General fresh produce

BLE market report KW 07/2020:

'German Elstar, Jonagold and Braeburn formed basis of the product range'

German apples formed the basis of the product range; primarily Elstar, Jonagold and Braeburn. As a rule, they were qualitatively sound; only in certain areas there were some problems. For fruit with organoleptic defects, discounts were naturally unavoidable, which is why the prices for local Holstein Cox…

Gemüsebau Hahn GmbH focuses on speciality assortment

First tomatoes on the Baltic coast will be harvested no later than Easter

In Barth (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) a large number of greenhouses are currently being demolished. The Ostsee Zeitung will tell you that these are old abandoned sites that have not been used for decades and were left to decay. Wolfgang Hahn, managing director of Gemüsebau Hahn LLC, which is located next…

Turkey exported less fruit and vegetables last year than in the 2018 record year

The record export of fruit and vegetables from Turkey in 2018 could not be met last year. Several important products' crops failed. Some unstable countries are also counted among Turkey's buyers. In general, there was quite a lot of annual fluctuation in the amounts Turkey sells to various countries. A…

India: Horticulture is major contributor in Himachal Pradesh economy

Himachal Pradesh is famous for its sumptuous and delicious fruits all over the country and abroad and fruit production is one of the major occupations of the people of the…

Chinese fruit market picking up

After the Spring Festival, many wholesalers at the Zhengzhou Wanbang Fruit Wholesale Market who purchased large volumes before the holiday had to sell their products at discounted prices due to the…

Brazil: Twelve-month inflation slowed to 4.21% in Mid-February

Brazil's inflation slowed in the month through mid-February as a decline in the price of meat outweighed a jump in the cost of some fruits and vegetables. The inflation rate fell to 0.22%, the smallest increase since at least 1994, from 0.71% in the month through mid-January, Brazil's Institute of…

Protests of Spanish growers intensify

The protests by Spanish agricultural producers, which started four weeks ago, are becoming more intense. In the demonstration held on Wednesday in Granada, four protesters…

Russia imported less fruit and vegetables in 2019

Russian imports of fresh fruit and vegetable have seen a recovery in recent years. That was after that country introduced a boycott on food products from the European Union in 2014. However, in 2019, these imports declined again. Compared to 2018, four percent fewer fruit and vegetables were imported.…

The Arabian Peninsula is the third largest non-European market for Spanish fruits and vegetables

In the period between January and November 2019, the value of Spain's fresh fruit and vegetable exports to non-European third countries stood at 597 million Euro, 27% more…

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina:

“Bangladesh can export vegetables to Nepal”

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh can now export vegetables and fish to Nepal. “In winter, Bangladesh can export vegetables and fish. I always advocate transit for Nepal through India,” she said when visiting Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali met her at her office.…

Bosnia-Herzegovina imported record BAM316.8 mln of fruits and vegetables

In 2019, Bosnia-Herzegovina imported BAM316.8 million of fruits and vegetables (€161.6 mln). Of these, BAM107.3 million (€55.7 mln) were allocated for vegetables, while the…

Governor John Mangudya of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe:

Zimbabwe wastes scarce foreign currency importing carrots and potatoes

Governor John Mangudya of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has stated that his country is wasting a lot of scarce foreign currency importing carrots and potatoes. It is a…

Unpacking South Africa’s exports

"Agricultural sector one of the sectors with the "greatest potential for growth"

New foreign markets for South Africa's agricultural products are expected to bring many benefits for the economy. SA’s agricultural sector, identified by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his state of the nation address last week as one of the sectors with the "greatest potential for growth", is exploring…

USDA Agricultural Projections to 2029

Production of fruit, tree nuts and vegetables projected to rise

According to the USDA report Agricultural Projections to 2029, U.S. production of fruit and tree nuts, and production of vegetables, measured by farm weight (pounds), are projected to rise at an annual growth rate of 0.48 and 0.41 percent, respectively. Overall, fruit and tree nut production is expected to…

Something is causing a rise in value chain costs

Increasingly tight margins for large fruit and vegetable companies

For a number of years, the agrarian organizations have been denouncing that agricultural producers are the weakest link in the chain, sometimes failing to even cover their operating costs, while others are doing more business with that production. However, the limited margins obtained by other players,…

