Sustained growth of Spain’s organic agriculture
Fruit Attraction 2020 will be held using telepresence technologies
Madrid, 1 September 2020 – The Organising Committee of Fruit Attraction met and decided that the 12th edition of this world leading event for the international fruit and vegetable professional community would be held using new, advanced telepresence technology: Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect. The next in-person edition of Fruit Attraction, organised by IFEMA and FEPEX, is scheduled to take place from 5-7 October 2021.
Fruit Attraction 2020 goes digital
Stand of Freson de Palos, Fruit Attraction 2019 © Eurofresh Distribution
The 12th edition of Fruit Attraction will be held digitally. This is the outcome of a meeting of the Fruit Attraction Organising Committee yesterday. The digital event is made possible thanks to a new and advanced technological platform placed at the service of the international fruit and vegetable professional community: Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect. The next face-to-face edition of Fruit Attraction, organised by IFEMA and FEPEX, will be held from October 5 to 7, 2021.
BusinessAGRO Mujer supports gender equality in agriculture
Following the success of the three previous editions (Seville, 2017; Toledo, 2018; Córdoba, 2019), Valencia will host the IV National BusinessAGRO Women Agroprofessional Forum, organised by Siete Agromarketing and Mujer Agro (#MujerAGRO). The event will take place on September 17 at the Joan Plaça Auditorium (Botanical Gardens) with a hybrid format (face-to-face and virtual) that will bring together around four months of debates to important entities and personalities from the agri-food sector and its value chain.
Alimerka automates fresh produce distribution with Cimcorp
Spanish consumers won’t repeat stockpiling habits in case of new lockdown
Data from the third wave of the report 'Consumption in and out of the home during and after COVID-19', compiled by AECOC Shopperview and 40dB consulting, suggests that Spanish consumers feel better prepared for new outbreaks of COVID-19 and trust the supply capacity of supermarkets. Only 27% of those surveyed say they will buy non-perishable products to store at home, while 67% say that this time they will not be afraid of store shortages.
Record sales of Pink Lady® apples in Spain
Pink Lady® apples have enjoyed an excellent season in Spain, thanks to a combination of favourable conditions and consumer reliance on fresh and local products. The weather in Spain has been described by growers as “exceptionally favourable” for apple growing, which has translated into an outstanding quality and harvest.
AILIMPO: first estimate for Spain’s 2020/2021 lemon
AILIMPO´s first estimate for Spain’s 2020/2021 lemon harvest is of 1,250,000 tons, representing an overall increase of 10% compared to 2019/2020. Whether this first crop estimate is realised will depend on the availability of water in summer and autumn rains. The estimated global lemon production figure will allow Spain to remain the leading exporter of fresh lemon, and the second largest processor of lemon juice, essential oil and dehydrated peel in the world.