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.