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.

SIETE Agromarketing launches the summary booklet with the main keys of the II Business Agro Teaching Forum on Olivar

For olivicultores and professionals linked to the olive sector who missed the II Business Agro on Olivar Tertulia, held on October 25th by SIETE Agromarketing and Agricultural e-Commerce (ECA), in the Botanical Garden of Córdoba, we have good news: they already have at their disposal the summary booklet in which the highlights of that event and its main keys and conclusions are collected.

Spain: the pressure of the dairy industry threatens the existence of 25% of dairy sheep farms

25% of the Spanish farms of sheep of milk could close in 2018, due to the strong pressures that big dairy industries are transferring to the farmers. Both the prices that these companies are offering to the producers, and the conditions of the contracts put, as denounced by the agrarian organization UPA, in "serious risk of disappearance" to many farms.

The Andalusian cooperatives warn of the tight availability of oil for this campaign

In its last Sectorial Council of Olive Oil, held in Jaén, Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de Andalucía has warned of the tight availability of oil that will be available to supply the market, given the good commercialization index of the 2016-17 season and, above all, considering the important productive decline that is expected in the current one. A decrease due to the persistent drought suffered by the field and that is affecting the olive trees, which are already dragging a water deficit of several years. All this would lead to a disastrous 2018/19 campaign, taking into account that 70% of the Andalusian olive grove is rainfed.

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.

Todolivo starts, with the harvest, the final evaluation phase of its genetic improvement test field

With the harvest of the trial field at the 'La Mata' farm, in the municipality of Villafranca de Córdoba, Todolivo has started the second and final evaluation phase of its Genetic Improvement Program. This is the most important test of its kind worldwide and one of the most significant that this company has launched. A project that was born with the aim of obtaining new varieties for Olivar en Seto that improve existing ones and that allow enriching and expanding the current organoleptic catalog, with new EVOOs of different flavors and aromas.

The raisin from Muscatel of la Axarquía and the Valle Salado of Añana, Important Systems of World Agricultural Heritage

The Spanish candidacies of Valle Salado de Añana (Álava) and…

USA: Asemesa warns that the investigation against the Spanish olive question the EU aid system

The Association of Exporters and Industrialists of Table Olives (ASEMESA) warns that the investigation of the Department of Commerce of the United States against the black olive of Spanish table question the system of aid of the European Union, and could have far-reaching consequences for all the agricultural sector of the EU.

US punishes with tariffs the Spanish export of table olives

The latest measure by the Donald Trump government to protect its agro-food productions to the detriment of international trade has been a severe blow to the Spanish table olive sector, whose exports will be taxed with a tariff. The first reactions to a measure that had been brewing since this summer, when Californian olive-table companies filed a complaint against the Spanish olive, accusing it of unfair competition, have not been delayed. Thus, the Union of Small Farmers and Cattle Ranchers (UPA) urges the EU to express itself immediately and forcefully against this "illegal and unjust" tariff, which will represent a commercial barrier of between 2 and 7%.

Spain: Tejerina highlights the advances of the wine sector in competitiveness and sustainability

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina has highlighted the progress made by the Spanish wine sector, "which today is more competitive, transparent and sustainable." García Tejerina, who made these statements during the presentation, on November 14th, of the Promotion Campaign "Marida mejor tu vida con vino", by the Spanish Wine Interprofessional (OIVE), has also highlighted the world leadership of our country in planted area of vineyard.