Organic farming "will be the flag of the new Rural Development Program for Castilla-La Mancha" for which 17 percent of the total public resources of this program will be allocated from the year 2023, following in the wake marked by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha.
The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development, Francisco Martínez Arroyo, made these statements in Madrid, where he visited the companies in the region that are participating, from Thursday to Friday, in the third edition of the 'Organic Food Iberia', as reported by the Board in a press release.
This is an appointment with the ecological sector of the Iberian Peninsula in which the regional Administration participates with a grouped stand for the second consecutive year.
In this sense, the counselor recalled that in Castilla-La Mancha there are already 8,600 operators in this modality, 600 processing industries, 215 oil mills or more than 200 certified wineries; a region with 422,000 hectares of organic surface, where vineyards stand out, "being the region with the largest organic vineyard, or placing us second at European level in terms of arable land".
In this way, the regional government has made a commitment to increase the organic area in line with what is proposed by the European Union to reach percentages of up to 25 percent. And for this, Martínez Arroyo said, "we are going to bet on organic pastures."
In addition, the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development, Francisco Martínez Arroyo, has informed the media in statements that this June the Government of Castilla-La Mancha is going to pay a total of 34 million euros for around of 7,000 organic producers from Castilla-La Mancha.
Martínez Arroyo has visited the companies at the institutional stand, where Domo Pistachio S.L from Manzanares (Ciudad Real) have been present; Irjimpa SL of Las Mesas (Cuenca); Setas Meli SL from Casasimarro (Cuenca), as well as Almendrun from Tomelloso (Ciudad Real); Agricultural and Forestry of Nerpio SCCM (Taibilla Valley) of Nerpio (Albacete); in addition to the company Legumbres Raúl II, from Pozorrubio (Cuenca) and Spelled and salt from Sigüenza (Guadalajara). Outside of it, the counselor has also supported Productos Don José, from Santa Cruz de la Zarza (Toledo); El Cantero de Letur, from Letur (Albacete), as well as the Peñarrubia del Alto Guadiana Distillery from Ossa de Montiel (Albacete), which has participated in the grouped stand of Ecovalia.