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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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Extension of the eligibility of delivery of all QS-certified sites

 Due to the current spread of the coronavirus, the eligibility of delivery of all QS-certified sites (incl. QS-GAP) will be extended by two months (changeover in the QS database on March 26th, 2020). This procedure has been approved by the QS advisory boards. According to the extended QS eligibility of delivery, necessary QS audits can [...]

2020-03-28T16:50:28+01:00Agriculture, Food industry, QS|

Olive Oil Production in Spain Sets Record

Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Food reported that olive oil production in Spain reached 1.77 million tons through March of the 2018/19 campaign, an increase of 43 percent compared with the same period in the previous campaign. Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Food has reported that olive oil production reached 1.77 million tons [...]

2019-05-07T22:45:21+02:00Olive oil, Spain|

Valencia’s organic agriculture records sharpest growth in Spain

The Region of Valencia leads the Spanish organic growth, with the sharpest increases at national level when it comes to organic operators, organic producers and certified organic acreage, according to the latest Annual Report of the Organic Production, elaborated by the Comité d'Agricultura Ecologica de la Comunitat Valenciana (CAECV). Also, Valencia's organic agriculture has generated [...]

2019-05-07T22:41:55+02:00Organics, Spain|

A few surprises to come out of Bloomberg’s Healthiest Countries report this year. Great news for those of you who dig olive oil, rice, and octopus. Not so much if you’re into calzone or spaghtti bolognese. Oh, and if Chipotle is your go-to meal source, beware–the U.S. and Mexico dropped a few spots this year to rank 35th [...]

2019-03-02T20:34:29+01:00Society, Spain|
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