Location: Cártama in the Valle del Guadalhorce, Málaga
Products: Lemons, mandarins & oranges
Moving to organic farming has not resulted in a decline in production; on the contrary, Paco’s trees are yielding in some cases more than before, when he worked in a more expensive and conventional manner. He is more satisfied now with the performance of his farm, enjoys more of his activity in the field and encourages young people to also practice organic farming, where it’s possible to provide a product that not only comes with a guarantee of good health, but is also good for the pocket.
Of course, the organic farmer has to be more attentive and educated in their approach, which for Paco (and many others) is a necessary challenge – and part of the enjoyment. Because it gives autonomy and control over production back to the producer: in the end, freedom is gained.