Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 3:07 p.m.
The president of the Badajoz Provincial Council, Miguel Ángel Gallardo, accompanied by the provincial deputy for Rural Development, Demographic Challenge and Tourism, Francisco Buenavista, visited ‘Fruit Attraction’ in Madrid this Tuesday to support the agricultural sector, in general, and the fruit sector. , in particular.
In the Extremadura pavilion, he also had the opportunity to exchange impressions with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, who inaugurated the event, to which he also conveyed the main demands of this “strategic” sector for the region. .
Fruit Attraction is presented for yet another year as an “indispensable” tool for the marketing of fruits and vegetables and as the “epicenter” of the avant-garde of the sector, being the showcase chosen by companies to publicize their new products and innovations and their latest trends. of the markets.
The data from the new edition of Fruit Attraction confirm the importance of this forum as one of the most important in the world for the agricultural sector. The fair is spread over 55,000 square meters in eight Ifema pavilions. In that space, 2,000 exhibiting companies from 55 countries exhibit. Likewise, the event has accredited professional visitors from 130 countries.
This is why Miguel Ángel Gallardo wanted to be “at the side” of the fruit sector today, which as he has recognized has a “crucial weight and is strategic” in the economic, social and environmental development of Extremadura, he reports in press release from the Badajoz Provincial Council.
A sector that has been consolidated in recent years as one of the most important in Extremadura agriculture, both in terms of the number of hectares cultivated, volume of production and impact on employment, especially in the rural world, and above all for its “great” export activity in Europe and overseas markets.
Miguel Ángel Gallardo has also had the opportunity to exchange impressions with representatives of the Association of Fruit Growers of Extremadura (Afruex), an association integrated into Fepex and which brings together 95 percent of the fruit growers in the Extremadura region.
It has 60 direct partners that bring together a group of more than 5,000 fresh fruit producers. It brings together 20,000 hectares of fresh fruit and a production of around 350,000 tons of fruit (plums, cherries, nectarines, peaches, pears, quinces, apricots, persimmons), as well as nuts.