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12Jun, 2020

15% drop in Aragon’s fruit harvest expected

Spain, Stone fruit|

The fruit harvest in the Spanish region of Aragon will be 15% smaller than in 2019, totaling some 530,093 tons, according to the agrarian organization Uaga. This drop will be caused both by the inclement weather conditions in the spring and by a 3.52% reduction in the cultivable acreage devoted to fruit trees in the region. According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, in Spain, the total area planted with peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries, plums, apples and pears amounts to just over 190,000 hectares; of these, Aragon accounts for 37,033. In terms of acreage, peaches and apples have seen [...]

12Jun, 2020

Spain relies on European funds to adapt agriculture to climate change

Agriculture, Climate change, Spain|

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 17 and 25 centimeters. These factors will have a considerable impact on the development of Spanish agriculture. Faced with this new scenario, the Government recently published a draft of the new national plan for adaptation to climate change (Pnacc) 2021-2030, which will be the basic [...]

14May, 2020

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

Horticulture, Spain|

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 Exporting Producers of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Live Plants (Fepex) have detailed that Andalusia and Murcia are already in the middle of the stone fruit campaign and that in Extremadura it is starting now. The Andalusian association Asociafruit has confirmed its estimate in early May [...]

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