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The Organic Agriculture Committee of the Valencian Community (CAECV) is the control authority responsible for certifying organic agri-food products of plant or animal origin, processed or unprocessed, obtained in the Valencian Community. Any operator located in the Valencia Region who produces, prepares, stores or imports organic products from a third country is obliged to notify this activity and submit to control by the CAECV.

Organic farming has tripled in the Valencian Community over the last decade and is present in 86% of the municipalities. Of the 542 municipalities that make up our territory, 468 have some type of organic farming, covering a surface area of 153,503 hectares (20.5% of the certified surface area). In terms of operators, there are currently 4,636 operators dedicated to organic farming with an average age of 48 years, 30% of whom are women.

In 2021, the Valencian Region was a finalist for Best Organic Region in Europe at the EU Organic Awards, competing with the Loire and Occitanie (France).


Organic production has great potential in the Valencian Community due to the natural conditions of our territory, with a great diversity and quality of crops accompanied by extensive tradition and agricultural heritage, so it could be said that organic farming is the natural vocation of the Valencian countryside.

In 2022, the land devoted to this type of crops increased by 0.2% over 2021 and reached 153,779 hectares. In this surface area, the area of forest land and wild plants is counted, in order to homologate the data with those of Eurostat. By provinces, Valencia was the one with the largest area dedicated to this type of crop, with 81,101 hectares, followed by Alicante with 40,021 hectares and Castellón with 32,657 hectares. It was in the province of Alicante where there was the greatest year-on-year increase in the area devoted to organic farming (+4.9%), in Valencia there was no significant variation while Castellón decreased by 4.7%.

The area dedicated to organic farming represents 6.6% of the Total Agricultural Area (SAT) and 20.5% of the Useful Agricultural Area (UAA), which puts us very close to the EU's Sustainable Development Goals ODS 2030, according to which 25% of the cultivated area must correspond to organic production.

Organic farming is a system of production and processing that aims to produce high quality, waste-free food, minimising human impact on the environment. By making optimal use of natural resources, it contributes to the preservation of plant and animal biodiversity and promotes the sustainable local development of the area. Since 1991, the EU has had a specific regulation for organic production, compliance with which allows the use of the identifying EU logo, which in our region is the CAECV (ES-ECO-020-CV).
The Valencia Region is the largest and best larder in Europe due to the variety and diversity of products it offers, as well as a region with a great agri-food tradition, recognised throughout the world thanks to products that are so firmly established in the collective ideology such as Valencia rice, tiger nuts and Valencian oranges.
Organic farming is present in 86% of the municipalities in the Valencia Region, which means that 468 versus 542 municipalities have some type of organic farming. Bearing in mind that the average age of the people who take up certified organic farming is 48 years old - 30% are women - organic farming will promote generational change, allowing the fight against rural depopulation and the development of complementary agricultural activities.
The II Valencian Agroecological Transition Plan promotes a sustainable and environmentally friendly agricultural model, which faces the challenges of climate emergency and healthy eating. In our region, other initiatives are also being promoted to encourage conscious and responsible consumption within the framework of the circular economy and to disseminate the advantages of sustainable and healthy food to the entire population, with a special focus on children.