According to Juan Manuel Valle, mayor of Los Palacios and president of the Association of Tomato Producers, the local tomato production is ‘very positive news’ for the end of 2020: “[The] highest production figure in history is reached, because they have been more than 15,000,000 kilos of tomatoes compared to the 13,050,000 that were produced in 2019.”
At a meeting of the Association of Tomato Producers last Friday, attendants commented on all the good work that the growers had been doing and spoke of the factors that had increased the tomato production for 2020.
Growers in the area had worked hard during the year to professionalise the production and many young people had been involved along the way. The mayor also spoke about how the municipalities of Los Palacios y Villafranca in Seville had the largest number greenhouses. The mayor also explained how the professionalization of the industry had had a “very large impact on all auxiliary companies in the world of agriculture, such as those dedicated to the assembly of greenhouses and supplies.”
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