Artal Smart Agriculture has been one of the driving forces behind the donation campaign organized by the Spanish Association of Agrinutrients’ Manufacturers for the purchase and delivery of sanitary masks to more than one hundred thousand farm workers, coinciding with the start of the seasonal fruit harvest campaign.
The companies associated to AEFA have donated a total of 90,000 euros to support these workers who, despite the state of alarm decreed due to the pandemic, continue to work to guarantee the supply of fresh fruit to population. The collection of stone fruit is mainly concentrated, from late spring to mid-summer, in Andalusia, Murcia, Valencia, Extremadura, Aragon and Catalonia.
The material provided by the association is approved, and both its purchase and distribution logistics have been managed through the public company TRAGSA, thanks to the mediation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, for which it has all the guarantees of protection and security. For its part, Agro-food Cooperatives of Spain is in charge of distribution through its regional federations and cooperatives.
The sanitary masks have been manufactured by the Disabled Workers Foundation of Sta. Barbara, whose personnel are physically, mentally and sensory disabled workers who usually make work clothes under the FUSBA brand, and which, as a result of this health crisis, has opted to produce sanitary masks to guarantee their supply at these times of such demand.
Artal Smart Agriculture was one of the companies that promoted the creation of AEFA, and Francisco Artal Such, grandson of the company’s founder, became the first president of this non-profit association currently with 54 member companies that manufacture vegetable nutrition products. with headquarters and implantation in the Spanish market. AEFA contributes effectively to the development and expansion of the agricultural sector, and its partners provide effective solutions to the most sustainable agriculture, with innovative products in plant physiology, environmentally friendly for safe and quality productions.