Seed, only essential factor for the crop production

The plant breeder industry invests around 20% of its turnover in R & D. Get a new variety involves an investment of up to 3 million euros. Industrial property protection means the results of the work of breeders, thus sustaining improvement programs and development of varieties.

"International Year of Pulses" looking for increasing consumption and cultivation

In the past, legumes was the food of subsistence population. Linked to the consumption of people of mature and older, new generations do not include them in your favorite dishes. As culture is deficient in extension. Spain imports more than it produces. The objectives of the Association and the Government Legumbristas is recovering consumption being basic health and boost production of quality figures

Spain puts vegetables in the epicenter of promotion

The Government and the Association of Legumbristas of Spain presented promotional activities to highlight the high biological value of its proteins, mineral content and contribution of soluble fiber as well as the environmental benefits of these crops to fix atmospheric nitrogen. FAO has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses.

Everything about the International Year of Pulses 2016

And the new web is born with the goal of being an informative reference in Spain when talking about the "International Year of Pulses 2016" is available. On the web all the news, events, publications and videos on this important event and complete information on the benefits of legumes level of health and sustainability, including its many culinary preparations are collected.

FAO: International Year of Pulses 2016

The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.

A new calculator sustainability indicators for farmers

The Technology Platform for Sustainable Agriculture Association (PTAS), in collaboration with the Centre for Studies and Research for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks (CEIGRAM) of the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the US company Zdex Inc., has launched today a new project that will allow the farmer to calculate the sustainability of their farm by a simple computer program.

China promotes soybean imports

This legume imports by China grew 44% in September to establish itself as the largest buyer of soybeans world during the last quarter.

Argentina: open door to export alfalfa to China

The Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the…

Spain: new alfalfa establishments authorized to export to China

In middle of 2014, the Spanish alfalfa managed to enter the Chinese…