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 aquifer Doñana and part of the most profitable crops in the Andalusian province of Huelva, berries, are located above the overexploited aquifer 27. The struggle for a natural resource has so far been won by agriculture. Hundreds of lagoons in Doñana no longer exist, but the hectares of berries are growing. The battle for water has never ceased [...]
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 just a few days ago we reported the negative repercussions of the Ukrainian invasion on their shipments of cereals and sunflower oil to Spain Ukraine is a key supplier of some commodities to Spain | Nieuwsbericht | Agroberichten Buitenland, despite having reached an agreement on financial support, the Platform of self-employed haulers said that they will continue the strike started [...]
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 striking. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP) The haulier strike that ground much of Spain’s logistical and transport machine to a halt last week appears to be losing steam. After the agreement signed by the Spanish Government with the majority of transport associations last Friday, [...]
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