The promoters of Europa Florece, all members of FEPEX, consist of 8 producing and marketing associations that are made up of more than 800 companies and represent more than 76% of production and 65% of marketing in Spain of live flowers and plants.

Production associations consist mainly of small family farms, agrarian transformation societies, cooperatives and trading companies, whose shared interests include the production and marketing of their own products.

FEPEX

FEPEX, the Spanish Federation of Associations of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Live Plants, is a sector-specific, private organisation, whose main role is to contribute to and promote the competitiveness of the sectors they represent and provide services to the Associations it’s made up of, in the fields of production and markets, as well as providing representation and interlocution services between different decision-making administrations, institutions and bodies, both national and international, so that the regulatory framework of the sector’s activity is adapted to its characteristics and priorities.

The list of flower and plant associations that form part of FEPEX and are participating in the programme are:

The Spanish Association of Garden Centres (AECJ)

The AECJ represents garden centres and public nurseries across the country. In total, they represent about 200 garden centres of which 60% belong to centralised purchasing or group purchasing organisations, with an estimated global turnover of around €300 million, and they employ about 4,000 people.

The professional Association of Flowers, Plants and Technology of the Valencian Community (ASFPLANT)

Established in 1977, ASFPLANT brings together 200 associates who represent more than 90% of production in this autonomous community.

The Andalusian Association of Nurserymen and Flower Growers (ASOCIAFLOR)

Established in 1984, ASOCIAFLOR brings together more than 40 companies distributed across all the provinces of Andalusia and has a presence in all branches of activity: Cut Flowers, Ornamental Nurseries, Fruit and Citrus Nurseries, Olive Plant Nurseries, Forest Nurseries and Landscape Restoration.

The Professional Association of Horticulture of Aragón, Rioja, Navarra and Soria (APHARNS)

Established in 1978, the Professional Association of Horticulture of Aragón, Rioja, Navarra and Soria, brings together more than 55 associates which are divided into two large blocks: nurserymen and gardeners on the one hand, and gardens on the other, representing 40% of production in Aragon.

The Association of Growers and Exporters of Flowers and Live Plants of the Canary Islands (ASOCAN)

Established in 1977, ASOCAN currently represents more than 85% of the sector’s farmers on the islands. The ornamental sector in the Canary Islands covers an area of approximately 500 hectares of cultivation including flowers, live plants and cuttings, it provides more than 1,300 direct jobs, and its production has a value of more than €50 million.

The Northwest Nursery Business Association (ASVINOR)

ASVINOR brings together producers of ornamental, forest, fruit and horticultural plants from the Northwest, representing an average of 86% of the total production in Galicia.

The Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producing Organisations of Almería (COEXPHAL)

COEXPHAL brings together, in its ornamental plants section, 35 producers and marketers of live plants and flowers, which cover an area of 350 hectares and employ around 1,000 people. The ornamental plant sector in Almería began in the early 80s and since then it has been growing, both in number of producers but also in terms of the species and varieties of plants that are produced.

The Federation of Nurserymen of Catalonia

Formed by the associations of nurseries of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona, it brings together more than 200 companies producing plants and represents more than 80% of the sector in Catalonia. The types of producers are very diverse and include the production of flowering herbaceous plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, palm trees, citrus trees and fruit trees among many other types of plants. Catalonia has nearly 2,000 hectares of production, employs more than 2,000 workers directly and invoices more than €200 million annually, of which more than 25% come from exports.

The promoters of Europa Florece, all members of FEPEX, consist of 8 producing and marketing associations that are made up of more than 800 companies and represent more than 76% of production and 65% of marketing in Spain of live flowers and plants.

Production associations consist mainly of small family farms, agrarian transformation societies, cooperatives and trading companies, whose shared interests include the production and marketing of their own products.

FEPEX

FEPEX, the Spanish Federation of Associations of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Live Plants, is a sector-specific, private organisation, whose main role is to contribute to and promote the competitiveness of the sectors they represent and provide services to the Associations it’s made up of, in the fields of production and markets, as well as providing representation and interlocution services between different decision-making administrations, institutions and bodies, both national and international, so that the regulatory framework of the sector’s activity is adapted to its characteristics and priorities.

The list of flower and plant associations that form part of FEPEX and are participating in the programme are:

The Spanish Association of Garden Centres (AECJ)

The AECJ represents garden centres and public nurseries across the country. In total, they represent about 200 garden centres of which 60% belong to centralised purchasing or group purchasing organisations, with an estimated global turnover of around €300 million, and they employ about 4,000 people.

The professional Association of Flowers, Plants and Technology of the Valencian Community (ASFPLANT)

Established in 1977, ASFPLANT brings together 200 associates who represent more than 90% of production in this autonomous community.

The Andalusian Association of Nurserymen and Flower Growers (ASOCIAFLOR)

Established in 1984, ASOCIAFLOR brings together more than 40 companies distributed across all the provinces of Andalusia and has a presence in all branches of activity: Cut Flowers, Ornamental Nurseries, Fruit and Citrus Nurseries, Olive Plant Nurseries, Forest Nurseries and Landscape Restoration.

The Professional Association of Horticulture of Aragón, Rioja, Navarra and Soria (APHARNS)

Established in 1978, the Professional Association of Horticulture of Aragón, Rioja, Navarra and Soria, brings together more than 55 associates which are divided into two large blocks: nurserymen and gardeners on the one hand, and gardens on the other, representing 40% of production in Aragon.

The Association of Growers and Exporters of Flowers and Live Plants of the Canary Islands (ASOCAN)

Established in 1977, ASOCAN currently represents more than 85% of the sector’s farmers on the islands. The ornamental sector in the Canary Islands covers an area of approximately 500 hectares of cultivation including flowers, live plants and cuttings, it provides more than 1,300 direct jobs, and its production has a value of more than €50 million.

The Northwest Nursery Business Association (ASVINOR)

ASVINOR brings together producers of ornamental, forest, fruit and horticultural plants from the Northwest, representing an average of 86% of the total production in Galicia.

The Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producing Organisations of Almería (COEXPHAL)

COEXPHAL brings together, in its ornamental plants section, 35 producers and marketers of live plants and flowers, which cover an area of 350 hectares and employ around 1,000 people. The ornamental plant sector in Almería began in the early 80s and since then it has been growing, both in number of producers but also in terms of the species and varieties of plants that are produced.

The Federation of Nurserymen of Catalonia

Formed by the associations of nurseries of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona, it brings together more than 200 companies producing plants and represents more than 80% of the sector in Catalonia. The types of producers are very diverse and include the production of flowering herbaceous plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, palm trees, citrus trees and fruit trees among many other types of plants. Catalonia has nearly 2,000 hectares of production, employs more than 2,000 workers directly and invoices more than €200 million annually, of which more than 25% come from exports.