Pablo A. Fernández, commercial director at Silos Córdoba, represents the company participating in the conferences held at the Agrifood 2nd. International Congress.

The conferences cover all aspects of the maritime transport and customs management, as well as agricultural and livestock production and offer an excellent opportunity to be updated on the latest agri & food market trends and be the first to know about nutritional strategies and new productive models

The objective of the second edition of this international congress is to foster the exchange of knowledge and information on all the technical aspects that affect the sector as a whole, from the production and supply of raw materials to transportation and logistics, livestock breeding and, finally, the end-consumer. Another part of the objective of this congress is to encourage networking among all the relevant actors in the sector, with the aim of strengthening business relations.

The meat-producing sector is one of the most important industries in the EU and there can be no doubt that the pork industry is a major part of it. In global terms, the EU’s pork sub-sector is the second largest after that of China. Spain occupies the fourth position in the world, with only China, the United States and Germany above it.

Spain is the second largest meat exporter in the European Union. Catalonia leads the Spanish industry with over 42% of the total production and, together with Aragón, it produces annually an average of more than 8 million animals for meat.

Approximately 31 million metric tons of feed is produced every year to supply the stockbreeding industry. Spain is the second largest manufacturer of compound animal feed in the EU. Catalonia is the leading Spanish region in the sector and, together with Aragón, produces more than 33% of the national total.

These figures alone demonstrate the sector’s importance. To them, we have to add the benefits for the rest of the economy, including logistics, transportation, labour, etc.

Agrifood is held in Tarragona, Spain on May 10 and 11 (more information)

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