Organic farming is a system of food
production, based on the respect for the environment, animal welfare and the
preservation and improvement of soil fertility. The agricultural practices
used prevent or exclude almost all synthetic chemicals, such as
fertilizers, pesticides, etc.
To maintain production, other
techniques are used, such as rotation and companion planting, use of
green manure, biological pest control and increasing biodiversity through
the establishment of hedgerows and maintenance of vegetation within plots.
This designation covers all
primary production, processing and food transformation, so that the
possible presentation of these products are all those normally given to any
The Regulatory Council of
Organic Agriculture in Galicia (Craega) exercises control over the entire territory of the
Autonomous Community of Galicia. It protects all non-processed plant and
animal agricultural products, the agricultural crop and livestock intended
for human consumption and food, compound feed and raw materials for animal
have the highest nutritional, health and organoleptic quality, whilst
maintaining its nutritional properties and maturity for longer.
Technical data (2014)
- Producers: 525
- Processors: 108
- Registered area: 15.670 hectares
- Economic value: 31.22 million euros