2017 data illustrated by technician Lorenzo Mantelli shows that the 2,310 hectares of organic crops make up 6.6% of the overall 34,932 in northern Italy. The remaining share of non-organic tomatoes are cultivated with integrated techniques, meaning the produce is not only of high quality, but it is also healthy and sustainable. In 2017, twenty processing businesses in northern Italy processed 162,619 tons with yields of 69 tons per hectare.
The speakers at the convention. Left to right: Gorino Lupi, Paolo Gazza, Guido Conforti, Giuseppe Romanini, Tiberio Rabboni, Lorenzo Mantelli, Gabriele Canali, Francesco Scocozza and Marzio Andrea Olgiati
Organic crops in Northern Italy
The leading producer province is Ferrara with 1500.07 hectares. It is followed by Ravenna (350.25), Parma (184.41), Piacenza (76.43), Reggio Emilia (45.83), Mantua (37.47), Bologna (35), Verona (25.94), Cremona (16.41) and other provinces for 38.41 hectares in total.
Tiberio Rabboni, President of Pomodoro da Industria del Nord Italia
The Organic reliability charter introduced by President Rabboni
"This is why supplies need to be reliable. The organic industry tomato sector in northern Italy can already guarantee additional checks, inspections and analyses unlike any other in Italy and abroad. People rarely know about it, though. This is why we thought about a Reliability charter to illustrate everything."