Indian locals enraged about rationing of vegetables

For the last 20 days, Ali Waziri has been surviving on lentils and a few dry vegetables he had stored before winter arrived in Kargil. He is unable to buy vegetables because…

Late grape season may provide some relief for some Australian exporters after coronavirus disruptions

One of Australia's leading produce companies is hopeful normal trading conditions with China will return in the coming weeks, after disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak. Australia Fruits imports garlic from the Asian country, and General Manager Vince Brullo says the company has not been able to…

Kenya agriculture leaders set for first-of-its-kind summit to tackle sector challenges

More than 400 high level agriculture sector leaders are set for a first-of-its-kind gathering in Kenya as industry players look at innovative ways of invigorating agricultural growth and bolstering their commitment to leave no one behind across the value chain. The two-day workshop dubbed National…

Exports of fresh produce from Puglia to Germany drop by 10%

A Coldiretti Puglia analysis reveals that the export of fresh produce from Puglia to Germany dropped by 10% during the first 9 months of 2019 compared to 2018, reaching an…

China smooths channels to promote produce sales

China has smoothed channels to promote the sale of farm produce stock hit by the coronavirus fallout. Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Jun said Monday that…

India offers concessions on US farm goods to enable trade deal with United States

India is open to greater market access for several American farm and dairy products as it seeks to conclude a trade deal with the US in time for president Trump’s scheduled visit next week. New Delhi is willing to allow market access for US-produced cranberries, blueberries, pecan nuts and avocados at…

Imported bananas at UK wholesale markets: Guatemalan goods at £0.90 per kg

Average prices of Gala apples collected from various national wholesale markets, currently Birmingham, Manchester, London (either New Spitalfields or Western International Market) and Bristol at £0.90, up 2%. Braeburns went up 7%, also ending up at £0.90 / kg. All prices are in pounds (£) per kg. Click…

Turkish tomatoes at Russian border: 5,000 tons could rot away

Hundreds of trucks, loaded with some 5,000 tons of tomatoes from Turkey, have been stranded for over a week in the buffer zone between Russia and Ukraine, waiting for Russia…

Coronavirus causes slump in vegetable imports

In Myanmar, the impact of the coronavirus outbreak that began late last year has hit both border trade and tourism hard, and there were reports last week that the garment sector was also being affected by supply-chain disruptions. As of February 17, Myanmar was monitoring eight people for symptoms of the…

evokeAG. showcases some of Australia's brightest agritech startup companies

Investment into Australia’s agrifood technology has jumped by 83 per cent, according to AgFunder’s Founding Partner Michael Dean Mr Dean was one of the last speakers at the evokeAG. 2020 conference, which wrapped up on Wednesday in Melbourne, and was attended by more than 1,300 delegates. He delivered…

+1.1% in value and +3.1% in volume

Fresh cut: 2019 ended positively as well

The fresh cut sector ended the year 2019 with a positive sign, confirming a growth trend that is consolidating year after year. According to Nielsen market surveys*, in 2019…

Duplicate Australia and Indonesia Free Trade Agreement in force

The free trade agreement between Indonesia and Australia, the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) is effective as of 6 February.…

Coag stands up to accusations of product re-labeling

Almeria: "Those are not agricultural producers, just some scoundrels"

The re-labeling of crops is fueling the anger of Almeria-based agricultural producers, as it affects the profitability of their productions. Given the accusations that the…

Peruvian fruit and vegetable exports continue to increase

According to the Agricultural Export Management of the Association of Exporters of Peru (Adex), in 2019, shipments of fruits and vegetables accounted for 74.2% of non-traditional agro-industrial shipments, increasing by 10.8% and 2.9% respectively. FruitsLast year, fruit exports totaled 3,535,793,000…

“Sustainable banana production is needed to strengthen the sector”

This year, Ecuador was an official partner country for Fruit Logistica. During the exhibition the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Xavier Lazo, launched the country’s new fresh produce brand “Ecuador: Premium and Sustainable.” The exhibition was also attended by Iván Ontaneda Berrú, the Minister of…

Cost of crate has gone up to Sh3,500

In Kenya, tomatoes are now as costly as apples

Tomato prices in Kenya have more than doubled in the last two months, with some now as expensive as an apple. Researcher says prices are always high at this time when farmers…

