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Pakistan fruit and vegetables exports see growth of 21.29% and 2.01%

Fruits and vegetables exports from Pakistan during first four months of current financial year witnessed about a 21.29% and 2.01% increase respectively as compared to the…

Enrico Martini: "We don't have precarious drivers, but regularly hired staff"

Tulips, the Italian online supermarket that doesn't schedule deals six months in advance

Tulips is an exclusively online supermarket founded by Enrico Martini, a 30-year-old from Cesena, Italy, who began 5 years ago by gathering information and getting advice right from the fruit and vegetable sector. For a few weeks Tulips has been making deliveries also in Bologna and its province, after…

Ton Bouw, The Greenery

“Taking products in good and bad times is paying off”

The previous Spanish season wasn't even completely over when growers, buyers, and sellers were already meeting to discuss the 2021/2022 season. This is the result of years of uncertainty, which got worse because of Brexit and COVID-19, but not only that: prices are also ever-increasing from all sides.…

USDA

Advertised prices for specialty crops at major retail supermarket outlets 11/20 to 12/02

Significant increases in price for fruit, including seedless grapes, avocados and cranberries

This week, a good deal of ad space was dedicated to baking supplies, and fresh berries, pears, cranberries, and apples were featured alongside them. Holiday favorites like sweet potatoes, pomegranates, Brussel's sprouts, celery and pineapples were abundant. Total ad numbers this week were 301,474, an 8%…

Sumas Prairie, British Columbia

Significant portions of fruit and vegetable crops affected by floods

Devastating flooding hit the agricultural area east of Vancouver nearly two weeks ago. The flooding in the Sumas Prairie came little more than four months after the June heat…

Snack5 study on dietary and shopping behavior in Germany and Austria

Freshness, taste and regionality and seasonality are crucial

The science is clear: a diet rich in vegetables and fruit can protect you against certain diseases. For example: vegetables and fruit can reduce the risk of suffering a stroke. Therefore, the recommendation is "5 a day", i.e. to eat at least five portions of vegetables and fruit a day. Surveys show,…

71% of Spaniards who consume fruit and vegetables on a daily basis declare that they are happier

Healthy food, positive emotions

Fruits and vegetables are essential in a healthy and balanced diet. In addition to providing nutritional benefits, they also provide emotional benefits. According to a survey recently carried out by…

Exports to the US had the biggest growth among Almeria's top 10 destination markets

According to the latest data provided by Extenda, corresponding to the period between January and September of 2021, Almeria is the fourth Andalusian exporting province with…

The Fruits and Vegetables Working Group for the opening of new export markets holds its 19th meeting

The Fruits and Vegetables Working Group that is made up of the heads of the administrations involved in the opening of new markets, including FEPEX, has held its 19th meeting…

EU allocates BAM 6 million to support investments in BiH agricultural production

EU project EU4AGRI has announced a public call worth BAM 6 million (€3.06 mln) to support investments in primary agricultural production in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The goal of…

Simon Schumacher and Markus Kirn from VSSE on expoSE 2021:

"We are counting on the loyalty and fidelity of the trade"

On November 17 and 18, after a year's break due to Corona, the double trade fairs expoSE and expoDirekt again took place in Karlsruhe. As we reported, companies were positively surprised about the professional talks as well as the generally good mood. We spoke with managing director Simon Schumacher and…

Steady increase in agri-food trade European Union

The latest EU agri-food trade figures published show that trade continues to increase steadily, with exports increasing by 7% compared to the first eight months of 2020. The total value of EU agri-food trade (exports plus imports) for January-August 2021 reached a value of €210.5 billion, reflecting a…

Belarus: Agri exports nearly doubled in 2010-2020

Agri exports from Belarus almost doubled in the past ten years. Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Subbotin said at a recent meeting: "Our country has achieved great results in…

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Guatemala cost £0.72 this week

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. The current average week prices of bananas were at £0.58 for bananas…

USDA

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement seasonal perishable products - weekly update

Peruvian blueberries arriving through Philadelphia and NYC expected to decrease as season is past peak

