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Perfil Mariano Zapata

Mariano Zapata, “I’m a bad loser”

Literally born in the countryside (Sucina) in 1963, where his grandparents and his parents worked on the country estate belonging to some aristocrats from Madrid, the Marquis and Marquise of Spínola. By his first birthday, his parents had moved to El Mirador, a village to the north of San Javier, in search of a better life.

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Region of murcia

Loli Molina Proexport

The Region of Murcia: The European Silicon Valley

The Region of Murcia is a Spanish and European reference in farming, not only due to its important production, but also to the value of its agri-environmental initiatives, always pioneering and endowed with significant farsightedness


Moyca: the silent giant that is growing

The company from Murcia Moyca, with participation by the Pro Capital investment fund, is one of the most relevant firms on the European scenario as a producer and marketer of grapes

ailimpo Consumo de limón

Lemon water footprint has decreased by almost 40%

The water footprint of the lemon production in Spain has decreased by 39% over the past 30 years, according to the report ‘The lemon water footprint in Spain’ prepared by the Lemon and Grapefruit Interprofessional Association, AILIMPO

Ecological crops now cover 100,000 hectares

In 2021 there was an increase of over 20% (18,401 ha) in the certified surface area, passing the one hundred thousand hectare mark. Specifically, 107,247 hectares were quantified throughout the Region of Murcia.


pepino vitalis

Eslora, a unique cucumber for eco crops

The first variety from Vitalis with resistance to New Delhi is an all-rounder:”The only one on the market that is also resistant to powdery mildew, CGMMV, yellowing and vein yellowing virus”

bejo Fernando

The latest from Bejo, also bio

The seed company is adapting its varieties to 100% ecological crops to get ahead of the requirements that are already being demanded in destinations such as Germany and France

melon and watermelon

basf Magverik

BASF is spotlighting the trends

With Sunup®, Kukino and the Pearl line they are responding to the market demands in melon without losing sight of the tradition, with successful examples such as the watermelon Bengala F1


Blueberries still on the rise

Consumption of blueberries in the European market has continued to rise in recent years, reflecting the tendency in the American market



citric fruits

A very unique cold treatment

Spain already has a cold treatment for orange imports (although not for mandarins and grapefruit) coming from countries affected by false codling moth.

auxiliary industry


Wood, usable down to the last splinter

The durability, resistance and sustainability of wood makes it into a general favourite for product packaging, in addition to the fact that it can be reused and transformed into other products.


Ilip and eco-design

The company has launched its first hybrid baskets, Ezy Split, manufactured with rPET and cardboard




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