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Increase in organic farming

Increase in organic farming

12,887 hectares of ecological agriculture in the Baleric Islands.

According to the Centre de Recerca Econ˛mica (CRE), in 2004 the number of producers dedicated to organic agriculture in the Balearics has reached 370, amount that represents a 16.7% increase compared to the previous year. And the number of producers is fourteen times more than in 1994, when the Consell Balear de la Producciˇ AgrÓria Ecol˛gica was created. As for the area dedicated to ecological agriculture, there are 12,887.5 hectares, 6.4% more than the previous year. With regard to cattle, the number of farmers reaches 172, amount that represents a 57.8% increase compared with the previous year.

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Date of publication: 10/09/2005

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