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Sector | Management

Israel approves quota for foreign workers amid labor shortage

Skilled workforce needs to grow

Senzo Mchunu appointed acting Agriculture Minister in South Africa

Central Bank Digital Currencies can boost payment efficiency in the Middle East

$3.9 million awarded under the National Agricultural Traceability Grants Program

150 migrant farm workers at Highline Mushrooms join union

Antonio Tortosa, manager of Biocaptur:

"Light is the weakness of pests like Tuta, and also our tool to kill them"

Namibia closes border on some vegetables

Citrus growers call for feedback on proposed export rules

South Africa allows Indian mango imports

The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes Chinese Premier Li Qiang’s visit to Australia

Water curtailment impacts eastern Idaho farmers

FSA president criticizes Eskom's proposal to significantly increase fixed cost charges

NFU response to party manifestos

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

HortNZ backs review of approval process for new agricultural and horticultural products

Rules for organic production and labelling of organic products

Fairtrade calls on European Union to simplify rules for the benefit of producers

Parasites fight citrus gall wasps in New South Wales

Labor negotiations pose risk at U.S. East Coast and Gulf ports

Oriental fruit fly quarantine ends in Sacramento County

East coast and Gulf coast port labor talks suspended in the U.S.

BluePrint Automation BV announces new co-leadership role

Jammu and Kashmir

There is a dispute between fruit growers and CA/cold storage owners

Fepex demands protective and investment measures from future MEPs

Euro saw slight increase against the dollar, but minor decline against Japanese yen

"A mission focused on efficiency as well as real benefits and practical knowledge"

Trade mission to introduce overseas exporters to Polish market

Kashmir valley fruit growers raise concerns over storage facility practices

Hortifrut to have a new CEO starting July

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

The James Hutton Institute opens pioneering crop storage facility

Inflation trends and future outlook in the UK

Luc Vanoirbeek views European elections as a turning point

"In times of uncertainty, people quickly resort to terms like 'our own people first', but a broader perspective is necessary"

Hort Innovation sets ambitious $500 million goal for Frontiers R&D

President highlights the need to provide a strong sectoral voice

HortNZ asks growers approve future levies

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

Supporting Australian exporters to diversify and expand

Well-attended farewell reception for notable potato packer

Bram Werkman officially steps aside at Landjuweel after 50 years

Disrupting the national electricity grid and air travel

Nigeria faces indefinite strike from major trade unions

Growers hold protests on the roads between Spain and France

Australian 2024 APAL Awards for Excellence recipients announced

Jeremy Clarkson's alternative to UK national service: farming

Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada welcome senate report findings on temporary foreign workers

South Africa

Provincial Department of Agriculture allocates R2 million to combat False Codling Moth

Edgar Manuel Vásquez Vela, director of CIEN – ADEX, Peru:

"The idea is to continue gaining agricultural land from the desert in the north and south of Peru"

UFCW opposes disastrous House GOP Farm Bill

Zespri appoints Jason Te Brake as CEO

Europatat elects Vlastimil Rasocha as its new Vice-President

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

Department of Labor recovers more than $450k in back wages, damages for 62 workers at Half Moon Bay farms

Dr. Elliott Grant of Alphabet’s Mineral named a Sun World director

FEFCO welcomes new President Nina Iversen

Statistics South Africa: Inflation slowed in April

Investing in Australian agriculture: a $600 million initiative

Water dispute escalates between the US and Mexico, impacting Texas

'Time for action on supermarket pricing'

Fruit Growers Victoria insists supermarket pricing conduct should be addressed now

List of forbidden fruits and vegetables barred from entering Botswana set for new additions

Indian Congress candidate outlines priorities for agricultural sector

Recent ALVS failure really frustrates UK importers

Seasonal workers From Kenya needed in the UK

BAPL welcomes announcement of much-needed government funding for UK apple and pear growers

Kenyan court upholds ban on avocado farming next to Amboseli National Park

Inflation trends in the U.S., impacting the dollar

France fights shrinkflation in supermarkets

Claude Sarrailh nominee for CEO of Ahold Delhaize Europe and Indonesia

Wage growth in Australia during the first quarter of 2024

‘Keep your money’: Farmers plea at painful budget

India and Nigeria to strengthen economic ties with local currency agreement

Rungis International Market shows interest in Philippines' Clark Food Hub Project

Fairtrade launches a global campaign to make farmers’ voices heard

Dollar shows stability against major currencies as market participants await U.S. inflation data

'Changes will impact thousands of family farms'

