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Record forecast for AU macadamia's
The peak industry body has released an initial forecast of 47,000 tonnes of nut in-shell. The Australian Macadamia Society's chief executive officer Jolyon Burnett said the total crop last year weighed in at 43,600 tonnes.Mr Burnett said the damage caused to farms in Central Queensland by ex-Tropical Cyclone.....
India: Goa cashew nut prices hit century mark
This season's first produce of cashew nuts has hit a morale-boosting century mark, with prices scaling a new milestone at Rs102-105 per kilo. It's an over 100% rise in prices from just seven years ago when a kilo drew Rs48-50.It's not just the unique flavour of Goa's cashew nuts that are attracting the.....
Hazelnut market unmoved by newest export numbers
The hazelnut market of Turkey stays unchanged and unmoved at TRY 35.5 or USD14.45 for every kilo and that is equal to roughly USD15, 300 for every tone C&F Europe for raw 11-13mm levants. It was noted by a trader in UK recently."Starting today and throughout the other days of the whole week, freezing.....
US (NM): Pecan farms exceed expectations
Doña Ana County pecan farmers said the recent harvesting season capped off a solid year for the crop.Separately, a major yearly gathering within the pecan industry is slated to begin Suday in Las Cruces.Overall, the recent season yielded tonnage about on par with expectations — and possibly slightly higher,.....
"Our own community is far ahead of Fairtrade"
Organic makes the difference with Roux Pecans in South Africa
'Roux Pecans' grows organic pecan nuts. The company is located at the banks of the Orange River in South Africa. Through exclusive distributor Rhumveld Winter & Konijn, Roux Pecans supplies its organic pecan nuts to customers all over Europe. Bob Roux, son of founder Chris, works full time with Roux.....
US: Global pistachio production expected to increase
Global production of pistachios is forecast at 670,000 tons, a 20 percent increase from last year. The gain is largely caused by the world’s three largest producers – the US, Iran and Turkey – who enter their on-year of the alternate bearing crop cycle. US pistachio production forecast is nearly 10 percent.....
Vietnam's cashew exports rise 14%
Vietnam, the world's largest cashew exporter, plans to ship 350,000 tonnes of the nuts this year, a rise of 14 percent from 2014, the Vietnam News newspaper reported, citing a projection by the Vietnam Cashew Association.Revenues from the exports are expected to rise 13.6 percent to $2.2 billion in 2015, the.....
US: Mariani Nut Co. continues to grow
For more than 40 years, Mariani Nut Co. has been a growing part of the Winters community. From processing and packaging facilities to acres upon acres of nut trees, residents of the small town know the Mariani name well.Looking for new farming opportunities outside Santa Clara Valley, cousins Jack and Dennis.....
Tanzania should cash in on processing nut
During the 2014/15 season to date, Tanzania has made $225.5 million from exporting 149,742 tonnes of raw cashew nuts. According to the Tanzania Cashew nut Board (TCB), this is part of 195,000 tonnes collected by farmers in their primary associations through the warehouse receipt system.This is good news, but.....
Nigeria: U.S.$2 billion in cashew export
Executive Director of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Awolowo, has said Nigeria is targeting the export of cashew nuts worth $2billion in the two years as part of the measures to diversify the economy and move it away from over-dependence on oil.Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Awolowo said.....
Vietnam banks on macadamia nuts
A workshop on the macadamia development strategy was held on February 7 in the Central Highlands. This was one of a series of events organized recently relating to the macadamia, which shows Vietnam’s strong determination to develop a growing area for the nut in Vietnam.Top-ranking General Tran Dai Quang,.....
Ivory Coast cashew production up 14%
Ivory Coast cashew nut output rose 14 percent to 560,000 tonnes in 2014 from the previous year, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, in line with its aim to become the world's top producer in the coming years.Just a decade ago, Ivory Coast, which is the world's top cocoa grower, was a middling cashew.....
US: Significant upward potential for date consumption
The United States ranks in the top 20 of the world’s largest date producers. “It has two main growing regions for dates: the Coachella Valley in California and the Bard Valley which is situated in Southeastern California and Southwestern Arizona,” says Eddie Legawiec from SunDate. SunDate’s growing area is.....
Italy: 2015 news for LIFE
In 2014, the dried fruit and nut sector grew by 2.3% in Italy with respect to the previous year. In terms of sales, the dried fruit market is worth €640 million, 8% more than 2013. Despite kitchen and appetizer products representing over 50% of sales, there was a significant growth (+30%) in the snack.....