Spain: They estimate a drop in citrus production of 17.7%

Updated Apr 1, 2023
The current citrus campaign, due to adverse weather conditions, will be one of the lowest in the last 10 seasons, since current forecasts suggest that it will close with a total volume close to 5.8 million tons, 17.7% less than in 2021-22. In general, the productions of other countries in the northern hemisphere also fell, with the exception of those of Greece, Egypt and Israel.
This was stated during the meeting held this Friday between the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, and those responsible for the organization Citrus Management Committee (CGC) and in which it was recalled that citriculture is one of the main agricultural sectors in Spain, with some 300,000 cultivated hectares, which place the country as the sixth producer and the first exporter of fresh citrus worldwide. Planas has defended the need to promote the activity of the two interprofessionals that operate in the citrus sector (Intercitrus and Ailimpo) with the aim of promoting the promotion of excellent quality products such as oranges, tangerines, lemons and grapefruit of Spanish origin in international markets. It has offered the collaboration of the Government, which "supports the promotional actions that the citrus sector plans to carry out." Price increase The lower production has meant that the prices received by the Spanish citrus grower are, in many cases, ...
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