Portugal will hold the World Olive Oil Summit congress for the first time

Portugal will host for the first time the World Olive Oil Summit, a new international forum for the olive sector that will be held on June 7 and 8, 2018, wheres Santarém will be the hostess. This event, that will celebrate with the main thematic “Olive and Oil”, will be held at the National Exhibition Center .

The healthy values ​​of the EVOO and its application in international gastronomy center the Gourmet Area of ​​the WOOE

The healthy character of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and its versatility in international kitchens will be the protagonists of the Gourmet Area at the World Olive Oil Exhibition, the largest monographic meeting dedicated to olive oil, which will celebrate its seventh edition on the 21st and March 22nd at IFEMA-Madrid. Chef Kike Piñeiro has devised a menu to explore different cuisines of the world and demonstrate the versatility of this emblematic product of Spanish cuisine. Through breakfast, appetizer, lunch and dinner, they will show how healthy it is to have this ingredient at any time of the day.

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".

The Priego de Córdoba PDO obtains the first prizes of the 2017/18 campaign

The Protected Designation of Origin "Priego de Córdoba" has received the first prizes of the 2017/18 campaign, after being awarded some of its oils in The Best Products Awards of the Natural Spaces of Andalusia.

Zespri® unveils vitality indexes for Spanish consumers

Zespri®, the world leader in kiwifruit marketing in New Zealand, has unveiled Spanish consumer vitality indices by different age segments, following the presentation of the results of the "I Study on Vitality in Spain". The purpose of this initiative has been to deepen the meaning of the concept of "vitality" and the mechanisms that support it, as well as to measure for the first time the index of vitality of the Spaniards and its relation with personal and social attitudes, as well as their habits of health and food.

Avocado Light 'Isla Bonita', 100% natural and with more nutritional advantages

Isla bonita, the brand of tropical and exotic fruits of the ARC Group Eurobanan, recently presented in Madrid Avocado Light, 100% natural and with a series of nutritional advantages added. This product, which Isla Bonita brings for the first time to Spain, is obtained from a selection of varieties with 30% less fat compared to the most commercialized avocados. This new type of avocado will be commercialized with the seal of the Food and Health Program of the Spanish Heart Foundation (PASFEC) as a product with reduced fat content.

García Tejerina praises the role of food as an engine of economic, social and cultural development

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, has praised the role of food as an engine of economic, social and cultural development, during the presentation of the XXIX Food Awards of Spain, held Tuesday, October 3th, at the headquarters of the Ministry. To boost this value of the agri-food, Tejerina has advanced that the Government works in a new Strategy of Food of Spain, that takes into account the synergies that can be taken advantage of between the feeding and many other sectors, like the gastronomy, the tourism , culture, sport, education, the environment and health.

Andalucía Sabor exceeds the expected figures, reaching more than 2,100 trade meetings

The 6th edition of the Andalucía Sabor fair closed its doors last 27th of September, with results that confirm the professional and commercial character of this event. Throughout its three days of celebration, this fair has received more than 5,500 visitors and has allowed more than 2,100 meetings arranged from the national and international missions in which have participated 20 Spanish buyers and another 52 of 25 countries of highlighting those coming from the US, Canada, Brazil, Europe and Asia.

A "tasty" network of reputed restaurants, anteroom of 'Andalucía Sabor'

A total of 41 restaurants from the eight Andalusian provinces have allied themselves in the Sabor Network, which from September 15th and for a whole month will offer special menus with quality Andalusian products. This is an initiative that is part of the Gastronomic Congress Andalusia Sabor, the largest professional event of Andalusian gastronomy, which will take place at Fibes II, Seville, from September 25th to 27th, held in parallel to the agri-food Fair Andalucía Sabor.

The Gastronomic Congress Andalucía Sabor will dedicate a space to the auxiliary industry

The Gastronomic Congress Andalucía Sabor, which is held in the framework of the Andalucía Sabor Fair, incorporates as a novelty in 2017 an exhibition area dedicated to the auxiliary industry in the field of gastronomy. In addition, this event, which will take place at the Palacio de Congresos de Sevilla (Fibes) from 25th to 27th September, will also feature for the first time a new space called 'Encounters with the chef', which will give participants the opportunity to have a direct contact with the speakers that make up the program of this sixth edition.