THE OLIVE GROVE, A LIVING HERITAGE OF ANDALUSIA
When you travel through Andalusia, you are truly aware of the value of the olive grove in our land. From East to West, the olive tree plays the leading role in a unique landscape that has fascinated travelers from all over the world. But the olive grove not only defines our natural environment, it also inspires a certain way of life, a cultural identity, and contributes in a very important way to the socio-economic fabric of our community.
The Olive Grove, a World Heritage Site
Recently, the Council of Historical Heritage of Spain has presented the candidacy of 'The landscapes of the olive grove in Andalusia' to the list of the World Heritage of Spain. With this step it is intended that UNESCO declares the Andalusian olive grove as a World Heritage Site.
The olive grove is an asset of Andalusia that is rooted in its history, its appearance, its tradition, and which is also linked to the Mediterranean diet, which, by the way, obtained this same recognition five years ago.
The contribution of the olive grove to the Andalusian economy
Andalusia has hundreds of olive-growing towns, whose economy revolves around olives. It is estimated that more than 250,000 Andalusian families are currently dedicated to the olive grove. And in this context, Agro Sevilla plays an especially valuable role as a catalyst for the economic activity of our environment.
Thanks to its international expansion, table olives from Andalusia are consumed and appreciated everywhere in the world. Agro Sevilla is a world leader, exporting to more than 70 countries from all continents. Moreover, Agro Sevilla contributes to our local economy, creating around 500 direct jobs, more than 4,500 indirect jobs through its cooperatives and more than 500,000 harvest days that generate 27.5 million euros.
Without a doubt, the world of the olive grove is more alive than ever in Andalusia.