Currently, US shippers and buyers look to make preparations to ensure that they have transportation and product for the Christmas season. Movement through the ports has improved, but trucks and drivers remain in short supply. Wholesalers and retailers are seeing higher prices nearly across the board on…

Thousands of acres of crop lands lost in the Fraser Valley flood

In the Fraser Valley flooding, agriculture crops and commodities have been struck with disaster. According to Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Lana Popham, many…

There should be sufficient Spanish supply, despite weather conditions

Spain is one of the world's top fruit and vegetable exporters. In 2020, it exported 12,8 million tons of these fresh products. Not a record, volume-wise - it was four percent…

January to November

Egyptian agri exports reaches 5.2 million tons

Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation has announced that the nation’s agricultural exports amounted to over 5.2 million tons so far. This is an increase of…

Nadir Sahin (Sahin Karlsruhe) on the Turkish grape season:

"Peak season will end in about two weeks"

Turkish Sultana grapes are still available in abundance, but the campaign is nevertheless coming to an end. "Smaller quantities will be available until the end of the year, but the main season is expected to end in about two weeks," says Nadir Sahin, a buyer and seller of fruit and vegetables at the…

Sustainable food alliance Sustain poll:

Most UK farmers would prefer not to supply supermarkets

According to a new survey, most UK farmers would prefer not to supply supermarkets, as they see better opportunities for their own livelihoods, protecting nature and…

Minister Veng Sakhon extends invitation

Indonesians invited to invest in local Cambodian agri markets

The Cambodian government is welcoming Indonesian businessmen to invest in the nation’s agricultural market, intent on bolstering its capacity in response to an ongoing surge…

CPMA disappointed about trade show overlap with Fruit Logistica Berlin

After a 2-year hiatus due to Covid, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is very much looking forward to holding an in-person event in Montreal from April 5-7, 2022. These dates were secured a few years ago, and for many years, the organization’s annual event has been held this time of year.…

"It has already given us quality insight into the export of melons and the markets that they are going."

Melons Australia looking to boost export recovery through research projects

Australia's peak melon industry body is conducting several projects with the aim of boosting international trade of the fruit, which declined significantly during the pandemic. In the 2021 season, Melons Australia Executive Director, Johnathon Davey admits that exports dropped by 40 per cent, while,…

Department of Agriculture collaborates with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

New deal signed on first agri cold inspection facility Philippines

The Department of Agriculture has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority to build a cold examination facility, that must help deter…

"Producing a kilo of tomato costs 75 to 80 cents but is only sold for 55 cents"

More than 500 Spanish fruit and vegetable producers request aid

More than 500 farmers in the fruit and vegetable sector, mainly from Almeria, gathered last week in front of the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and…

Moslem Naceur, Biocoop:

“Treating fruit and vegetables as if they were jewels, that’s the key to success!”

Moslem Naceur recently embarked on a new adventure as the head of the fruit and vegetable department of the new Biocoop store in Thonon-les-Bains. “Following my professional experience at Intermarché, I was contacted by Nicolas and Vincent Quiblier, two young and ambitious brothers motivated to develop…

China-Myanmar border: Limited trade to restart

The border trade with Myanmar, that was shut down by the Chinese government in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, is set to restart under a new set of restrictions,…

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev: Country will introduce new system

Uzbekistan plans to increase fruit and vegetable exports to US$5 billion

Uzbekistan plans to raise its fruit and vegetable exports from the current US$1.3 billion to US$5 billion by introducing an agricultural cluster system. Uzbek President…

Optomni

Australian supply chain optimization platform set for major fresh produce pilot

A leading Queensland fresh produce company is set to trial an emerging digital trading and supply chain optimisation platform, which is hoped to boost operations and productivity. OmniOrder will aim to allow Qualipac to easily manage inventory at the batch level, take orders digitally with a trading app,…

China-Chile trade to reach record high in 2021

According to a recent forecast by the Chilean Ambassador in Beijing, Luis Schmidt, economic cooperation between China and Chile is expected to hit a record high by surpassing a $55 billion threshold. The ambassador's prediction has its merits. Driven by an upgraded Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and…

Melissa Gea, sales manager at Grand Etal Bio

“In addition to limiting waste, this solution allows everyone to eat organic”

