`Spain's Olive Oil Sector Calls for More Protests


Spain's Olive Oil Sector Calls for More Protests

Feb. 12, 2020
Daniel Dawson

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Five of Spain’s main agri­cul­tural orga­ni­za­tions announced a mas­sive day of strikes and protests across the province of Jaén for Feb­ru­ary 24.

The orga­ni­za­tions want pro­tes­tors to gather in the town squares of 97 munic­i­pal­i­ties across the province to demand fair prices for olive oil and more sup­port for tra­di­tional olive groves.

The orga­ni­za­tions have been embold­ened by the suc­cess of an ear­lier protest in Jaén in which four high­ways were blocked by olive grow­ers and oil pro­duc­ers. These protests resulted in a meet­ing between the orga­ni­za­tions and Luis Planas, the min­is­ter of agri­cul­ture, food and fish­eries.

The Union of Small Farm­ers and Ranch­ers (UPA), the Asso­ci­a­tion of Young Farm­ers and Ranch­ers (Asaja), the Coor­di­na­tor of Agri­cul­ture and Live­stock Orga­ni­za­tions (COAG), the Agri-food Coop­er­a­tives of Andalu­sia and the Span­ish Fed­er­a­tion of Indus­trial Olive Oil Man­u­fac­tur­ers put out the call to action on Mon­day.

They hope that fur­ther protests and dis­rup­tions will lead to more con­ces­sions from the Span­ish gov­ern­ment and addi­tional pres­sure on Brus­sels for aid.


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