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Cecilio Sánchez takes over as president of COPISI (a UNICA cooperative)

Cecilio Sánchez takes over as president of COPISI (a UNICA cooperative)
PRESS RELEASE: UNICA

Rosi García Ferrer is the new vice president and part of the Governing Council of UNICA. The COPISI Cooperative (a member of UNICA since the last campaign) has renewed its Governing Council and elected a new president, Cecilio Sánchez Luque, a partner for more than twenty years and a member of various Governing Councils of the El Ejido cooperative, of which she was vice president. In charge of COPISI during the past campaigns, Rosendo Pozo has voluntarily decided to hand over the baton.

The newly elected president highlighted the need to “continue to improve and grow as in recent years, now within UNICA.” Cecilio Sánchez knows the cooperative and its partners in depth and has made it his main objective “not to disappoint them”. Among the novelties of this new COPISI Governing Council is the entry of two women, Belén López Pozo and Rosi García Ferrer; the latter, as vice-president, will also be present on the Governing Council of the second-grade cooperative, UNICA.

Rosi García Ferrer received broad support for her candidacy from the partners. “I stood in order to make an example and encourage more women. I am going to bring a new vision, a new point of view. I have been a member for many years and in COPISI, there are many other colleagues who are members, but they do not dare to take the step and assume positions of responsibility. I hope that from now on that will change.”

 

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Agrico reaches out to the world with ‘Next Generation’ 

Agrico reaches out to the world with ‘Next Generation’ 

Agrico is a co-operative of potato growers involved in breeding, growing, collecting, processing and marketing on average 500,000 tons of potatoes a year. Two years ago, the company developed a series of potato varieties with high Phytophthora resistance which they refer to as the ‘Next Generation’ potatoes. In addition to their unique high resistance, these sustainable varieties have outstanding consumption qualities in terms of appearance, taste and versatility. These qualities make the varieties attractive for both growers and customers. 

Agrico’s portfolio has a suitable variety for practically every segment. The assortment includes Carolus, Alouette, Levante, Twister, Twinner, Ardeche and Nofy. Two more potentials are arriving that will widen the scope of traits offered by the varieties. 

Together with its subsidiaries, Agrico will demonstrate its successful contribution to sustainable potato cultivation for the ‘Next Generation’ varieties at Fruit Logistica. Visit Agrico at Hall 1.2 – D11. For more details, contact: Linda de Jong; l.de.jong@agrico.nl; +31-527639980