Monthly Archives: July 2018

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SA navel quality looking good

By | July 9th, 2018|SA Industry News|

South African navel quality is “ten times better than last year”, says a trader dealing with navels from the Eastern Cape, with very low levels of spoilage and quality problems, just some wind scarring, influencing packout percentages. The current cold temperatures across the country will be to the benefit of colour development. However, navel calibres [...]

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Turkey expects bigger citrus volumes

By | July 9th, 2018|Global Industry News|

“Exporters compete with each other, rather than with other origins. We already deal with an overproduction of mandarins in my opinion. Some of the growers have started to cut trees that are not promising to supply good quality. However, we do notice a change in varieties in production. This will result in less production of [...]

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Development funding for land reform, not EWC

By | July 9th, 2018|SA Industry News|

Agri SA presented its solutions to the slow pace of land reform at a workshop hosted by the F.W. de Klerk Foundation in Johannesburg last week. The context to the debate is the motion of expropriation without compensation (EWC) currently before Parliament, although more broadly speaking, the real question is how to effect speedy but [...]

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South Africa to produce more citrus fruits this season

By | July 9th, 2018|SA Industry News|

Given the expansion of the acreage and the ideal weather conditions recorded in the main producing regions of Limpopo, the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga, South Africa expects its citrus production to increase this season. The drought in the Western Cape will likely lead to a decline in the production of mandarins; however, their tariff-free export [...]

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Worker exploitation could affect your brand’s success

By | July 9th, 2018|Global Industry News|

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) says that consumers are basing more of their purchasing decisions on ethical considerations, such as labour exploitation, so growers need to make sure they are doing the right thing to ensure their business is successful. The organisation has been working on the Harvest Trail Inquiry since 2013, visiting farms across [...]

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German fruit & veg market grows

By | July 9th, 2018|Global Industry News|

After the US, Germany comes second as an importer of fresh fruit and vegetables. Last year, Germany imported 8.9 million tonnes with a value of 10.5 billion euro. A record amount, both in quantity and in value. The Netherlands is Germany’s second largest supplier after Spain. The total flow of trade of fresh fruit and [...]

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