National Farmers’ Federation sounds the alarm on superannuation tax impost

Facilitating construction of agrivoltaic systems throughout the nation

Czechia introduces first rules for agrivoltaics

Zimbabwe initiates campaign to attract foreign investment, highlighting its new currency

UK government announces five-year extension

NFU secures win for Seasonal Workers Scheme

Greener future on the way for Scenic Rim agriculture

New micropropagation lab to produce up to 24 million plants a year

New Zealand prepares for action against Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Project encourages diversification into tomatoes, onions, French beans, bananas, and more

Expanding irrigation in Embu County, Kenya

Australia: Senate Inquiry confirms unconscionable treatment of growers by big supermarkets and Bunnings

USDA announces new fee rates for Specialty Crops Inspection Grading, Audit Services

Manish Sirohi appointed as CEO of Decco WW

First increase in groundwater supplies in 4 years

Groundwater supplies increase in California

Eskom reaches significant milestone in curbing load shedding

Nadine Tunley, Chief Executive of Horticulture New Zealand, resigns

Trade credit insurance facility aims to enhance South Africa-Zimbabwe trade

Improving protections for H-2A workers in the United States

'potentially balance labor cost advantages of other countries'

Florida shifts towards mechanized tomato harvesting

Change at the helm of Peru's Trade Office in New York

Britain's new border system faces challenges

Charl du Bois appointed as new managing director of Capespan

New UK trade checks will escalate import costs

Regarding their influence on the food supply chain

UK: Supermarkets' senior executives to face parliamentary questioning

EFRA Committee raises concerns and seeks clarity from Defra over reported delays to 30 April checks

Looking at the water footprint of Egypt's strategic crops

Star Group names four vice-presidents of sales and procurement

European Parliament approves a revision of the EU’s common agricultural policy

Agroseguro denies the elimination of virus coverage in the insurance for protected cultivation of vegetable crops

MEPs approve trade support measures for Ukraine with protection for EU farmers

FPC Chief Executive

Nigel Jenney decries “extortionate costs” of border checks from April 30th

Pound experienced slight increase against the euro on Monday

NSW Farmers:

'Scrap the biosecurity bill'

Moroccan parliamentary group queries minister on agricultural product sabotage in Spain

Fruit sector supports the '40 Hours Law' in Chile

Paddie Allen appointed as new air freight director for PML Seafrigo

Minister Pandor welcomes Egypt into family of BRICS nations

USDA accepting applications for August trade mission to Colombia

U.S. - Mexico water dispute threatens Texas citrus cultivation

Ecuador confronts electricity crisis ahead of referendum

New data shows Australian farmers will walk away if worker access is further eroded

Fabio Zanesco on his new adventure, set to start in September 2024

From apples to kiwifruit - "a thrilling challenge"

Justin Chadwick, CGA:

“South Africa’s WTO call to consultation on CBS not aggressive to EU, but to clear up technical issue”

South Africa's agricultural sector loses visionary leader

Carrot producer Vito Rugani dies at 64

EU/GB border controls update:

Tightening of the rules in the Border Target Operating Model on April 30

Major challenges in the future require water knowledge

Highlighting the potential of the Brazilian fruit sector

Fruit Attraction São Paulo has had a successful start

Ignacio Antequera - FoodPLUS GmbH

South Africa’s GlobalG.A.P-certified producers triple over six years

Álvaro González, from Tropicsur: "This year, many growers will have fruit from the first flowering"

Could the Spanish mango season start earlier?

Fabiola Novelo Torrero joins the Axia Team

EU decides to provide 1 billion euros in financial aid to Egypt

Mercosur meeting concludes with new initiatives in Paraguay

Japan open to employ broad range of strategies in response to the yen reaching very low value

Rep. Dan Newhouse focuses on Washington state agri workforce dilemma

New Zealand apple and pear growers consult on industry levy

'But more work is needed to fix competition problems'

Australian farmers welcome proposed governmental merger reforms

PAYR, the Finnish Potato Sector Association, joins Europatat

Sentence by the Court of Cassation concerning table grapes

Clauses in breeder contracts violating the Nadorcott ruling declared null and void

Kiwi rugby star Renee Holmes partners with First Fresh

AJ Griesel appointed as Managing Director for InteliGro Crop Solutions

"Eight companies will be present at Macfrut":

Turkmenistan companies seek commercial partners

1.08 million euros allocated to Ukrainian agribusinesses for orchard and greenhouse development

Agricultural sector faces the repercussions

Electricity price hike in South Africa