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Sector | General fresh produce

Wet UK winter pushes up food prices

But imports far surpass exports

Last year, Bulgaria exported nearly 100,000 tons of fresh produce

Authorities’ actions lead to sharp decline in demand for local fruits and vegetables in Latvia

Latvians prefer imported fruits and vegetables over local produce

BLE
BLE KW 24:

'Domestic cherries were in short supply and slightly more expensive'

USDA
Costa Rica retail foods annual

Dynamic retail sector reflects Costa Rican growing economy and increasing demand for new products

Central Bureau of Investigation cracks down on corruption in India's horticultural sector

Greenhouses make millions in Novosibirsk, Russia

Foodvalley -

UPCycled4Food initiative launched to make upcycled food products and ingredients the ‘new normal’

Fruit and vegetable season at the market in Lviv, Ukraine

Competition Commission's Fresh Produce Market Inquiry

South African fresh produce value chain remains rarefied, report finds

Farmers warn of price hikes in fresh produce in Cyprus

West Coast specialty crops to benefit from USDA grants

Horticulture plays a large role in India's agricultural diversification

The Associated International Group of Nurseries “Moving ahead during difficult times”

Eric Fabre, Auchan

Watermelons in the spotlight this week

National average prices for UK domestic produce

Rains and hail in Murcia caused damages worth 48 million euros

Kenya proposes removal of excise duty on key food items from EAC

Christophe Burgun, Intermarché

“Searching for balance in displays is a daily task”

Treasury Cabinet Secretary announces Sh54.6 billion

Government funding aims to transform Kenyan agricultural landscape

USDA
National Retail Report - Specialty Crops

Retailers focused on graduation and Father's Day celebrations

USDA
USMCA seasonal perishable products weekly update

Cucumber imports from Mexico expected to decrease sharply as most shippers are finished for the season

Price trends in the Mekong Delta: Chili surges, jackfruit drops

Spanish fruit and vegetable exports to China have fallen by 90% in the last five years

Spain to extend the reduced VAT for food

Food prices soar in Lagos ahead of Eid Kabir celebrations

Egypt ascends to ninth in Poland’s fruit and vegetable imports in 2023

NFU response to party manifestos

‘There are plenty of positives, but the single most vital element is the agricultural budget'

BLE
BLE market report weeks 23/24

'Discounts on apricots were observed quite often"

Vinnytsia farmers develop with "eRobota" Grants, boosting orchard and greenhouse projects

Investing in Ukraine's food security through agricultural grants

Johan Cronjé - GlobalG.A.P.

What will auditing look for in future?

The rise of the far right in France and its implications for Murcia's agriculture

Looking back at IFPA's The Mexico Conference

Decline in Greek agricultural production as fruit and vegetable imports surge

"Consumers want things to be incredibly environmentally sustainable, but they don't want to pay more for it"

How diversification, regulation and reducing food waste will help industry keep up with consumers' sustainability expectations

UNECE and partners build capacities to enhance exports of agricultural produce from Central Asia

Exporting fruits, vegetables, nuts, and cut flowers

Kenyan horticulture earnings grow despite strong shilling

Release of new reports studying impact of agriculture labor crisis on food security

USDA
National Retail Report - Specialty Crops

U.S. retailers offered specials on all kinds of fruits, particularly new crop stone fruit and melons

USDA
USMCA seasonal perishable products weekly update

Avocado shippers of Mexico fruit are frustrated as prices increased

Flood-stricken Rio Grande do Sul reports largest drop in imports among Brazilian states

Laserweeding kills weeds at the meristem before they compete for precious resources

Hort Connections 2024: Seeing some of the latest automations and technology firsthand on farm tours

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize at £1.02, unchanged from last week

Jorge Arangurí, of Danper, from Peru:

"The communities and the company are growing together, strengthening each other"

Lithuania implemented a ban on the import of agricultural products from Russia and Belarus

Youssef Alaoui reacts to blockades at French-Spanish border

“Standardized European products with Moroccan label should not be blocked”

Industry wants to modernize Fiji's capacity for fresh produce exports

Mixed fortunes in Zimbabwe's agriculture market

Demain la Terre celebrates 20 years

“We want to remain the benchmark for CSR in the fruit and vegetable sector”

Governor of Kenyan Central Bank addresses vegetable price hike

Coachella vegetable packing plant goes up in flames

Horticultural crop forecast in India for 2023-24

Produce industry advocates for critical issues impacting its sector in Ottawa

BLE
BLE Week 22:

'Demand could not always keep up with expanded stone fruit range'

Despite reduced precipitation, March rains benefitted all kinds of vegetables

Morocco's agricultural reservoirs at 30% full compared to last season

Heatflation in the Middle East is affecting food prices

Set to resume weekly food shipment to Europe

St Vincent and the Grenadines looks to diversify its agricultural sector

'The U.S. is increasingly dependent on imported fresh produce'

Indian government revises estimates for fruit and vegetable production 2023-24

New facility focused on the future of crop storage opens in Invergowrie

The James Hutton Institute opens pioneering crop storage facility

Potatoes and onions leading with 23,000 and 22,000 tons respectively

Egypt's food exports surge in the final week of May

Morocco dominates early 2024 with historic fruit and vegetable exports to Germany

2024–25 budget includes measures to help businesses to expand and diversify exports

Supporting Australian exporters to diversify and expand

"The crisis is real, and it is getting worse"

Hort Connections 2024: Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption is vital for industry

How will the UK general election impact fresh produce costs?

