The town of Monterrubio de la Serena in Badajoz will hold the VI edition of Agroliva from March 20 to 25, which will bring together 42 exhibitors and will be completed with activities including technical conferences on irrigation.
Specifically, on Monday the 20th, the previous activities will begin with a technical day on irrigation in Monterrubio de la Serena, with the presence of the president of the Government of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, Population and Territory of the Junta de Extremadura, Begoña García, and the president of the Badajoz Provincial Council, Miguel Ángel Gallardo Miranda, among other authorities.
On Tuesday the 23rd there will be a demonstration of different recipes with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Monterrubio Oil with Thermomix and, the next day, activities will be carried out for minors, such as a visit to the Oil Museum and educational oil tastings.
To conclude, on March 25 it will be the turn of the Agroliva exhibition fair from 12:00 to 20:00, when the most fun part of this event will take place, which will also include a cooking workshop for children around the extra virgin oil DOP Aceite de Monterrubio.
The deputy for Rural Development and Sustainability of the Badajoz Provincial Council, Lorenzo Molina, and the mayor of Monterrubio de la Serena, Jesús Martín, have presented the VI edition of Agroliva, which will take place at the municipality’s Fairgrounds, both in the new hall multipurpose as well as tents set up for this purpose with a total area of about 900 square meters.
Lorenzo Molina explained that it is a fair that started “little by little”, that has been consolidated over time and that makes known both “that liquid gold” such as Monterrubio oil, as well as the artisanal or commercial part of the municipality, while defending that producing and consuming local products means doing the same with “quality” products.
A quality that is provided by the products exhibited at this fair, he has highlighted, along with the fact that promoting commercial activity and creating the necessary synergies between producers and consumers is one of the “fundamental” objectives that, “from the first moment”, The Monterrubio City Council had in mind to develop this fair.
In the same way, the Badajoz council supports this type of local events that, throughout the province, are celebrated very regularly, and with which they publicize the products of the land and both the “star” and the Iberian , like others also “star” with designation of origin such as oil.
For his part, Jesús Martín has pointed out that these types of events are complex to develop without the help of the provincial institution, which in turn helps to promote the municipality’s “star” product, olive oil.
He also recalled that after the stoppage of the event due to the health situation, this will be the second time that it can be held normally and with “great expectations” compared to the previous year, due to which the number of exhibitors has increased so much. and the event space, with a total of 42 stands and 900 square meters of surface.