Organic farming in Valencia has grown 81.2% in the past five years, more than anywhere else in Spain. It now also exceeds Spain's average, which stands at 20.7% at this time. The region has seen a huge increase in organic cultivation due to the launch of a €78.76 million Ecological Production Plan to promote organic farming, provide certification and help transition producers.
The Ecological Production Report by the Ministry of Agriculture, shows the number of organic farming operators has also grown by 46.1%, whilst the rest of the country has only grown by 25.9%. Valencia turned over €626 million, which is 19.6% of the total €3.1 billion for the whole country.
There is a total 146,757 hectares of land being farmed organically in Valencia, making it the fourth biggest in Spain after Catalunya, Castilla-La Mancha and Andalucia.