Luis Planas closes the delivery of the 'Pascual Startup' awards

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, in closing of the delivery of the prizes 'Pascual Startup h', has highlighted the need to continue opening doors to the agri-food sector, promoting the integration of the digital revolution to achieve its growth. "The digital revolution is a reality and the agrifood sector is not going to be left behind" said Luis Planas, emphasizing the importance of supporting and encouraging innovation in all areas of the sector, as a basis to boost its future wealth and development .

The Mapama at the beginning of 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has published in the Official State Gazette last Saturday, the extract of the order by which the "Food of Spain to the Best Ham, 2018" Award is summoned, in its two modalities of " Food from Spain to the Best Serrano Ham or other "Recognized Quality Figures" and "Foods from Spain to the Best Iberian Bellota Ham".
Mujeres trabajando en el campo. Imagen: Ministerio de Agricultura de España.

Ministry calls for aid for the creation of organizations of supra-autonomous producers in the sector

The Official State Gazette collects on Friday a Resolution, approved by the president of the Spanish Fund for Agrarian Guarantee (FEGA), for which calls are convened in 2018 for the promotion of the creation of producer organizations and associations of producer organizations of supra-autonomous character in the agrarian sector, within the framework of the National Rural Development Program 2014-2020, for actions to be carried out until 2022.

Luis Planas, new minister of Agriculture

Luis Planas, ex-councilor of the Junta de Andalucía in two stages under the presidencies of Manuel Chaves and José Antonio Griñán, and former ambassador in Morocco and before the European Union, will be Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Government of Pedro Sánchez, sources have confirmed. environment of the chief executive.

Cooperativas Agro-Alimentarias affirms that the new CAP hinders the single market

Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España sees in the new national strategic plans for the application of the CAP a clear risk of renationalisation and an obstacle to the proper functioning of the single market. Nor does it see as good news that the Commission has once again avoided making market management proposals to alleviate price volatility and serious crises. However, there are good instruments, such as the possibility of extending the system of operational programs similar to those of fruits and vegetables to other sectors. However, the uncertainty and probable budget reduction will greatly limit its implementation.

Carlos Cabanas affirms that in the 2018 budgets the maximum efficiency of the available resources has been sought

The Secretary General of Agriculture and Food, Carlos Cabanas, has appeared today in the Committee on Budgets of the Senate, where he said that in the distribution of the budget of the General Secretariat for 2018, amounting to 7,463 million euros, with an increase of 1.39% with respect to the previous year, maximum efficiency has been sought in the application of the available funds.

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.

UPA presents to the Ministry its project to adapt the agricultural sector to climate change

Climate change is the main challenge facing the agricultural sector today. In the agrarian organization UPA are aware of this and that is why they are focusing all their efforts on helping farmers and ranchers to adapt their farms to this new situation and thus reduce their impact on the sector. These efforts are being channeled into a macroproject called InfoAdaptaAgri that will be presented to the Minister of Agriculture, Isabel García Tejerina, on June 6th. The act will be open to all interested persons, it is simply necessary to send an inscription in advance.

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.