Spain: Organic Hub at Fruit Attraction 2015
The 7th edition of Fruit Attraction, the international fair for fruit and vegetables, will be held on 28 - 30 October 2015. The fair will occupy the halls 7 – 10 at Feria de Madrid, the fairground of Madrid. About 1,000 exhibitors and 50,000 business visitors are expected this year.
A new exhibiting area -The Organic Hub - will be hosted at this edition of the fair. On over 200 square meters, organic horticultural products will have their own space with increased visibility and promotion for the participating companies in order to underline the increasing role organic produce plays on the international markets. During the fair, various conferences will take place. Among this is also a conference on “Organic Fruit and Vegetable Market and Commercialization in Europe”.
Organic production in Spain has been developing very well since its introduction to the country in the early 80s. Spain is now the EU member state with the largest organic land area. Among its organic products, vegetables, fruit, tubers, legumes and nuts are in particular demand. In 2013, the production of those was worth close to €475 million, according to the latest data of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. More information is available here.