Organic cultivation as the best alternative to extensive dry
18 de August de 2021
Extensive rainfed crops occupy a large area in Spain and are one of the most important food productions. They also contribute to the creation of the landscape, but conventional practices are causing the contamination of our soil, water and consequently our food.
That is why, since its creation, Defeder has promoted the conversion to organic production in rainfed crops. There are tests that support that it is more profitable to produce a kilo of rainfed cereal in organic production than in conventional production. These studies indicate that, despite the fact that organic production is slightly lower, its profitability is more stable over time, since it has a lower production cost due to savings in chemical products and reaches a better price in the market. Therefore, the ecological production of extensive rainfed crops is thus presented as an economically competitive opportunity in a continuously growing market niche.
Defeder promotes organic production as a profitable and sustainable crop alternative over time for the Spanish rainfed that helps to alleviate the problems of the intensification of agriculture, in addition to improving its profitability. Our plants and soils need nutrients for their growth and to provide a good crop yield. These nutrients are obtained mainly from the soil through the roots. Therefore it is necessary to fertilize the soil using manures.
At Defeder we have always followed a strategy of circular economy and caring for the environment. In 2030, according to European Union regulations, 25% of arable land must be with organic fertilizer. Currently, Spain is the first country in the European Union with 2 million hectares of organic production.