Biofach 2007 will be a showcase for this type of sustainable production in Europe that moves businesses from more than 10,000 million euros. The cheeses of the Sierra Norte de Sevilla are sisters in a tasting with wines from Montilla Moriles.
The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers (MSU-Sevilla) will come from today, 15 days until next Sunday to BIOFACH-2007, in Nuremberg (Germany), the most important fair in Europe in the field of production (4,800 exhibitors from around the world), with the objective to present the model of family agriculture in the province to other farmers, certifiers, processors and marketers. BIOFACH 2007 is a key showcase to increase our presence in markets within a sector that drives growth and a turnover of 10,000 million euros in Europe, says the Secretary of Production Eco-UPA Sevilla, Rafael Jaramillo, although sales figures in our country are still scarce.
Jaramillo, who also runs with his wife, Maria Morales, the first completely organic artisan cheese from Seville, "Tio Manolo," advocates that organic foods are more nutritious and healthy than conventional, fully respecting the environment, while demand support from the Administration to create transformation in our land, improve marketing channels and driving promotional campaigns to increase consumption, yet very little in Seville and Andalusia. Indeed, within the framework of this fair, these organic cheeses from the family business sevillana produced in the Sierra Norte in the province, will now star along with a tasting of wines from Montilla-Moriles Cordoban, to be held in the stand of the Government of Andalusia, from 15.30.
"Organic" in numbers
Sevilla is located in the Andalusian zone, third area ranked with more than 80,000 organic acres, second only to Huelva and Cadiz, although number of regional ranks fifth with 776, after Cordoba, Almeria, Granada and Huelva. UPA-Sevilla believes that the province has great potential for growth, just as there are currently 42 operators. The sectors with prospects are not sufficiently exploiting olives, cereals, legumes, vegetables and tubers, citrus fruits and vines, while in livestock, they produce interesting potential sheep-goats, poultry, beekeeping and cattle, mostly.