fruit and vegetable production in Spain
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Spain’s avocado farmers advised to choose organic
Following Spain’s avocado boom, the sector is experiencing issues which were previously encountered with other products, such as persimmon, pomegranate, and almond. The fruit’s profitability has led to a shortage of seedlings and rocketing prices. Sudden growth can be followed by saturation and price slumps. This is why agronomist with the Ministry of Agriculture, Tomás Faulí, advised producers at a recent event in Valencia to develop organic avocado to clearly differentiate the market.
Cold snap sees veg prices soar in Spain
The cold snap that hit Spain in the first weeks of January has hurt production and will see prices rise, reports national newspaper El País.
Production of fruit and vegetables in the key zones of Valencia, Murcia and Andalusia has been reduced by 20-30% in recent weeks compared to the same period last year, it says.
As a result, the prices of some products – such as courgettes, aubergines and tomatoes – have soared to record levels.