Guayaquil prepares the VII International Mango Congress

The Ecuadorian mango will once again be the center of attention this August. Guayaquil will receive for the seventh time the best experts worldwide at the International Congress of Mango, an event that aims to present the latest technological advances in the production of fruit.

The European wine sector meets in Jerez with an eye on Brexit and the reform of the CAP

The European Committee of Wine Companies (CEEV), entity that represents the EU wine sector and that counts among its members with 24 national organizations, the FEV in the case of Spain, has held its General Assembly today in Jerez. An appointment that has had the support of FEDEJEREZ and the Regulatory Council of the DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry and that has served to analyze some of the priority issues for the future of European wineries, such as the Brexit or the future of the CAP.

Sánchez Haro participates in the conference 'Present and future of agriculture in the Bajo Andarax' organized by COAG

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Rodrigo Sánchez Haro, has participated in Almería in the day 'Present and future of agriculture in the Lower Andarax' organized by COAG, in which he reiterated that "the transfers are, day Today, a need to ensure irrigation in the field, although the future is through the use of reclaimed and desalinated water. For the representative of the Andalusian Government, "it is not a question that we can choose, it is a matter of necessity because we have to guarantee the water security of our farmers". Likewise, it has recognized that regenerated and desalinated waters open an "important field of work, in which we have to move forward. I really believe that there is the future. " During his speech, Sanchez Haro has reported that the Ministry returned to make, yesterday, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food "the demands that we have been making from Andalusia on water." Among these, the Board's claim to lower the price of desalinated water -0.30 euros per cubic meter maximum- for Andalusian farmers has stood out. In addition, he has again raised the need for a "shock plan for the optimization of desalination for the Mediterranean, the creation of a working group and the establishment of a calendar to prioritize and coordinate actions in the field of pending hydraulic infrastructures" . "The change of central government does not stop the priority issues for our land, quite the opposite," said the head of Andalusian Agriculture, which stressed that for this type of problem solutions are needed to ensure the production of farmers and to achieve them we must collaborate together. " In this regard, he recalled the aid that the Board has made available to the Andalusian agri-food sector for investments in irrigation: more than 66 million, to which we will add another 43 million euros this year, which will include specific lines to take advantage of reclaimed water. During his speech, the counselor praised the commitment of farmers in the area of ​​Bajo Andarax for organic production, both in citrus and protected crops. "Organic production is not the only productive system that measures the degree of sustainability of agriculture in this territory, which also puts into practice integrated production and biological control of pests." The future CAP Likewise, Sánchez Haro has once again insisted on the need to maintain a common position among all the provinces and the entire Andalusian agri-food sector in defense of the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). "From the Ministry we will work to achieve it, since we are aware that a strong CAP is essential to promote a diverse agriculture and a live rural environment". For this, he recalled that from Andalusia "we support the central government is firm and forceful in defending the budget, for which the European Commission proposed a cut of 16% that comes to delve into the 1.052 million euros that we have already lost in the current frame ". "We want a communitarian agrarian policy that maintains the support to the pluriactivos farmers, that is designed with perspective of gender to construct a more egalitarian sector, that includes a maximum limitation to the aids distributing the detraído amount between small and average exploitations of the same region ", it is finished.

The Mapama at the beginning of 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has published in the Official State Gazette last Saturday, the extract of the order by which the "Food of Spain to the Best Ham, 2018" Award is summoned, in its two modalities of " Food from Spain to the Best Serrano Ham or other "Recognized Quality Figures" and "Foods from Spain to the Best Iberian Bellota Ham".

The new varieties of Berries and the new markets, thematic axes of the 4th International Congress of Red Fruits

The research of new varieties of berries, as well as the opportunities offered by new markets such as those of the countries of Asia or the Middle East, will be two of the thematic axes on which the technical content of the 4th International Congress of Red Fruits will focus. presented today at Casa Colón, the same stage that will host the next June 20 and 21.
Mujeres trabajando en el campo. Imagen: Ministerio de Agricultura de España.

Ministry calls for aid for the creation of organizations of supra-autonomous producers in the sector

The Official State Gazette collects on Friday a Resolution, approved by the president of the Spanish Fund for Agrarian Guarantee (FEGA), for which calls are convened in 2018 for the promotion of the creation of producer organizations and associations of producer organizations of supra-autonomous character in the agrarian sector, within the framework of the National Rural Development Program 2014-2020, for actions to be carried out until 2022.

MEAT ATRACTION presents its second edition in Guijuelo

The Commercial Manager of MEAT ATTRACTION, Almudena de Castro, and the Secretary of the National Association of Meat Industries of Spain, Miguel Huerta, presented to the meat sector of Salamanca the second edition of the Meat Sector Fair, organized by IFEMA and its own ANICE, from September 18 to 20, at the Feria de Madrid. The meeting, which was attended by more than 15 businessmen from the area, took place in Guijuelo, where Iberian ham has a special role.

Luis Planas, new minister of Agriculture

Luis Planas, ex-councilor of the Junta de Andalucía in two stages under the presidencies of Manuel Chaves and José Antonio Griñán, and former ambassador in Morocco and before the European Union, will be Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Government of Pedro Sánchez, sources have confirmed. environment of the chief executive.

Siete Agromarketing calls the 'I Women Agro Awards'

The leading communication and marketing agency in the agri-food sector, Siete Agromarketing, and the first political and economic information newspaper, e-Comercio Agrario, call for the 1st Edition of the 'Mujer Agro Awards', promoting equal opportunities in the entire value chain of the agri-food sector.

Bayer and AVA-ASAJA organize the Sustainability Forum to analyze with the sector the challenges of the future of agriculture

In order to address in depth the sustainability in the agriculture sector and the challenges of the future, Bayer and the Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) organize the Sustainability Forum, which will take place next Tuesday May 29, 09:00 to 14:00, at the Hotel Las Arenas in Valencia