Rodrigo Sánchez Haro: "we must make the agreement between the EU and Mercosur an opportunity for our productions"

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Andalusia, Rodrigo Sánchez Haro, addresses in this interview given to ECA the main lines of action of his Department, together with the main challenges, strengths and opportunities of the Andalusian agri-food sector. Free trade agreements, such as that of the EU and Mercosur, and the Brexit challenge have been other issues analyzed.

Spain: approved the measures of the Support Program for the wine sector for the period 2019-2023

The Spanish Government has approved, in the Council of Ministers held on January 12th, the application of the Support Program for the Spanish wine sector for the period 2019-2023. A decision that will make available to the sector measures financed by the EU, with an estimated budget of more than 1,000 million euros. The measures eligible to apply for grants will be wine promotion in third countries, restructuring and reconversion of vineyards, distillation of by-products and investments.

China opens its borders to the Argentine blueberry

After five years of negotiations, the Argentine government has gained access to the Chinese market of the national production of blueberries. However, given that the blueberry season in the Andean country has already ended, its exports of this red fruit to China will begin next season, in August 2018.

Effect of drip irrigation on a sloping plot on yield and quality of Iceberg lettuce

Article written for ECA on the study carried out by researchers from the IFAPA centers of La Mojonera (Almería) and Alameda del Obispo (Córdoba), regarding the effects of drip irrigation on a sloping plot on the yield and quality of the lettuce crop iceberg.

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.

The first Spanish debate on the CAP 2020

Elisa Plumed's opinion piece on food reform, reflecting on future reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Peru: Agro-food exports grow 8% in 2016

Peruvian agro-food exports have totaled US $ 5.550 million dollars…

Trends and consumption of the international market of olive oil

ECA interview with Abdellatif Ghedira, Executive Director of the International Olive Oil Council (IOC) on the evolution and trends of the olive oil market.

The internationalization of the fruit and vegetable sector, strategic growth line

The Spanish agri-food system has the capacity to achieve higher levels of business development. The internationalization of the fruit and vegetable market is one of the strategic lines for virtually all links and operators. There is no doubt that the recent geopolitical events (Russian veto, Brexit, etc) have shown, more if possible, this need.

Spain: Interprofessionals, the key to the revitalization of the fisheries sector

The Secretary General of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA), Andres Hermida, has claimed the role of professional organizations such as dynamic agents of the sector, its main purposes, provide such essential issues as the promotion of fishery products. Hermida has made these statements at the opening of the 17th Congress of Sea Products, organized by the Spanish Association of Commercial Codification (AECOC) in the French town of Bayonne.