Specials more

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Henk van der Meij, Hars&Hagebauer

"Major political unrest in Senegal making for a very uncertain start to the mango season"

The mango season has been good recently. "Unlike other years, West Africa had a very limited supply," reflects Henk van der Meij of the Dutch company Hars&Hagebauer However, as the season in Senegal nears, social unrest is causing panic. On Thursday, after opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was handed a two-year…

How will the hybrid potato change the international potato sector?

Is the hybrid potato the new weapon in the fight for greater food security? The hybrid version of this popular crop could make a huge difference, especially in the agricultural regions of Africa. But it could also play a major role in the transition to sustainable agriculture in the West. On Friday 2…

Consumers outraged with high onion prices, farmers very happy

The dilemma of golden onions in Egypt

According to EastFruit estimates, Egypt was the main supplier of yellow onions to the markets of Eastern Europe and the European Union in the first 4-5 months of 2023.…

Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria

Protesting laborers shut down Maersk Line, Five Star Logistics and other shipping companies

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has made good it’s threat to shut down operations at the ports starting from Monday, June 5th. The union is protesting against the…

Direct cargo flight launched between Kenya and Israel

Through recently launched direct flights between the two countries, Kenya is focusing on export growth by increasing the volume of horticulture and other agricultural products…

Kuehne+Nagel acquires leading South African freight forwarder Morgan Cargo

Kuehne+Nagel signed an agreement to acquire Morgan Cargo, a leading South African, UK and Kenyan freight forwarder specialised in the transport and handling of perishable…

Weather, competition, and unfair margins

A complicated start to the French tomato campaign

Many summer products are weather sensitive, including tomatoes, for which the demand was not particularly strong in May. "The last few weeks have been difficult, with rather average prices, but we have still managed to sell our products," explains Christophe Rousse, president of the Solarenn cooperative.…

Germany purchased more tomatoes from Morocco and fewer from Spain and the Netherlands

According to data prepared by Horotinfo, in the last five years, Germany has increased its tomato purchases from Morocco by 73.16% and reduced its purchases from Spain by…

IBO Summit, 3-4 July 2023 -

International blueberry summit in Poland has 20 countries on board

The 2023 International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit, starting on July 3 in Poland, promises to be a truly global meeting of the blueberry industry. It is the first IBO Summit in Europe, and also the first opportunity for the global blueberry community to meet in person since 2019. “This meeting can…


Kakhovska hydroelectric power station dam

Ukrainian dam that was essential for agriculture has been destroyed

In Ukraine, it seems that the Russian army has blown up a dam in the night of June 5-6. According to EastFruit analysts, the explosion of the dam of the Kakhovska hydroelectric power station is not only an environmental and humanitarian catastrophe that will lead to flooding of vast territories and many…

Fruit more »

Due to bad weather, more problems in open fields with danger of downy mildew and bacterial blight

Increased consumption and steady quotations for melons and watermelons in Italy

The bad weather put a spoke in the wheels of the melon and watermelon campaign, leading to several diseases in the field and reducing the fruit set of the earliest transplants to a minimum. "Rain was recorded for two consecutive weeks and open field melons were either in flowering or fruiting. There was…

Alvin Frutta, Italy

"It's a golden time for the stone fruit sector"

Although Alvin Frutta has an extensive catalog of seasonal fruits and vegetables to provide customers with a year-round supply of product, stone fruit is still the flagship product for this southern Italian-based growing and trading company. Giuseppina Zito, a businesswoman who runs this young company…

Alberto Perez Millan, from Mountain Cherry:

"Interest in cherries from Aragon has increased after the rains affected production in Extremadura”

The harvest of the latest cherry varieties in the highlands of Aragon will start this week. “We expect to produce around 1,000 tons of cherries this year. We'll begin to harvest the Santina variety between June 5 and 7. This is a well-known mid-season variety that has good caliber and a lot of sugar…

Dittmeyer´s Frucht-Plantagen GmbH & Co. KG

Clemens Dittmeyer on the start of the French blueberry harvest

"The listing with Grand Frais was the initial spark for market access to the French food retail market"

On June 1, the first blueberries of this season were picked at the French location of Dittmeyer's Frucht-Plantagen Ltd & Co. Since the late 80's, the Dittmeyer company has been engaged in blueberry cultivation in the pine forests south of Bordeaux. The plantation called 'Domaine des Myrtilles'…

Chilean technical cherry tours to Spain in full swing again

Chilean producers and exporters traveled to Spain again to view the performance of the latest cherry varieties. This shows agricultural technical tours, a crucial activity that was halted due to Covid-induced lockdowns and travel restrictions, has now resumed fully. Lorena Pinto with Luis Lasarte Alonso,…

New Zealand organic apples will help supply short US market

In a typical season, the US brings in offshore apples from Argentina, Chile, and New Zealand. “The breakdown between these three countries of origin varies a little bit every year, but this year, we are seeing a different pattern,” says Maureen Royal with Bridges Organic Produce. “Prior to the harvest…

Uzbekistan: assortment of imported exotics and local fruits and berries continues to expand

EastFruit experts draw attention to the growing assortment of fruits on the shelves of supermarkets in the capital of Uzbekistan, the city of Tashkent. The growing income…

FreshPlaza Funny

Feed me!

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.