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.

Massey Ferguson presents its brand strategy and the main novelties that will be launched at FIMA

Massey Ferguson has announced its brand strategy for the next five years, its current range of harvesting and forage equipment, and the novelties it plans to launch at FIMA, during several days aimed at customers, dealers and specialized press has held in the facilities of one of its official dealers, Aguilar y Varo S.L., in the Sevillian town of Écija. The head of the Collection Area of Massey Ferguson, Miguel Angel Menéndez, and the product engineer, Daniel Díaz, have been responsible for presenting the latest additions to the full line of this brand.

A "tasty" network of reputed restaurants, anteroom of 'Andalucía Sabor'

A total of 41 restaurants from the eight Andalusian provinces have allied themselves in the Sabor Network, which from September 15th and for a whole month will offer special menus with quality Andalusian products. This is an initiative that is part of the Gastronomic Congress Andalusia Sabor, the largest professional event of Andalusian gastronomy, which will take place at Fibes II, Seville, from September 25th to 27th, held in parallel to the agri-food Fair Andalucía Sabor.

Unify criteria, the great challenge in phytosanitary registration

To unify criteria when addressing the phytosanitary product registration, for the benefit of society, is the great challenge in which representatives of all sectors involved in plant health in Spain (producers, exporters, technicians, manufacturers, distributors, and the Central and Regional Administration), during the closing day of the 14th Symposium of Plant Protection, which has gathered in Seville around 1,200 professionals.

Antonio Vergel: "Without phytosanitaries, agro-food production would be reduced by more than 50%"

Without phytosanitaries, agro-food production would be drastically reduced by up to 50%, and it would be impossible to ensure the food needs of present and future populations, according to Carlos Vergel, president of the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos Agrícolas (COITAND). During the inagural day of the 14th Symposium on Plant Health, held in Seville from 25th to 27th January. Vergel regretted that a restrictive approach in Community legislation is making it difficult to register and use new products, although plant health is a key part of agricultural production. For its part, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Carmen Ortiz, has ensured that the Andalusian Government is working to promote plant health through aid to the Operational Groups of Innovation.

The 14th Symposium on Plant Protection advocates adapting effectively and efficiently to a new era of change

On 21th November has been presented, in the headquarters of the Andalusian Regional Council of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development (CAPDER), the 14th edition of the Symposium on Plant Protection which will take place on 25th, 26th and 27th of January of 2017 in Seville. Under the motto "Towards Change", this event aims to offer the keys to adapt efficiently and effectively to the new scenario of agri-food production, marked by rigid community regulations regarding phytosanitary issues and new challenges and strategies derived from climate change.

The Andalusian Government supports to Ybarra factory to resume its activity after the fire

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Carmen Ortiz has visited on July 18th, by the Minister of Employment and Social Security, Fátima Báñez, factory Ybarra Group affected by the fire last Saturday, July 16th. During this visit, he has taken to ensure that the Andalusian Government will turn these facilities to resume work and continue to generate employment in Andalusia.

Taste Spain: the Madrid Fusion gastronomic tourism in 2016

From 25 to 27 January, eleven destinations Taste Spain participates actively in the International Summit of Gastronomy Madrid Fusion. The cities of Seville, Valladolid, Logroño, Cambrils, La Coruna, Lanzarote, Sant Carles de la Rapita, Denia, Ciudad Real, Tenerife and Segovia, will attend the Taste called Avenida Spain, located on the main floor, with an extensive program activities, guided tours of the most representative dishes and holding the Ruta de la Tapa tastings.

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XIV Symposium on Plant Health. Seville

The Official College of Agricultural Technical Engineers of Western Andalusia (COITAND) celebrates the 14th edition of its National Symposium on Plant Protection from January 25th to 27th, at the Meliá Lebreros Hotel in Seville.

III Sipcam Iberia Conference: "Innovations for citrus"

The Cortijo El Chamorro in Dos Hermanas (Sevilla) welcomes to the III Sipcam Iberia Conference: "Innovations for citrus", that takes place on October 1st, an event which serves to discuss innovation and meet with the help of international experts the latest solutions for one of the most relevant sectors of our agriculture.