The General Director of Agricultural Production of the Region of Murcia, Francisco Espejo, and the Councilor for Agriculture, Pedro Lorencio, have held a meeting at the Canara Social with groups and producers linked to the Cehegín floriculture, a very important economic element of our development that encompasses about 120 farms.
At a work table, different topics of interest were addressed for the future of the Cehegín flower.
In this way, the situation of the investments related to the purchase of cultivation bags or drip irrigation, among others, was analyzed.
Also the need to work in the fight against pests and the need to address the issue from a technological and scientific point of view, a problem of high economic impact in the broad economic spectrum of the flower market, described in the words of the producers conditionally as: 'if we do not eradicate the plague of the trip, it will end the flower business in Cehegín'.
On the other hand, there was talk of the need to work in the world of floriculture in Rural Development Plans, as well as the work being carried out by the Regional Administration so that floriculture is an important part of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union;
on the other hand the possibility of linking the Cehegín flower, of its districts, to Leader Funds projects and their territorial development strategies.
In addition, different projects for the promotion and dissemination of cut flowers were analyzed, at the regional level in the different windows of our cities and municipalities;
and at the international level by means of the possibility of making inclusions to specific high draft fairs;
all from an informative point of view that welcomes the Cehegín flower as a whole.
Finally, visits have been made to different greenhouses and to the Virgen de la Peña.
From this perspective, the councilor explained to the director the importance of floriculture for the economy of the districts of our municipality and extensively of the whole of Cehegín.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cehegín