The Socialist MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, Clara Aguilera, has urged the European Commission in writing to give a green light to the advance of 70% of CAP aid in Spain.
Spain will request the European Commission to advance 70% of the payment of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aid, so that the Autonomous Communities that so wish can pay them from October 16th, as has advanced the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, at the entrance of the Council of Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries of the European Union, held on 12th June in Luxembourg.
The Spanish government has updated and clarified the regulation on fertilizers, following the recent approval by the Council of Ministers of a modification of the Royal Decree on this class of products. A standard that establishes the requirements for its elaboration and placing in the national market, regulating, among other aspects, the use of the raw materials that can be used in its manufacture.
Representatives of ALAS (Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture) met on April 6th with Felipe Sicilia, spokesman for Agriculture of the PSOE in the Congress of Deputies, to request the agreement of their Group with the importance of giving precedence to scientific criteria when deciding about the extension of the authorization of the use of glyphosate, showing, thus, its commitment to the Spanish field and with the scientific criteria that have always guided its decisions regarding the tools for the sustainability of the European agricultural model.
One of the main conclusions of the Conference "Building the post 2020 CAP", held on 27th and 28th March by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA), is the need for the Common Agricultural Policy has a strong financial framework that allows meeting the demands of society and market challenges. A message in which the minister, Isabel García Tejerina, fully agrees, for whom, "otherwise it would be very difficult to achieve the objectives that are intended to be achieved".
Representatives of ASPROCAN Banana Growers Organizations have visited Casablanca these days to learn firsthand about the opportunities available for banana exports from the Canary Islands to Morocco. In this trip, organized in collaboration with the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX), the Canarian delegation has held meetings with the main horticultural companies of distribution and maturation of Moroccan bananas and with interest in the introduction of the Canarian Plantain in the market of that country.
The Agricultural Professional Organizations (OPAs) at national and general level ASAJA and UPA, Agro-alimentary Cooperatives of Spain, the Spanish Federation of Producers Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Living Plants (FEPEX) and the Spanish Association of Conservation Agriculture / Soils Living (AEAC.SV), together with representatives of thousands of farmers, farmers, cooperatives, entrepreneurs and exporters of the Spanish agricultural sector, have formed the alliance ALAS - Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, to express support for the model of agriculture Sustainable intensification of production and renewal of the authorization of glyphosate for the maximum period authorized in Community regulations, justified by scientific criteria regarding their safety and use, environmental and economic and productive criteria.
As part of the exceptional measures against the Russian veto, the European Commission has granted Spain an additional quota for the withdrawal of 3,015 tonnes of fruit and vegetables by publishing a resolution in the Official Journal of the EU (DOUE) of March 4th. This measure responds to a request from Spain, which requested the reallocation of the 18,000 tonnes that were not used by other Member States. Following the reallocation of the additional quotas, Spain remains the second beneficiary Member State of aid to producers, behind Poland.
Opinion article signed by the director of Agro-food Cooperatives of Castilla-La Mancha, José Luis Rojas, on the need for agricultural cooperative enterprises in the region to gain in size.
The value of Spanish exports of fresh fruit and vegetables in 2016 increased 5% compared to 2015, surpassing for the first time 12,000 million euros, according to data published this week by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and processed by FEPEX, for which this figure "shows the positive evolution of the sector". In contrast, the volume of exports of Spanish fresh fruit and vegetables fell by 2%, with a total of 12.5 million tonnes.
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