Producer, importer and marketer of 100% organic products, Grand Etal Bio, joins the fight against food waste to stop throwing away products that no longer meet certain marketing criteria. Each year, nearly 10 million tons of food are thrown away, 42% of which are fruit and vegetables. More and more…

Dr. Atif Syed - Wootzano

"Almost everything about these robots is unique, including the fact that they are affordable"

As many countries around the world face serious labor shortages, more and more fresh produce companies are looking at ways to reduce their demand for labor, be it during harvesting or in the post-harvest process. One robotics company based in England has a solution to reduce the amount of labor needed…

Powerlux PNP by Agriplast, a protection sheet for open fields

An alternative to TNT cover sheets

Although environmental sustainability is at the heart of agriculture and horticulture, the economic dimension, which is at the basis of the investments made to produce food, is often overlooked. However, it is possible to combine the two aspects and an example of this is represented by the efforts of the…

USDA NIFA invests over $34 mln to support healthy eating for low-income Americans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced an investment of over $34 million to support greater food access and…

2020 executive summary

Transformation Working Group annual review

The Fruit Industry Value Chain Round Table (FIVCRT) is a dialogue process amongst industry stakeholders which was established by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) and Fruit SA. It seeks to foster collaboration amongst stakeholders to secure an enduring competitive…

Uganda to strengthen ties with Middle East

Uganda government officials are looking to strengthen trade ties with the GCC, hoping that this can be used as a springboard to increase cooperation with China and the Far…

NFUS launches Scottish Agri Export Hub to increase new market opportunities

Scotland’s farming sector is a multibillion industry, but all too often, the existing supply chain does not deliver for primary producers. Now, there is a new initiative that…

One of the most important fairs for the Italian fruit and vegetable sector

The Sicilian regional administration has not allocated a budget for Fruit Logistica

Sicily is the second most important Italian region for the cultivation and marketing of fruits and vegetables. However, the difference between Sicily and the rest of the country (with the exception of Sardinia) is that it suffers from a severe infrastructural deficit and territorial disadvantage. Unfortunately,…

Deep Creek Fruits

Exciting times as NZ cherry growers prepare for first commercial crop

A New Zealand cherry company is hopeful of a strong first year of commercial harvest, despite some challenges still in the market due to COVID-19. Deep Creek Fruits, is managed by Hortinvest, and director Sharon Kirk is expecting a small volume off the Lindis Peaks and Mt Pisa blocks, which will provide…

Darshan Patil - Fresh Survey

"All in all, we become the client's eyes in India"

Fresh Survey, a recently established company in India, providing an independent quality inspection service for fresh fruits and vegetables. They have already provided their services to Fresh Solutions Gmbh, Germany, which cater to REWE supermarkets. "We do an on-site quality inspection at packing…

USDA / Chef's Pencil

Where does all the Thanksgiving food come from?

Very shortly, millions of pounds of food synonymous with Thanksgiving will be consumed. And perhaps some people will question where all the turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, pumpkins, and more all come from. Chefs Pencil put together a full listing of the top Thanksgiving food producers, and the…

HM.Clause met the operators of the sector in a symbolic location

Open Day at the Sicilian fruit and vegetable market in Vittoria

During the Sicilian Open Day, HM.Clause presented a selection of the latest varietal innovations in the field of tomatoes, courgettes and peppers. The event was held on 12 November in an exceptional location, that is the fruit and vegetable market of Vittoria. The HM.Clause Sicilia Staff, from the left: Giovanni…

Vietnam seeks to intensify trade and investment ties with Australia

Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Nguyen Tat Thanh paid a working visit to Victoria State to conduct activities to promote trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam…

New report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

'Strengthening agri-food systems globally is critical'

This year’s ‘The State of Food and Agriculture’ report is entitled ‘Making agri-food systems more resilient to shocks and stresses’. It provides an assessment of the ability…

Azerbaijan intent on removing obstacles for exporting crops to Russia

As a result of negotiations between the Azerbaijani Food Safety Agency (FSA) and the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control (Rosselkhoznadzor),…

