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A fruitful year for Andalucia as food exports top €5 billion

ANDALUCIA has exported more agricultural goods this year than ever before with sales reaching €5.9 billion in the first five months. The southern peninsula now...

BAD APPLE: Farmer in Spain’s Valencia investigated for exploiting 26 workers and housing them in ‘precarious and unsanitary’ conditions

A CITRUS fruit farmer in Picassent (Valencia) is being investigated by the Guardia Civil after he was found to be employing 26 workers without...

Investigators in Spain’s Valencia develop system to cut use of pesticides and ration water

A TEAM of Valencian scientists has developed a new system to diagnose crop infections that can greatly reduce the use of pesticides. The technology created...

Spain orders slaughter of cattle after months stranded in terrible conditions on ship at sea

SPAIN has ordered the slaughter of 1,610 young bulls which have been stranded aboard a livestock ship since December. The agriculture ministry on Monday said...

German student completes Spain to Scotland trek with her trusty Shetland Pony

A GERMAN student is on the verge of completing a mammoth trek across Europe to help raise awareness for climate change. Johanna Maria Wurtz is...

Spain’s Andalucia plans for an eco-revolution after coronavirus crisis exit

THERE may be an ecological silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis. Spain’s economy has suffered massively during the pandemic, with an expected 12.8% economic decline...

Hailstorms this spring devastate grape, orange and pomegranate crops by 40% in Spain’s Costa Blanca

DOWNPOURS across Spain’s Costa Blanca this spring have devastated crops by up to 40%, according to recent figures out this week. Throughout May and into...

Expat’s home-grown Utopia that aims to stop Andalucia’s desertification

THE Sierra de Grazalema sits nestled deep in western Andalucia, around 40 minutes from Ronda in the province of Cadiz. The 51 hectare area of...

COVID-19: Lack of migrant workers puts Spain’s supermarket fresh food stocks in jeopardy

This year, due to coronavirus and the closure of national borders, the agricultural industry has lost an estimated 75,000 workers

Spain’s 30 million caged egg-laying hens mean it is worst in EU for animal welfare

The EU average stands at just 52%, while other countries in the 28-member bloc, like Germany and the Netherlands have just 10% of their total eggs coming from furnished cages

Nine arrested over 11 separate forest fires in six different provinces in Spain

Police data has revealed that over the last 15 years almost all forest fires in Spain are in some way sparked by human activity

Andalucia bird sanctuary under threat from drought and wild boars

THOUSANDS of waterfowl are at risk in the Donana National Park due to a series of management blunders that are seeing eggs and chicks...

BEAST FROM THE EAST: Andalucia’s Christmas chestnut crops DESTROYED by wasp from China

SWEET chestnut harvests in Andalucia have been decimated by insects from the Far East this Christmas. The chestnut gall wasp from China is thought to...

OLIVE WATCHERS: Spain’s Civil Guard to make surprise visits to olive oil factories after weigh-in controversies

It will serve to dispel doubts that have always existed on the part of farmers who are going to weigh their fruit after a hard day of harvesting

HALLOWEEN: Spain is Europe’s leading pumpkin producer with 115,000 tonnes a year

Pumpkin sales spike around Halloween, where they are used for carving, a practice first thought to have been done by the Maori 700 years ago

Number of jobless in Spain rises to 3.47 million, new figures reveal

This means 7,255 people no longer have a job, bringing the total to 3.47 million people out of work.

Iceberg lettuce sees price drop in Spain after recent weather conditions

Recent overproduction due to increased farmland and recent weather conditions means some companies are selling boxes of the popular salad ingredient for €2 less.

Experts warn of potential water restrictions in Andalucia following low reservoir water levels

Reservoirs in Andalucia and other Spanish regions are at unusually low levels, despite the wet start to the year. Experts worry about the effects this may have on Spanish agriculture.

Green gold: Discovering the origins of avocados

The Costa Tropical gets 90% of its 'green gold' from Andalucia, and Spanish explorers were the first Europeans to try it

Humid not hot!

If the mosquitoes haven't gotten to you this summer, then the heat will have

Plans to be unveiled to keep Andalucia at the head of agricultural development

The plans to keep Andalucia at the head agricultural development are to be unveiled by the region’s committee for organic production

Spain may back agriculture projects in disaster-stricken Philippines

The nation is hoping to support agricultural projects in areas of conflict

Spanish fig farmers fear the worst after chemical banned

Environment ministers have refused to approve the use of hydrogen cinnamid, which aids production

‘We will defend the waters’, says Spanish agriculture minister

Miguel Arias Canete said the government would continue to support the rights of fishermen in La Linea and Algeciras

Spanish plague killing fruit trees

Fruit fly spreading throughout Spain could cause ‘a major agricultural epidemic’

Spain to ban battery hens

Farmers will have to switch to so-called ‘enriched’ cages or a free range system by January 2012

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