The OP Agorà is created by farmers producing vegetables, fruit and citrus, with historical experience, operating in the Ionic coast of Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria. Located in the heart of the Magna Grecia, the Agorà is among the eight organizations of producers in the region of Basilicata and works at national and EU level.
The OP Agorà plays an important role in the fresh fruit and vegetables chain, as it offers a high-value added production and services of various kinds to their members. Thanks to the operational program, Agorà conducts aimed at improving product quality. The goal is to bring on the consumer’s table healthy, safe and quality products, which express the best of the sustainable agriculture and permit a healthy lifestyle, inspired by the Mediterranean diet.
Most member producers adhere to strict quality control systems such as marketing standards GLOBAL GAP and all the marketing centers observe quality criteria of HACCP systems.
The OP Agorà pays great attention to product quality, in fact, carry out the controls of pesticide residues in the products before the controls of national competent authorities.
It is careful to the continuous and fast development of the markets and therefore looking for new varieties and new products.
One of the strengths of the Op Agorà is the compliance with environmental and food safety respected beyond legal requirements. The producer members of the Agorà, in fact, use rational production techniques, integrated pest management, soil conservation, traceability, water-saving, safe and rational use of plant protection products.
The Op Agorà expresses the importance of cooperation seen as intrinsic, unconditional and permanent attachment to the rural world and as democratic and united participation of producer members.