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Portugal will hold the World Olive Oil Summit congress for the first time

Portugal will host for the first time the World Olive Oil Summit, a new international forum for the olive sector that will be held on June 7 and 8, 2018, wheres Santarém will be the hostess. This event, that will celebrate with the main thematic “Olive and Oil”, will be held at the National Exhibition Center .

EU: Hogan advocates prioritizing support for young farmers in the new CAP

The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, has advocated prioritizing support for young farmers in the new CAP, during the debate on the future of Agriculture and Food, which took place on February 12th in Seville with about a hundred citizens. In this event commemorating the 40th anniversary of ASAJA Sevilla, and held in the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses of Seville (FIBES), the MEP of the group of Socialists and Democrats, Clara Aguilera and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina.

Juan Marín relieves Jorge Brotons as president of Eucofel

The candidate of FEPEX, Juan Marín, was elected last December 5, in Brussels, president of the European Association of the Trade of Fruits and Vegetables of the EU, EUCOFEL, taking over from the current president of FEPEX, Jorge Brotons.

USA: Asemesa warns that the investigation against the Spanish olive question the EU aid system

The Association of Exporters and Industrialists of Table Olives (ASEMESA) warns that the investigation of the Department of Commerce of the United States against the black olive of Spanish table question the system of aid of the European Union, and could have far-reaching consequences for all the agricultural sector of the EU.

US punishes with tariffs the Spanish export of table olives

The latest measure by the Donald Trump government to protect its agro-food productions to the detriment of international trade has been a severe blow to the Spanish table olive sector, whose exports will be taxed with a tariff. The first reactions to a measure that had been brewing since this summer, when Californian olive-table companies filed a complaint against the Spanish olive, accusing it of unfair competition, have not been delayed. Thus, the Union of Small Farmers and Cattle Ranchers (UPA) urges the EU to express itself immediately and forcefully against this "illegal and unjust" tariff, which will represent a commercial barrier of between 2 and 7%.

EU: latest Agriculture Council warns of failure of crisis management measures

The current crisis management regime of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is insufficient to address market crises and improve the competitiveness of producers in a free competition environment, as evidenced by the informal Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the European Union, celebrated in Tallinn, Estonia, from 3th to 5th September.

Francisco Martínez Arroyo: "in the debate of the CAP it is necessary to focus the consumers"

Francisco Martínez Arroyo, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development of Castilla-La Mancha reviews in this interview for ECA AGRI the most important issues of his two years of management. These include the Department's commitment to generational change, greater visibility of women in agriculture, and cooperative projects, not to mention rural development and environmental policies.

Good prospects of quality and price in the final stage of the olive campaign

Olive harvest forecasts in the final stretch of the campaign are optimistic, with a value-for-money ratio that the Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Agricultores y Ganaderos (COAG) calls "balanced and sustainable".

UPA and COAG highlight 2016 as year of high production but low agricultural prices

In its usual year-end balance sheet, the agricultural organizations COAG and UPA have agreed to value 2016 as a year that has been characterized by a significant increase in production (which has grown in value to € 46.487 billion), as opposed to agricultural prices, which have been experiencing a general fall that COAG estimates at 4% and which, according to UPA, is the main cause, together with the inaction and lack of support from the political institutions, the coming economic choke suffering from food producers in Spain.

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World Olive Oil Summit (WOOS). Santarém

Portugal will host for the first time the World Olive Oil Exhibition, a new international forum for the olive sector that will be held on June 7 and 8, 2018 at the National Exhibition Center in Santarém