The General Secretary of the farmers’ union, Asaja, Manuel del Pino, has contacted the provincial authorities offering tractors & crop sprayers to carry out street disinfection.
Around a hundred farmers blocked the main entrance to Motril Port in protest over a lack of control on imported agricultural produce from outside the EU.
It’s amazing the difference between what the big supermarket chains pay farmers for their fresh fruit and veg and the price on the supermarket shelves – and arguably unjust.
We’re in a drought with not a drop of rain and seawater is threatening to seep into irrigation wells near the coast – farmers aren’t happy.
Well over a hundred farmers belonging to the various irrigation associations in Almuñécar turned out to protest in the Town Hall Square. Some sources put the turn out as “several hundred.”
A group of Almuñécar farmers staged a sit-in within the Town Hall in protest over a lack of support following massive crop losses. The sit in, which lasted two days, received much support locally, both from political parties as well as locals.
Anybody that strolled onto the beach at Carchuna would probably have done a double back flip, as we did, when they came across the incredible amount of discarded cucumbers on the beach… but we’re not talking about the odd slice left over from a cucumber sandwich, nor the peelings from a salad, but the 25 million kilos of surplus cucumbers that were dumped in protest.