The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, has praised the role of food as an engine of economic, social and cultural development, during the presentation of the XXIX Food Awards of Spain, held Tuesday, October 3th, at the headquarters of the Ministry. To boost this value of the agri-food, Tejerina has advanced that the Government works in a new Strategy of Food of Spain, that takes into account the synergies that can be taken advantage of between the feeding and many other sectors, like the gastronomy, the tourism , culture, sport, education, the environment and health.
More than 600 professionals, from the Andalusian Autonomous Community and the national level, will attend the 5th Congress that Agro-food Cooperatives of Andalusia will celebrate the 4th and 5th of October, in the fairgrounds of the capital of Jaen (IFEJA).
Fresón de Palos concluded its presence in Asia Fruit Logistics with a positive evaluation of its passage through this event, held in Hong Kong, brought together thousands of professionals and buyers from the sector from all over the world.
Exports of olive oil maintain their growth trend, as evidenced by the market data of olive oil for July, recently published by MAPAMA and that reflectes the good commercial rite that stems from this fact. Specifically, the total marketing in the tenth month of this campaign is 1,205,300 tonnes, 4.4% higher than the average of the last four seasons and 5% over the previous season.
The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, has highlighted the Salamaq Fair as a clear example of the ministerial commitment for the conservation and promotion of indigenous breeds, "an animal heritage of undoubted value". For the Minister, the 1,400 specimens that participate in Salamaq 2017 show the genetic progress achieved by native Spanish breeds. García Tejerina, who made the remarks on the occasion of the inauguration on September 6th of Salamaq 2017, in which she was accompanied by the President of the Diputación, the Delegate of the Government in Castilla y León, and the Secretary General of Agriculture and Food, referred to this event as "a symbol of what represents agriculture and livestock not in this land Castilian and Leon but in Spain".
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA), together with the Spanish Federation of Associations of Producers Exporters of Fruits and Vegetables, Flowers and Living Plants (FEPEX) participate in these days in the fair Asia Fruit Logistics, which has been holding in Hong Kong from 6th to 8th September, with the main objective of encouraging the opening of new markets for Spanish fruit and vegetables.
The Salamaq 17 Fair has consolidated its growth thanks to the confidence of the primary sector, growing in content and quality, with 532 unique exhibitors from 35 Spanish provinces of 14 Autonomous Communities, France and Portugal. The Fair, with a budget of 878,800 euros, increases the total occupied area to about 43,700 square meters.
Olive oil 'made in Spain' does not need presentation. Just look at the lists of the best oils in the world, covered by Spanish brands, to realize that we are the true reference worldwide. The green gold produced in our country continues to cross borders and is known in every corner of the planet. Not in vain, exports continue to grow and each campaign closes with record numbers. The traditional shipments to European countries have been adding forcefully in recent years sales to markets with huge potential such as China, the United States and Australia, as well as Brazil, Mexico, Japan or Russia, among others.
At the beginning of October, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA) will convene a broad working group to agree on a package of measures aimed at unlocking the structural problems affecting the bone and pome fruit sector, according to the director general of Productions and Agricultural Markets, Fernando Miranda, during a meeting held on August 4th with representatives of the fruit and vegetable sector, to analyze the difficulties of the campaign of fruit of bone.
From today, August 2nd, and until next September 15th, farmers interested in modernizing their tractors and automotive machines will be able to apply for the aid of the Plan Renove de Maquinaria Agrícola 2017, whose announcement was published in the BOE, yesterday, 1st of August, by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA). This Plan of Renovation of the national park of agricultural machinery will count on a budget of 5 million euros.
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