Entries by Redacción ECA

AVA-ASAJA: “the ruinous watermelon campaign shows the failure of the CAP to stabilize markets”

The ruinous watermelon campaign in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, with destroyed or abandoned product, shows that the measures of the CAP aimed at stabilizing the markets and guaranteeing a decent income are a terrible failure, as reported by AVA-ASAJA. To say of the agrarian organization, all this finishes “the worse hortofrutícola campaign Valenciana recent”.

The European apple crop is expected to fall by 21% due to adverse weather

European apple crop estimates point to a significant decline of 21% over the previous season and 23% less than the average of the last three years, as reported in the International congress Prognosfruit, which has been held in Lleida from 9th to 11th August. Frost and hail that have severely damaged Poland, the largest European apple producer, whose harvest would fall by 29%, is the main cause of this decline. For the pear, a crop reduction of 1% is estimated, which affects mainly the Conference variety, mainly in Belgium and Holland, also due to adverse weather.

Chile: ASOEX starts its first fruit promotional campaign in Madrid in an airport

The Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX) starts today, August 14th, in Madrid and until next September 14th, the first promotional campaign of Chilean fruits in an airport, taking advantage of the fact that Chile is in full export season of apples, kiwis and pears, fruits that will be the perfect snack in the restaurants of Madrid Airport. Together with the promotion of the consumption of Chilean fruits as healthy snacks, this activity seeks to expand distribution channels.

AEFA re-elects Enrique Riquelme as general secretary

Enrique Riquelme has renewed his position as secretary at the head of the Spanish Association of Agronutrient Manufacturers (AEFA), during the last general assembly held in Madrid. In this way, the CEO of Grupo Agrotecnología, a leading company in the sector of biostimulants and biopesticides in Spain, continues in the position for which he was appointed in 2012.

Jaime Hernani: “The export figures for agricultural machinery are really spectacular”

Interview for ECA AGRI to Jaime Hernani, general director of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers-Exporters of Agricultural Machinery and Components, Greenhouses, Crop Protection, Irrigation Systems, Livestock Equipment, Animal Health and Nutrition, Forestry, Biomass and Forest Machinery Post-harvest (Agragex), who analyzes for us the sales of agricultural machinery abroad.

MAPAMA will convene a working group to agree on measures against the structural crisis of the stone fruit

At the beginning of October, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA) will convene a broad working group to agree on a package of measures aimed at unlocking the structural problems affecting the bone and pome fruit sector, according to the director general of Productions and Agricultural Markets, Fernando Miranda, during a meeting held on August 4th with representatives of the fruit and vegetable sector, to analyze the difficulties of the campaign of fruit of bone.

EU: escalation of EU imports of vegetables from Morocco, Turkey and Egypt

Community imports of vegetables from Morocco, Turkey and Egypt have experienced an unstoppable climb in recent years. A trend that has been reinforced in the first four months of 2017, compared to the same period of the previous year, with growth of 17% in the case of Morocco, 51% in Turkey and 20% in Egypt, according to the latest data updated by the Office of Statistics of the European Union (Eurostat), processed by FEPEX.

Verd Camps Fruits, first European company certified in the calculation of water footprint and carbon in watermelon

Verd Camp Fruits, associated with Grupo AGF since 2007, is the first European company to be certified in the calculation and verification of its water and carbon footprint for the cultivation of Fashion watermelon, being the first time a horticultural production company has evaluated sustainability and water and carbon efficiency in the cultivation of watermelon, in general, and Fashion watermelon, in particular.