percentage of land), we have a different distribution, since Catalonia is the one with the largest ecological surface housing around 22%, followed very closely by Andalusia with 21% and Navarra closing the podium with 19%. When we talk about crops, the ones that are most grown organically are cereals with more than 210,000 hectares, followed by olive groves with more than 205,000 hectares and in third place we have nuts with just over 170,000 hectares. Spain has 10.2% of organic agricultural land, which is still far from the 25% set by the EU for the "Farm to Table" strategy. But if we take into account measurement by communities, we can conclude that some of them are very close to reaching that necessary 25% set by the EU.