The challenges that the agricultural sector has to face today and the way in which they can be addressed have been the focus of the ECO Forum organized by Syngenta. The event featured a prominent list of speakers and participants, who addressed the challenges faced by the pepper sector from their respective points of view.
The day started by bringing together professionals from the sector to bring light into the new challenges and opportunities in the organic pepper market, showcasing also the solutions and innovations for the entire value chain offered by Syngenta and Zeraim.
Luis Martín, Head of Syngenta's Horticultural Unit in Iberia, stressed that "the producers are the most important piece. We work and research to be able to offer solutions to the producer, and to be able to do that, we have to remain close to them."
He also recalled that "Almeria is the place where the best quality peppers have been produced in recent years, and it is an honor to be able to supply new varieties, so that these bell peppers can keep their reputation as the most appreciated in Europe."
Antonio Luis Martínez also spoke of this closeness to the producer. After three decades of experience in the sector, he didn't hesitate to say that "if there is a protagonist in this field, it is the producers."
For his part, and already speaking specifically about the product, the head for peppers at Zeraim and Syngenta, Diego Díaz, stressed that "implementing resistances is and will remain the greatest challenge."