Organic Farming in Almeria, Spain
Determine insights and statistics on the organic farming industry of Almeria. The information will be used to understand the organic farming market in province of Almeria (Spain).
ORGANIC FARMING IN ALMERIA, SPAIN
- The agricultural yield of Almeria accounts for 23% of the total vegetable output of Andalusia and 8% of the Spain's total yield.
- Almeria produces around 3.5 million tons of fruits and vegetables.
- These crops were mainly grown from 30,200 acres of cultivated area.
- Over one million tons of tomatoes are produced by Almeria.
- Almeria also grows pepper with a total production yield of 665,000 tons.
- Other crops of the province include cucumbers, zucchinis, and watermelons with a yield of around 430,000 tons each.
- In 2017, a campaign pushes for the use of 8,310 hectares for watermelon and 2,340 hectares for melon.
- Over 540,150 tons of watermelon and 105,300 tons of melons are expected as a result of the campaign.
Almeria is known for its significant work in biologically controlling pests.
- It applies these bio-based pest control solutions in over 26,500 hectares of land, more than any other similarly-treated areas in the world.
- The province employs around 95,000 people.
- For its fiscal year 2019/20 campaign, Almeria aims to allocate 11,570 hectares to grow pepper.
- Meanwhile, this current campaign will target 8,790 hectares for growing tomatoes.
- For zucchini, the target is to use 8,034 hectares to cultivate the vegetable.
- In the case of cucumber, the plan is to use 187 hectares more to allocate a total of 4,864 hectares.
- In the case of the eggplants, the planned allocation is 2,207 hectares.
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