Uzbekistan delivers 26,000 tons of fruits and vegetables to Afghanistan

Afghanistan has imported 26,000 tons of vegetables and fruits from Uzbekistan during the first 10 months of the current year. Overall, the latter nation exported 1.2 million…

Potato market report week 46:

"Some market participants are very much focused on the consequences of the new Corona wave"

Even though demand is steady, retailers and food retailers continue to report a slow market. The market is supplied mainly through deliveries from all kinds of regions. The quality is not always satisfactory, and sorting costs are rising. Food retailers are advertising promotional products in bulk.…

Nigeria: Agricultural volumes at various wholesale markets up in November

Nigeria’s program of price control and combating monopolization has contributed to an increase in the quantities of agricultural products in the various wholesale markets…

Azerbaijan boosts fruit and veg exports to Russia

Azerbaijani exports of fruit and vegetables to Russia significantly increased from January through November 9, 2021, owing to the measures taken in Azerbaijan in the field of…

Vegetable exports went up by 2.01 percent

Fruit exports Pakistan up by 21.29 percent in four months

Pakistani fruit exports increased by 21.29 percent during the first four months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The exports of…

China to buy $150 billions worth of farm goods from ASEAN members

Yesterday, President Xi Jinping announced several major initiatives to boost economic cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This…

Melons Australia

Australian melon growers hoping for a 'bounce back' year after pandemic

Australian melon growers are looking forward to the 2021/22 summer season because it will give growers a chance to bounce back after challenges brought about by the pandemic. The most alarming thing, according to Melons Australia Executive Director, Johnathon Davey was that in the 2021 season, exports…

Gov.uk

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Current average week price at £0.51 for bananas from Colombia

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. The current average week prices of bananas were at £0.51 for bananas…

Spain accounted for 31% of EU intra-community fruit and vegetable trade in 2020 with 12.3 million tons

The EU Member States traded 40.3 million tons of fresh fruits and vegetables among each other in 2020. According to data from the EU Statistical Office, Eurostat, processed by…

EAC sets out strategy for horticulture trade

The East African Community Secretariat has developed a comprehensive strategy to boost intra EAC trade in fruits and vegetables. EAC Deputy Secretary-General Christophe…

Philippines

All imported unprocessed fruits and vegetables now VAT free

On November 10, 2021, the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 112-2021 (RMC 112-2021), clarifying the list of imported…

New, 10-year strategic plan for Queensland fresh produce sector and supply chain

Growcom team is consulting with industry on Future Fields

Looking forward to the coming ahead, many Australian growers can only see a further, unsustainable squeeze on margins as the cost of inputs is skyrocketing. Prices for fuel,…

Portugal witnesses significant increases in produce production

According to agricultural forecasts released by Portugal’s National Institute of Statistics (INE), an increase of 40 percent in pear production is also forecast compared to…

Bulgaria has hidden potential regarding fruit and vegetable production

Bulgaria seems to still have a hidden potential in the fruit and vegetable production, which might well be discovered by Dutch entrepreneurs. The dynamic webinar:…

BLE

BLE- Market report week 45/21:

'Looking at iceberg lettuces; they almost exclusively came from Spain'

Regarding lettuces; the domestic season was nearing its conclusion. Deliveries were winding down, Belgian shipments outweighed the Italian ones. The latter were, however, cheaper and could therefore be sold off more quickly. The prices of the Belgian goods mostly trended downward, those of the domestic…

Nigerian government wants to give agriculture the push to drive economic growth

One of the challenges of the Muhammadu Buhari-led government is how to diversify Nigeria’s economy and making agriculture one of the avenues to achieve the objective. Apart…

Irish freight traffic with Great Britain down, but thriving with EU

Freight traffic between Great Britain and Ireland has severely declined since the UK came out of the customs union in January this year. According to new figures published by…

AgPick Technology

The labour management system that could help with piecework rate award changes

An Australian fresh produce labour management tool is already receiving interest from companies looking to better manage their workforce processes since the recent Horticulture Award changes to piecework legislation. This month, the Fair Work Commission ruled to vary the Horticulture Award to ensure that…

Minister for Transport, Ricardo de Abreu:

