The Councilor of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development of Castile-La Mancha, Francisco Martínez Arroyo, has highlighted the importance that products like figs have for the economy of certain areas. He said this during a visit to the Cooperative Society Aceites y Frutas de Cebolla, which is one of the largest fig producers.
The Councillor confirmed that the regional government will be supporting the development of a collective brand for figs; a product that is appreciated in the area, "but not as much elsewhere. With a collective brand, we could take the figs of Castile-La Mancha to all corners of the world."
In 2017, Castile-La Mancha produced more than 2,100 tons of figs, almost entirely in the province of Toledo.
Castile-La Mancha has a total of more than 1,625 hectares dedicated to this crop; of these, 1,613 are in Toledo. Of the regional total, more than 1,200 hectares are rainfed.
Spain is the European Union's most important fig producer, with a volume that exceeded 36,300 tons in 2017.