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Fertiberia celebrates its 19th prize for the best agricultural doctoral thesis

On Friday, July 27th, Fertiberia celebrated the XIX edition of its Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis on Agricultural Issues, in an event held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Enviroment and chaired by the Minister, Isabel García Tejerina. This award has been consolidated since its inception as one of the most prestigious in Europe and the best endowed economically. This year has highlighted the great number of papers presented, 32 theses from Spain and Portugal, as well as the scientific quality of the same.
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The melon and the watermelon advance of the hand of the innovation

In the middle of the summer, like the one we are in, one of the most consumed products in Spanish homes is undoubtedly watermelon and melon. Far from past times in which the consumer had little to choose from, the sector is currently advancing in the development of new varieties increasingly adapted to the tastes and needs of the markets. And they do it in the hands of the main seed-breeding companies, which make available to the producers the best materials to achieve this.
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Peru: Pro Olivo takes its achievements in technological innovation to the II Regional Forum of Economic Development

The Pro Olivo Association has shared in the II Regional Forum of Economic Development for Latin America and the Caribbean its successful experience with the Tenological Innovation Agenda for the technical and commercial development of the olive tree in the Tacna Region in Peru. Represented by its president, Luciana Biondi, Pro Olivo was selected by the international consultancy GIZ Peru to represent Peru in this representative forum, held at the end of June, in the Bolivian city of Tiquipaya.
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I International Olivo Symposium in hedge, a direct look at the reality of this crop

The I International Symposium of the olive grove in hedge, Olint, recently celebrated by the University of Córdoba (UCO), Agromillora and Olint, technical magazine of Agromillora Iberia, represented a golden opportunity to obtain a more direct and close knowledge of the reality of this crop Super-intensive. An event that attracted more than 600 professionals from the sector, who gathered in the Aula Magna of the Campus Rabanales of the UCO.

Globalcaja instructs agri-food companies in the new VAT system

Globalcaja is carrying out a series of days, in Albacete, Ciudad Real, Toledo and Cuenca, in order to form in the new VAT System of the Tax Agency (SII), which has entered into force as of July 1st. The beneficiaries of this initiative have been more than 200 Cooperatives, Agrarian Transformation Societies (SATs) and private agri-food companies, which use ERP (Comprehensive Management Software), facilitated and developed by Globalcaja for its integral management.
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Du Pont Pioneer sponsors the first European sunflower harvest in Seville

The early sowing technique, which Pioneer introduced 20 years ago in Spain in the cultivation of corn, together with the use of the Pioneer P64LC108 hybrid variety, has led to the first sunflower crop of this campaign to have taken place yesterday, 22th June, in the Sevillian town of La Campaña, Seville. A collection that is anticipated at least one month on the usual dates in Andalusia, one of the first areas of Europe to harvest.
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Bolivia: Government boosts Genetic Research on Quinoa

The Government of Bolivia, through the Ministry of Rural Development and Lands and the International Quinoa Center (CIQ), in coordination with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), organized the First International Forum on the cultivation of Quinoa, under the heading "Opportunities and Challenges to the discovery of the quinoa genome". The objective of this initiative is to contribute to the strengthening of the country's quinuero sector.
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25% of photovoltaic plants for self-consumption have agricultural use

The 25% of the photovoltaic plants for self consumption that are raised in national territory are destined to the agricultural activity, mainly to the cultures of irrigation. Specifically, in the last three years, solar plants with a total production capacity of around 25 megawatts (equivalent to 90 football fields) have been installed in the Spanish agricultural sector, which will allow irrigators to save up to 60% in electricity, Once the investment in the plates is amortized.