The support of the Council of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Government of Andalusia to subtropical crops has materialized in the allocation of 36.2 million Euro from the 2019 budget, to be used in water supply and purification for the province of Malaga. Of this amount, 1.4 million Euro will be used to connect the Concepción and Viñuela reservoirs, which should improve the capacity to transport water to the Axarquía.
In his speech at the Subtropical Seminar of the Axarquía 2019, organized by Cadena Ser Málaga and the Agrarian Transformation Society Trops, presented under the title 'For a sustainable, efficient and competitive agricultural model', the vice-councilor Ana Corredera said that in the first four months of 2019, Andalusia's agro-food exports have grown by 9% compared to the same period of 2018, reaching 4,500 million Euro. In the specific case of international sales of subtropical products, there has been a 2% increase if we take the data from January to April into account, but if we look at the number of tons exported in the last five years, the volume marketed abroad has almost doubled. To be precise, the figures have gone from 68,000 tons and 131 million Euro in 2013 to over 135,000 tons worth 322 million Euro in 2018.
According to the representative of the Andalusian Government, it is a "sector in full commercial expansion thanks to the diversification of its products and the consolidation of avocados, cherimoyas and mangoes, which are undoubtedly flagship products of these regions." Corredera pointed to the diversification of the supply, the improvement in the identification and labeling of the products or the promotion of the consumption of tropical fruits in the domestic market as "good measures on which to focus our work."