Spain aspires to meet the whole of Europe's demand for aloe vera
Published Mar 14, 2021
These are the expectations of the National Association of Aloe Entrepreneurs (Asocialoe) whose vice president, Carlos Camacho, bases these data on having already achieved in 2019 the sale of all Spanish production on the European continent. In a conversation with Efeagro at his Encinarejo plantation, an autonomous local entity in Córdoba, a few meters from the banks of the Guadalquivir, Camacho points out that Asocialoe's aspiration is "to fully develop the sector so that it can meet all European demand." EUROPEAN OBJECTIVE For this, some six or seven thousand hectares of cultivation would have to be reached, compared to the thousand that may be in Spain, according to the numbers that the entity shuffles, since there are no official statistics on this crop. Neither the Survey on Surfaces and Yields of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food nor the Information System on Ecological Production of the Junta de Andalucía, despite being all the cultivated extension in the ...