"FENAVIN 2005 is going to be the start of a new era in what concerns cooperation between administrations" he said.
The Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fernando Moraleda, asserted today, when speaking at the National Wine Fair, that Ciudad Real has to become the wine capital of the world. Moraleda, accompanied by the president of FENAVIN, Nemesio de Lara, said that this third edition is the start a new era as far as cooperation between administrations goes. It is the first time the Ministry cooperates with the organization.
That is what De Lara had previously highlighted and he added the Ministry of Agriculture has supported the fair for the first time with 36 000 Euro. Moraleda was glad that, in Ciudad Real, there are enough energies to get ambitious projects going, thus overcoming a "stage of complexes"
STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE WINE SECTOR
On the other hand, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture announced he has planned to come to Ciudad Real to present the Strategic Plan for the Wine Sector "in order to make known the first stages of reflections about the wine sector in Spain here, where the biggest vineyard in the world is found". He added "soon conclusions from this work will be known". And he stressed that the Ministry wants to work "with professional and institutional consensus".
He has requested, as well, unity in the sector and has advised that if differences of opinion in the sector are above anything else, the sector will never be treated the way it deserves, especially when we are talking about a leading country in terms of production.
Next, he took the opportunity to recall that the Ministry also has a plan to be presented to vine growers.
Moraleda confirmed "figures are stable" in terms of internal consumption. Notwithstanding, when considering external demand "everything needs to be done" and that is why "a joint effort is expected both in the private and public side".
Regarding the Common Organization of Agricultural Markets and negotiations to be held in Brussels, Moraleda said he hopes that Mercedes Gómez, Regional Minister for Agriculture in Castilla - La Mancha, will be appointed by the Autonomous Communities as Spanish representative to negotiate together with the Minister, as this is the region with the biggest concentration of vineyards in Spain.