Chile opens a lemon market in the United States under a systems approach

The Ministry of Agriculture of Chile announced after 4 years of negotiations the approval by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the Department of Agriculture of the United States (USDA) the certification of Chilean lemons under Systems Approach. Thus, an alternative is offered that will allow our country to export lemons in higher quality conditions, since it avoids fumigation with methyl bromide, substantially improving the post-harvest conditions of this fruit to a market in which Chile is the main provider.

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.

Mexico will host the III International Blueberry Seminar 2018

Mexico will host the III International Seminar of Blueberries, which will be held on June 7 and will have a very innovative program, with new and interesting local and international speakers. In addition, there will be a field day in which to see the most outstanding technical applications. This new edition of the Blueberry Seminar of Mexico will have the special organization and collaboration of Aneberries, the National Association of Berry Exporters of Mexico.

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.

A hybrid of two pests, the new threat of crop

A hybrid between two pests would be the new threat to crops around the world, according to Australian scientists, who have confirmed the new appearance of a hybrid of two worms responsible for the world's major pests in a new species strengthened.

International: 'Xtractor Around The Word' starts its second solidarity expedition

Xtractor Around The Word has begun its second expedition at the beginning of April, characterized by its solidary nature. This travel experience, which takes place in South Africa, is carried out to promote the role of agriculture and support humanitarian actions, always being one of its most important values.

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 EU brought the consumption of fruits and vegetables and dairy products to more than 30 million children, during the school year 2016/17

During the 2016/17 school year, the EU brought the consumption of fruit and vegetables to more than 12.2 million children in 79,000 schools, through its fruit and vegetable consumption program. Along the same lines of promoting a healthy diet among the European child population, more than 18 million schoolchildren participated in their milk consumption program. Thanks to both initiatives, more than 74,000 tons of fruit and vegetables and more than 285,000 tons of dairy products were distributed to children between the ages of 6 and 10 years.