Fedefruta re-elects Jorge Valenzuela to preside over the union

After the recent internal elections, which were pending a year ago due to the covid-19 pandemic, the annual assembly of members of the Federation of Fruit Producers of Chile…

Uncertainty and hope for community citrus in the review of the EU-South Africa Agreement

The Trade, Development, and Cooperation Agreement (CDCA) between the EU and South Africa will be reviewed in October 2021 to study possible modifications. A long-awaited date…

The worst first half of the year in the last five years

Agricultural compensation in Spain increased by 22% in the first semester

In the first half of the year, Agroseguro paid producers compensation for 461.25 million euro, i.e. 22% higher than in the same period of the previous year, due to the…

Establishment of a grocer code of conduct in Canada

Following last week’s Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) meeting of Canada’s Ministers of Agriculture, the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) expresses its support for the…

The treaty would benefit avocados, grapes, and blueberries the most

The Congress of Peru ratifies the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

On July 14, the Plenary of the Congress of the Republic approved the ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) between…

SHAFFE to become official member of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) ePhyto Industry Advisory Group

The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters has officially become a member of the Industry Advisory Group of the IPPC ePHyto project as of July 2021. The…

Labor emergency in the Chilean countryside

Fedefruta presented alarming data regarding the lack of agricultural workers to the Ministry of Labor

Chilean agricultural producers are concerned about the lack of workers there is for fruit growing, as was showcased by a survey carried out by Fedefruta. The president of the…

To discuss availability of food throughout the country

South Africa: Minister Didiza meets with agricultural sector stakeholders

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, met with various stakeholders in the Agricultural and Food sector to discuss issues related to…

Australian Banana Growers’ Council welcomes news that growers can now access grants

Grants finally available to help growers recover

The Australian Banana Growers’ Council has welcomed news that growers affected by Tropical Cyclone Niran in March can now access grants of up to $75,000. Earlier this month,…

Freshfel Europe

"Build on the momentum of significant policy review to promote a plant-based diet"

On the occasion of the two-day conference of the European Commission on the Agri-food promotion policy review (12-13 July 2021), Freshfel Europe is calling on European…

Industry calls on Government to implement Agriculture Visa Trial

The horticulture sector is calling for a trial of the newly announced Seasonal Agriculture Worker visa to commence before year end. The Australian Fresh Produce Alliance…

"People want to buy our product, but it is the challenge of how to get it to them, quickly and still fresh"

The challenges faced by Australian exporters during the COVID-19 pandemic

Customers around the world want to continue to buy Australian fruit and vegetables, but currently, there are many challenges getting the product to them, according to the Export Council of Australia. Hosting an export supply chain discussion panel at the Queensland Horticulture Export Congress, held in…

UK food supply chain vulnerable to cyber-attack, expert warns

Britain’s food supply is highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, a leading food expert has warned, saying greater emphasis on domestic production would boost the UK’s food…

China closes Myanmar border amid COVID-19 spike

China closed its border with Myanmar on Thursday afternoon, following a spike in COVID-19 cases in border towns and the northern Shan State. Traders in Muse said the Jin San…

Dr. Kent Mullinix, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Project to present local governments with information about benefits and trade-offs of regional food systems

Yesterday, a team of researchers brought their vision for a sustainable, self-reliant food-producing Okanagan bioregion to the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board,…

Bhutan Agriculture Ministry plans to arrange compensation for farmers

With farmers all over the country reporting on their inability to sell farm produces, people are hoping the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) will…

UK apple and pear grower AC Goatham & Son promotes two new directors

The UK’s largest apple and pear grower AC Goatham & Son has announced the promotion of two new directors. These will be Gayle Goatham, HR and Recruitment Director and Steve Barwick, Commercial Director. Gayle joined the business 20 years ago and she has been responsible for managing the exponential growth…

Fedefruta analyzes the lack of labor in Chilean fruit growing

A survey carried out by the Federation of Fruit Producers of Chile, Fedefruta, reveals that the lack of workers for agricultural work, especially in fruit growing, is more…

At Forbes THRIVE Future of Food Summit

Autonomous Pivot & Bloomfield Robotics win Innovation Icon Award

SVG Ventures and Forbes have announced that Israeli-based Autonomous Pivot and US-based Bloomfield Robotics’ are the two winners of the Innovation Icon Award at the seventh…

Spain: Growers arrested for scamming migrant workers

On May 25, the National Police arrested two businessmen from the berry sector in the town of Palos de la Frontera (Huelva), who have been charged with crimes against the…

Spanish banana sector denounces the Food Chain Law in Brussels

The Association of Banana Producer Organizations of the Canary Islands (Asprocan) –which represents 100% of the banana sector in Spain– has filed a complaint with the European Commission (Brussels) to obtain a solution to the situation they are facing due to the modification of the Food Chain Law. The…

