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Surface of organic farming. By type. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Surface of organic farming. By type. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2020
Grain cereals Legumes Root and tuber crops Green harvested crops Industrial crops Vegetables, melons and strawberries Seeds and seedlings intended for sale Other arable crops (including fallow land) Open-air woody crops Permanent pasturelands Greenhouse crops Total
Alt Camp 53 20 0 9 5 13 1 139 3,084 218 2 3,543
Alt Empordà 644 327 3 580 55 47 0 67 836 3,142 0 5,700
Alt Penedès 91 23 3 20 1 29 0 294 9,363 12 0 9,835
Alt Urgell 61 33 4 507 81 1 0 15 18 5,602 0 6,322
Alta Ribagorça 9 0 0 190 1 0 0 2 12 7,521 1 7,735
Anoia 346 150 2 76 3 10 0 177 1,770 733 0 3,267
Aran 1 7 0 15 0 0 0 0 9 7,532 0 7,564
Bages 422 157 2 130 0 12 0 40 246 1,020 0 2,030
Baix Camp 15 10 7 2 15 92 0 31 484 227 2 884
Baix Ebre 91 4 3 7 4 50 0 38 879 35 1 1,112
Baix Empordà 115 30 1 68 14 8 0 41 97 8 0 382
Baix Llobregat 1 3 1 4 1 64 0 10 232 91 1 408
Baix Penedès 2 5 2 2 0 2 0 50 1,121 0 0 1,183
Barcelonès 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 5
Berguedà 395 81 7 439 4 2 0 16 6 5,690 0 6,640
Cerdanya 315 86 17 420 3 3 6 6 23 9,536 0 10,415
Conca de Barberà 225 52 1 17 3 2 0 61 1,349 88 0 1,798
Garraf 12 0 1 0 0 8 0 8 165 0 0 194
Garrigues 92 29 0 13 3 4 0 88 3,473 16 1 3,718
Garrotxa 136 80 5 390 4 26 0 22 7 2,793 0 3,463
Gironès 151 34 2 177 13 12 0 15 51 48 1 504
Maresme 84 10 6 13 4 44 1 17 51 36 6 273
Moianès 303 179 1 420 1 2 0 27 30 1,208 0 2,172
Montsià 128 1 2 8 1 2 0 16 268 416 2 843
Noguera 751 155 3 160 22 50 0 93 309 597 2 2,141
Osona 221 45 2 429 13 10 0 0 22 3,009 0 3,752
Pallars Jussà 576 167 1 893 3 2 0 69 263 9,143 0 11,118
Pallars Sobirà 126 50 0 417 2 0 0 14 35 27,764 0 28,409
Pla d'Urgell 85 23 1 0 1 64 0 10 223 20 0 426
Pla de l'Estany 280 45 0 98 125 6 0 4 27 341 0 927
Priorat 40 19 1 1 2 4 0 46 1,480 8 0 1,600
Ribera d'Ebre 57 19 0 23 1 2 0 44 1,364 223 0 1,734
Ripollès 35 35 1 414 1 0 0 1 0 13,629 0 14,117
Segarra 392 271 1 53 8 0 0 18 54 319 0 1,116
Segrià 373 51 0 130 4 5 1 71 3,682 3 0 4,322
Selva 42 23 3 70 6 8 0 16 31 186 1 387
Solsonès 360 132 3 288 6 1 0 27 21 4,373 0 5,212
Tarragonès 75 50 1 0 41 10 0 29 579 0 0 784
Terra Alta 3 11 0 7 5 3 0 96 2,616 27 0 2,770
Urgell 125 40 1 20 0 11 2 25 678 1 0 903
Vallès Occidental 77 31 0 66 1 10 0 17 22 146 1 371
Vallès Oriental 320 156 9 364 8 42 0 55 95 159 1 1,208
Catalonia 7,630 2,647 95 6,939 461 663 12 1,818 35,076 105,921 24 161,286
Metropolità 514 283 18 582 13 164 1 101 408 719 9 2,812
Comarques Gironines 1,403 575 15 1,796 217 107 0 166 1,051 20,147 3 25,481
Camp de Tarragona 407 151 9 29 65 121 1 307 6,976 540 4 8,608
Terres de l'Ebre 280 35 5 45 10 57 0 194 5,127 701 3 6,458
Ponent 1,818 568 6 376 38 134 3 305 8,418 957 3 12,626
Comarques Centrals 1,820 578 14 1,572 23 25 0 109 335 15,036 0 19,511
Alt Pirineu i Aran 1,088 344 23 2,442 89 6 7 107 360 67,098 1 71,564
Penedès 302 113 6 98 5 49 0 529 12,402 724 0 14,227
Barcelona 2,273 836 27 1,938 35 236 1 662 11,982 11,713 10 29,713
Girona 1,614 626 29 2,004 220 107 0 172 1,075 25,270 3 31,120
Lleida 3,054 994 23 2,921 131 141 10 433 8,795 67,698 4 84,204
Tarragona 688 191 16 75 75 179 1 552 13,224 1,241 7 16,249
Units: Hectares.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Agricultural census of INE.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Ecological agriculture
System that respects the environment based on the use of natural resources without employing synthetic chemical products or genetically modified organisms (GMO. Ecological production must be registered with the corresponding governing body and subject to controls. Land used for ecological agriculture must be identified and separated from that which is not.
Energy crop
Mainly used for the production of thermal and electrical energy, and of biofuels (bethanol, biodiesel, biogas, synthetic hydrocarbons, etc.).
Genetically modified crop
Crop of organisms whose genetic material has been modified in a way that does not occur naturally either in annealing or in natural recombination. Crops of GMO must be publicly registered.

The Agricultural Census CENSAG methodology page contains the new definitions of the concepts used in the 2020 Agricultural Census.

Methodological aspects

The Agricultural Census is a large-scale statistical operation carried out every ten years. Its objective is to collect, compile and disseminate information that allows us to understand the structure of the agricultural sector at a given point in time.

The aspects covered by the census include farm size, tenure status, irrigation methods, land use, livestock, labour, rural development and storage facilities.

In Catalonia, the 1962, 1982, 2009 and 2020 agricultural censuses were carried out by Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), while the 1989 and 1999 censuses were carried out by Idescat, with support from the then Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Environment (now the Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda).

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".