Seipasa, the Spanish company specialised in the development and formulation of biopesticides, biostimulants and fertilizers for agriculture, and Fitesa, the firm specialising in the sale of plant protection products, special fertilizers, seeds for agriculture, organic products and zero-residue products, have joined forces to carry out the donation of more than 3,000 kilos of vegetables that will go to families and groups of people most affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
The aid has begun to be distributed through Cáritas Nazarena and the charitable organisation of the RGB Foundation. To guarantee a steady flow of these food products through the aid channels the donation has been split into four loads of 800 kilos per week. The second of the consignments was delivered on Thursday and there will be a further two deliveries over the next fortnight. The food donated included zero-residue vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, zucchini, potatoes, leeks or table beets.
Sherryquality, Hortícola Flora, Cooperativa Frusana, Cooperativa Virgen del Rocío and other clients have also collaborated in this action.
José María Domínguez, Seipasa's Sales Manager in western Andalusia highlighted, in particular, the company's commitment with groups of people who have been hardest hit by the social and economic crisis caused by the pandemic.
"Just over a month ago we started off with our first consignment in Córdoba and Huelva, which we are now repeating in Jerez and after this we will be delivering aid to other zones. We want to reach out to those who are having a hard time and this is why we really appreciate the support of firms like Fitesa; in addition to being the distributor for our products in Cádiz, they have helped us to get this socially-committed project off the ground" José María Domínguez commented.
According to Urbano Herrero, Managing Director of Fitesa, the exemplary reaction of the agricultural sector when the pandemic was at its height must continue in order to respond to what is now a widespread social emergency.
"During the grimmest weeks of Covid-19 there was no shortage of food supplies in markets thanks to the enormous effect of all those working in the primary sector. We claimed our key role in society and now it's time to continue helping out from a different angle. It is dramatic to see the queues that from at food banks or aid organisations. There are many families in need but there are also many companies willing to do their bit", Urbano Herrero emphasised.
Charitable joint action with the food banks of Córdoba and Huelva
At the beginning of May Seipasa donated 2 tonnes of organic strawberries and zero-residue vegetables to the food banks of Córdoba and Huelva. Seipasa has also participated in the donation of face masks for more than 100,000 workers who are working in seasonal fruit picking campaigns. This initiative was promoted by AEFA, the Spanish Agricultural Nutrients Manufacturers Association, of which Seipasa is a member.
Seipasa is a pioneering company in the formulation and development of treatments for natural crop protection, biostimulation and nutrition. For over 20 years the company has formulated and registered high technological value solutions that are applied in the most demanding agricultural systems in the world. Seipasa is established in more than 25 countries worldwide.
Fitesa is a company specialised in the sale of plant protection products, special fertilizers, seeds for agriculture, organic and zero-residue products endorsed by the leading producers on the market. Headquartered in Jerez de la Frontera, Fitesa is at the forefront of the sector in the province of Cádiz, making it one of the leading companies in Andalusia.
RBG, Institute of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery directed by Dr. Rábago, is a leading centre with the latest techniques in the world of dentistry. With the crisis caused by the Covid-19, it reacts by activating the non-profit association 'Proyecto social RBG', with the commitment to help the most vulnerable, social canteens, non-profit associations and institutions, people with disabilities and families affected by the crisis. It collects and distributes food and material of first necessity, distributes sanitary protection to the sectors that have to be more protected and creates the project 'Un paseo por las nubes' for autistic and disabled children.