Angolan government to invest over US$445.5 million to build 21 logistics hubs

The Angolan government plans to invest over US$445.5 million to build 21 logistics centres, by 2038. The goal is to minimize the challenges of goods transport, which is still…

ZADT chief executive officer Godfrey Chinoera:

‘Zimbabwe’s horticulture needs long-term funding'

Zimbabwean horticulture parties have called for long-term financing schemes to support the sector, which entails crops that need time before they start paying back.  Although Zimbabwe…

Fresno County farmers led the nation in crop production value for third straight year

Fresno County farmers continue to defy the odds with innovation and resiliency. In 2020, Fresno County led the nation in crop production value for the third straight year.…

United States

Impact of inflation and supply chain woes felt in October

Twenty months into the pandemic, fresh produce retailing remains in flux. IRI, 210 Analytics and the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) have documented the changing…

Italy is the fifth destination for Spanish fruit and vegetable exports and Spain's sixth biggest supplier.

Italy is the fifth destination for Spanish fruit and vegetable exports

Export volumes to the country have remained stable in recent years. In 2015, Spanish sales to Italy stood at 858,998 tons and last year they stood at 830,015 tons. The value…

Serious shortage of fruit and vegetables across Sri Lanka

Many growers across Sri Lanka are experiencing a drastic drop in fruit and vegetable production; available crops are being sold at higher prices. However, the Manning Market…

P1 million in crops receive tornado damage near Cotabato

At least P1 million worth of crops (€18,000) were damaged by a tornado that struck two villages of Matalam town on November 13. According to the Municipal Disaster Risk…

Zimtrade engages small holder growers in order to boost exports

Trade promotion and development agency ZimTrade has embarked on a nationwide exercise to engage small-holder farmers in a bid to equip them with necessary skills to produce…

Agriculture and Food Development Authority Teagasc:

Price increases unlikely to exceed higher input costs sustained by Irish growers

Agriculture and Food Development Authority Teagasc has warned that some growers are considering cutting back on production for 2022 to manage their cash flow or minimize…

Belarus: Government interseasonal storage of agri products doubled in 2021

According to Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Vladimir Grakun, the so-called stabilization funds (agricultural products in government storage between seasons)…

Enrique Rossi - Budou Farms

Windy weather creates some nervous moments for a Victorian grape grower

Strong winds have added another challenge as one of Victoria's leading table grape growers prepares for the summer season. Budou Farms co-owner Enrique Rossi believes it is a by-product of climate change, and farmers can no longer rely on average temperatures of decades ago, as each season is throwing up…

Ainia designs mobile containers so that local farmers can process their fruits and vegetables in a sustainable manner

Ainia is working on the development of a mobile container, within the framework of the European FOX project, so that local farmers can select, process, and pack fresh fruits…

VdK, vzbv and Greenpeace all demand:

Reduced VAT on fruit and vegetables for climate change mitigation and health reasons

Social association VdK, the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (vzbv) and Greenpeace are calling on the coalition partners in the upcoming German government to reduce the VAT as much as possible on fresh fruit and vegetables, pulses and plant-based milk substitutes. This would provide incentives…

Alberto Palmí, director of FEDEMCO:

"The price of wood has tripled. We have never seen anything like this before"

Fruit and vegetable growers and marketers are facing rising costs when placing their products on the market. One of the inputs that have seen the highest price increase is packaging materials, including cardboard, plastic or wood. This is a consequence of high energy and fuel costs and severe supply…

Kenya

Kitui county farmers turn to irrigated agriculture

Many farmers in Kitui practice small scale farming to make a living, but the productivity has remained quite low, leading to widespread poverty. Now, the Kitui county…

"Honey Gold quality and size are as good and consistent with what consumers have come to expect"

Demand still expected to be high despite lighter Honey Gold mango crop

While there will be a lighter crop of Honey Gold mangoes in Australia this season, that has not impacted the quality of the premium variety, according to grower Piñata Farms. The first fruit from the company is arriving on supermarket shelves this week, after harvesting began on the specialty variety in…

Cheaper to fly in soft fruit from South America rather than harvest it in Aberdeenshire

MPs have been assured that Christmas goods will be delivered to Scots consumers this winter, despite labour shortages in the haulage industry and the food industry. MPs on the…

