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Friday, 22 January 2010

Spain, best organic grower is COATO in Murcia

Granted with the Agricultural ministry MARM's 22nd award "Food from Spain 2009", the Murcian co-operative COATO is the best Spanish organic company in 2009, with the largest organic cultivated surface in Europe. The ministry MARM underlined the company's rising route in the sector of organic farming, as well as its contribution to the consolidation of this industry, being the European company with the largest area dedicated to this type of production. Moreover, the Ministry also praised the marketing effort, the introduction of techniques promoting environmental concern, product diversification, the application of demanding quality protocols and the steady increase year after year in the area devoted to such crops. COATO is an agricultural co-operative based in Totana and established in 1979 by 65 producers of paprika of the area.

Source: Green Planet