Valentín Almansa: "Internal Health begins at the borders and with this idea we work from the MAPAMA"

The Director General of Agricultural Production of MAPAMA, Valentin Almansa, responds in the following interview to outstanding issues of his Department, such as the current situation of Spain in relation to the Xylella or the importance of the daily control that is carried out in the borders to preserve the plant and animal health of our productions. The last extension granted by the EU to the use of glyphosate, together with the export agreements that are being forged this year with third countries, have been other issues addressed.

"For Equality in Agrifood Cooperativism"

Institutional Statement of the movement of Cooperativist Women of Castilla-La Mancha, signed by its spokesperson, Carmen Vallejo Garcelán.

Jorge Aguilar: "The Phylgreen Chair is a training and information tool that helps us get closer to the farmer"

Tradecorp is a company of Spanish origin that in recent years has been steadily in the field of biostimulants and micronutrients, with a presence in more than 70 countries. The keys to its spectacular growth and international expansion in recent years are, among others, its strategic commitment to innovation, which aims to respond to the increasingly growing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly products, and for the transfer of knowledge and the results of their studies to the farmer. This is how the Phylgreen Chair was born, an initiative with which it intends to disclose to the producer the results of its laboratory research, fostering this commitment and its proximity to the agricultural sector. From this and many other concerns, we spoke with the Marketing Director of Tradecorp Phytonutrients, Jorge Aguilar.

Alberto López: "FIMA has evolved and covers a real need for farmers"

Talking about the recent history of FIMA is talking about a constant, growing success, a task that, little by little, has achieved something very difficult: continue to beat brands with a very mature fair and a very competitive European market. Alberto López, commercial and marketing director of Feria Zaragoza, is part of that history.

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.

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.

International olive growing: singularization as an incremental differentiation strategy

Opinion article on singularization as a differentiation strategy, written for ECA by Juan Vilar, strategic consultant and international expert in Olive Economics.

New Technologies in greenhouse horticultural crops

Opinion article signed for ECA by researchers from the IFAPA Center La Mojonera (Almería), in which initiatives related to the application of new technologies in greenhouse horticultural crops are addressed.

Felipe Oliva: "In Todolivo we prioritize the multivariety and personalization of farms, as keys in the production of quality AOVES"

On the occasion of the II Business Agro on olive grove, held on October 25th in Cordoba, ECA had the opportunity to speak with one of its speakers, Felipe Oliva, technical director in Spain of Todolivo, a pioneer in the development of plantations of Olive in Seto and irrigation and sponsor of this event, organized by SIETE Agromarketing. With it we have addressed essential aspects for the quality of all Extra Virgin Olive Oil that boasts, such as the commitment to multivarietal crops and customized according to the needs of its customers.

Innovation in seeds drives the competitiveness of intensive horticulture

Researchers at the IFAPA Center "La Mojonera", Pedro Gómez and Carmen García, sign this opinion piece for ECA on the importance of continuing to innovate in seeds to boost competitiveness in the horticultural sector.