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14 The Portugal News • 24 Aug 2019                                 News


      Increase in orchard and vineyard output




                                                                                           Portugal’s agricultural forecasts for July point to
                                                                                           increases in productivity in orchards and
                                                                                           vineyards, compared to last year, with a 10%
                                                                                           increase in harvest.
                                                                                                   ccording to data released  corn for grain will be maintained,
                                                                                                   by the National Statistics  after five consecutive years of
                                                                                                   Institute (INE),       reduction,” the INE added.
                                                                                           Aagricultural forecasts        With regard to the harvest of
                                                                                           expect “increases in productivity  tomatoes for industry, which began
                                                                                           compared to last year, in most fresh  in the last week of July, it estimates “a
                                                                                           fruit and in vineyards for wine,” the  10 percent increase in productivity,
                                                                                           INE said, adding that “the flowering  with the fruit showing good red
                                                                                           and ripening of apples and     colour, valued by the industry.
                                                                                           peaches took place under very  In the case of irrigated potatoes,
                                                                                           favourable conditions, with unit  “the positive variation in
                                                                                           yields expected to be at one of the  productivity should be in the order
                                                                                           highest levels in recent decades.  of 10 percent, while sunflowers will
                                                                                           “As for vines, an increase of 10  be 5 percent. For rice, the unit yield
                                                                                           percent is anticipated compared to  of the previous marketing year is
                                                                                           the 2018 harvest”, they said.  expected to be maintained, with
                                                                                           “In the spring/summer crops, it is  salinity problems in irrigation
       An increase of 10 percent in vine production is anticipated compared to the 2018 harvest.
       An increase of 10 percent in vine production is anticipated compared to the 2018 harvest.
       An increase of 10 percent in vine production is anticipated compared to the 2018 harvest.  expected that the area sown of  water”.                                             TPN/Lusa
       An increase of 10 percent in vine production is anticipated compared to the 2018 harvest.
       An increase of 10 percent in vine production is anticipated compared to the 2018 harvest.
                                                                                                Portuguese horse breeders can now export to Saudi
                                                                                                Portuguese horse breeders can now export to Saudi
                                                                                                Portuguese horse breeders can now export to Saudi
                                                                                                Portuguese horse breeders can now export to Saudi
                                                                                                Portuguese horse breeders can now export to Saudi
       Horse breeders to now export to Saudi Arabia                                             Arabia and negotiations are underway with six other
                                                                                                Arabia and negotiations are underway with six other
                                                                                                Arabia and negotiations are underway with six other
                                                                                                Arabia and negotiations are underway with six other
                                                                                                Arabia and negotiations are underway with six other
                                                                                                countries, such as India and China.
                                                                                                countries, such as India and China.
                                                                                                countries, such as India and China.
                                                                                                countries, such as India and China.
                                                                                                countries, such as India and China.
        Portuguese “horse      been concluded, just one  which are of animal origin  negotiations are underway  competent authorities of  Directorate General of Food
       breeders can now export to  year after the start of  and 55 of plant origin.   with six other countries,  the countries of  and Veterinary (DGAV).
       Saudi Arabia,” the      negotiations.”            This market joins that of El  including India and China.   destination”, the ministry  The agriculture minister
       government said, adding   With Saudi Arabia, the  Salvador and Malaysia, to  “To start exporting, it is  said.           is still working on opening
       that “this is an important  number of markets opened  which Portuguese horse  generally necessary to  These requirements must  up 57 markets for the
       market, in which Portugal  by the executive increases to  breeders could already  establish phytosanitary or  be met and the products to  export of 269 products, 22
       expressed interest in 2018,  58, which enable the export  export.       sanitary conditions and  be exported certified by the  of animal origin and 46 of
       and the process has now  of 227 products, 172 of  On the other hand,    requirements with the    producers and the       plant origin.
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