In the Marche region the largest organic district in Europe
January 12, 2022
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The largest organic district in Europe, which will have to support and promote organic farming in the Marche region and its products from both a technical and commercial point of view, was officially established in the Marche region of Central Italy.
After a process started in April 2021, the project became a reality on December 13th with the signing of an agreement between the Regional authorities and the local farmers’ organizations. The district involves 2,100 farms, 71,000 cultivated hectares (which represent 60% of the organic surface in this wonderful region in Central Italy) and an estimated turnover of 100 million euros. Just one company, Fileni of Cingoli, in Macerata province, Italian leader in organic poultry meat, contributes almost 50% to this turnover.
For over 50 years organic farms have been hosted in the Marche region, which is among the top regions in Italy for number of hectares cultivated according to organic farming methods. The main objective of the district, also exploiting its primacy, is to present itself as a single entity in order to have a greater role on the market both at a commercial and promotional level in Italy and abroad.
Giovanni Fileni, founder of Fileni group, said: “We must act to support and defend the global right to welfare, which translates into a concrete commitment to regenerate the soil, respect animals, clean up the atmosphere, promote the territory, value employees, develop the community and protect people”.
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