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Cerdá notes that "The Region of Murcia is the first peach-producing area of Spain" (13/06/2009)

The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, said yesterday that "the Region of Murcia is the first peach-producing area of Spain, Cieza their capital, since this municipality is 40 percent of regional production, with more 100,000 tonnes.

The owner of Agriculture and Water made the remarks, with the mayor, Antonio Tamayo, at the launch of the website 'Peach Cieza', created by the City Council of this town in order to "immediately disclose the features of this product through new technologies. "

Cerda said that the particular characteristics of peach Cieza due to weather conditions, work ciezanos farmers who "are very receptive to the introduction of new technologies and to obtain new varieties, and the river Segura.

The Minister of Agriculture and Water also stressed "the colors of the landscapes ciezanos in the flowering stage of the crop", which he said, "has nothing to envy to other areas."

He also recalled that during this weekend, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water, through the Instituto Murciano Agricultural Development and Food (IMID), meeting in this town to breeders of the main peach-growing areas of the world, including Florida , South Carolina and North Carolina, Australia, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, France, Italy and Spain.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water is working to develop a series of projects for the development of new varieties of peach, ecological adaptation of this crop, and works for the control and eradication of pests in peach.

Photography Awards 'Ciudad de Cieza'

On the other hand, the Minister of Agriculture and Water attended the awards ceremony of the XIII Photography Competition 'Ciudad de Cieza', this edition has been prepared under the theme "Water, drought, agriculture and renewable energy ' .

The winning and selected photographs are included in a catalog published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Water.

Cerda said the relationship between these elements, noting that 'the region uses only three percent of total irrigation water used in Spain and exports 20 percent of fruits and vegetables of the national total.

In addition, Cerdá mentioned several projects that the Ministry is working with industry to seek energy through agricultural activity.

Source: CARM

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