Agrifood Cooperatives of Spain claim aid for the surface of nuts

The representatives of the main regions producing nuts Catalonia, Castilla La Mancha, Valencia, Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Murcia and Aragon, have analyzed the current situation of the sector and the consequences of the decision of the Ministry on the elimination of national aid to the surface of nuts.

Climate change redirects the agrarian insurance system to a more solidary and universal model

MAPAMA has hosted the conference 'Challenges of agricultural insurance: climate change and risk management', organized by the Council of Associations of Agricultural Technical Engineers and Cajamar Caja Rural. In it, the public and private actors that make up the system, have provided their views on the challenges that the agricultural insurance system must face in the face of different threats, with special emphasis on climate change, its risks and also its opportunities.

MAPAMA presents the new UNE standards for the organic market

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment together with the Ecovalía Association have organized a National Day for the presentation of the new AENOR standards of inputs for use in organic farming, which has been held in Almeria, with the participation of the Deputy Director General of Differentiated Quality and Organic Agriculture, Javier Maté and the President of Ecovalía, Álvaro Barreda.

UPA criticizes that the budgets of Rajoy for 2018 perpetuate the abandonment of the rural environment

The draft General State Budgets for 2018 presented on March 3 by the Government did not like anything of the Spanish farmers and ranchers. The UPA rural organization has "very harmful" accounts for the millions of people who live and work in villages. "The budgets show that the Government is committed to citizens by announcing policies that remain in nothing by not having a budget allocation," lamented from UPA.

The MAPAMA will publish in April a Manual of Shared Ownership of Farms

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA) plans to publish a Manual of Shared Ownership of Farms in April, as was advanced in the second meeting of the working group on Shared Ownership, held on March 21st. With the participation of representatives of the autonomous communities, in this meeting the works carried out for this purpose were exposed. The guide includes an analysis by autonomous communities, a description of the process of registration in shared ownership and a block of frequently asked questions. It is aimed both at people interested in knowing the requirements necessary to register in a shared ownership, as well as at the managers and administrations involved in the process.

Historical record of the Spanish agro-alimentary exports, surpassing in value the 50.000M€

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment has published the Advance of the Annual Foreign Trade Report 2017, in which it is noted that Spanish exports during the past year have broken a historical record when exceeding in value, for the first time, 50,000 million euros.

Spain: Almazaras de la Subbética S.C.A., Special Food Award of Spain Best EVOOs

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment has awarded the "Best Spanish Foods Extra Virgin Olive Oil Award, 2017-2018 campaign", in its modalities "Frutado Verde Amargo", "Frutado Verde Dulce" and "Frutado Maduro" " Some awards to revalue the highest quality Spanish virgin olive oils, and encourage producers to develop and market these oils. In this edition, the oil that has received the highest organoleptic score, in the blind tasting conducted by the Heads of the different Official Tasting Panels, has been the one presented by the S.C.A. Almazaras de la Subbética, from Carcabuey (Córdoba), which earned the Special Food Award of Spain.

The last edition of the WOOE managed to bring together about 4,000 professionals linked to the olive sector

The largest exclusive international fair for olive oil, the World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOOE) has closed its seventh edition with an attendance of nearly 700 production companies and almost 4,000 professionals from the olive sector, HORECA, catering, distributors, buyers, brokers and media of more than 30 nationalities (United Arab Emirates, Japan, China, United Kingdom, Italy or USA). Business, new business opportunities, debate, trends, innovation and networking have been the keys to the success of the WOOE.

Special Riego: "without water there are no irrigation, and without irrigation there is no food"

Report on the importance for the future of agriculture of a good water infrastructure and the development of increasingly efficient and sustainable irrigation systems, which ECA publishes today, March 22, World Water Day.

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.