Looking at South Africa’s agriculture trade patterns in 2020

After reaching a record level of $10.6-billion in 2018, South Africa’s agricultural exports fell by 8% year-on-year in 2019, to $9.8-billion. However, this was unsurprising as agricultural production data for 2019 showed a notable decline in a number of exportable commodities because of the drought. The…

#400gChallenge aimed at fighting obesity in Europe

Freshfel Europe’s and Aprifel’s EU-wide campaign ‘Follow me to be Healthy with Europe’ was present at the POLITICO EU Studies and Career Fair in Brussels, Belgium on 15…

Fruits & vegetables made up 74.2% of non-traditional Peruvian agro-exports in 2019

In 2019, Peru's fruit and vegetable shipments accounted for 74.2% of total non-traditional agro-industrial exports, these numbers being up 10.8% and 2.9% respectively…

Spain

Murcia loses 144,000 hectares devoted to agriculture in the last decade

In the last decade, ​​the Region of Murcia's agricultural acreage has been reduced by 144,000 hectares, which at the time were used for rainfed crops, but which have been…

“I am prepared for the worst, but I hope for the best”

Brexit: who will bear the cost?

The United Kingdom imports numerous Spanish vegetables: spinach, lettuce, broccoli, tomato, celery, cauliflower, and many more. It also purchases all kinds of fruit, mostly citrus, stone fruit, etc. “Spanish fruit and vegetable products have a good reputation in the United Kingdom, and it is worth noting that this is also a…

Egypt: Abdel Wahab Sons invests 20 mln for frozen vegetable factory

Abdel Wahab Sons Company for Exporting Agricultural Crops aims to increase the volume of its exports this year to 40,000 tonnes this year, compared to 25,000 tonnes last year,…

Sell-out attendance as Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood tech event gets underway

More than 1,300 delegates from 22 countries have converged on Melbourne for the annual two-day evokeAG. conference, which began on Tuesday. The event is Asia Pacific's largest agrifood tech event, designed by industry to encourage domestic and international delegates to connect and collaborate across…

Advertised Prices for Specialty Crops at Major Retail Supermarket Outlets - 02/08 to 02/20

Focus on asparagus, potatoes, onions, bell peppers, apples, grapes and strawberries

Due to the 14th being Valentine’s Day, retailers targeted last-minute shoppers with tempting deals on all the ingredients for a romantic home-cooked meal in celebration of the holiday. Specialty cuts of meat shared front page space with asparagus, potatoes, onions, bell peppers, apples, grapes and…

Mexico plans to export its fruit and vegetable products to more than 30 countries

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) has announced that Mexico expects to export fruits and vegetables to more than 30 countries on three different…

Meat substitute from fruit and vegetables

More and more people in Germany are reducing the amount of meat they eat. The supermarket ranges of vegetarian or vegan substitute products is growing, explains Dr. Susanne…

Exports hampered due to international situation

Vietnam's agri products need marketing options

Many enterprises have made efforts to purchase fruits to help farmers to go through the current difficult period. Many solutions have been put forward by enterprises to…

Products like Egyptian grapes, lettuce and pepper

Extra Global targets EGP 44 mln of exports this season

Ahmed Farahat, chairperson of Extra Global Company for Exporting Agricultural Crops, said the company is working on exporting three main crops: citrus, potatoes and onions,…

Moroccan agri-food exports at 3.1 million tons

In terms of volume, Morocco’s exports of agro-food products reached around 3.1 million tons during the 2018-2019 campaign. This is the first time in history, said to the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture. Exports of agro-food products recorded a growth of 97% with share of about 21% compared the total…

As well as candy and cheese

ISS: Fresh fruit and vegetables for space station

Last Saturday, a cargo ship was sent successfully to the International Space Station, carrying fruit, vegetables, candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts’ cravings. Besides the usual experiments and gear, the capsule holds cheddar and manchego cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, chocolate and three…

Vietnam & India to boost exports to each other’s markets

Vietnam and India have large potential to increase two-way trade via boosting the export of their strong commodities to each other’s markets. Deputy Minister of Industry and…

