The anomalous increase in the demand for fruits and vegetables and the hoarding caused by the health alert in Spain has collaterally led the primary sector to live a second "Christmas campaign" in less than half a year.
For some fruit and vegetable products, producers have been able to obtain a higher price; between 15 and 20 cents more per kilo due to the demand from the suppliers, since stores and supermarkets have been selling out faster than in other circumstances.
"The sector is dealing with a greater demand for fruit and vegetable products and the price at origin of some products has risen, but very little," says Vicente Carrión, president of COAG in Cartagena. With the melon planting campaign in full swing, harvesting has been the main activity these days and everything is going "normally".
Representatives of agrarian organizations assure that all the field laborers, mainly of foreign origin, have been provided with a document so that they can go to their work places and help guarantee the supply.