US agricultural labor reform ‘hindered by regional differences’

Bob Redding, who works for the Redding Firm and serves as a lobbyist for agricultural groups in Washington, D.C., believes compromise is the only way true reform will happen…

United Fresh attends White House signing ceremony for infrastructure bill

United Fresh president and CEO Tom Stenzel attended the White House ceremony yesterday as President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. “United Fresh has worked with the Administration and bipartisan Congressional leaders to pass a comprehensive infrastructure…

PROMPERÚ:

Exports of Peruvian food stuffs to Singapore grow by 32.4%

Peruvian agri-food exports to Singapore approached a value of one million dollars in the first half of 2021, representing an increase of 32.4% compared to 2020.  The most important…

Pakistan and Australia consent to relax trade rules

This Monday, Pakistan and Australia agreed to review and work towards relaxing trade regulations for importing and exporting fruits and agricultural products. This was decided…

T&G Global, Zespri, Plant & Food Research and other industry partners:

Working on a regenerative horticultural partnership in NZ

T&G Global and Zespri, two of Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest horticultural businesses, are teaming up with science organisation Plant & Food Research and other industry…

British Columbia

New reports suggest only Okanagan's 'bona fide farmers' should get tax break

A 50-page report, prepared by Deloitte for the provincial government and titled The Path Forward: a Blueprint for B.C.'s Tree Fruit Industry, recommends that British…

Australian mango supply ramping up ahead of December peak

With harvesting starting to ramp up in Northern Queensland regions, the Australian mango industry is heading towards its busiest time of the season. In this week's crop forecasts from the Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA), there were 436,000 trays sent to market in the past week, which was an…

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Average week prize for bananas from Belize at £0.66

This series gives the average wholesale prices of bananas by country of origin. The prices are national averages of the most usual prices charged for bananas at wholesale markets in Birmingham and London. This publication is updated weekly. The current average week prices of bananas were at £0.66 for bananas…

Belarus exported 90,000 tons of potatoes over past nine months

In the first nine months of this year, some 90,000 tons of potatoes and 35,000 tons of vegetables were sold for export from Belarus, according to data, cited by the Minister…

Goa Horticulture Corporation Ltd

Horti corp to venture into wholesale commodity marketing

Focusing on becoming self-reliant and aiming at controlling price of vegetables and fruits, the Goa Horticulture Corporation Limited (GHCL) has now decided to venture into…

USDA

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement Seasonal Perishable Products Weekly Update

Shoppers encouraged to buy items such as onions, sweet potatoes, apples and potatoes right now

Retailers are urging shoppers to purchase their holiday must-haves early this year. Weekly grocery chains’ advertisements are focused on supplies for the Thanksgiving Day meal, along with baking staples and holiday decorations. Shoppers are even encouraged to buy their longer-lasting produce items, such…

PMA advancing efforts in PLU innovations

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced a breadth of efforts to advance innovation and industry involvement with regulators on PLU stickers. This follows the decision for many countries across Europe to pass regulations that ban non-home compostable PLU stickers, the only effective way to…

Organic Summit in Zollikofen, Bern

Regional value chains and innovative forms of marketing

This week we already reported on the first part of the Organic Summit in Zollikofen. This article focuses on the presentations on regional value chains and innovative forms of marketing. Organic vegetables more important in retail and direct marketingAnja Vieweger of the Research Institute of Organic…

The Government assures the Mediterranean Corridor will be done, but only up to Almería

"In 2025 or 2026 the connection between Almería and the French border will be completed"

The Minister of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sanchez, confirmed that the Mediterranean Corridor, at least its section from Almeria to the French border, will…

The REDES TECO project begins to be developed for the orange, peach, and tomato sectors

The REDES TECO project consists of configuring and having permanent technical-economic information networks of the different sectors in order to have access to data about…

Great quality over big quantity driving apricot sales this season

Australia's first harvested apricot of the season is off to a strong start, according to leading Australian stone fruit grower, Mattina Fresh. "We were very lucky this year with our Mogadore apricots," National Sales Director, Tom Panna said. "This year was the best year that we have seen - not…