Florida growers watching crops post-spiked temperatures

Following last week’s near-record heat temperature spikes in Florida, growers remain positive that there’s little effect on current crops. At Seald Sweet in Vero Beach, Fl., GT Parris notes that the winter has been mild and Seald Sweet isn’t overly concerned with warmer temperatures. “For citrus we like…

Exporters in Southern Turkey had a good start to new year

The Mediterranean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters Association exported 138,199,000 USD (127,490,000 Euro) worth of products in January. This means that the association…

St. Elizabeth

Jamaica: Holland Estate is a 'Launching pad for farmers'

J.C. Hutchinson, Jamaica’s Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has stated that  the Holland Estate in St. Elizabeth has become a launching pad for growers who are trying to access both the hotel and export markets. The Minister, who was responding to…

Australia-Indonesia trade deal and its effects on Aussi farmers

Australia has signed off on a historic and comprehensive deal with Indonesia, which both countries have agreed to implement within the next 100 days. Australia already exports about $2.8 billion worth of agricultural goods to Indonesia and the new agreement should see that increase by leaps and bounds.…

A new yellow-skinned apple to hit Australian retail shelves in the autumn

Australian consumers will soon be able to get their hands on an exciting new apple brand, with Yello® set to hit the shelves this Easter. Montague has secured an agreement to grow, pack and market the yellow-skinned apple, also known as The Shinano Gold apple, with just over 100,000 kilograms available…

Schools ready to serve up 25 million servings of fruit & vegetables to Kiwi kids

Fresh fruit and vegetable deliveries to New Zealand’s lowest decile schools will resume today as our country’s most successful and effective school-based nutrition initiative gets underway for 2020. A total of 25 million servings of fresh fruit and vegetables will be provided for 123,000 children and…

BLE-Market Report KW 06 / 2020:

'South African shipments dominated the grape market'

South African shipments obviously dominated events. A large number of varieties were available, primarily Thompson Seedless, Sugraone and Prime Seedless, although their presence declined noticeably over time. Crimson Seedless and Black Gem rounded off the range. From Namibia, it was mainly Flame Seedless…

Over 6,500 tonnes of farm produce exported via Lao Cai border gate

Over 6,500 tonnes of Vietnam’s farm produce were exported via the Lao Cai border gate in the northern province of Lao Cai as of February 12 after suspension due to the novel…

Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) Group CEO dr. Mkindi:

"Global appetite for fresh produce from Tanzania is growing"

Tanzania's Horticultural Association (TAHA) Group Chief Executive Officer Dr Jacqueline Mkindi led the Tanzanian mission to the premier fruits and vegetables fair held in…

US-China trade war cools, coronavirus could temper growth

Port of Oakland import volume rebounds, exports keep going up

The Port of Oakland containerized import volume jumped 7.3 percent last month over the January 2019 totals.  Exports were up as well, Port officials said, lifting hopes for recovery from the US-China trade war. Some people however are quite unsure of the fast-spreading coronavirus, and how it could dampen…

Exporting green beans, citrus, peppers, eggplants, onions, garlic and pumpkins

Egypt: Luna Verde Export & Agri Investment to raise its exports to €28 mln

Luna Verde Export & Agri Investment aims to increase its exports during the 2019/2020 season to reach €28m, up from €24.2m during the last season. Reda Al-Amry, chairperson of…

Cornell Agritech

New, green ripening tomato variety ‘Jaded’

Most people consider green tomatoes to just be unripe and unsavory (unless they’re fried). But a new, flavorful and highly productive cherry tomato –that ripens green– might…

Ukraine’s fresh fruit and veg imports continued to rise in 2019

Ukraine is one of the leading producers of fruits and vegetables in its region, and in some respects, also globally, as shown by data from the European Statistical Handbook…

Thai government promises Geographical Indication for every province

Thailand has GI registration for six products in foreign countries: Thung Kula Rong Hai hom mali rice, Doi Chaang and Doi Tung coffee and Sangyod Muang Phatthalung rice in the…

US: Fruits, nuts, vegetables among the most expensive items in grocery stores

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans spend between $165 and $345 on groceries each month. The USDA publishes a food plan each month that suggests how…

