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For Morocco, the sending of female seasonal workers to Spain has been a success

The Government of Morocco considers that sending seasonal workers from their country to work in the strawberry campaign in Huelva "has been a success," despite the "isolated cases" of sexual assaults and the numerous cases of escapes of these workers when they arrived to Spanish territory.In an interview, the.....

Acreage devoted to fruit and veg in Western Sahara to grow from 900 to 5,000 hectares

The acreage devoted to the cultivation of ​​fruit and vegetables in Western Sahara will grow from the current 900 hectares to 5,000 hectares, which would entail the production volume increasing from the current 64,000 tonnes to 500,000 tonnes. This is a prediction made by the region's Agricultural.....

Chinese inspectors look into possibilites of Ukrainian cherry exports

Inspectors from the People's Republic of China visited the Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson regions last week, to get acquainted with the features of growing, storing, packing and phytosanitary procedures for Ukrainian sweet cherries. The purpose of the visit was to look into the possibility of future.....

World Cup Special: Belgium and Germany

You may be surprised to read information about Belgium and Germany in the World Cup in this article, since I originally announced that I would focus on Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal, but we don't want you to miss the enthusiastic actions of other companies and the ways in which they are taking.....

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Problems with debt collection when working in the United States

The lack of understanding of contracts, or just not reading the fine print, can lead to one of the most common problems that exporters face: problems with the collection of debts that are already due. As a result, companies resort to lawyers or specialized agencies that can help them collect debts and that can.....

Payments made to Romanian growers withdrawing fruit from the market

Producers who have withdrawn fruit from the market for free distribution will receive financial support from the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund, reports the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture.In Wednesday's session, the Government granted the maximum amount of temporary exceptional financial support to.....

Call for the protection of Greek trademarks with the name “Macedonia”

The Association of Industries of Northern Greece (Sbbe) has again defended its position on the protection of Greek trademarks following the agreement for the change of Macedonia's name, insisting on the fact that the term "Macedonia" for trade names belongs exclusively to Greece.But companies based in the.....

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World Cup Special: PERU

"In Peru, everyone is crazy about the World Cup because the country hadn't managed to qualify for 36 years and they are following their team with a 'Supertruck', showcasing typical Peruvian things to all World Cup fans, tourists and Russians," says Maria Moreno, of Somos Mint. "There are activities of all.....

Ukrainian cherries may arrive in the Chinese market

China has recently shown an interest in Ukrainian cherries. Since 11 June, specialists from the People's Republic of China have been paying visits to Ukraine to check the fruit's phytosanitary situation before their shipment to China. The mission is working to assess the system that the country has in place to.....

Egyptian exporter:

"We need offices in the EU to protect against fraud"

The Egyptian government implemented a new export program last year to strengthen exports, ensuring that only quality products are sent to foreign markets. Despite this, Egyptian trader Moataz Darwish says that there are still international traders who might be taking advantage of the reputation that the.....

EU announces creation of common quality control protocol

The European Commission (EC) has announced the creation of a common protocol at European level that will make it possible to analyse the quality of food products of similar characteristics and packaging that are sold in the various countries of the Union.The methodology seeks to address the "dual quality".....

Webinar organised by AMHPAC

Issues with the export of vegetables to the United States

Mexican companies often need to do business with the United States, mainly due to this country's proximity, but it is also very common for them to encounter many disadvantages when working there.The importance of the relationship between the United States and Mexico goes beyond the commercial sphere; it is.....

"Risks posed to public health in post-Brexit trade deals"

Unhealthy eating and obesity in the UK could increase if post-Brexit trade deals do not account for public health outcomes, according to a report launched today (18 June) by the Soil Association. The report, ‘Brexit: Trade, Healthy Eating and Obesity’, identifies three major risks if the UK is unable to secure.....

Central American producers to benefit from exchange with Belgian companies

At least 1,700 producers associated to 23 cooperatives in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua will benefit from new knowledge and possible alliances, thanks to an exchange with companies and institutions in Belgium, as reported by the international organization Rikolto in a statement.In the case of Honduras, the.....

