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Legalization of irrigated lands rekindles the water war in Doñana

Doñana national park is one of Europe’s largest protected wetlands. The berries grown around the park make a definite contribution to the economy of the Spain’s Southern region. The regional government intends to legalize 1,416 hectares of farms with no access to water for irrigation which has raised the hackles of environmental organizations. An overexploited [...]

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The Spanish food chain on high alert

The truckers' strike is pushing the entire agro-food sector to the limit. After the recent masse farmers' demonstration due to their loss of competitiveness, self-employed truckers are now contributing to provoke an unprecedented collapse. The situation is further worsened by the Ukraine’s invasion as Spain needs an alternative source of cereals and sunflower oil. If [...]

2022-04-04T09:18:28+02:00Economy, Politics, Spain|

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Spain’s trucker strike loses momentum as most transport restored

Spain’s trucker strike loses momentum as most transport restored After 15 days of uninterrupted transport stoppages in Spain that have caused shortages and spurred on other protests, the country's main transport association has reported that activity on Monday returned “practically to normal”.  Despite this practical return to normality, some truck drivers in Spain will continue [...]

2022-04-01T15:43:11+02:00Economy, Spain|

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Brussels warns Spain over food safety risk of banned pesticide

Brussels warns Spain over food safety risk of banned pesticide Spain rushed to relax import rules to make up for Ukraine-related feed shortages.     The European Commission wants Spain to "urgently" explain why it has decided to import crops sprayed with an EU-banned pesticide deemed potentially harmful for children, according to a letter seen [...]

2022-04-01T15:34:21+02:00Food safety, Spain|

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New certificate QS-coordinator for AGRIDESK

Hereby I am happy to inform you that we successfully passed the QS coordinator audit; again with the best possible score. Producers of fruits and vegetables with a GlobalGAP-certificate that need a so-called Bundler or QS-coordinator, please send me an email. We have clients from Spain, Belgium, Holland, so distance does not play a role [...]

2020-07-27T14:19:21+02:00Agriculture, QS|

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Spanish GHG emissions from the agricultural sector fell by 1.4% in 2019

Preliminary data sent by the Spanish Government to Brussels show that national gross CO2 equivalent emissions were 6.2% less than in 2018. Emissions from crops fell by 1.4%, while those from livestock farming did by 0.4%. The Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge has published the Advance Inventory of GHG (greenhouse gases) Emissions for [...]

2020-07-27T13:40:38+02:00Agriculture, Climate change, Spain|

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Spain: The agro food sector, one of the least affected by coronavirus lockdown

The balance of the crisis for the food sector has been relatively positive although Spain has been one of the countries worst affected by the pandemic. Food manufacture, a key industry for the supply of the population, had to face, together with the logistics and distribution sectors, an unusual increase in demand during the first [...]

2020-07-27T13:36:56+02:00Agriculture, Covid-19, Spain|

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Spain relies on European funds to adapt agriculture to climate change

The impact of global warming on the Iberian Peninsula is undeniable. According to different studies, by the end of the century, the proportion of warm days is expected to increase by up to 50%, especially in the inland and east of the country, and in the short term, average sea levels will rise by between [...]

2020-06-12T08:45:14+02:00Agriculture, Climate change, Spain|

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Spain will produce 15% less stone fruit this season, according to Fepex

The Fepex Stone Fruit Committee estimates that production in Spain will drop 15% this season compared to that of 2019, in line with the reduction of between 15 and 20% estimated by producers in the sector in Italy or the decrease predictable in France, not yet quantified. Sources of the Spanish Federation of Associations of [...]

2020-05-14T16:02:06+02:00Horticulture, Spain|

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