ITC to export 1,500 tonnes of sweet potatoes to Europe this year

Egyptian company ITC,  that exports fruit and vegetables, aims to export 1,500 tonnes of sweet potatoes to Europe this year. Last year, this number was only 500 tonnes. Ehab Sharaf,…

Australian citrus industry to benefit after Free Trade Agreement was ratified with Indonesia

The new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Indonesia will provide an incentive for growers to export additional citrus, according to the peak industry body. Citrus Australia CEO Nathan Hancock has welcomed the ratification of the Australian-Indonesian Free Trade Agreement, saying it will support current…

The EU accounted for 94% of all Spanish fruit and vegetable exports in 2019

According to data up to November 2019 supplied by the Department of Customs and Special Taxes, Spanish fruit and vegetable exports between January and November amounted to 12 million tons worth 12,131 million Euro, which entailed a 9% and 5% growth, respectively. Vegetable sales stood at 4.9 million tons…

Spain asks the EU for € 302 million for aid to fruit and veg PO's in 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture has asked the European Commission for 302 million Euro to finance the operational programs of fruit and vegetable producer organizations in 2020. This is 4% more compared to 2019 and 19% more than the average of the last 5 years. Of this amount, more than 32 million Euro…

BLE market report, week 5 / 2020:

'The availability of cucumbers increased marginally'.

In the case of the snake cucumbers, Spanish goods dominated over the Greek shipments. Only complementary products came from the Netherlands and Belgium, but these were usually light and quite small. The availability increased marginally. As a result of the increased prices of the previous week, customers…

Two countries in the Middle East prohibit import of some Chinese products

According to an overseas informant for Xiamen Credit Insurance, Jordan and Egypt have implemented measures to prohibit the import of some Chinese products: Jordan: temporary…

Despite reaching export targets

Laos trade deficit hits $137 mln

Even though the value of exports exceeded the yearly plan, Laos recorded a trade deficit of $137 million last year. This was made public in a statement by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.…

Triggered by falling exports to China

Vietnam promotes produce sales on the local markets

Local authorities and businesses in Vietnam are trying to promote domestic consumption of agricultural products, which are piling up due to the impact of novel coronavirus outbreaks in China. Export turnover is forecast to decrease in the first quarter of this year due to the epidemic and subsequent…

India

State of Kerala strives for self-sufficiency in vegetables

The Kerala state government is working on a scheme involving the Agriculture, Health, and Local Self-Government Departments to make the state self-sufficient in vegetables in 470 days. Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar said the measures taken to increase vegetable cultivation had started paying…

FTAs raise stakes for exportable farm goods

Former agriculture trade negotiator Segfredo R. Serrano is calling for a shift to high-value crop exports and data-based negotiations as the Philippines enters into more trade…

Chinese exports and imports feel the impact of coronavirus

The impact of the coronavirus on the fruit and vegetables sales in China is clearly visible. As their is no cure yet, most people follow the advice from the government to stay…

Value of Aussie fresh vegetable exports increases to AUD$299m

Australian vegetable growers are benefiting from strong demand for locally-grown vegetables in key export markets and investment in increasing their exporting capabilities,…

Foodstuffs to be processed and distributed to the needy

Berliner Tafel collects 85 tons of food at Fruit Logistica

The Berliner Tafel -a local food bank- collected 85 tons of fruit and vegetables at the "Fruit Logistica" trade fair. "This is a strong signal for our values: sustainability…

Trying to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease

Post-Brexit farming should focus on fruit and veg

According to a new analysis, published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, that looked at the potential impacts of changes to agricultural policy as the UK leaves the European Union, it might be a good thing to earmark more land for growing fruits and vegetables after Brexit, as this could…

Morocco: Dakhla to get US$11 million fruit and veg packing station

Moroccan company Inter Tridim is set to build a fruit and vegetable packaging station in Dakhla, southern Morocco. The budget is about MAD 109 million (some US$11 million). Dakhla’s development projects fall under the umbrella of the development model king Mohammed VI launched on the 40th anniversary of…

National average wholesale prices of home-grown horticultural produce

Prices of imported bananas at UK wholesale markets hardly moved this week

Last week, the prices of bananas at the Birmingham and London hardly moved. Prices per kg for bananas from Costa Rica stood at £0.90 /kg. Columbian bananas went for £0.85 /kg, those from Ecuador sold for £0.73 /kg, and Panamanian goods sold for £0.88 /kg. Click here for the banana data sheet. Regarding the…

