Organic agriculture in Greece

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(c) Marie-Chiara Tort

According to the Pilot Project ‘’Organic agriculture in European countries-Training on European standards for Ecological agricultural production – EcoJob – AP’’ organic agriculture in Greece has its roots in the ecological movement at the beginning of the 1980s. The first organic farmers were mostly amateurs who experimented with different organic cultivation methods, e.g. according to Steiner, Fukuoka and others. Continue reading

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Organic sector in Spain

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Spain is the European Union Member State with the most organic land use out of total agricultural land/ hectares of organic land, with a total of 1.621.898 ha (Fibl, 2013).  But it hasn´t always been like that. The evolution of the sector has developed over years:

The beginning of organic agriculture (agricultura ecológica in Spanish) comes from the 1970s. During that time, just a few small fields were used for organic farming and were managed by very young farmers. One of the first examples was organic rice production in Murcia.

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