10 Jan Biocultura Andalusia: #BIOCULTURASEVILLA a new opportunity to increase the consumption of ecologic products
From 22th to 24th March, BioCultura will have its first edition of 2019 in Seville (FIBES)
The numbers that spin around an ecologic production in Andalusia are wonderful and encouraging. But the consumption continues to be a pending subject.
It is clear that the ecologic production in Andalusia is a whole phenomenon, not just for the favorable weather conditions but for this Autonomous Community that count on large ecological entrepreneurship in the first sector.
Andalusia is, without any doubt, the organic vegetable garden of Europe. Now, to end this ecological circle, it should be wonderful to also be the vegetable garden of Andalusia and the rest of Spain. And, in that aspect, BioCultura Sevilla arrives at FIBES as an opportunity to create consciousness.
To obtain big goals it is important to count on the mutual understanding of the true leaders of the sector. In this sense, BioCultura organized by the Asociación Vida Sana, has synergies with the most national entities, with headquarters in Andalusia, as Ecovalia.
THE ECOLOGICAL SECTOR IN SPAIN, A RISING SECTGOR
Different market studies point out that the production and the consumption of ecological food, especially the vegetal origin that continue growing in order of two digits annually in the world in the next years due to various factors…
The studies that have been developed of ecological food in the last years show that this market is going to have a great increase of two digits annually. The incorporation of ecological product lines in big multinationals. In fact, ‘bio’ food is in this multinationals nowadays.
The reports also show the strengthening and expansion of ecological electronic commerce. And prominent progress of the knowledge in ecological production from the main audience. At the same time, the reports published in the media also confirm the increase of vegetarian, vegan and ‘flexitarian’ food habits. An unstoppable tendency in our country and also in the whole of Europe.
On the one hand, the ‘bio’ market shows a dynamism that contrasts with the standstill of the conventional sector. The shopping cart of organic products has fresh products, canned food, juices, frozen food, baby food, prepared food, fish, meats… The biodiversity in their productions is greater than the conventional market. On the other hand, the average consumer is concerned for the sustainability in the production of food…
Nowadays, we are the 5th country with a higher number of ecological industries of the world (7813). The value of ecological production in origin was estimated in 2017 in 1827 millions of euros. We are, in consumption, the 10th ecological products market worldwide with 1962 millions of euros. Here, we notably advanced at the short time. Our spending per capita continuing growing but it is still far from the top countries: we are in 42,2€ per person and year. We are the 4th higher ecological products exporter worldwide (895 million euros in 2017). This sector employs to 85000 (2017) people. We are the 1st ecological olive oil and ecological wine manufacturer worldwide and the 2nd ecological citrus and ecological legumes manufacturer worldwide. About cereals, the 6º and 7º in vegetables. We are the 10º ecological fruits manufacturer.
ANDALUSIA IS THE LEADER. Here some facts:
- Operators (manufacturers, traders, etc.): Spain 43.984 (Andalusia: 14.806)
- Surface registered in ecological manufacture: 2.082.172 has (Andalusia 974.392 has., mainly nuts, citrus, olives, and permanent farming…)
- Cattle exploitation: 7.792 (Andalusia: 4.647, mainly meat, eggs, and honey)
- Hives: 73.878 (Andalusia: 26.394)
- Industries related to the vegetal manufacturer: 6.662 (Andalusia: 1.915, mainly oils, fruits, and vegetables)
- Industries related to the animal manufacturer: 1.151 (Andalusia: 326)
Forecast BioCultura in Seville:
220 stands and 13.000 visitors
Forecast of involvement by sectors:
- Agriculture and biological food, 64% (approx. 14.000 certified products)
- Certified cosmetic: 9%
- Sustainable fashion: 8%
- Healthy home: 7%
- Well-being and health: 7%
- Ecostyle of life: 5%