The market volume of Europe’s organic sector has broken the €40 billion barrier, according to data presented by Ecovalia, the national reference association for professionals in Spain’s organic sector. The main findings of the organisation’s Annual Report of Organic Production in Spain 2020 were announced at the Caixa Forum Madrid, and confirmed the growing trend of the sector.
Europe’s organic sector exceeds €40 billion in market volume
Global citrus crop shrinks
World pear leader supplies optimum quality
Central Dica specialises in large-scale distribution and exports by air
Lorenzo Carrasco, marketing manager of Central Dica, an importer and marketer of fruits and vegetables, says that 2019 was a good year for the firm’s growth and its continued specialisation in imported products, such as the Ercolina pear from Chile, mango, avocado, and grapes. Central Dica always looks for products with a twist to their quality and taste. The vehicle for current and future growth is La Pequeña Holanda SCA, with its conventional and organic production on over 260 hectares, both for domestic and export customers.
What can EU produce sector expect after Brexit?
With the UK all but certain to leave the EU in 2020, the European fruit and vegetable industry is viewing with great concern the potential impact this will have on intra-EU trade flows. A recent Rabobank report found that fresh produce will be the most affected food sector following Brexit, along with animal protein. At a time when the EU agricultural sector is still adjusting to the fallout of the Russian embargo, the potential loss of another key market could have devastating consequences.
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GO MANGO, expects to double production in under 3 years
Since 2001, GO MANGO has been producing Keitt mangoes in Puerto Rico. It currently has 1,000 acres in production, representing 200 annual export containers, and 500 acres are now being incorporated. "When we started the company, we planted the trees in a more compact area with the idea of acquiring more land in the future, moving the trees and expanding.
Mercabarna publishes 2nd Sustainability Report
The "food city" ratifies its commitment to guarantee economic, environmental and social sustainability.
Mercabarna continues to deepen its most social commitments and has published for the second consecutive year a Sustainability Report. The report analyses the impact of the activity of the central food market on its economic, social and environmental environment. This makes Mercabarna a pioneer among Spanish wholesale markets for its development based on sustainability criteria.