Reviews of our partners

This project, co-financed by the European Union, has 13 members located in 4 countries of the European Union:

  1. Asociación Agraria Jóvenes Agricultores de Málaga

    ASAJA Málaga is an independent and non-profit association that promotes private initiative, cooperatives and any other form of association. It also contributes to the professional training of its members and provides special support to family businesses and young farmers.

  2. Asociación Agraria de Jóvenes Agricultores Nacional (Asaja)

    ASAJA Nacional was created in 1989, as a result of the merger between organizations representing the CNAG, CNJA and UFADE farmers. Through this, ASAJA became the largest professional agricultural organization in Spain with more than 200,000 members who work directly in the exploitation of land, both landowners and tenants, as well as groups that collaborate in the farm activities. The national headquarters of ASAJA participates in this proposal, together with the regional branches of Malaga and Valencia. These are also 15 regional centers, 40 provincial offices and 810 local offices, as well as a permanent representation office in Brussels.


    A subsidiary of the Martinavarro group, a group founded in 1946 by the Matinavarro, Ballester and Dealbert families, local citrus merchants. Today, Martinavarro is a European citrus export leader with sales of more than 280 million euros and more than 420,000 tons of managed citrus, which is sold to the main distribution chains in Europe.

    Agrimarba was founded in 1988 to buy and run the farms for the group. In the beginning, the company focused on the provision of its own services, such as the introduction of new fruit varieties, the development of innovative harvesting methods and integrated crop production techniques. Agrimarba currently supervises the production of citrus fruits for the group in Huelva, with more than 1,000 hectares dedicated to production.

  4. ASAJA; AVA-Asaja La Asociación Valenciana de Agricultores (AVA)

    It was created in 1977 by thirteen Valencian farmers. In 1989, it had merged with the national organization of ASAJA to create one of the most important Spanish associations in the agricultural sector.

    AVA-ASAJA currently represents, manages and defends the professional interests of farmers with a special emphasis on family farming, young farmers and women in agriculture. Contributes, promotes and carries out professional technical, social and cultural training for all its members. One of the objectives of the association is the promotion of agricultural research, experimentation and innovation, and the development of new varieties and their protection.

  5. Ayuntamiento de Sevilla

    One of the competencies of this City Council is the conservation and maintenance of green spaces and trees that enrich the city. Within the tree heritage of the city there are approximately 170,000 trees. Given the good adaptation that bitter orange has in the edaphoclimatic conditions of the city, and the acceptance of this species by citizens, about 24% of the trees belong to this species. The service of parks and gardens within the area of ​​Urban Habitat, Culture and Tourism has among its competencies the management of these trees. All tasks involved in the care of trees and green areas are directed and coordinated by the Parks and Gardens Department. Plantation, irrigation, pruning and phytosanitary care of trees are developed with personnel and technical means through the geographical area of ​​the municipality. The City Council approach is included in the Integrated Pest Management and Biological Control, in accordance with current legislation. and the acceptance of this species by citizens.

  6. Centro de Cooperación Internacional en Investigación Agrícola para el Desarrollo (Francia) CIRAD

    It is a French agricultural international research and cooperation organization that works for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions. CIRAD has a solid experience in the creation of innovative plant material and better adapted to biotic and abiotic limitations. CIRAD has extensive experience in tropical and subtropical production with a broad and integrated approach. In the CIRAD citrus has developed multidisciplinary programs focusing on:

    i) the administration of germplasm and characterization, the breeding of triploid mandarin cultivars for the European market with the objective of high quality,
    ii) cultivation pattern for adaptation to the Mediterranean and tropical limitations.

  7. Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias: (ICIA)

    It places its research work at the disposal of the agricultural sector, in order to transfer knowledge and technologies aimed at the sustainable development of agricultural systems that pay attention to the conservation of the environment and biodiversity. His work opens new avenues towards innovation in production processes that improve quality and competitiveness in the sector and guarantee food security. With these objectives in mind, ICIA is a national and international reference in the area of agricultural research, working on a variety of projects focused on the production of plants in subtropical areas, plant pests and disease control, flora preservation native and resource efficiency in resources and raw materials.

  8. Instituto Andaluz de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera Alimentaria y de la Producción Ecológica

    IFAPA is an Administrative Agency of the Junta de Andalucía composed of 18 existing research and training centers for more than 40 years. IFAPA operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development and works closely with these economic sectors. Its open innovation strategy is based on the interaction between all the parties involved, such as producers, professional groups, private companies, distributors and research centers and universities.

  9. Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agronómica (Francia) INRA

    It is the most important agricultural institute in Europe-center in research and the number two in the world for agricultural sciences.


  10. Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias: (IVIA)

    Established in 1968 and is the leading institution for agricultural research in eastern Spain. IVIA integrates seven research centers: Genomics, Citrus and Crop Production, Sustainable Agriculture, Postharvest Technology, Livestock Technology, Plant Protection and Agroengineering.

  11. Universidade do Algarve (Portugal)

    UALG, created in 1979, is a Portuguese public higher education institution located in southern Portugal, in the Algarve. UALG has been active in the field of horticulture, both through research and teaching at different levels of education: Bachelor of Agronomy and Master in Horticulture; Doctoral programs in Agricultural Sciences. UALG, located in the center of the citrus region of the country, is, among Portuguese universities, the university with more work in the area of citrus farming, both in terms of teaching and in the development of research work.

  12. Università Degli Studi di Catania (Italia): UNICT

    Founded in 1434, it is the oldest university in Sicily, the oldest in Italy 13, and the 29th oldest university in the world. With a population of around 45,000 students, it is the main university in Sicily. The mission of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A) is to improve education and research in agriculture, food production, sustainability and environmental protection in the Mediterranean basin; and to educate future professionals who will improve knowledge and dissemination in these fields and serve the needs of society.

  13. Valenciagro – Produção Frutícola Unipessoal LDA

    Also a subsidiary of the Martinavarro group, it was founded in 2000 by its owners and the Parra family, to buy and run the farms for the group. The crops in Valenciagro are citrus fruits with 117 hectares. The variety is Nadorcott. Innovation in this company is the key to maintaining leadership in the citrus harvest in Europe, developing new sustainable strategies and methods that make crops cheaper, ecological and disease free.