Three times greater risk of dementia linked to diet low in fruits, vegetables, beans, tea

An anti-inflammatory diet may be your best bet for cognitive health

As people age, inflammation within their immune system increases, damaging cells. A new study shows that people who consumed an anti-inflammatory diet that includes more…

Terra Mia Italia introduces food boxes containing regional products

Terra Mia Italia keeps on working on a far-reaching project in the Italian high-quality fruit and vegetable sector. Marco Bellucci "The company's goal is to enhance the value of agricultural products by guaranteeing quality, certifying the entire supply chain through a dedicated and personalized Blockchain…

"Prices are driven by the increasingly cold weather"

Horticultural product prices in Almeria rebound this week

The start of the fruit and vegetable campaign has been difficult for Almeria's farmers. At the beginning of the campaign, the price of certain products has reached values of…

Paul Tomlinson and Mark Wright - Davis Worldwide

"We are sticking to the principles but we are not taking as many risks as we may have done in the past"

The world of fruit and vegetable trading has changed in the last few years, it has become tougher, margins are smaller, delivery times longer but it is not all negative as long as you are able to adapt to the new environment in which we find ourselves. Davis Worldwide has a history of doing things…

BLE market report week 44/2021:

'Spanish Primofiori took the spotlight'

Spanish Primofiori predominated, when looking at the lemon market. In terms of importance, Turkish and South African fruits followed in almost equal proportions. Imports from Uruguay only arrived in Frankfurt and were therefore only of a supplementary nature: their quality was not up tp par either, which…

France: launch of the new Seeds and Plants plan for a Sustainable Agriculture (SPAD)

Launch of the new Seeds and Plants plan for a Sustainable Agriculture: a new version of the plan for agro-ecology, adaptation to climate change and food sovereignty. At the…

New Chinese regulations result in more barriers to its huge market

China is no longer an easy market and if other nations’ businesses don’t change their strategies, it will be more difficult to enter the huge market. “China is no longer a…

California growers receive important specialty crop investment

California producers will be benefitting from significant specialty crop investment made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program…

Valencia, November 17 and 18

The biological control of the 'cotonet' pest in citrus, the main topic of the next edition of the VIO Congress

The main topic of the next edition of the VIO Congress will be the biological control of the cotonet plague in citrus. The VIO Congress is an international event that will be…

USDA

Exporter Guide - Australia

'Despite continued Covid impact, Australia’s economy has begun to recover'

Underpinning Australia's strong economy is its open and transparent trade and investment environment, and trade and economic links with emerging economies, particularly in Asia. The U.S. - Australia Free Trade Agreement provides some advantages for U.S. products, which are well regarded as high quality…

Stats NZ data shows:

Cheaper fruit and vegetables help bring about drop in food prices

Monthly food prices have dropped for the first time since February. Still, data from Stats NZ shows that the cost of feeding a family is still higher than at the same time…

Many fruit importers showcased their products

The fourth China International Import Expo was a success

The fourth China International Import Expo officially opened on the 5th of November and came to an end on the 10th of November. The expo took place in the Shanghai National Expo Center. The China International Import Expo is the first national import expo in the world. The expo has been an annual event…

Netherlands pledges continued support for Kurdistan Region agriculture

The Dutch Consul General in Erbil, Hans Akerboom, has stated that the Dutch government is continuing its extensive assistance to develop the autonomous Kurdistan Regional…

The Sicilian growers' association OP Platinum launches the project Coltiviamo Salute

Healthy products with reliable certifications

The cooperative OP Platinum launched a new project based on the increasing attention of consumers to healthy eating. The project is called Coltiviamo Salute. Salvatore Astuto This is not just a consumer trend, but the growing desire on the part of consumers to seek only the best for their own well-being through…

Stuart Guest - almost 40 years in the trade

"I still love working in the trade and have worked with some great people over the years"

It's not everyone who can say that they have worked their whole life in the fresh produce business, but luckily some people have and they can bring a wealth of experience to the trade. Stuart Guest started work as a barrow boy in Birmingham wholesale market when he was 16 years old. He worked for Mack…