China to halt tariff concessions for certain Taiwanese products

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize at £1.02: up 2% compared to last week

How produce displays drive sales and create a shopping experience

Inflation dynamics in Uganda influenced by fresh produce prices

Fruit and vegetable prices down in Bulgaria

Unusual weather affects yields across Crimea

Hungary declares prolonged period of water scarcity

USDA
National Retail Report - specialty crops

Summertime favorites were abundantly featured this week

USDA
USMCA seasonal perishable products weekly update

Avocado movement from Mexico through Texas expected to remain about the same

Week 22 Fruit Wholesale Market Report

South African lemons are on the market, grapefruits have arrived in large quantities

Shift in fresh produce dynamics in the United States

Fruit and veg export price regulations introduced in Uzbekistan

FreshPlaza Mediterranean Special

Cyclone Remal damaged agriculture in Jashore, Bangladesh

USDA
Growing rural prosperity

Visualizing U.S. agricultural exports as a share of production

Short-term outlook also reveals drop in 2023/24 EU orange production

EU consumption of fresh apples falls as production declines

In February, South Africa's vegetable sector surpassed the fruit sector

Vietnamese fruit and veg exports up significantly in first five months of 2024

Decline in horticulture production in Uttarakhand due to global warming

BLE
BLE report Week 21:

'Presence of domestic strawberries expanded further'

Russian government addresses frost damage

Texas water shortage is causing a shift in crops

Peru and Indonesia negotiate a new trade agreement

Mexico leads fruit and vegetable consumption in Latin America

South African agri exports increased by 6% YoY, reaching $3.1 billion in Q1 2024

Iran's agricultural exports are experiencing growth

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Prices for bananas from Belize stable compared to last week

Impact of heavy rains on food prices in Kenya

Agricultural challenges British Columbia discussed at caucus retreat

An increase in Mexico's trade balance

Mexican agri-food exports show a new record

UK government faces backlash over supermarket food shortages

Albania is the new competitor for Italy

Week 21 Fruit Wholesale Market Report

Chilean seedless grapes are in good demand, and American cherries have arrived in small quantities

Gulf states' imports grow; United Arab Emirates becomes a hub

Protecting crops from summer heat and weather events while simultaneously increasing revenue per hectare

Carrefour's hyper discount chain will open its first store in the Paris region in June

Brazilian chain Atacadão arrives in France

U.S. ranked second-largest exporter of vegetables and fruits to Vietnam

USDA
National Retail Report - specialty crops

Many produce promotions for Memorial Day

USDA
USMCA seasonal perishable products weekly update

Blueberry movement from South Georgia expected to remain about the same

Florida Citrus Mutual also praises lawmakers

SCFBA applauds Farm Bill moving forward

Kenya's university of Nairobi launches a fresh produce hub

NSW Vegetable Industry project

Reducing farm biosecurity risks and increasing preparedness in the event of heavy and prolonged rainfall

University of Warwick

Researchers try boosting UK fruit and veg production in wake of new government report

Access of Moldovan agricultural products to UK market has been extended

Lacking sufficient refrigerated transport and pack-house facilities

Post-harvest losses in India still too high

Georgia agricultural innovation center to bring farmers from fresh to value-added markets

BLE
BLE report Week 20:

Availability of asparagus expanded unabated

Cautious optimism in New Zealand's horticulture sector

IFPA tracks trends with executive leaders in Chile

Egyptian agricultural exports reached record levels in 2023

Trade revival with Pakistan is a key issue in Amritsar elections

USDA awards $300 million to diversify export markets for U.S. agriculture

Uzbekistan delivers another blow to its own export of fruits and vegetables

Singapore's food security and local production challenges

Heavy rains impact fresh produce in Kenya

Guyana's president unveils agricultural development plans for Bonasika

Bangladesh

11,000 farmers empowered to adopt eco-friendly agricultural processes

Pre-monsoon showers impact horticulture in Pune, India

Tendai Chitapi, Oliver Windram – Kuronga

Smoothing the farming journey, the AI way

Nigeria's Central Bank disbursed $2.13 bln for food imports in 2023

Grape, blueberry, avocado, and mango exports stood out

In the first quarter of the year, Peruvian agricultural exports increased by 8.7%

Rob Gourmet

"Attractive prices help us promote niche products"

Fruit fly outbreak impacts South Australian supply of capsicum, eggplant, and zucchini