The REDES TECO project consists of configuring and having permanent technical-economic information networks of the different sectors in order to have access to data about production costs, profitability, benefits, and other issues that may be useful for the sector in making practical decisions.
This permanent information network is obtained with two main tools: the establishment of typical farms of these products, from which real information is obtained, and regional and national analysis and discussion panels.
A typical farm represents the most common production system in a region in terms of technical-economic parameters: size, production system, yields, income, and costs. The starting point of the typical farm is the accounting records of real farms with similar characteristics. It is built and validated by the Regional and National Panels, of which producers, technicians, researchers, industry, etc. are part.
The REDES TECO system, which is promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and implemented by Tragsatec, has already been operating for several years in herbaceous and olive crops and has now begun to be developed in the fruit and vegetable sector, specifically for tomato, orange, and peach farms.
On October 6, MAPA and Tragsatec updated the National Peach Panel on their work, including that they had chosen typical peach farms from the different producing regions, such as Aragon, Catalonia, and Murcia.
This week, the National Orange Panel met. The technical-economic results of the typical orange farms for the year 2020 (2019-2020 season) were presented in the meeting and discussed by the Network's producers and technical collaborators at the national level, including FEPEX.