Turkish lemons, listed by EU as risky due to pesticide residues

In recent months, Bulgarian health authorities have prevented the entry of three batches of Turkish lemons that were intended to be sold in the European markets after detecting an excess of imazalil residues. This is a post-harvest product used to prevent the fruit from rotting. Last season, there was a total.....

Queensland Government commits $3 million to industry workforce and training

Peak industry body for horticulture, Growcom, has welcomed the Queensland Government’s commitment of $3 million over three years to extend the work of the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) and Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RJSA) announced in yesterday’s State Budget.Growcom Chief Advocate,.....

54% growth of Mexican agro-food exports to China in five months

Agro-food exports from Mexico to China grew by 54% in the first five months of 2018 alone, compared to the same period last year, generating more than 320 million dollars in turnover. This is a result of the new bilateral relationship, characterised by freer trade, as well as greater cooperation and.....

One of the awarded was Planet Cargo Peru

Peruvian Government hands National Awards to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

The Ministry of Production (Produce) has handed the 2017 National Awards for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises to 15 entrepreneurs, who have stood out as creators of employment and as examples of inclusion, effort and business development in the country.At the award ceremony, the head of the sector pointed to.....

Peruvian carriers go on strike

Following the call made on Saturday by representatives of the National Land Transport Council (CNTT), Peruvian carriers have gone on an indefinite strike this Tuesday, 5 June. It is the result of the inability of the government to reach an agreement with them to address their demands.José Navarrete, vice.....

First standard contract in Spain regulating organic lemon trade

Five orders from the MAPAMA (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment) were published last week in the Official State Gazette (BOE) of Spain, by which standard contracts for the sale of lemons and grapefruits for both fresh consumption and processing were introduced for the 2018/2019.....

Poland to make changes in controls of fresh fruit and veg

Due to reported cases of the repacking of fruit and vegetables imported from abroad and their sale as Polish goods, a draft law is being prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture to amend certain acts in order to increase the effectiveness of control activities in some agricultural markets.The goal is to.....

South Africa

Agri SA welcomes passing of the Minimum Wage Bill

Agri SA has cautiously welcomed the passing of the National Minimum Wage Bill by the National Assembly on Tuesday. The agriculture union said it has also noted the passing of the Labour Relations Amendment Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act, all of which were also passed by the South African.....

Saudi Arabia setting stricter controls on Egyptian fruit and veg imports

In a new development of Egyptian-Saudi trade relations, the Saudi Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has announced that, as of 13 July, it will not allow the export of processed or frozen vegetables or fruits from Egypt to Saudi Arabia supplied by non-approved facilities. The necessary steps have already.....

"Phytosanitary prescription should be mandatory across Spain"

Agricultural engineers of Almeria advocate making the phytosanitary prescription mandatory, since they consider that it is the most effective system to guarantee food safety. Also, the professional group argues that the phytosanitary prescription should only be signed by qualified professionals who can back it.....

New EU budget

Canary banana producers ready to defend POSEI aid

Representatives of the Association of European Banana Producers (APEB), including those of the Canary Asprocan, met last Wednesday in Paris, France, to review the latest actions carried out by the European Commission ahead of the publication of the next budget within the framework of the Posei program. A.....

Amid claims of underpayment and unsafe work

Agri Labour Australia suspended from government scheme

The Federal Government has suspended labour hire company Agri Labour Australia from further recruitment under the Seasonal Worker Program, amid allegations the company underpaid labourers from Vanuatu working on a Victorian farm. A federal committee's report states Australia needs a comprehensive suite of new.....

Suspects re-export of banned products

Russia asks Iran for additional information on exports

The Rosselkhoznadzor has asked Iran for information on the production of vegetables and fruits on its territory, as well as on the total volume of products shipped to Russia for export. The reason for this is the sharp increase in the volume of fruit and vegetable shipments from Iran to Russia."In order to.....

Interpoma 2018 makes way to innovative ideas with Startup Village

The future of the planet is based on innovation and research. The biggest threats of the 21st century such as food security, climate change, scarcity of resources and the fight against waste, all have the same common denominator, agriculture.Technological innovation will guide the search for a more sustainable.....