The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of the Regional Government of Andalusia, Ricardo Domínguez García-Baquero, highlighted this Friday that Biocórdoba 2018, to be held in Cordoba from 4 to 6 October, “aims to turn Cordoba into a true professional centre for organic food”.
Biocordoba 2018 comes, according to the Deputy Minister, at an “ideal time, with figures that show that exports are growing, but that we have a lot of room for further growth”, especially “in domestic consumption”.
The Mayoress of Cordoba, Isabel Ambrosio, stressed that Biocordoba 2018 “will open the brand new” Palacio de Congresos of Cordoba, next to the Great Mosque. It is, as the mayoress has indicated, a “happy coincidence” that, in an urban setting declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Cordoba “is the hub of organic farming in Andalusia and Spain”. Isabel Ambrosio also alluded to the fact that Biocordoba fits in with the “friendly and sustainable city project” being promoted in Córdoba.
For his part, the president of the Provincial Council of Cordoba, Antonio Ruiz, highlighted the “commitment of public and private institutions to the Andalusian and Cordovan reality, leaders in the organic sector”, in whose development the Provincial Council is involved with tools such as the Centro Agropecuario, “which works on three key aspects, such as organic farming, family gardens and the use and recovery of local varieties of agricultural and livestock products in the province”. Ruiz insisted on the pioneering nature of the Provincial Council in organic farming, “since the 1990s we have been working on the El Aguilarejo estate, a research, experimentation and training centre for organic farming”.
Desiré Ruiz, secretary general of Ecovalia, said the need to “supply the domestic market that is demanding organic produce while organic companies are very focused on foreign markets. In this sense, “Biocordoba has to be the place that allow us to reach a strategy to achieve this objective”.
As for the activities, it is planned to strengthen the actions aimed at professionals with a congress, national and international meetings and a gastronomic area where products that stand out for their innovation, high organoleptic quality, low environmental impact and benefit to health will be presented.
For the public interested in organic production and consumption,’Biocórdoba_off’ will be premiered, with a complete programme of activities distributed throughout the city and other areas of Andalusia.
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