Challenges of the horticultural sector before the export of products to Europe

As a result of applying high standards of quality and control, the Spanish fruit and vegetable sector is the main supplier of fruits and vegetables in Europe. In the first quarter of 2018, the European Union was the destination of 93% of sales abroad of the Spanish fruit and vegetable sector, with 11.7 million tons and 11,760 million euros, according to data from the Spanish Federation of Producers Associations Fruit and Vegetable Exporters (FEPEX).

The video of the Second National Forum on Agro-Professional Women, of Seven Agromarketing, is now available

SIETE Agromarketing has just launched the video on the 2nd National Forum Agribusiness - 'Agro-Professional Women. Under the motto 'equality is a task for everyone', which was held last June 27 in Toledo. An audiovisual summary that summarizes the most important moments of an event, which had an excellent reception from the public and a great impact on RR.SS.
Mujeres trabajando en el campo. Imagen: Ministerio de Agricultura de España.

The Ministry announces the IX edition of the "Excellence Awards for Innovation for Rural Women"

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has convened the ninth edition of the "Excellence Awards for Innovation for Rural Women" corresponding to 2018, in its four categories of "Excellence in innovation in agricultural activity", "Excellence in innovation in diversification of economic activity in rural areas "," Excellence in communication "and" Extraordinary prize for rural women's innovation ".

Education, training and communication: keys to increase the necessary empowerment of agro-professional women

The II National Forum Agribusiness - Agro-Professional Women has been held this morning in Toledo under the motto 'equality is a task of all', with a huge success of affluence, and an undeniable social awareness in favor of equal opportunities and diversity in the agri-food sector.
Mujeres trabajando en el campo. Imagen: Ministerio de Agricultura de España.

Sánchez Haro participates in the conference 'Present and future of agriculture in the Bajo Andarax' organized by COAG

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Rodrigo Sánchez Haro, has participated in Almería in the day 'Present and future of agriculture in the Lower Andarax' organized by COAG, in which he reiterated that "the transfers are, day Today, a need to ensure irrigation in the field, although the future is through the use of reclaimed and desalinated water. For the representative of the Andalusian Government, "it is not a question that we can choose, it is a matter of necessity because we have to guarantee the water security of our farmers". Likewise, it has recognized that regenerated and desalinated waters open an "important field of work, in which we have to move forward. I really believe that there is the future. " During his speech, Sanchez Haro has reported that the Ministry returned to make, yesterday, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food "the demands that we have been making from Andalusia on water." Among these, the Board's claim to lower the price of desalinated water -0.30 euros per cubic meter maximum- for Andalusian farmers has stood out. In addition, he has again raised the need for a "shock plan for the optimization of desalination for the Mediterranean, the creation of a working group and the establishment of a calendar to prioritize and coordinate actions in the field of pending hydraulic infrastructures" . "The change of central government does not stop the priority issues for our land, quite the opposite," said the head of Andalusian Agriculture, which stressed that for this type of problem solutions are needed to ensure the production of farmers and to achieve them we must collaborate together. " In this regard, he recalled the aid that the Board has made available to the Andalusian agri-food sector for investments in irrigation: more than 66 million, to which we will add another 43 million euros this year, which will include specific lines to take advantage of reclaimed water. During his speech, the counselor praised the commitment of farmers in the area of ​​Bajo Andarax for organic production, both in citrus and protected crops. "Organic production is not the only productive system that measures the degree of sustainability of agriculture in this territory, which also puts into practice integrated production and biological control of pests." The future CAP Likewise, Sánchez Haro has once again insisted on the need to maintain a common position among all the provinces and the entire Andalusian agri-food sector in defense of the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). "From the Ministry we will work to achieve it, since we are aware that a strong CAP is essential to promote a diverse agriculture and a live rural environment". For this, he recalled that from Andalusia "we support the central government is firm and forceful in defending the budget, for which the European Commission proposed a cut of 16% that comes to delve into the 1.052 million euros that we have already lost in the current frame ". "We want a communitarian agrarian policy that maintains the support to the pluriactivos farmers, that is designed with perspective of gender to construct a more egalitarian sector, that includes a maximum limitation to the aids distributing the detraído amount between small and average exploitations of the same region ", it is finished.

Grufesa forms more than 1,550 students with 'Cultivate your values'

More than 1,500 Primary Education students of the public schools of Moguer and Mazagón have participated this academic year in the consolidation of the awareness campaign of the educational community 'Cultivates your values', pioneer in the sector, whose second edition has been closed today at the headquarters of Grufesa. The firm of Moguer producer and marketer of berries has promoted and developed for the second year in a row this ambitious project in order to raise awareness among school children about the reality and socioeconomic significance of the strawberry sector through a project of education and training in values ​​associated with the same that revalue their identity and contribute to their personal development, to improve the coexistence and social progress of future generations.

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 .

Toledo will host the 2nd National Forum Agribusiness - Agrifood Women

Siete Agromarketing and agricultural e-commerce, have the pleasure of inviting you to the '2nd National Forum Agribusiness - Agro-Professional Women', a meeting point that will open its doors in Toledo on June 27.
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.