Corona virus affects domestic sales and export equally

In China the influence of this new virus on domestic sales of fruit and vegetables has been growing every day for more than a month now. One fruit trader from Sichuan…

Asoex monitors impact of coronavirus on exports to China

The Coronavirus broke out in China, one of Chile's most important fruit markets, during the Spring Festival. In response, the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (Asoex) has…

Due to coronavirus outbreak

Imported cherries stranded at wholesale markets in China

A popular fruit during the Spring Festival, cherries have been selling well almost every year. However, this year's outbreak of coronavirus has suddenly made the lively fruit…

Aston University research

Social media users seem to copy each other's eating habits

According to research from Aston University's School of Life and Health Sciences, study participants ate an extra fifth of a portion of fruit and vegetables themselves for…

Freshfel Europe

The fruit and veg sector could become the leading industry in Europe's ecological transition

Over the next five years and until 2030, business and commerce in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector will be shaped by the new geopolitical priorities of the European…

Ukraine: Fruit and veg exports bring in $339 mln in 2019

The export of vegetables, fruits, berries and nuts (fresh, frozen and dried) brought Ukraine $339 million in revenues last year, which is 9.4% more than in 2018, and 20.1%…

Downward pressure on prices

China’s produce imports and exports hurt by Coronavirus

“This time of year - post the Lunar New Year holiday - Vanguard International is typically engaged in both exports of produce from China as well as imports into the country. “For us, China is an important export destination as well as source of produce to supply our many global customers,” says Craig…

British growers open for global business

British apple and pear growers AC Goatham & Son from Kent, berry and soft fruit growers Angus Soft Fruits from Scotland and salad and vegetable growers Bedfordshire Growers have teamed up this week to put on a united display at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, with a strong message of welcome to what Britain…

The EU imported more than 14 million tons of fruit and vegetables from third countries in 2019

According to Eurostat statistics for 2019, corresponding to the period between January and October, the Community imported 14 million tons of fruits and vegetables from third…

The farmer is like a poker player

It is always a good idea to set new goals when approaching important deadlines concerning the planning of fruit and vegetable production. "For the year 2020 - says Vittorio Gona, chairman of the Alba Bio Producers' Organization in Marina di Ragusa (RG) - our partnership has the objective of increasing product…

Peru expects China to open its market to new agricultural products in 2020

The Foreign Trade Center (CCEX) of Lima's Chamber of Commerce stated that they expected China will approve the import of new Peruvian agricultural products in 2020. “The…

Armenia is facing sharp rise in consumer prices

According to the Armenian Statistical Committee, almost a quarter of Armenian population live in poverty, especially those in rural areas. Its report, titled "Consumer Price…

Spanish agrifood sector fears consequences of Brexit

Spain’s agri-food sector fears the negative impact of Brexit, in particular for sensitive and key export products like cheese, red wines, and olive oil. Even more so as it is…

Fruits and nuts growing import markets in Ecuador

Fruit and nuts are the fourth most imported products in Ecuador. Apples, pears, grapefruit, citrus and melons are also imported. The USDA has published a guide for companies…

Conference pears saw rise of 18%

UK: Weekly average wholesale market prices for fruit and vegetables

In this week's average wholesale market prices of home grown  produce from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs the biggest increase for fruit was the price of Conference pears, increasing by 18%. Click here to see a complete listing of current wholesale prices of UK fruit and vegetables. Turnips…

From 1961 to 2017

World ranking shows top 10 agricultural product export countries

In this video, Data for Farmers shows the top ten countries with the highest export values. This is for the total of agricultural products from 1961 to 2017. These export values are based on the value of not only crops. It includes those of animal products too. Agricultural machinery is not included. The…

The comment of Fruttattiva company

Citrus fruits, strawberries and kiwis are doing well. Stagnant market for vegetables

Markets had been 'blocked' until Thursday of last week (the fifth of 2020, ed.). "The only items that are performing well are citrus fruits. The Italian clementines are finished and thus we are focusing on the Spanish product which, in any case, reaches quotations of 1.80-1.90 euros/kg. When there is…

