The Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX) has recently presented the advance of fresh fruit exports so far in the 2017/18 fruit season. Thus, according to its president Ronald Bown, from September 1st to February 16th, Chile has sent 854,671 tons of fresh fruits to the world, a figure that turns out to be 5.35% less than the volumes sent to the same period last season.
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AGRAGEX, the Spanish Association of Manufacturers-Exporters of Agricultural Machinery and its Components, Greenhouses, Crop Protection, Irrigation Systems, Livestock Equipment, Animal Health and Nutrition, Forest Machinery, Biomass and Post-harvest; On February 21st, it released information on the Spanish export of agricultural equipment during the last financial year. With official data available only until November 2017, and totaling exports worth 2,127,949,081.08 €, the association estimates that the year will close with a 10% increase compared to 2016, in which, moreover, only an increase of 2.95% had been achieved compared to 2015.
The Spanish export of fresh fruits and vegetables in 2017 increased by 1% compared to 2016, totaling 12,704 million euros. In volume, they registered an increase of 0.5%, standing at 12.6 million tons, according to data from the General Directorate of Customs, made public on February 21, not meeting the initial growth forecasts, due to the retreat of the months of November and December, also slowing down the growth rate in relation to 2016 and 2015.
With the 40th edition of FIMA, which takes place from February 20th to 24th, the Aragonese capital becomes, in the words of the President of Feria de Zaragoza, Manuel Teruel, “the world leader in the agri-food sector”. A market that has once again shown its confidence in Feria de Zaragoza and FIMA, International Fair of Agricultural Machinery.
Globalcaja has organized a series of information days to analyze the new line of aid for reconversion and restructuring of vineyards, once the Order of the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development has been published, by which these aids are regulated within the support program 2019-2023 and they are called for execution in 2019 and 2020, to be requested before March 15th, 2018.
Fertinagro Biotech, the plant nutrition company of the Grupo Térvalis, will present its Integral Fertilization Plans at the 40th edition of the International Fair of Agricultural Machinery that will be held between 20th and 24th February at the Zaragoza Fair. Your exhibitor will be located in pavilion 10, stand F-G / 29-30, of the fairground.
Bridgestone, the world’s number one tire and other rubber products company, will be present at FIMA, one of the most important agricultural machinery fairs in the world, Pavilion 11, Stand EG 15-16 19-20, from 20th to 24th February in Zaragoza. Bridgestone will present the new Premium VX-Tractor tire in Spain, with which farmers will be able to transport greater loads, both in the field and on the road.
The Trelleborg brand participates in FIMA 2018 with a series of key innovations, aimed at smart and sustainable agriculture, helping farmers to produce more with less. Two of the main novelties that will be announced at this Fair are the ConnectTire intelligent wheel and the VIP system (variable inflation pressure). In the words of Ramón Martínez, Country Manager of Spain of this brand, “innovation and sustainability are our two most important pillars. Digitization and the increasing use of technology in agricultural operations are key trends that we have been supporting for some time; what we exhibit at FIMA is an evolution of that process”.
With the aim of consolidating its expansion into new markets, the PGI Poma de Girona has participated in the Fruit Logistica fair in Berlin. Thus, of the 80,000 tons of apples covered under this designation of quality, it is exported each year between 25% and 30%. Among the new markets of this product Girona include Israel, Sri Lanka, Canada, Gulf countries and Latin America, where by the fact of being in the southern hemisphere, the apple season starts six months apart.
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