The director of the Experimental Station of the Cajamar Foundation outlines the keys to competitiveness for the future of the sector
November 19, 2010
Are we competitive? Thus begins the exposure that the director of the Experimental Station of the Cajamar Foundation,
Roberto García Torrente, made at the meeting of the past 21 within the framework of the techniques of the professional fair days 'Fruit Attraction', one of the most important of the sector of fruits and vegetables in Spain.
García Torrente participated in the round table 'modernisation of greenhouses and improving energy efficiency', along with representatives from the Ministry of agriculture, the regional Government of Andalusia and the Government of the region of Murcia, with the paper 'innovation as a factor of competitiveness of the Spanish horticulture'.
In his statement, the director of the Experimental Station highlighted three key factors to determine the level of competitiveness in the fruit and vegetable sector and the challenges that take to react appropriately to the gradual loss of presence in international markets.
In the context of this paper were offered new encouraging data for the improvement of the competitiveness of the sector, resulting from the research of new systems for horticultural cultivation under greenhouse in Mediterranean climates that are framed within the Inversos project.
The Cajamar Foundation promotes the improvement of yields of agricultural production with this ambitious project and gathers the knowledge acquired by the Experimental Station during the last ten years in technology of greenhouses, in collaboration with various national public research centres.
The Spanish export of plant and flower cut grew 10% until September of 2013 in comparison with the same period of 2012, totalizando 208 million euros, of which 176 millions corresponded to alive plant (+7%) and 25 million euros to flower cut (+25%), according to data of the General Steering of Customs processed by Fepex... [+]