Soberanía alimentaria participates in the BIOFACH fair in Nuremberg with organic produce from the Balearic Islands at a renovated stand

Feb 10, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The Directorate-General for Food Sovereignty Policies of the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is taking part in the Biofach fair in the German city of Nuremberg, with a stand featuring organic produce from the Balearic Islands. This fair considered the world’s leading event for organic food, is being held from 14 to 17 February.

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At the Balearic Islands stand, visitors will find a sample of organic products such as oil, salt, chocolate, spirits, spices, infusions and nuts, among others. The companies taking part are Camp Mallorquí, Chocolates Maüa, Flor de Sal Es Trenc, Mallorca Distillery, Oli Nostro and Sanima Herbs.

This year, the ‘Bio Illes Balears’ stand will offer a revamped image, with the design being coordinated by the Balearic Institute for Business Innovation (IDI) thanks to an illustration by Margalida Viñas, with an image of the Pla de Mallorca. The island products will also be available for tasting at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food’s stand.

The Director General of Food Sovereignty Policies, Aram Ortega, explained that “the organic sector is going through a sweet moment and we are supporting it by making it easier for them to be at this world showcase for organic products, where the Balearic Islands are demonstrating that the island’s organic sector is doing very interesting, innovative and high-quality things”. Ortega stressed that “the Balearic Islands is one of the leading examples in Spain in terms of organic production, which is constantly growing, with an average annual growth rate of around 10%, when the national average is currently 6.5%”.

The fair has the collaboration of the Association of Organic Farming Producers of Mallorca (APAEMA), the Chamber of Commerce of Mallorca and the IDI.

Processed products are the economic engine of the organic sector and generate approximately 20 million euros, a significant part of which is produced by producer-processors. Currently, 779 operators and 377 processors are registered. Organic production is made up of small and medium-sized processors seeking differentiated quality, added value and quality brands. Wine and oil are the products that bring in the most revenue for the sector. At present, in the Balearic Islands, 16.5% of the total useful agricultural area (UAA) is organic.

Three oils from the Balearic Islands, among the best in the world

In the previous edition of the Biofach fair, three oils were awarded prizes. The oil ‘Suc de cel’ from Fet a Sóller was awarded as the best oil in the world, and the oils from Morvedra and Olíric were among the fifteen best oils at the fair. Specifically, the oil from Morvedra was considered the fourth best, and Olíric, the fourteenth.