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The Board promotes the Water Table of Almeria, with the incorporation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment

The Junta de Andalucía has decided to promote the Almeria Water Board, with the incorporation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development and Environment and Spatial Planning. This has been reported by the new Agriculture Minister, Rodrigo Sánchez Haro, in his recent visit to the province to meet with representatives of the horticultural sector. An opportunity that has taken advantage of to advance the commissioning of said Bureau, in the second half of next July. In this way, and as highlighted by Sánchez Haro, the Andalusian Government reinforces its commitment to direct dialogue with the agricultural sector in Almeria, in order to address the challenges posed by a policy for the use of water resources in its production area.

FRUIT LOGISTICS supports the III Red Fruits Congress with a block of international papers

FRUIT LOGISTICA, the most international commercial platform in the sector of fresh products, supports with a block of international papers the III Congress of Red Fruits, organized by Freshuelva and will be held on 21st and 22nd June in Huelva. In these interventions will delve into the trends and expectations of the berries market in European countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany.

Proexport launches the "Cultivate your imagination" contest to encourage schoolchildren to eat healthy

Proexport has organized the contest of inventions "Cultivate your imagination", aimed at promoting a healthy diet among children. This initiative is aimed at the 62,926 6 to 9 year olds from 423 schools participating in the Program for the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in the Schools of the Region of Murcia. "Cultivate your imagination", which has the collaboration of the prestigious Miba (Museum of Ideas and Inventions of Barcelona), aims to stimulate students to transform their ideas into real inventions that promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables, as well as their conservation, cultivation and distribution.

BARGOSA and ALBIACH FRUITS open new facilities in Mercavasa

BARGOSA and ALBIACH FRUITS have recently opened their new facilities in the renowned market of Mercovasa (El Puig, Valencia), which have represented an investment above one million euros. After two months of work, one of its main objectives was fulfilled, after the association of both firms in October 2016: the reform, expansion and modernization of the space that Frutas Albiach had in Mercovasa, in order to prepare the way for, in the future, to consolidate a business structure designed to lead the wholesale sector throughout Levante.

The harvest of fruit bone in Castilla-La Mancha will grow by 6.5%, according to agricultural cooperatives

Agro-alimentary cooperatives of Castilla-La Mancha foresee an estimated harvest of fruit bone in its autonomous community around the 55,171 tons, in a total of 3,714 hectares of cultivation. This figure represents a 6.51% increase in production compared to the previous season, when 51,799 tonnes were obtained. The apricot is the only fruit that will suffer a significant reduction in production compared to last year, due to spring frosts and rains during the flowering season.
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AVA-ASAJA calls for a European law on the food chain to alleviate the collapse of the market of the stone fruit

The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) has called for a European law on the food chain to alleviate the current collapse of the market for bone fruit, as a result of the confluence of a whole series of adverse circumstances. A situation of over-supply that seriously threatens the profitability of the season, and that was born when the sudden and unusual rise in temperatures in late April and early May forced many producers of plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots or Paraguayans to advance the harvest to preserve the condition of the fruit by storing it in cold storage rooms.

Prices of melon and watermelon are down 60% and 10%, respectively, compared to last season

The Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producers' Organizations of Almería (COEXPHAL) has described as "very bad" the current melon and watermelon campaign, given that farmers who have opted for these fruits typical of the Almeria spring season are enduring its sale at prices below the threshold of profitability. All this translates into a little viable campaign in which, in the case of melon, the average contribution to date is 60% below the average of last year. As for watermelon, their prices have fallen 10% compared to the previous season.

It is expected for the 2017 campaign to recover normal levels of production in bone fruit

The forecasts of this campaign in bone fruit point to a recovery of normal levels of production, compared to a previous campaign in which production was low because of adverse weather. Thus, and according to the estimates of the different Autonomous Communities, analyzed in the meeting held on May 17 by the general director of Productions and Agricultural Markets of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Fernando Miranda, with the organizations Representative of the horticultural sector, production is expected to increase compared to last year 2016 for all products of the sector such as peach, nectarine, paraguay, apricot and cherry, with the exception of plums.