Mercabarna and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia signed an agreement in March to work together in the fields of research, technology and training via consultancy work and information exchanges.
Mercabarna-flor celebrated the arrival of spring on 14 March with a party that drew around 400 florists. Europe’s reigning Floral Art champion, Nadine Weckardt from Germany, led the almost three-hour-long major floral demonstration dedicated to bridal bouquets and spring compositions.
Mercabarna’s streets, buildings and gardened areas were covered in a blanket of snow on 8 March when a heavy snowstorm hit Barcelona in the early afternoon.
Work began on the redevelopment of the land where the Flower Market used to be in Mercabarna in early March.
On 18 January Mercabarna and the Institute for Agrofood Research and Technology (IRTA) signed an agreement to work together in the areas of research and technology transfer.
Mercabarna is spearheading the project to draft the Strategic Plan for the Food Business Cluster in Barcelona.
Mercabarna’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (EDAR) is equipped with a new facility for purifying the wastewater from activity at the Slaughterhouse and Central Fish Market - a biological purifier which further enhances the process of eliminating waste from water.
“We Want to Work Together with Mercabarna Businesses” The Institute for Agrofood Research and Technology (IRTA) is a public company, created 25 years ago, whose purpose is to promote food research, innovation and development in Catalonia. From the office it will open in Mercabarna, the IRTA will now endeavour to makes its services available to all precinct businesses.
The health centre run by Asepeyo, the occupational accident-insurance company, has acquired a new ambulance.
Since the end of 2009, Mercabarna has been collaborating with Saó, a reflection group that seeks to foster discussion and dissemination of the situation of the rural world and agrofood sector.