Spain: The opening of the Chinese market and the increase in the cultivation area mark the meeting of Almendrave

Updated May 12, 2023
The VIII Almond and Hazelnut Meeting, organized by the Association of Almond and Hazelnut Exporters of Spain (SAB-Almendrave), has been marked by the opening of the Chinese market and by the progressive increase in the cultivation area in our country . In 2022, 170,000 hectares of irrigated almond cultivation were registered, which represents 21% of the total area, our country has 756,000 hectares. The forecast aims to reach a production of 184,000 tons of almond kernels by the year 2025. Pistachio cultivation in Spain is also growing exponentially, especially in Castilla-La Mancha. Of the 66,000 hectares cultivated in the country, 80% are in the Castilian-La Mancha region. Experts have highlighted the importance of water availability and the need to expand the capacity of the pistachio processing industry. The president of Almendrave, Pere Ferré, explained the importance of investing in new water infrastructures, the need to strengthen the promotion of almonds outside of Spain ...
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