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Global Focus  —  Citrus

Mexico: Tamaulipas expects to grow more lemon

According to Miguel Rivera Arias, lemon crops, which have a competitive advantages over orange crops and a large international market, also have a large growth potential in the citrus region of Tamaulipas, which comprises seven municipalities in the central area around Victoria.Rivera Arias, one of the.....

Peru to export 67% more citrus to China

Peruvian citrus exports to China could have a big jump in 2017. After having placed some 60 containers with 1,300 tons of fruit in China so far this year, Peruvian citrus shipments to China next year could reach 100 containers, i.e. 67% more than in 2016 and five times more than was delivered in 2013,.....

India: Punjabi growers hit by oversupply of oranges

In the current season, kinnow growers in Punjab (India) have seen their income drop by 50%. The kinnow sector has been hit by an oversupply of oranges from Maharashtra. Growers in Punjab fetched Rs. 6-7 per kg for their crop in December, as opposed to the Rs. 12-13 per kg they received last season.“We are.....

Tunisia: Record breaking citrus harvest expected

Tunisia's Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries has announced that the citrus harvest for the 2016-2017 season will reach record levels.The ministry said in a statement, Monday 31 Oct., in Tunis, that the volume of citrus for the new season has reached 560,000 tons, up 47% compared with the.....

Organic citrus grower opts out as market remains elusive

Even as the world strives to go organic for health reasons, the market remains elusive pushing growers to abandon the cultivation of organic fruits. Orangic, a grower and exporter of organic citrus in Jordan, is one such company which contemplates on reducing its organic acreage as it hasn’t been able to get.....

Export overview of Pakistani mandarins

Pakistan: Kinnow season early, but good quality

The export season for Pakistani Kinnows is about to commence. So far the season is on track. There is less production, but due to improved weather conditions the quality is better than last year. The winter monsoon season still has to take place, though. There is a risk of flooding or hailstorm.For the third.....