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus - ToBRFV

French tomatoes, peppers and chillis under threat from dangerous virus

After affecting six countries in Europe as well as Turkey, the United States and China, a particularly devastating virus is threatening tomatoes, peppers and chilli plants in…

Santa Cruz County - Arizona

Nogales to witness stepped-up tomato inspections

In about two months, much heavier inspections of imported Mexican tomatoes will start. In Nogales, Arizona’s massive produce import business has 60 days to prepare for those…

All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association

PFVA starts focusing on enhanced exports to Africa

The All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) has started collecting marketing intelligence to enhance export of fruits &…

Due to temporary Chinese ban

Vietnamese agricultural products look for market

Vietnam’s export of several agricultural products to China has had to temporarily halt as the border gates are temporarily closed due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus,…

Reactivation of vegetable production

The heat accelerates the flowering of fruit trees in Spain

After more than 20 days with rather low temperatures on the Mediterranean coast, peaks of up to 27 degrees Celsius were reached last weekend in some producing areas, which is quite unusual for this time of the year. Temperatures are still high, although they are falling slightly. Meanwhile, heat waves in…

Feedback being sought on potential changes to Food Standards Code

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is reassessing the need to amend the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, to enact a primary production and processing standard to manage food safety for high-risk horticulture. FSANZ has now published a preliminary position paper and is seeking input to…

Australian Fresh Produce Alliance:

Australian horti export tariffs cut, but 'deals are taking too long’

As the Australian government was very excited about the ‘new openings’ to some of its Free Trade Agreements, a major fresh produce group says the deals are taking too long. A…

Avocados and potatoes, Spain's most imported products in 2019

In the period between January and November 2019, the value of Spain's fruit and vegetable imports stood at 2,661 million Euro, which represents an increase of 6% compared to…

Northern Ireland: Mash Direct continues to boom year-on-year

Mash Direct, a business run by the Hamilton family in Northern Ireland, is a classic example of successful farm diversification. This successful processed vegetable company recently announced plans to increase production capacity to meet growing demand for its products, following a £10 mln funding…

USDA National Retail Report - Specialty Crops

Avocados and dip-friendly veggies like celery, carrots, cauliflower did well in the US

US retailers were ready for the party this week, with specials on everything football fans needed to celebrate the Super Bowl. Everyone's favorite, avocados, had over 20,000 ads this week. Other veggies held their own, especially dip-friendly veggies like celery, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers and…

Bengal looking to grow export market for fruits, vegetables

Despite emerging as India’s top state in vegetable production in 2018-19, West Bengal accounts for only around 20 per cent of the country’s total exports of fruits, vegetable…

After border with China will be closed

Vegetables in Khabarovsk Krai will be imported from Turkey

With the closure of the border in the far East due to health concerns, suppliers in the Khabarovsk region will import Turkish vegetables instead of Chinese goods, said Deputy…

IFC: Angola has potential for large-scale agriculture

According to the International Financial Corporation (IFC), of the World Bank, the nation of Angola has a great potential for agriculture on a large scale, which means it can diversify its economy through this sector in order to overcome constraints. In an article published in January on the changes…

Despite flooded lake

Dominican Republic: West region growers start exports

Growers in El Espartillar, Duvergé (west) began exporting two weekly containers of fruits and vegetables to the United States. The company Empacadora Tierra Tropical,…

Qatar: Agriculture sector poised to expand further

More and more people are keen to invest in Qatar’s booming agriculture sector, seeing it has witnessed significant gains annually and is poised to further expand in the years…

Punjab, India

Farmers urged to transition to horticulture and grow more fruit

According to data from the Department of Horticulture, in the past 10 years, the area under horticulture in the state of Punjab has increased by 48 per cent, while crop output…

Capscium chlorosis virus transmitted by weeds and thrips

Capscium chlorosis virus (CaCV) is a Tospovirus responsible of significant economic losses in capsicums, chillies and tomatoes in Hawaii, Australia, India and South East Asia.…

Local food increasingly valued by US consumers

Forager survey results have shown that over three-quarters of respondents would be willing to pay up to 20% more for local food, as this means they will be getting the…

