Nuts and dried fruits

Romanian walnut production boosted by EU funding
Demand for nuts continues to rise in Romania on the back of increased consumption, as consumers are adopting healthier eating habits and incorporating them more into their diet throughout the year. Nuts are eaten fresh as a snack, but are also regularly used during baking or cooking. Romania is the second.....

Firm warned over Salmonella outbreak linked to pistachios
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned a Californian firm to fully document any manufacturing changes it makes, so that two Salmonella strains found in its pistachios, and linked to a multistate outbreak this past spring will not recur.The FDA warning letter, dated Oct. 7, was addressed to Stewart.....

Cali's walnut farmers push exports to India
California's walnut growers have produced an impressive crop this season; they are hoping to export more of it to India, as the country has become more aware of the health benefits of the nut.In the last year, a whopping nine million in-shell pounds of walnuts worth USD 20 million were exported to India and.....

Spain: El Bierzo confirms 30% drop in Conference pear production
With the harvest completed, the final production volume has reached 7 million kilos, representing a 30 percent drop compared to the more than 10 million kilos harvested last year. Weather issues during the flowering stage have been to blame for this reduction, which will force companies to devote the.....

Tanzania's cashew farmers struggle with pests
In Tanzania, cashew was once one of the leading export earning crops, grown only in the Southern Regions - Lindi and Mtwara, until a decade or so ago. Other regions, having learnt about the economic benefits of the crop, are engaging in cashew farming, and one of them is Tanga, where a total of 187,041 trees.....


Twenty-five per cent meant for Europe
California Pistachio harvest trebled
The Californian pistachio harvest is well under way now, and will soon be over. The Wonderful Company is a market leader in the field of pistachio nuts, and provides 65 per cent of the total harvest in the US. Of that production, about 40 per cent remains in the US, 25 per cent is exported to Europe and 25.....

Pakistani man sees success growing walnuts in California
Sarabjit (Sarb) Johl, is a walnut farmer who migrated with his parents to the US in the early 1960s when he was 13. Today, he presides over a 1,000-acre farm and a growers’ collective that recorded exports of $20 million last year. Earlier this year he was named Agriculturist of the Year by the California.....

Spain: Malaga chestnuts affected by heat and lack of rainfall
The province of Malaga has started a new chestnut campaign with the harvest of the early varieties: the Portuguese in Igualeja and Cartajima, the early Bravía in Jubrique and the Galician in Juzcar and other municipalities. Currently, the harvest of these early varieties, which actually represent only a very.....