Spain and other countries denounce massive entry of tomatoes from third countries into the EU

Spain and other European countries have denounced the massive entry of tomatoes and summer fruit from Morocco and Turkey. The issue was addressed on Tuesday by the Ministers…

Australian farm groups condemn changes to WHM visa structure

Farm groups have condemned the government's changes to the structure of the working holiday maker (WHM) visa, claiming it endangers Australia's food production and adds to…

The measure applies to pear juice, a product with a strong export bias

The Government of Argentina reduced export duties for new products from regional economies

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries of Argentina reported that, as part of the process that began in December 2019 to reduce the Export Duties (DE) of…

The CAP agreement coincides with Spanish interests

According to the Spanish Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Luis Planas, the CAP agreement reached last week between the European institutions coincided with the interests…

Intermarché and Netto support French peach and nectarine producers

After supporting apricot producers who were victims of the frost, Intermarché and Netto are reiterating their commitment to fruit growers by proposing, this time, the “Peaches and Nectarines in Solidarity”. According to the PDO Peaches and Apricots of France, the 2021 French peach production should be…

The lawsuit was filed by more than 1,500 Brazilian orange growers

Cutrale faces class-action lawsuit in the UK

According to the Brazilian newspaper Diário da Região, the initial hearings related to the class action lawsuit against Jose Luis Cutrale, his son Jose Luis Cutrale Jr, and…

SHAFFE

“What a sustainable produce industry could look like by 2030”

SHAFFE – The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters has founded an ad-hoc taskforce on sustainability to identify common challenges and develop strategic…

Italian Antitrust Authority dismisses case against SNFL Group

In a landmark judgement the Italian Antitrust Authorities (AGCM) dismissed a case against SNFL Group and other table grape breeders whereby the Puglia Association of Growers,…

Gold kiwi: Conflict between China and New Zealand

Originally, kiwis are from China, but nowadays they are more commonly associated with New Zealand. "For Europeans and Americans, the fruit was gradually identified with New…

The Valencian community didn't export clementines, mandarins, nor Valencian oranges to the US market in 2020

The 25% increase in US tariffs on different European agri-food products announced by the Trump administration in October 2019, in the context of the conflict between the…

Fruit Vegetables EUROPE asks the EU Commission to act against the EU-Morocco agreement

Today, Fruit Vegetables EUROPE (EUCOFEL), the PDO Tomatoes of France, FEPEX and DPA have sent a joint letter to the president, Von der Leyen, and to the commissioners…

Costa announces appointment of Non-Executtive director

Australian grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables, Costa Group Holdings Ltd., today announced the appointment of Mr Harry Debney as a non-executive director…

How new technologies can prevent fruit waste

Globally, an astounding 1.3 billion tons of food are either thrown away or lost along the value chain, which is approximately a third of the entire food production. What most people are not aware of, is that the majority of food waste accumulates in the very beginning of the value chain. A lot of the…

EU small and medium farmers demand a fairer CAP

Yesterday, at a virtual press conference organized by the European Coordinator Via Campesina (ECVC), small and medium-sized farmers from different countries of the European…

Company Commences Search for Successor

Calavo Growers announces departure of CFO and appointment of Interim CFO

Calavo Growers, Inc., a global player in the avocado and value-added fresh food industries, today announced that Kevin Manion, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will be departing…

MEP asks the EC to investigate fraud in the export of tomatoes from Western Sahara and labeled as if they were Moroccan

Jordi Cañas, MEP for Citizens and spokesperson for International Trade, addressed the European Commission via a written question and requested an investigation into the…

Losses in the Colombian agricultural sector due to the national strike amount to $ 3.6 billion

The Colombian agricultural sector has lost $ 3.6 billion due to the national strike The supply levels in May 2021 were lower than when the country was in a lockdown due to…

The US is the main destination for Ecuadorian non-oil exports with a 24% share

An Ecuadorian delegation visits Washington as part of the formal roadmap to sign a trade agreement with the United States

A delegation made up of representatives of the Ecuadorian private productive sector is in Washington to give continuity to the trade agenda with that country with a view to…

Castellon will be able to export citrus to the US again

The recent announcement of the five-year suspension of the tariffs that the EU and the US imposed on each other within the framework of the commercial conflict maintained by…

The decision will allow the exports of the affected agri-food products to the US to recover

Spanish Government celebrates the five-year suspension of tariffs between the US and the EU

The Government of Spain welcomed the decision to suspend for five years all the tariffs that the United States and the European Union imposed on each other within the…

Trent De Paoli - De Paoli Orchards

Focusing on value, not production volume, holds the key to fresh produce business growth into the future

A Queensland farmer and entrepreneur says the future of fruit and vegetable grower revolves around creating better value and quality rather than focusing on just increasing volumes and prices. Trent De Paoli from De Paoli Orchards had a vision of how to secure more farm profits by doing something…

