The Spanish vintage will be around 42-43 million hectoliters next season

Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España estimates that wine production could be between 42-43 million hectoliters, a figure still provisional, as highlighted by the president of the sector Angel Villafranca, because the harvest is not as advanced as last year since the weather always uncertain, could affect the development of the vineyard in the coming weeks.

This is the first forecast of Spanish lemon for the season 2018/2019

The first forecast of AILIMPO (preliminary evaluation) for the lemon harvest for the 2018/2019 season foresees a production of 1,300,000 tonnes in Spain with uneven growth of the two Spanish varieties: Fino and Verna.

Challenges of the horticultural sector before the export of products to Europe

As a result of applying high standards of quality and control, the Spanish fruit and vegetable sector is the main supplier of fruits and vegetables in Europe. In the first quarter of 2018, the European Union was the destination of 93% of sales abroad of the Spanish fruit and vegetable sector, with 11.7 million tons and 11,760 million euros, according to data from the Spanish Federation of Producers Associations Fruit and Vegetable Exporters (FEPEX).

The US confirms the tariffs and Asemesa asks the EU to take the case to the WTO

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has formally published its final resolution regarding the impact of imports of black olive from Spain on the California producing sector. As it happened in the preliminary ruling of early August of last year, the USITC has affirmatively decided to conclude that imports of Spanish laws cause harm in that sector.

Ecuador exports 92% of its mango to the United States

As part of the promotion of the fruit, Fundación Mango Ecuador prepares the International Mango Congress for the seventh time in the country. Johnny Jara, executive director of the foundation, addressed the media explaining the benefits of the crop, and the importance of this event for foreigners and locals.

AVA-ASAJA calls for a restructuring plan for the area affected by the eighth outbreak of Xyella

The devastating bacterium of the Xylella fastidiosa continues its relentless advance through the Valencian territory in the face of the growing concern of the farmers. The Conselleria de Agricultura confirmed that it has detected an eighth outbreak of the disease in the same demarcated area of ​​the Marina and Comptat region where the epicenter of this serious problem that broke out in June of last year is located.

The Ministry appoints Gema Hernández as new director of AICA

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has appointed Gema Hernández Maroñas as the new director of the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA). A career officer and member of the State Agronomist Engineers Corps, Gema Hernández Maroñas has been, previously, deputy assistant director of Fruits and Vegetables, Olive Oil and Wine, and during her professional work in the Ministry she has paid special attention to the wine sector. Until now, he was working within the General Subdirectorate of Support and Coordination of the General Secretariat of Agriculture and Food.

The mandarin Orri doubles its sales in the 2018 campaign with about 52,000 tons

The producers of the Orri mandarin protected variety have managed to market around 52,000 tons in the 2018 season. The results obtained in their third season after the voluntary regularization carried out by TEO, the master licensee of the variety in Spain and Portugal, represent a increase of 100% compared to the previous season (26,000 t) and place it one more year, as the variety of mandarin best quoted in the market, with an average price of approximately € 1.00 / Kg in the field.

Exports of the Spanish pork sector exceeded five billion euros in 2017

The pig sector of Spanish white coat closed the year of 2017 with a historical record, which consolidates it as one of the strategic engines of the national economy and as a great world power, thanks to its model of sustainable production. A turnover of more than 15,000 million euros, and exports that totaled 5,022 million euros in 2017, confirm this positive valuation, according to a report of INTERPORC, the Interprofessional of Porcino de Capa Blanca. This organization will once again have an active participation and represent this important economic segment in MEAT ATTRACTION 2018, the Meat Sector Fair. The only Spanish show devoted exclusively to the meat industry, organized by IFEMA and the National Association of Meat Industries of Spain, ANICE, will hold its second edition from September 18 to 20 at the Feria de Madrid.

Iberian Ham from Spain will be promoted in Europe and Mexico

Two projects promoted by ASICI and approved by the EU with an allocation of 5.8 million euros, will promote the Iberian Hams of Spain in international markets and disseminate the European production model, characterized by quality, traceability, food security and animal welfare, to advance in the conquest of foreign markets. This unprecedented initiative for the sector comes at a key moment, because it gives a great impetus to the Internationalization of one of the star products of our gastronomy. It should be remembered that Iberian ham, besides being a great food, healthy and natural, is tradition, culture and part of the European Gastronomic Heritage.