The cooperative Fruta de Andalucía, one of the leaders in the berry sector in this autonomous region, with an annual turnover that amounts to 100 million Euro, will make an investment of more than 6 million Euro in a modernization and innovation plan in order to enhance its competitiveness.
This has been reported by the president of Fruta de Andalucía, Manuel Alfaro, and the manager of the cooperative, Juan Manuel Vivas, to the delegate of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Government of Andalusia in Huelva, Álvaro Burgos, with whom they have recently held a meeting to analyze these plans, as reported by the cooperative in a statement.
The money is going to projects that the company has integrated into its farms and agricultural facilities devoted to the cultivation of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, as well as the warehouses and industrial warehouses for the handling and packaging of these fruits.
The investments have been included in the Community Aid Program of the 2019 Operational Fund managed by the Council of Agriculture of the Government of Andalusia. To be precise, this financial aid amounts to 3.1 million Euro, complemented with a direct contribution from the nine companies integrated in the cooperative, which are providing 50% of the total planned investment.
Álvaro Burgos, delegate of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishing and Sustainable Development of the Government of Andalusia in Huelva, has praised the effort made by the organizations of fruit producers that operate in the province of Huelva to develop their own operational programs "with investments so that our berry sector remains a leader in the European Union, standing out from other producing countries in terms of both volume and quality."
Source: Efe / lavanguardia.com