AVA-ASAJA

Moroccan avocados in the sights of the farmers association of Valence

The farmers association of Valence (AVA-ASAJA) denounced in a press release the entry into the European Union of organic avocados from Morocco containing residues of…

Richi Menoyo, of Agroatlas: "Our first air-shipped mangoes are arriving from Mexico"

Tension between Morocco and Spain tops off a difficult year for the bean industry

The tension between Morocco and Spain has topped off a year of great complexity in which the weather, the health crisis, or the increase in costs, among other challenges, have forced exporting companies to show their resilience. One of them is Agroatlas and its Moroccan subsidiary Nature Growers, which specialized…

MEPs also opposed renewing the approval of glyphosate starting December 31, 2022

The European Parliament calls for a new Biodiversity Law in the EU with binding objectives for Member States

The Plenary of the European Parliament has approved, by 515 votes in favor, 90 against, and 86 abstentions, a report calling for the drafting of a new European Biodiversity…

Taking a collaborative approach to protecting our region’s horticulture industry from Queensland fruit fly

The Goulburn Murray Valley Fruit Fly Project draws on the support and dedication of a broad volunteer base to help lead the charge in protecting the region against Queensland fruit fly (Qfly). More than 3000 volunteers from Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, school kids and other community groups have helped…

Ava-Asaja: "The situation of the citrus sector in 2016, when the agreement was signed, has radically changed"

The European citrus sector will request an investigation before the imminent review of the trade agreement with South Africa

The Spanish-French-Italian-Portuguese citrus contact group met online on June 9 and decided to request their respective Ministries of Agriculture to defend, within the…

Spain modifies the regulations for the registration of plant varieties

The Council of Ministers approved today, at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPA), a royal decree that modifies the regulations for the…

James Kabrovski - Forward Insight & Strategy

“We have over 20 years’ experience of working with leading international businesses within the fresh produce sector"

Forward Insight & Strategy is a global strategic research and insights agency, focused on understanding markets and building brand and innovation strategies that build value…

NZ Apples And Pears Chief Executive to step down

NZ Apples and Pears Inc. (NZAPI) chairman, Richard Punter, has announced that the organisation’s chief executive Alan Pollard will step down from his role later this year.…

Awareness-raising action to make the situation of the Spanish agro-food sector more visible.

Coexphal warns about the consequences of marketing products of Moroccan origin

The Board of Directors of Coexphal has presented the awareness-raising initiative "Origen Marruecos" ("Origin Morocco"), which aims to address the situation suffered by the Spanish agro-food sector due to trade agreements with Morocco. It has been sparked by the current diplomatic and humanitarian crisis…

XHuelva believes Moroccan berries should be taxed to stop unfair competition

In a meeting with Jorge Garcia Cumbreras, the head of the Miguelines fruit and vegetable company - which has been dedicated to the cultivation of strawberries and blueberries…

Trade between the two countries has grown at an annual average of 5% since the signing of the FTA in 1996

Chile and Canada: 25 years of close relations after the Free Trade Agreement

The ninth Administrative Commission of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Chile and Canada was held on June 2. The Undersecretary of International Economic Relations,…

United Fresh, PMA name senior management team for new association

Future co-CEOs Cathy Burns of PMA and Tom Stenzel of United Fresh have named seven current association staff leaders as the senior management team for the new combined…

Asaja said the Government must defend the interests of its farmers

Spain's Ministry of Agriculture confirmed that the agreement with Morocco won't be reviewed

Asaja-Almeria met with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture to share the sector's concern about the repercussions that the Trade Agreement with Morocco is having on…

Twenty fruit and vegetable growers vs Landgard

Information from Taspo claims that "at the end of May, more than twenty domestic fruit and vegetable producers terminated their contract with Landgard Obst & Gemüse Ltd & Co.,…

WayCool begins research on applying photonic technology for fruit ripeness detection

WayCool Foods signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) Kancheepuram".…

Spanish government streamlining phytosanitary certification for vegetable exports

In Spain, the Council of Ministers approved the Royal Decree that will regulate how to obtain a crop protection certificate for the export of vegetables, fruits and plant…

The conflict between Spain and Morocco endangers the return of more than 12,600 seasonal workers

The diplomatic crisis unleashed between Madrid and Rabat is affecting other much less visible, unrelated issues, that are key to the relationship between both countries. One…

Occitania: Organic farmers mobilize against the CAP reform

Following a call from the Farmers Confederation and the National Organic Federation, organic farmers of Occitania have joined the movement and will demonstrate on June 2nd in…

EU tomato growers unite against the agreement with Morocco

Tomato producers in Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain have complained to Community authorities that Morocco is breaching the Association Agreement the EU signed with that…


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