UNICA FRESH produces super-sweet Baby Plum Vine Tomato

UNICA FRESH has begun production of the Baby Plum Vine Tomato variety called Sugarino RZ, after signing an exclusivity agreement with seed producer Rijk Zwaan. For the next three years, UNICA will be the only producer and distributor of this delicious tomato that guarantees a minimum 7,5-8ºBx sweetness level.

Leading companies in the tropical fruit sector

These are the two main companies that prevail in the sector: Tropical…

Climate change increases the population of insect vectors and contributes to the expansion of agricultural pests

The increase in temperature by approximately 2 ° C on average, the rapid increase in CO2 concentration and the increase in drought and episodes of extreme weather can have unpredictable consequences on crop pests and diseases. Hemiptera, vectors of approximately 70% of plant pathogens transmitted by insects, are very susceptible to temperature changes since they generally have a very short biological cycle and require a great capacity to disperse, reproduce and adapt to new habitats. Since 1960 there has been a displacement of more than six hundred pests and diseases towards the poles at an average of 2.7 km / year; in the case of hemiptera, this displacement has turned out to be much greater (13.7 km / year).

The banana sector "reviews and reviews" the European Union's financial project for agricultural aid

Representatives of the European Banana and Banana Producers Association (APEB) have met in Paris to review and review the latest actions developed at European level with the European Commission with regard to budgets within the framework of the POSEI. This meeting was attended by the Deputy Minister of Primary Sector of the Government of the Canary Islands, Abel Morales, as well as a representation of the Government of the Canary Islands in Brussels, with the aim of exposing the steps that the sector has taken in recent months, and intensified in the last weeks, in the face of the negotiations on the future 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union and with insufficient perspectives for the needs of the agricultural sector of the ORs. This work of the APEB has been developed both with the European Commission, specifically with the Directorates General of Regional Policy and Agriculture, as well as with the Presidency of the European Union, in order to ensure the financial statement that affects all agricultural sectors of the Ultraperipheral Regions (RUP). Community banana producers have shown the importance of the specific needs of the ORs, the social and economic implications of agricultural activity on the islands, and have reminded the European Commission itself of the conclusions of the latest impact reports on the suitability and necessity POSEI, as well as, in fact, its current deficit situation given the need for state aid to complement it. Predictably at the end of this month the European Commission will make public the first budget proposal, after an initial orientation of cutting.

Six countries sign a common Ministerial Declaration against cuts in the CAP

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, met today, at the headquarters of the Department, with the Ministers of Agriculture of France, Stéphane Travert, of Portugal, Luis Capoulas, of Ireland, Michael Creed, the Secretary of State of Finland, Jari Partanen and the Secretary of Agriculture of Greece, Charalampos Kasimis, to agree a common declaration in defense of an adequate financing of the PAC.

COMPO EXPERT will be presented at the 4th International Congress of Red Fruits

COMPO EXPERT will be present again at the International Congress of Red Fruits, which will be held in Huelva (Palacio de Congresos de Casa Colón) on June 20 and 21. Organized by the Association of Producers and Exporters of Strawberries of the province of Huelva, Freshuelva, this event reaches its fourth edition, having become the most important European level meeting of the berries sector.

Afrucat asks to expand from 30 to 40Mkg the withdrawal quota to recover prices in stone fruit

Afrucat a little important in the harvest of fruit due to the weather and the low fruit set The director general of Afrucat, Manel Simón, and the general director of Food, Quality and Agrifood Industries of the Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (DARP) , Carmel Mòdol, together with the director of the Territorial Services of the DARP to Lleida, Ferran de Noguera, have presented the forecasts of harvest of peach and nectarine for Catalonia that indicate an overall decrease of 17% standing at 471,430 tons.

Fruit Attraction foresees a 16% growth in its 10th anniversary, surpassing the 1,600 companies

The International Fair of the Fruit and Vegetable Sector, Fruit Attraction, organized by IFEMA and FEPEX, will be held in its 10th edition for the first time from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 October 2018 at the Feria de Madrid. According to the estimates made after the first meeting of election of spaces by the Organizing and Advisory Committee, the surface has grown 10% in relation to the same period of the last call, exceeding 45,000 square meters, and with a forecast of total increase of the 16%

Cradle of Platero closes the IV edition of "Fresayunando" with the participation of 2,500 children

Cuna de Platero has closed today the fourth edition of its food education program "Fresayunando. Healthy breakfast of Cuna de Platero ", a consolidated project in which 2,500 children have participated. In total, the fresayunos have led healthy eating and information on how to lead a healthy life to about 10,000 schoolchildren in these four years.