In an act of gratitude to all producers in Madrid, who have been working to ensure the supply of food to the population of this autonomous region during the state of alarm, the Government of Madrid will donate 451,000 seedlings of different horticultural varieties worth about 35,000 Euro through the Madrid Institute of Research and Rural, Agrarian and Food Development (Imidra). These will be given to around 500 professional agricultural producers with plantations and nurseries across the province.
The seedlings can be planted "immediately", said the regional government, adding that this will allow the production intended for consumption to be optimized.
The Imidra will deliver 200,000 seedlings of various onion species, 132,600 of different tomato varieties from the region, 100,000 of peppers, 12,000 of eggplants and 6,600 of melons.
The Government has said that "they are all of an exceptional quality" and they have been planted on the farm that IMIDRA has in Arganda del Rey, which will be able to supply them to all producers who request it.
The Councilor of Environment, Spatial Planning and Sustainability, Paloma Martín, said that it is a gesture with which they want to show producers their appreciation and deepest gratitude, given the fundamental work that they are doing in these difficult times.
Source: Efe / lavanguardia.com