The aid to the associative Integration, endowed with 1.75M €

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment has published on Saturday March 17th, in the Official State Gazette (BOE), an excerpt from the order of March 8th, 2018, which calls for aid for the promotion of the integration of agrifood associative entities of supraautonomic scope, for the year 2018. These aids are part of the set of measures included in the State Plan of Associative Integration 2015-2020, approved in the Sectoral Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development of April 16th of 2015 and will be endowed, for the year 2018, with a budget of 1,750,000 euros.

The latest news and data in the new period of CAP aid

The Council of Ministers has approved a Royal Decree modifying the current regulations on the application of direct payments to agriculture and livestock and other aid schemes, as well as on the management and control of direct payments and payments to rural development. The changes came into effect on January 1st and will apply the aid application campaign that will last in principle until April 30th, although, given the background of previous years, insurance will be extended. This amendment incorporates into the Spanish legal system the changes introduced by the so-called "Omnibus" Regulation in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

García Tejerina pays homage to the murdered rancher, José Luis Iranzo

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, has closed the act of homage to the COAG breeder, José Luís Iranzo, where he has expressed the respect and recognition of the entire Government towards Iranzo and the two Civil Guards, Víctor Romero and Víctor Jesús Caballero, murdered three months ago in Teruel.

UPA, dissatisfied with the Plan of measures to alleviate the crisis of the stone fruit

In its assessment of the Plan recently presented by MAPAMA to tackle the structural crisis affecting the stone fruit sector, the Union of Small Farmers (UPA) has expressed its dissatisfaction with a measure that, although necessary, qualifies as insufficient "and" a disappointment ". UPA has indicated that the Plan "forgets small family farms and requires a larger budget.

Spain: MAPAMA presents to the sweet fruit sector a plan that provides up to € 80M in credit lines

The general director of Productions and Agricultural Markets, Fernando Miranda, has recently presented the Measures Plan for the improvement of the sector of the Sweet Fruit to the Representative Agrarian Professional Organizations of the national scope, Cooperatives Agroalimentarias and FEPEX. The short-term initiatives include the start-up of a financing line of up to 80 million euros in loans, as well as fiscal adjustment measures. Said Plan includes 14 measures grouped into 4 large blocks: Liquidity injection; Supply-demand rebalancing; Sector organization, and Information. Measures that provide for the modification of national regulations on the sector, facilitating the adaptation of operational programs to the current situation of the same. Likewise, the Ministry has committed itself to the sector to facilitate the development of its initiatives in the matter of constitution of Associations of Professional Organizations, proposal of approved contracts or constitution of an Interprofessional Agroalimentaria.

EU: Commission opens a Knowledge Center to boost quality and fight against food fraud

Starting tomorrow, March 13th, the European Commission will put into operation a Knowledge Center on Food Fraud and Food Quality, managed by the Joint Research Center, in response to consumer concerns about the quality of food. food and fraudulent food practices. This new Knowledge Center, a network of experts from within and outside the Commission, will provide support to EU policy makers and national authorities, facilitating access to up-to-date scientific knowledge and the sharing of information on food fraud. and on issues of food quality.

AVA-ASAJA calls for greater commitment from public authorities with innovation, during Hogan's visit to his experimental farm

The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) has called for greater commitment of public authorities with innovation, key to the future of the agricultural sector, during the visit of the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, to Sinyent, his farm of trials and agricultural experimentation. During the tour Hogan was accompanied, in addition to the dome of AVA-ASAJA, by the president of the European People's Group, Manfred Weber, by the spokesman of the PP in the EU Parliament, Esteban González Pons, by the president of the PPCV, Isabel Bonig, and by a large group of popular MEPs.

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.

Levantine farmers demonstrate in Madrid to request water infrastructure and in defense of "the garden of Europe"

More than 15,000 farmers, irrigators, field workers, companies, citizens of Murcia, Almeria and Alicante, agglutinated in El Circulo del Agua, are demonstrating today, in Madrid, in demand for water and water infrastructure for the Levant, and in defense of its productive sector, based on the so-called "Huerta de Europa", key in the social and economic fabric of these regions. Under the slogan "In the Levant, without water: desert and unemployment Defend the garden of Europe!, the demonstration will begin at 12 noon on Calle Alcalá and will arrive at 13.30 at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, where there will be a concentration that will conclude at 14.30. In parallel, also today, in the Plaza del Callao in Madrid, 25,000 kilos of fruit and vegetables will be distributed, from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Strawberries producers from Spain, France and Italy demand greater control in the repackaging of the productions of other countries

The Hispano-Franco-Italian Contact Group, made up of representatives of strawberry producers from France, Italy and Spain - grouped together in the Producers and Exporters Association of Fresa de Huelva, Freshuelva, integrated in FEPEX, held a meeting end of February to analyze the current campaign and the status of joint work developed in the phytosanitary field. Thus, they have agreed to demand from the respective administrations a greater control of the re-packaging of strawberries from other countries - after highlighting that this fact is occurring with the Moroccan strawberry in Spain or with the German strawberry in France - as well as scrupulous compliance of phytosanitary regulations, guaranteeing consumer safety at all times.