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The potential of cork production at the XXXIX Days Emili Garolera

What is the potential producer of corks in Catalonia?

On this issue was the presentation of the director of the Catalan Institute of Cork Foundation, Albert Hereu, in the last session of the XXXIX Forestry Technical Days Emili Garolera from Forestry Consortium of Catalonia, held on June 17. The president of the Designation of Origin Empordà, Xavier Albertí, and the Secretary of Climate Action, Oriol Anson, to close the event.

In his presentation, Albert Hereu noted that the Catalan cork industry needs more cork and that demand is therefore guaranteed both now and in the future. He also insisted on the need to manage the forests to meet this demand both qualitatively and quantitatively, and claimed the Institut Català del Suro Foundation as an instrument that can act as a bridge between the forest and industry to energize this interrelationship.

Regarding the challenges facing the sector, Hereu stated that work is being done to manage issues such as climate change, pests or mini-farming. And he claimed that, more than ever, cooperation at the forestry level as well as the support of the administrations is necessary.

Finally, in relation to the state of health of the cork and the material, he assured that cork is in fashion due to its sustainability and multiple properties and that there are many wineries that rely on cork to cover their product. In fact, the cork-wine binomial was reinforced last June 13 with the visit of the executive commission of the Federación Española del Vino in the southern sector.

The Forestry Technical Conferences Emili Garolera

The Emili Garolera Forestry Technical Conferences are an initiative of Forestry Consortium of Catalonia born from the concern of forest owners and managers to learn about new forest management experiences, designed to become a window of applied knowledge and executed to facilitate the exchange of management experiences. Over the years, it has opted for the technology of the days.