Published: 12/18/2005 - Updated: 09/12/2018
Author: Prof. Dr. Luis Ruiz-García
“The mayor stressed that 90% of organic agriculture is already in search of additional mark of quality that allows it to compete".
Converting Zufre to a reference point for Spain's olive groves and organic products is the goal of the fair Oleozufre, which serves as its third edition, with the participation of cooperatives and olive industries of the province and various initiatives ecological and craftsmanship.
The Provincial Delegate of Agriculture and Fisheries, Juan Manuel Lopez, Deputy of Agriculture, Fisheries and Consumer Affairs, Josefa Martin, and Mayor Juan Bautista yesterday inaugurated this exhibition that will be open until tomorrow.
Juan Bautista found that most of the objectives of Oleozufre have been completed in three years of its existence and the products of the local mill begin to be "not only known but also recognized. Over 90% of the crop of olive grove has become organic, for the mark of quality add-on that allows it to not only survive but also compete with security in this difficult market, "he explained.
Mayor of Zufre bet for the quality of oil as the main feature of this municipality to ensure its economic future. "This sector is linked to the earth and these people for generations, we urge the authorities to support us in order to have a more modern, more competitive mill and a location best suited to the needs, to become enclave in the Sierra in the organic, " said the Prime Edil.
Meanwhile, the deputy recognized “the effort that the City invests in value to this event. It is not known abroad that the olive is closely linked to this region" she said. They also agreed on the need for quality as the main point of reference, arguing that "the province of Huelva is not known for having lots of oil, but quality oil."
Josefa Martin announced that the Association of Municipalities of the Olive has responded positively to the request of the County Council to belong to it, "is one more step to work with the olive in the whole province," she said.
The Provincial Delegate of Agriculture also spoke of the union between Administration and City Council to honor Zufre as a hallmark of the oil from the Green Mountain and the province, "with features that are here without any problems for cultivation of organic Olive, for the production of olive oil for the production," he explained. Also stressed that the training has been offered to farmers in Zufre to know the parameters of the organic crop, and meet the requirements to be eligible for aid for sloping olive groves and organic, and there have been meetings with other provincial delegates to bet on the location of the mill in this town green, "and are taking the necessary steps to achieve it."
Once this project becomes a reality, says Juan Manuel Lopez, in this municipality will concentrate the bulk of the production of organic olive grove in the area and Huelva.
Technical Unit of Territorial Employment and Local Development of the Southern Campaign of Jaén, Manuel Funes, speaking after the inauguration of the current status of the olive oil market, where so indisputably plays a critical role quality. Precisely in this regard was based round a table that also took place yesterday. Zufre turning point in reference to Spain's olive groves and organic products is the goal of the fair Oleozufre, which serves as its third edition, with the participation of cooperatives and olive industries of the province and various kinds of environmental initiatives and craft.
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