USDA lifts PACA reparation sanctions on New York produce business

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that OM Vegetable Inc. satisfied a reparation order in the amount of $17,518 issued under the Perishable Agricultural…

Good supply of stone fruit to South Australian Produce Markets despite adverse weather

Despite the damaging storms that hit South Australia's Riverland and Adelaide Plains a fortnight ago, the South Australian Produce Market is only noticing a minimal reduction in the supply of stone fruit from the region. Marketing Manager, Penny Reidy told FreshPlaza that the supply of stone fruits into…

The EU approves the UK's controls for exporting fruits and vegetables

The European Commission has approved the UK's controls for exporting fruits and vegetables to the European Union as they conform to their marketing standards. According to the…

Chile: Foreign trade up 40% between January and October 2021

Chile's commercial exchange reached US$ 150.252 million Between January and October 2021. According to a report from the Undersecretariat of International Economic Relations (SUBREI), it achieved a growth of 40% compared to the same period of 2020. Exports recorded operations for US$ 76.427 million,…

Rising agricultural input costs will affect both South African growers and consumers

All over South Africa, rising input costs for farmers will squeeze profit margins in the 2021/2022 period. Unfortunately, this is largely due to international trends and there…

“To be the reference in the Nantes fresh produce basin and to participate in structuring the offer”

France: Océane and Terrena join forces

Océane and Terrena are joining forces to become the reference in the fresh produce basin of Nantes and to take part in structuring the supply. On the 28th of October 2021, the…

The annual turnover of horticultural seeds amounts to 200 million euro

"Almeria's agricultural cluster moves more than 5,000 million euro"

Seeds are a key piece of Almeria's horticultural production machine. The province's annual turnover in horticultural seeds stands at around 200 million euro. The most…

Discussing ways to increase agricultural exports

Bangladesh delegation to visit Netherlands and UK

A Bangladeshi delegation led by Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque intends to visit the Netherlands and the UK to increase the export of fresh vegetables, fruits, and…

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Increased Dutch fruit and vegetables imports in first half of 2021

Dutch imports of fresh fruit and vegetables continued to grow in the first half of this year. In the first six months of 2021, the €5 billion import value level was surpassed. That is two percent more than in the first half of 2020. And even 14% higher than in 2019. For the year, the €9 billion mark will…

Egyptian exports resilient during pandemic thanks to incentives

The Egyptian Cabinet’s Media Center said that the measures adopted by the Egyptian state to support the exports sector have achieved great success in enhancing the…

Organic: Lower demand in French supermarkets

According to the association Initiative Bio Bretagne, the organic sector in general is facing a decline in consumption in supermarkets. For the president, Denis Paturel, the…

The Dominican Republic has the potential to increase its exports

The executive director of the National Competitiveness Council, Peter Prazmowski, participated in the Public Policy Dialogue organized by the National Confederation of…

Coag Almeria demands the withdrawal of second-rate fruits and vegetables to solve the price crisis

The Coordinator of Agrarian and Livestock Organizations, Coag Almeria, handed out agricultural food products for free in front of a supermarket in the municipality of El Ejido…

China funds project to strengthen fruit value-chains in Sri Lanka

A project to provide technical assistance to improve the production and commercialization of fruit value-chains in Sri Lanka has been launched by the Food and Agriculture…

U.S.M.C.A. Seasonal Perishable Products Weekly Update

Extreme measures taken by the most congested ports are yielding some results, but progress remains slow due to backlog

The apparent widespread lack of available workers at retail threatens to turn shoppers even more towards online commerce; this at a time when the supply chain can barely…

Zimbabwe Horticultural Development Council investment forum

“There’s so much land available, so many opportunities for horticulture”

A common thread to the first investment forum arranged by the Horticultural Development Council was the importance of an enabling environment whose impact cannot be underestimated, noted moderator Waddilove Sansole, agricultural project manager in Southern Africa, as well as a lot of emphasis on the…

“This season will be a huge examination for Polish growers and exporters of fruits”

Exporting apples from Poland to Egypt has reached the stage of easy going. After a slower start, traders have gotten used to the new system that the Egyptian government implemented. However, the fact Belarus has stopped the import of Polish apples could pose a real challenge to Polish growers, one Polish…


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