Proyecto innovador subvencionado por el Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación a través del PNDR
(Programa Nacional de Desarrollo Rural 2014-2020). (https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/index_es)
Avocado cultivation in the province of Malaga occupies 6,200 hectares with a production of about 46,000 tons and annual billings that exceed 110 million euros. The province of Malaga has a great diversity, although the avocado since it began its journey in the eighties, has been established in the province due to its geographical characteristics and optimal temperatures for the development of its cultivation. For this reason, it is a crop closely linked to the daily work of ASAJA Málaga of training and information to the farmer, more than 8,000 farmers are dedicated to this crop.
AVA ASAJA www.avaasaja.org
Avocado cultivation is booming in the Valencian Community, many of the new avocado producers are linked to the Valencian Association of Farmers. From AVA a multitude of technical and practical conferences are being carried out on this crop. Given the great interest that exists, the possibility of creating in the medium / long term an organization of avocado producers is considered, taking the initiative of AVA ASAJA itself.
IHSM LA MAYORA https://www.ihsm.uma-csic.es/
The Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea La Mayora, has extensive experience since its foundation more than 50 years ago, in research with subtropical fruit crops. It is a research center of international leadership in the field of subtropical fruit growing, the development of this type of crops on the Andalusian Mediterranean coast has gone hand in hand with this research center. It maintains unique germplasm collections throughout Europe of subtropical crops and acts as the examination office of the Community Plant Variety Office for the registration of new varieties and rootstocks of avocado, custard apple and mango through the Spanish Office of Plant Varieties. It has an experimental station of 50 hectares, of which approximately 22 are planted with subtropical fruit trees and 13 of them are avocado, which allows for various trials in the field.
Asaja Cádiz is the most important agricultural association in the province, which is constituted without spirit
profit-making and inspired by democratic principles. Currently, it has about 2,000 members and its mainstay is the professionalism of its technicians who offer the best of themselves to help farmers and ranchers in their daily work. In the Campo de Gibraltar and in all areas
farms in the province that weather permitting, avocado cultivation is expanding. It is, therefore, an area of great implantation of the crop.
It places its research work at the disposal of the agricultural sector, in order to transfer knowledge and technologies aimed at the sustainable development of agricultural systems that take into account the conservation of the environment and biodiversity. His work opens new avenues towards innovation in production processes that improve quality and competitiveness in the sector and guarantee food safety. With these objectives in mind, ICIA is a national and international reference in the area of agricultural research, working on a variety of projects focused on the production of plants in subtropical areas, plant pests and disease control, the preservation of flora indigenous and resource efficiency in resources and raw materials.
Established in 1968 and is the leading institution for agricultural research in eastern Spain. IVIA integrates seven research centers: Genomics, Citrus and Crop Production, Sustainable Agriculture, Postharvest Technology, Livestock Technology, plant protection and Agroengineering.
Company that was born in 1928 with an objective that continues to be the same today: Offer the best products, offer authentic products.
Currently, the Cooperativa Agrícola Callosa de’n Sarrià continues to grow and, continuously, they adapt to the new needs of customers. That is why its efforts are aimed at quality, innovation and excellence. All this is part of the know-how of the human team, committed and motivated people to make their reason for being a reality: our clients.
Coordination Gil María Campos Alabau
Innovation Agent and Coordinator of the projects of the GO of Avocado Innovation and of the GO of Precision Agriculture in Irrigation and Citrus Fertilization. Agricultural Engineer from UPV and MBA in innovation and leadership from MIT, with more than 20 years of experience in projects in America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Currently he also works as Project Manager, Consultant and Coach for EIT RIS, EIT Climate KIC, the City Council of Valencia, the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Innsomnia and other companies and institutions.
In collaboration with
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading biotech companies, with more than 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries offering solutions tailored to the individual needs of farmers around the world and working under the same purpose:
With the farmer as a fundamental element of said chain, Syngenta works to achieve profitable and competitive sustainability associated with respect and care for the environment. In this way, we contribute to the growing global demand for healthy and high-quality food.
- Worldwide we are the only company in the agribusiness sector that has an offer that integrates effective solutions in crop protection and seed production.
In collaboration with
Regaber offers complete irrigation solutions, from filtration equipment, hydraulic regulation and irrigation emitters, to the most advanced control, automation, monitoring and management solutions for irrigation and crop fertigation.
- Regaber was established in 1980. Since then it has grown and accumulated experience in the field of professional irrigation. During this time, it has introduced and consolidated new irrigation technologies, and is currently one of the leading Spanish companies in irrigation technology.
- Irrigation is one of the most important assets in a crop, therefore, Regaber’s mission is to work for a more efficient and productive irrigation, adapting to the specific needs of each crop, type of land and installation and offering tools to making decisions that facilitate work and increase the profitability of each farm.