Vegacañada, the tomato specialist of Grupo Agroponiente, remains a great option for tomato growers in Vega de Almería, whom it has been supporting with solutions, advice and services for over 2 decades. Once again, Vegacañada has achieved superior results to other tomato companies in the area. Despite the difficulties of this campaign relating to the sharp rise in production costs for farmers and the lack of production volume due to the high temperatures, Vegacañada has managed to set the best prices in the sector.
Centre manager, José Antonio Carrasco, said: “These are very complex campaigns, especially due to the rise in production costs, which force farmers to make careful calculations about their farms to avoid economic risks. That is why it is important to have the support of a company like Vegacañada and, in general, Grupo Agroponiente.”
Director of the Vegacañada auction, Antonio Salazar, said: “The results farmers obtain by working with us are neither surprising nor unexpected, but rather consistent. They have been regularly getting the best prices for over two decades and the most complete range of services. Our farmers know that by working with us, they have the support of a great team of professionals specialised in all areas that they need, from our agricultural technicians to a commercial team that knows the market inside out, as well as advisors of all kinds, from the fields of economics and agronomy.”
This is backed up by the testimony of a farmer with the longest experience working with Vegacañada, Juan Mañas Chacón, who without hesitation said: “I chose to work with Vegacañada many years ago and this was a great decision. Throughout this journey of more than twenty years, I have always felt accompanied, valued at all times, helped whenever I needed it, and I have perceived that the company has always done its best for our benefit.”
Mañas Chacón said: “This campaign is very complicated, with costs doubling and even tripling in some cases. We also must add another difficulty: the high temperatures that have overloaded the market with produce for many months and, now that prices are higher, the lack of product to compensate for the previous months. For this reason, in the face of such difficulties, it is important to have a company by our side that supports us when things are going less well and that works to achieve the maximum benefit when the time is right. This is a year when working with Vegacañada is a plus for those of us who do so.”