Granada La Palma Sociedad Cooperativa Andaluza, established in 1973 and headquartered in Carchuna (Motril), is the tenth largest fruit and vegetable exporter in Spain, and the largest producer and trader of cherry and specialty tomato in the world.
The renewal of this agreement falls within the support given by Unicaja Banco to the agri-food sector in the areas where it operates and, especially, in Granada, where it has a long record of support and advice to these professionals.
Unicaja Banco and the agricultural cooperative Granada La Palma, ta referent in the production and trading of cherry and specialty tomato, have renewed for one more year their collaboration agreement, which benefits the 700 farmers who are members of this company.
Unicaja Banco offers to these farmers a specific comprehensive financial service, on advantageous terms, to facilitate and improve the development their activities. The agreement includes as well a line of products designed to meet the needs of the members of the cooperative.
The signature of this agreement falls within the support given by Unicaja Banco to the agri-food sector and especially within its interest in fostering the economic development of the areas where it operates, such as Granada province.
The agreement, recently signed in the headquarters of this cooperative, in Carchuna (Motril), has been renewed by the Territorial Manager of Eastern Andalusia of Unicaja Banco, Miguel Ángel Fernández Muñoz, and by the President of Cooperativa Granada La Palma, Pedro Vicente Ruiz García.
The agri-food sector remains a key in the financing policy of Unicaja Banco. In this sense, it plays an active role in providing assistance to this group, determinant for the boost of the economy and job creation. In fact, the Bank has an Agricultural Business Unit (Unidad de Negocio Agrario) with managers specializing in this sector.
Under the agreement entered into, Unicaja Banco provides farmers of Cooperativa Granada La Palma with specific financial products and services, under advantageous conditions, to meet their needs. In particular, it offers:
- Loans for the campaign of intensive cultivation.
- Greenhouse loan (Crédito Invernadero).
- Loans to acquire farms.
- Loans to improve farms.
- Loans to install drip irrigation
- Credi-plástico (for the acquisition of plastics for greenhouses).
- Loan to acquire farm machinery.
- Tarjeta Univerde, adapting repayments to campaign income.
Sociedad Cooperativa Andaluza Granada La Palma was established in 1973. Currently it has more than 700 partners, 800 employees and 854 cultivated hectares (25% of the greenhouse surface of the province of Granada). It is the tenth largest fruit and vegetable exporter in Spain and the largest producer and trader of cherry and specialty tomato in the world.
*Further information: www.granadalapalma.com