The Spanish agri-food sector continues to pull strongly on exports, with a rise of more than 7% in 2017

The Spanish agri-food sector continues to pull strongly on exports from the Spanish economy, with an increase of 7% in 2017, reaching 47,236 million euros. One of the data that has been released during the course of the Conference, held on February 13th in Madrid by ESADE and the LAFER Foundation, The external agri-food sector in 2017: basic data, challenges and opportunities. Among the main conclusions of this debate is the fact that although our country continues to maintain its export strength, it still fails to create value. In fact, this issue together with the diversification of markets and digitalization are the main challenges facing the agri-food sector in the field of export.

The 40th edition of FIMA will feature King Felipe VI at its inauguration

King Felipe VI will inaugurate, on February 20th, the 40th edition of the International Fair of Agricultural Machinery, FIMA 2018. The show, which is held until Saturday 24th, has the presence of more than 1,550 exhibiting firms and occupies the eleven pavilions of Feria de Zaragoza. It will be the second time that the monarch visits FIMA, since he already did it in 2014, when he was still Prince of Asturias. Then he received the FIMA gold badge from the president of Feria de Zaragoza, Manuel Teruel.

The VI National Forum of Rural Development, one of the highlights of the Technical Conference of FIMA 2018

The professionalization of the agricultural sector will be the axis of the FIMA 2018 Technical Conference. Within the framework of these, one of the most important events of the program of this edition will be held, the IV National Forum of Rural Development, which will be held on the days 20th and 21st February. With these Technical Seminars, FIMA maintains its ongoing commitment to improving agricultural activity, working to improve knowledge and provide added value to the sector.

FIMA promotes professional employment in the agricultural sector

The 40th edition of the International Fair of Agricultural Machinery (FIMA) of Zaragoza, which will take place from 20th to 24th February 2018, relaunches its 'FIMA Employment Exchange', after the success of this initiative in its previous edition. Through it, it seeks to promote employment in the agricultural sector, serving as a link between industry and professionals. In this way, FIMA reaffirms its permanent commitment to companies in the primary sector, contributing to the professionalization and generation of employment in the agricultural sector.

Tradecorp offers Phylgreen with its biostimulant a highly effective solution against environmental stress

After two years experimenting in real crops subjected to situations of environmental stress, such as drought, high temperatures or salinity, Tradecorp, a company specializing in nutrition and crop protection, offers Phylgreen, its biostimulant based on seaweed extracts, a highly effective solution in managing the negative effects of environmental factors on agricultural yields. Precisely, in the current context of climate change, environmental stress is emerging as one of the great challenges of today's agriculture. The results of the studies and tests carried out with this innovative product have been presented to the sector in two events held on January 24th and 25th in Seville and Valencia, respectively.

Innovation, the Common Agricultural Policy and Europe focus the attention of Agroexpo 2018

The latest edition of the international fair of machinery and agriculture of Don Benito (Badajoz), Agroexpo, provides, from 24th to 27th January, the ideal showcase to show the full potential of Extremadura agriculture, a benchmark for innovation, growth and competitiveness. The Minister of Environment and Rural, Agrarian Policies and Territory, Begoña García Bernal, was in charge of inaugurating this new agricultural event that focuses on innovation, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Europe.

The agricultural activity can and should be erected as a solution to climate change

The agricultural activity is the origin of 11% of greenhouse gas emissions ... compared to 70% that represents energy activity ... Some figures that show that agriculture is not the main catalyst for climate change; In fact, it is one of the sectors most interested in reversing this process, since it is among the most affected by it. The Agricultural Forum "Agriculture and Climate Change", held on January 19 in Seville by the Cajasol Foundation has served as a debate framework for these and other issues, such as the importance that agricultural activity has traditionally had as a barrier against desertification of areas , with environmental crops such as the olive grove, or ecosystems such as the Dehesa, in which the hand of man has been determining for its conservation.

Sakata Seed introduces Gea, its new reference in broccoli

Sakata Seed Iberian has presented to the sector his last novelty in the catalog of cultivation of broccoli, Gea, in the course of a day of field celebrated the 17th of January in the Murcian town of Alhama.

Unique Group has ten healthy proposals for the PITA cafeteria menu

Unica Group has developed ten healthy dishes proposals for the cafeteria menu of the Technological Park of Almería (PITA), continuing in its line of promoting healthy habits, just as it did with the Healthy Hotel project. These are recipes based on the "Healthy Eating Plate" concept from Harvard University, consisting of a balance of macronutrients, real food that is not processed, fresh and, whenever possible, organic.

MAPAMA organizes a tour of the landscapes and flavors of Spain at FITUR

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment participates in the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) 2018, which takes place between January 17th and 21th  at the IFEMA fairgrounds in Madrid. The Department has a stand of 360 square meters, located in Hall 9 of the fair, to publicize the wide possibilities offered by the conjunction of National Parks, Biosphere Reserves, Spanish cuisine and Natural Roads, through a tour of the Spanish geography, under the message "Travel through the landscapes and flavors of Spain".