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Cerdá highlights the "copy" process of conversion of peach varieties that farmers have made ciezanos (09/11/2010)

Stresses that municipality to half of the 14,000 hectares of peach that is in the Region

The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, said today that the conversion process varietal peach farmers have made ciezanos "has been exemplary and has led to" improve and diversify our product offering. "

The owner of Agriculture and Water made the remarks at the closing in Cieza the Peach Technical Conference 2010, organized by COAG.

Antonio Cerda said that this municipality has converted 80 percent of the approximately 1,700 hectares that have undergone this process of change in the region, and have been for more than seven million since 2007.

"This restructuring facilitates enhanced competitiveness," Cerda said, adding that "they are replacing old varieties with new ones adapted to new market tastes."

In this regard, he recalled that the Ministry of Agriculture and Water, through IMIDA, and the private sector represented in the New Varieties of Mediterranean society (Novamed) are working on a project on genetic improvement of peach have been awarded three new varieties "are already registered and ready to be transferred to farmers," said Cerda.

The Minister of Agriculture noted that the new varieties, "the industry will avoid reliance on foreign breeders", who are paid higher royalties for the varieties introduced, and help the sector to "prices do not always advantageous to the market other productions. "

"The future of agriculture lies in research, to be owners of our products without depending on others," said the adviser who advocated the new technological advance "to differentiate and achieve a better market position."

Agriculture responsible for regional government noted that Cieza to half of the 14,000 acres of peach trees that are in the Region of Murcia.

He added that the regional production exceeds 200,000 tons annually.

Source: CARM

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