ÉCIJA, CENTURIES OF OLIVE TRADITION ON THE BANKS OF THE GENIL RIVER
In a magnificent natural enclave such as the Genil valley, is Écija, a town in the province of Seville, with more than 40,000 inhabitants and a long tradition in olive growing. In this town is located one of our associated cooperatives: C.A.P.I., with 65 years of dedication to agriculture.
Écija has experienced several ages of splendor throughout its history, the result of which a formidable heritage has survived to this day. This apogee in past times has made Écija one of the most important archaeological, artistic and cultural centers of Andalusia: from the Roman age to the 'Ecijan Golden Age' in the eighteenth century.
Already in Roman times, the olive tree was the main source of wealth of Écija. In those times the olive production was exported to other places of the Roman Empire using the fluvial route of the Genil and the Guadalquivir.
The Genil River is the main hydrographic source of the 'City of the Sun', a beautiful title with which Écija is also known. And in its surroundings, the olive and cereal plantations stand out, landmarks of its landscape richness.
C.A.P.I. Agropecuaria Industrial de Écija
With facilities completely renovated in 2014, CAPI combines the know-how of its years of experience in the agricultural sector with the latest technology applied to the production of table olives. The construction of the olive plant has allowed this cooperative to have greater independence in the processes, assuming 100% of the phases of elaboration of more than 3 million kilograms of table olives.
Currently CAPI has 16,000 hectares of crops, and a total of almost 1,000 members, dedicated to different crops. In 2009, CAPI won the Alas Award from the Junta de Andalucía for its implementation abroad through Agro Sevilla.