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Organic Food Iberia 2019: Major new organic trade fair in Madrid

Europe Spain

14.08.2018 Editor

According to event organiser Diversified Communications, the new trade show Organic Food Iberia will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.

Spain: Double-digit growth of the organic market

Europe Spain


With more than two million hectares Spain has for the first time taken the lead in Europe concerning certified organic land. This is one of the results of a new report by the organic consultancy EcoLogical. The organic market is developing well, the main reasons being increasing demand, better availability and investment on the part of producers. The report  has been compiled from a number of sources and provides data on the current situation in the Spanish organic sector.

Spain: Impressive growth in the organic sector

Europe Spain

10.07.2018 Editor

EcoLogical, an  independent consultancy for organic businesses in Spain, has published the ‘Organic Sector in Spain 2018’. This report gathers the most up-to-date information about national and international public bodies and contains original studies about the Spanish organic sector.

Spain: Nestlé launches organic products for the first time

Europe Spain

31.05.2018 Redaktion

For the first time, food group Nestlé has introduced several organic products on the Spanish market. The launched products include the full range of NaturNes Bio baby food and a few organic coffee products.

Spain with more than 2 million hectares of organic land

Europe Spain

12.03.2018 Editor

The certified, organically cultivated area in Spain exceeded the 2 million hectares mark for the first time in 2016. Compared to 2015, the area has grown by 2.6 % to 2.02 million ha.

Spain: Carrefour focuses on organic products

Europe Spain

09.01.2018 Editor

The Spanish retailer Carrefour plans to draw more of their customer’s attention to organic products. The company will place organic goods vantaged areas in 35 of its shopping centers in Andalusia in order to support its latest advertisement campaign.

Spain: Catalonia is the organic hub

Europe Spain

29.11.2017 Editor

Catalonia concentrates 25.7% of manufacturing operators, 36.1% of importers, 39.13% of exporters and 26.01% of organic sector marketers throughout the state, says the statistics of the organic production in Spain 2016.

Santaverde: three decades for and with Aloe vera

Europe Spain

18.07.2017 Editor

The natural cosmetics firm Santaverde has for 30 years been synonymous with high-value Aloe vera products. As newcomers to the industry, Sabine and Kurt Beer developed the growing and processing of Aloe vera on their own finca in the south of Spain. They also organise regular seminars in Estepona at which specialist dealers and cosmeticians receive training. Our author Bettina Pabel attended one of these sessions.

El Corte Inglés: First Biosphere has opened in Valencia

Europe Spain

20.04.2017 Editor

With organics a growth industry in Spain worth an estimated €1bn a year, El Corte Inglés has developed the in-store Biosphere.

Wessanen buys Spanish organic food company

Europe Spain

25.01.2017 Editor

The Dutch food company Royal Wessanen bought a manufacturer and distributor of organic brands in Spain for €67m.

Spain: two million hectares of organic land are not enough

Europe Spain


Greenpeace Spain congratulates all the players in the organic movement. They would have made the dynamic growth of the ecologically managed agricultural area possible, making it possible for the consumer to buy healthy and environmentally friendly food. With an increase of 18.4 per cent compared to 2014, some two million hectares are now biologically cultivated - Spain has thus reached a new record. But this is not enough yet looking at the challenges of climate change, soil loss and rural exodus, explains the Greenpeace Spain.

Organic leaders call for a regulation that supports development

Europe Spain

28.11.2016 Editor

More than 140 people from 18 countries met in Sevilla, Spain at the 4th Organic Processing Conference to discuss the future of organic food processing.

IFOAM EU: Processing Conference in Seville

Europe Spain

21.10.2016 Editor

From 24- 25 November the 4th Organic Processing Conference takes place in Seville, Spain. IFOAM EU together with Ecovalia will organise the event.

Spanish government does not respond to the risk of massive transgenic contamination

Europe Spain

05.07.2016 Editor

The appearance of teosinte is having serious consequences for agriculture. The situation could worsen if it crosses with genetically modified maize.

IFOAM EU: 4th Organic Processing Conference

Europe Spain

27.06.2016 Editor

The 4th Organic Processing Conference will take place on 24-25 November 2016 in Seville, Spain. The European event is dedicated to organic food processing innovation and developments.

Spain: BioCultura Barcelona a full success

Europe Spain


The fair dedicated to organic products and responsible consumption saw a record-breaking 72,000 visitors this year.

Spain: Organic Hub at Fruit Attraction 2015

Europe Spain


The 7th edition of Fruit Attraction, held in Madrid on 28 - 30 October 2015, will feature the Organic Hub.

Organic Week in Andalusia

Europe Spain


Semana Ecológica (Organic Week) 2015 is taking place all over Andalusia from 16 March to 13 April.

Espacio Orgánico – a centre dedicated to organics

Europe Spain


Espacio Orgánico, located in Madrid, dedicates over 600 m² to organics. Even though many organic stores, restaurants, and producing companies already exist in Spain, this is a special project.

Organic growth continues on the global level

Europe Spain


The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BioFach fair 2015 in Nuremberg. The global organic market increased to 72 billion US Dollars, organic agricultural land worldwide is 43 million hectares.

CAP reform - MEPs miss opportunity to overhaul EU agriculture policy

Europe Spain

18.03.2013 Redaktion
The European Parliament unfortunately failed to vote for a fair and sustainable CAP

Organic fairs and meetings around the world

Europe Spain

28.01.2013 Redaktion
In 2013, important fairs around organics will take place again around the world.

Barcelona - the capital of organics in Spain

Europe Spain

29.12.2011 Redaktion

The number of small and medium-size organic businesses is growing in Barcelona.

Spain – largest organic land area in Europe

Europe Spain

26.09.2011 Redaktion
Spain, the country with the largest organic area in Europe, has introduced its new Action Plan. 

A growing market for organics in Spain

Europe Spain

09.05.2011 Redaktion
Various successful initiatives have helped to increase domestic consumption in Spain.
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