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19 September 2023

CAAE will bring water, fertiliser and input standards to Fruit Attraction

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Europe's leading certification body, with a wide range of services, will be at a new edition of Fruit Attraction in October at IFEMA Madrid.

Spain is facing enormous challenges linked to water, with regular periods of drought such as the one we are currently experiencing, exacerbated by the impact of climate change.

The agricultural sector is responsible for 80% of water consumption in Spain and therefore it is necessary to control farms to improve their efficiency and sustainability, especially to prevent part of the water resources from being obtained illegally.

In this context, CAAE's services include the standard for the legal, sustainable and efficient use of water, which offers the greatest guarantees to national and international consumers regarding the origin of the water used on farms.

Along with this standard, the organisation will also present its EU fertiliser and UNE input standards at Fruit Attraction. In the case of fertilisers, Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 harmonises the requirements that fertilisers must meet in the European Union in order to be marketed, including the CE marking on the labelling. And in the case of UNE inputs, it is a public and accredited standard that offers additional guarantees to farmers, livestock farmers and industries that use these products, as well as to end consumers.

CAAE will be presenting these and other services in Hall 8 at stand 8C01.

About CAAE

CAAE is, since 1991, an international certification body for Organic Production. It has a global approach to the organic world, offering certifications that cover all the needs of the sector.

CAAE is also the reference entity in Spanish for organic certification and the only one in Spain to be accredited by the European Commission for third countries, by the US government for the NOP and by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry of the Government of Japan for the JAS.