AREFLH Newsletter 

Information on AREFLH's activity and on the F&V sector 

February 2022


AREFLH presentation at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai

It is on the pavilion of Italy at Dubai's 2020 Expo that Simona Caselli, president of the AREFLH revealed the new video of the association.

At the beginning of January, Legacoop and the Italian pavilion of the World Expo 2020 in Dubai highlighted good practices in agriculture and fisheries, displaying the know-how of the Italian cooperation in the field of sustainability. AREFLH brought its European touch to the initiatives mentioned.
During her intervention Mrs Caselli exposed the European projects working in the direction of the environment in which the AREFLH is partner: Console, SmartProtect and LowinFood.


Read Simona Caselli's presentation

Watch AREFLH video on YouTube

National Strategic Plans submitted to the European Commission

The European Commission regularly updates its webpage dedicated to the CAP National Strategic Plans (NSP), with submissions by EU country: see all submitted plans here.

Although some member states are slow to submit their plans, the Commission has already begun its assessment analysis.

Today 2nd February and tomorrow 3rd, during the meeting of the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture, Member States will have the opportunity to ask the Commission questions on the statuses of the SNP.

Brussels to propose cold treatment for citrus imports from third countries



The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) reported last Friday 28th January that the European Commission has proposed to the Member States a change in the regulations to impose cold treatment on citrus imports from third countries.


Read the original article on (Spanish)

Read a translation of the article into another language (Google translation)


The first persimmon-based textile produced in the Valencia region


The Valencian Community is the main producer of persimmons in Spain and concentrates 85% of the national harvest with 300 million kilos produced per year.

It is also in this region that the company Laserfood launches the first textile created from persimmon residues. The brand new product called PersiSKIN offers a solution to the surplus of persimmon in the Valencian fields thanks to the manufacture of a material composed of 100% natural products that replaces the animal skin. It allows the full valorization of the waste and surplus generated by the production of persimmons.

Read the original article in Fruit Today (Spanish)
Read a translation of the article on Google Translate.


CONSOLE consortium meeting


The seventh project meeting of CONSOLE was held on the 24th & 25th of January 2022 as a videoconference.

The meeting aimed to focus on planning of the next nine months of the project and the organisation of a series of local workshops and training related to research activities. CONSOLE stands for “CONtract SOLutions for Effective and lasting delivery of agri-environmental-climate public goods by the EU agriculture and foster”.

Read the article.

SmartProtect : managing arthropod pests in organic vegetable crops


The control options for arthropod pests in vegetables are based on multiple factors, including pest biology, feeding behavior/habitat, mode of action of the pesticide option, prevention/curative and environmental conditions.

Read more about the different ways of fighting them

CozZo app in LOWINFOOD : foodwaste innovation within the house


CozZO is a food, home and personal supplies manger,  which helps users avoid food waste by tracking food expiration dates. The system reduces users’ product management with suggestions and redictive self-learing technology.

Read more


Promotion: infodays videos on the 2022 calls for proposals

In the framework of the publication of the 2022 calls for proposals for information and promotion actions concerning agricultural products, DG Agri organized on 1st and 2nd February two days of online information which can still  be watched.
Go to the page of the replay


Please check possible cancellations on the events websites.


22 February : Webinar on the European Green Deal's sustainability goals' impact on trade with third countries. More information on Euractiv

February 26-March 6: Paris Agricultural Show

April 5-7: Fruit Logistica (Berlin)

April 27-28 : Medfel in Perpignan, France

May 4-6 : Macfrut in Rimini, Italy

May 24: peaches and nectarines forecast. Registration via this link. Event organized in the framework of Medfel

28-30 June: Interpera in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

June (date to be fixed by organisers) : Citrus Forum,

Assembly of European Horticultural Regions
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