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Delegation from the Californian Almond Board visits Puglia

Italy is still one of the leading players on the European almond market. A technical delegation from the Almond Board of California visited Puglia to assess local consumption trends. The delegation was made up of Dariela Roffe-Rackind (Director,Europe and Global Public Relations - www.almonds.com) and Laura.....

California almond crop could hit record 2.25 billion pounds

California almond farmers could shake a record 2.25 billion pounds of nuts from their trees late this summer if U.S. Department of Agriculture figures hold out.This would be more than 5 percent above 2016 receipts of 2.134 billion pounds and 2.3 percent better than the subjective estimate of 2.2 billion pounds.....

Pollination technique could greatly boost macadamia yields

Improving macadamia tree yields by more than 50 per cent could be achieved by alternating varieties in rows and increasing pollinators, new research suggests.For the study – funded by Hort Innovation and Plant & Food Research and the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) – researchers conducted a trial in a.....

ASAJA Castile-La Mancha

Spain: Unjustified drop in almond prices denounced

ASAJA Castile-La Mancha has denounced an unjustified drop in the price of almonds in recent weeks and has urged the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA) to intervene and tackle abusive practices that do so much damage to the whole sector.The reference prices of almonds of the Comuna variety, set in the.....

Turkish hazelnut exports hit $1.7B

Turkey earned around $1.7 billion by exporting more than 205,000 tons of hazelnuts in the last ten months, keeping its title of the largest exporter of hazelnut in the world according to the hazelnut exporters’ association.The volume of the export during September 2016 to June 2017 decreased by 6.8 percent and.....

Cashew exporters in Senegal stop purchases after price hikes

After a sharp price hike, cashew exporters in South Senegal have suspended buying the crop. A kilo of cashews has risen to $.70 from $.50.Not everyone is excited about the changes, some exporters have suspended their purchases with the hope the price will drop in the near future.source: africanews.com

India seeks increased cashew imports from Africa

Kerala, India is seeking to collaborate with supplier countries in Africa to avoid the role of middlemen in procuring raw cashew nuts for the hundreds of processing factories based here.It is hosting a two-day conclave on 'Cashew trade for the common good' in association with the Ministry of External Affairs.....

Nigeria could earn $22.2 million by supplying cashews to Walmart

Nigeria is set to supply 130,000 tonnes of roasted cashew nuts, valued at USD $22,204,821, to the Walmart Super Market chain in the United States of America.This was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe, on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal.....

Almond planting predicted to double in Riverina, AU in five years

One of Australia's largest almond processors has tipped almond plantings in the Riverina to more than double within the next five years.AlmondCo has built a $25 million shelling and hulling plant on the outskirts of Griffith, which will be officially opened this week.Managing director Brenton Woolston said.....

Mexican dates gain importance in the European market

Mexican producers of dates focused their attention on the Canadian, North American, and Australian markets. They were not keen on sending their product to Europe due to the large production volumes in the Mediterranean and, above all, the Arab countries. "They considered that Europe was an area in which they.....

Iran exports more pistachios

The Iranian Trade Promotion Organization stated that the country's pistachio exports had increased over the past year.According to the organization, Iran's pistachio exports amounted to 1.24 billion dollars between March 2016 and March 2017, i.e. 3% more than in the same period last year. The product was sent.....

Ghana cashew producers urged capitalize on cashew fruit uses

A research on economic potentials of cashew fruits has revealed that the fruit could be processed into various fruit juices such as cashew apple and cereal juices.The research conducted by the Food Research Institute, one of the 13 research institutes of the Council for Scientific and Research Institute.....

Higher volumes vital to create critical mass for macadamias' growth as tree nut segment

South Africa: Record prices for macadamias as demand exceeds supply

The macadamia market is very strong – so strong, in fact, that some exporters are referring to record prices received for in-shell nuts on the Chinese market, with kernel prices following the lead, and a shortage of nuts worldwide.Volume can’t meet growing demand, as yield is still affected due to the drought,.....

Increased demand sends Indian cashew prices to record levels

Cashew kernel prices are trading high, despite reports of increased production in major producing countries, traders said. Cashew nut prices have hit the roof and have crossed $5 per pound touching historic levels of $5.35-5.50 a pound. India produces 6-7 million tonne of cashews per annum and was until.....

Cashews lift Tanzanian traditional exports by $120m

A rise in cashew exports boosted the value of Tanzania's traditional exports by 16.75 per cent in the year ending April 2017.According to the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) economic review for May, traditional exports improved to $863.6 million from $739.7 million in the year that ended in April 2016, largely powered.....

Richard Strijbis, Tovano:

"Hand cracked Chilean nuts are the real crème de la crème"

The new harvest of Chilean walnuts has arrived at Tovano in Maasdijk. "Of course we also have American and Eastern European walnuts, but with these Chilean ones we really have something special to offer connoisseurs," says Richard Strijbijs. "The unique thing is that these Chilean walnuts are still cracked by.....