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.

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.

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.

Phil Hogan: "I will continue to fight for our producers to have fairer access to non-EU markets"

In the following interview with ECA, Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, addresses, among other things, the most urgent issues concerning the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); the need to seek effective remedies against unfair trade practices or to defend fairer conditions for European producers in trade association agreements with third countries in the EU.

Joaquín Fernández: "UNIQ packaging adapts to any logistics scenario"

The packaging is a determining factor for a good transport and conservation of food. We speak with UNIQ, a leading company in the sector, whose products are endorsed by a seal of quality that proves the maximum guarantee. Its director of Strategic Development, Joaquín Fernández Peláez, in this interview for e-Commerce Agrarian (ECA), ralks about the main signs of identity of the UNIQ packaging, the advances experienced by its brand and the novelties with which it will be presented in the next edition of Fruit Attraction.

Francisco Martínez Arroyo: "in the debate of the CAP it is necessary to focus the consumers"

Francisco Martínez Arroyo, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development of Castilla-La Mancha reviews in this interview for ECA AGRI the most important issues of his two years of management. These include the Department's commitment to generational change, greater visibility of women in agriculture, and cooperative projects, not to mention rural development and environmental policies.

Jaime Hernani: "The export figures for agricultural machinery are really spectacular"

Interview for ECA AGRI to Jaime Hernani, general director of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers-Exporters of Agricultural Machinery and Components, Greenhouses, Crop Protection, Irrigation Systems, Livestock Equipment, Animal Health and Nutrition, Forestry, Biomass and Forest Machinery Post-harvest (Agragex), who analyzes for us the sales of agricultural machinery abroad.

Pedro Marin: "There are not enough berries in the market to supply all customers"

Spain is the main Community producer of strawberry and berries. The province of Huelva concentrates the bulk of this production, from where it supplies a good part of the community markets. Pedro Marín Andrés is the Manager of the Andalusian Strawberry Interprofessional Association (Interfresa), which, in addition to overseeing the interests of the sector, is carrying out the Strawberry of Europe promotion campaign. 'Live the Red'. On the evolution of the sector and the results of this, he has spoken with e-Comercio Agrario.