171109_Agridata Summit

García Tejerina advances that MAPAMA will lead a Working Group on Digital Transformation in Agriculture

The Minister Isabel García Tejerina has advanced that MAPAMA will lead a Working Group on Digitization and Big Data in agriculture, in the course of its intervention in the II Forum on Digital Transformation and Big Data in Agriculture, which was held on the 8th November in Madrid and has gathered more than 400 attendees. As reported by the minister, the purpose of this initiative is to address the needs of the sector and the rural environment to meet the technical, economic, training and legislative challenges of the digital transformation.
171108_firma convenio Deoleo_UPA

Deoleo and UPA join forces to ensure quality and traceability in olive oil

Deoleo and the Union of Small Farmers and Cattle Ranchers (UPA) have signed an agreement with the purpose of reinforcing the quality and traceability in the olive oil sector, identifying all the stages of its elaboration, "from the field to the table" . This alliance is the first step to achieve a series of objectives that revert to benefits for the entire sector.
171108_9º Congreso Origen España_JABUGO

Jabugo hosts the IX Congress of the appellations of origin of Spain

The Spanish Association of Denominations of Origin (Origin Spain), celebrates its ninth Congress and General Assembly in Jabugo, on November 8th, 9th and 10th, 2017. This time the Congress is organized by the Regulatory Council of the Denomination of Origin Protected (PDO) Jabugo, for what is celebrated in its headquarters located in the emblematic El Tiro Building, in the municipality of Jabugo.
171026_Bayer Vegetable Seeds

Nunhems® consolidates its leadership in Fruit Attraction in the development of new consumer trends

In the latest edition of Fruit Attraction, Nunhems®, the unit of horticultural seeds from Bayer has revealed its leadership strategy, based on the slogan "Imagine it, we make it happen", a working method with which the Nunhems® brand achieves seduce the consumer thanks to the involvement of all departments of the company with the common goal of working daily to find out what are the real needs of the food chain and determine the best way to meet them.
171104_SEQUÍA

UPA urges the Government to take urgent measures against a "historic" drought

The Union of Small Farmers (UPA) has urged the Government of Spain to adopt urgent measures against a drought that qualifies as "historic". The shortage of rains since last autumn has led our country to an emergency situation that however, as denounced by the UPA agrarian organization, is "ignored" by the Government. Farmers and ranchers say they feel "abandoned and surprised" in the absence of a management plan for a crisis of great gravity.
171030_AEPLA

AEPLA questions the impartiality and rigor of the IARC regarding glyphosate

AEPLA, a business association that represents the phytosanitary ware manufacturing sector in Spain, criticizes the conflict of interests and the lack of rigor in the IARC, an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), regarding glyphosate. In fact, in the last weeks and months there has been a constant trickle of information published as a result of journalistic investigations carried out by international agencies and relevant media from different parts of the world about irregularities of that agency, whose report served to justify the positions they advocate. Do not renew an essential tool that has been used for agricultural and non-agricultural uses for more than 40 years.
171031_sectorial aceite Cooperativas agro-alimentariasEspaña

The cooperatives estimate an oil production of 1,100,000tn

At its annual meeting of the Sectoral Council of Olive Oil, held on October 31th in Jaén, Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España has made an estimate of olive oil harvest, which will be over 1,096,900 tons, which means a decrease of 14.7% with respect to last season.