Spain: 50,000 hectares of Catalan nuts in danger

Fresh Plaza (Mar. 29, 2013) | The head of the nuts section from the Federation of Catalan Agricultural Cooperatives (FCAC), Roger Palau, reported that, “the Administration is endangering the continuity of the more than 50,000 productive hectares devoted to nuts and carob trees in Catalonia.” Palau warned that, “without the sector’s incentives, 10,000 hectares are likely to be abandoned in the short term, which represents 20% of the crops.” As a reference, between 2010 and 2012, about 2,000 productive hectares of almonds were lost in Catalonia.