King Felipe and Queen Letizia toured Cieza and Murcia


King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited Cieza and Murcia
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited a fruit and vegetable cooperative in Murcia and the Murcian Institute for Biosanitary Research to observe important scientific projects against COVID-19 during a visit to Cieza and Murcia.

Queen Letizia in white and floral for a visit to Cieza and Murcia
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The day began at Fruit and Vegetable Cooperative “La Carrichosa” where upon arrival, the Royal couple was received by the authorities and members of the Governing Council of the Cooperative.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain held a meeting during a visit to Cieza and Murcia
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The couple attended an introductory meeting at the ‘La Carrichosa’ fruit and vegetable farm and heard about the production and supply chain.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited La Carrichosa during a Cieza and Murcia tour
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Felipe and Letizia toured the farm and the cooperative’s processing plant, specifically in the grape-handling lines, before heading to the field to the areas for collecting pears, peaches and grapes.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia toured the farm house during a visit to Cieza and Murcia
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This “La Carrichosa” cooperative was founded, in 2003 thanks to the dedication of two companies with a long family tradition: Puntal Agraria SA and Agrícola Pony SL united, to offer a comprehensive and personalized service, direct from the field to the consumer, which includes cultivation, handling, packaging and commercialization.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the La Carrichosa fruit and vegetables farm during the tour of Cieza and Murcia
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Currently, in association with SAT Los Melgos, Soto de la Zarzuela SA and Olivaricas XXI SL, production has been expanded, with 800 hectares of cultivation, which is exported to three continents after nine months of production. For this, Frutas La Carrichosa continually invests in improving its facilities and machinery in order to increase its efficiency, productivity and product quality.

Queen Letizia during fruits farm visit to Cieza and Murcia
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In 2017, a modern climate control system was installed in the warehouse, which manages to maintain a constant temperature of 21 degrees throughout the area, allowing workers to handle the fruit in a cool environment and breaking the cold chain as little as possible. It is also applied to cold storage capacity with new systems to improve preservation before and after its preparation.

Queen Letizia in white top and floral skirt for a visit to Cieza and Murcia
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The cooperative is attached to the EU’s integrated agriculture plan, respecting the environment as much as possible, using non-invasive methods towards nature and focused on reducing waste to zero. A commitment in which it works to optimize natural environments with less demanding varieties of water and autoimmune to reduce globally the use of pesticides and contaminants.

A video of Felipe and Letizia touring the farm.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited Murcian Institute of Biosanitary Research (IMIB) in Murcia
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After visiting the La Carrichosa estate, King and Queen went to the Health Campus located in the Murcian capital, where the Murcian Institute for Biosanitary Research (IMIB) is based.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the Murican Insitute for Biosanitry Research
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This institute is the result of the union of researchers in the bio sanitary field who mainly belong to the Murcian Health Service (SMS) and the University of Murcia (UMU). The institute is framed in a collaboration agreement between the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Employment, Research and Universities, the SMS and the UMU. Since 2015 the IMIB has been accredited as the Institute of Health Research (IIS), a recognition granted by the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) to the centres of research excellence of the National Health System (SNS). Recently the IMIB has managed to renew its inclusion in the elite of the bio sanitary research centres of Spain for another five years.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain during a tour of Murcian Institute of Biosanitary Research (IMIB) in Murcia
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The most important clinical nucleus of the institute, where the greatest clinical and investigative activity is carried out, is the Virgen de la Arrixaca University Clinical Hospital (HCUVA), a leading hospital in the Region of Murcia.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain toured the Murcian Institute of Biosanitary Research (IMIB) in Murcia
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Since its creation and over the last few years, the IMIB has established itself as a bio sanitary research centre of excellence and integrating new researchers and groups into its structure, notably increasing its activity and scientific production. The institute has numerous collaborations with national and international centres and universities, favouring the mobility of researchers and the development of collaborative projects and research networks.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain bid farewell to the staff of the Murcian Institute of Biosanitary Research (IMIB) in Murcia
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Currently, it has more than 950 researchers, 51 group leaders, 108 main researchers and 90 responsible for clinical trials, organized around various thematic areas mainly focused on oncology, haematology, cardiovascular, digestive, transplantation, neuroscience, public health -epidemiology and primary care, genetic immunology and rare diseases, and biotechnology. During the year 2019 alone, 557 original articles and scientific reviews were published, 58.4% of them in journals of the first quartile (high impact), and more than 200 clinical trials and 73 doctoral theses were carried out.

Faced with the current pandemic, research groups of recognized prestige attached to the IMIB presented 20 research projects (14 translational and 6 clinical trials) to the urgent call launched by the ISCIII for the scientific and technological fight against the coronavirus that suffers the entire planet. Four of these proposals secured funding from that fund.

Queen Letizia wore white zara blouse with sweet metito skirt for murcia visit
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For the Day, Queen Letizia chose a white and floral summer style. She brought back her look from summer 2019 Haiti cooperative trip.

Queen Letizia wore Zara Linen Drape Blouse
Zara Linen Drape Blouse

Queen Letizia was wearing a white wrap style sleeveless Zara drop linen top.

Queen Letizia Sweet Matitos Girosal Skirt
Sweet Matitos Girasol Skirt

Letizia paired the top with Sweet Matitos Girasol Skirt.

Queen Letizia of Spain wore Macarena Alba6 Serraje Rosa Wedges
Macarena Alba6 Serraje Rosa Wedges

She wore her pink Macarena Alba6 Serraje Rosa Wedges that she debuted during a visit to Seville.

Queen Letizia wore gold bamboo hoop earrings
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Letizia finished her look with gold bamboo hoops

Queen Letizia wore Karen Hallam Signature Ring
Karen Hallam Signature Ring

and her €90 Karen Hallam Signature ring.

 


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