Ghana’s president Akufo-Addo:

"Vegetables should bring in US$1 billion in 7 years"

Ghanaian president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has projected that the country can bring in about US$1 billion earnings from vegetable exports in seven years. In a ceremony,…

Russia proposes raising Turkish tomato import quota by 50,000 T -RIA

Last Friday, Russia’s Agriculture Ministry proposed increasing Turkey’s tomato import quota by 50,000 tonnes to a total of 200,000 tonnes. Russia lifted a ban on vegetable imports from…

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

Niagara growers applaud federal marketing campaign announcement

Niagara-on-the-Lake peach farmer Dylan Wiens readily admits he’s not fully in the loop on all the growing programs going on in his own province, let alone the vast country of…

First ever digital vegetable market opened in Mardan, Pakistan

The first ever digital vegetable market has been opened in Mardan: here, the customers can buy vegetables and fruits with a single phone call while sitting at their homes. The…

Shenzhen market supply returns to regular levels

Market supply for most supermarkets in Shenzhen is back to normal. Only a small number are still dealing with long queues of people panic-buying groceries. The 229 farmer's…

Avocados, asparagus, table grapes, blueberries, and mandarins have the greatest potential

Peru gets ready to start exporting to Australia in February 2020

The free trade agreement signed between Peru and Australia, which seeks to strengthen the trade relationship between the two countries by opening new business opportunities and expanding the scope of exports, will enter into force on February 11, 2020. According to data provided by the National…

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Limited supply of lettuce, extended availability of Spanish iceberg lettuce

Lettuce came from Belgium and Italy. The supply had been all in all limited. Sometimes this meant it was not possible to cover the demand completely. In some cases, Italian shipments were missing as well. The Belgian products were of a good quality and this made them quite popular. The traders often…

Majority of North Queensland growers look to have escaped any early damage from heavy rain

North Queensland has copped a battering this week, with heavy rain inundating streets and closing roads in several towns - but at this stage, it appears most of the region's fruit and vegetable growers have escaped any major damage. Ayr was one of the hardest hit towns, just to the south of Townsville,…

India: Union Territory Chandigarh levies 2% market fee on agri commodities

The next time citizens of the Union Territory of Chandigarh buy a pineapple, kiwi or broccoli, they will have to pay more now the UT administration decided to levy 2% market…

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New fruit and vegetable delivery service launched in Cumbria

Fruit and vegetable wholesaler Inter Fresh from Cumbria has a fresh, healthy and environmental approach to the trade. The company has launched a partnership called Boxed Fresh, which deliver fresh fruit boxes to the workplace and boxes of vegetables to the home. The men behind it are William Box,…

Brazil creates trade unit to boost trade with China

Last December, the Brazilian Agriculture Ministry asked Larissa Wachholz, who holds a master’s degree from the Renmin University of China, to lead a trade unit dedicated to…

Climate change greatly affects agricultural production

"The past year has not been easy for Consorzio Bia and its associates. The turnover grew by 4%, not a positive thing if we consider the double-digit growth of the two prior years. What is more, some businesses have grown well while others suffered," explains Antonio Fricano, president of Consorzio BIA.  Antonio…

New Zealand supermarket giant to trial plastic removal from fresh produce items

New Zealand supermarket Countdown will be removing plastics from 65 of its fresh produce items, as part of a ten-week trial: 'Unwrapped', which will aim to remove more than a tonne of plastic from three of its stores from next month. Customers at Orewa, Ponsonby and Manukau will try an unwrapped fruit…

Central Bank asks investors to increase investments in the industry

Nigeria US$2.5 billion tomato shortfall

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has declared there exists a demand gap for domestic tomatoes of at least $2.5 billion. It therefore called on investors to ramp up…

Korean Air brings farm freshness into the clouds

Located on Jeju Island, about 55 miles off the southwest coast of South Korea, the Jedong Ranch has been operating since 1972, supplying produce, meats and spring water to…

India: Himachal Agri varsity proposes new vegetable varieties at national level

India’s Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University at Palampur has proposed to cultivate four new varieties of vegetables on a national level. Tomato, asparagus beans, lady finger and zimikand (elephant foot yam) have been proposed for release, targeting farmers across the country. Talking to TOI,…


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