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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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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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Egypt opens 2 more citrus and grape markets

By | June 25th, 2018|Global Industry News|

Egypt has opened two markets for the country's agricultural exports of citrus and grapes in Uruguay, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Ezz el Din Abu Steit announced on Thursday. The process of exporting Egyptian citrus and grapes to Uruguay is set to start as of the new harvest season, Abu Steit told reporters. The [...]

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Scramble for Zim horticulture exports

By | June 15th, 2018|Global Industry News|

Several foreign firms are scrambling to invest in Zimbabwe’s horticultural sector following improvement of the investment climate over the past few months. This comes at a time when the Government is moving towards horticulture exports resuscitation in various European markets. The new administration has surprised a lot of investors around the world, including some in [...]

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Start of Spain’s red-fleshed Ruby Valencia orange harvest

By | June 11th, 2018|Global Industry News|

Headquartered in Paterna, Valencia, Citrus Nostrum was founded 10 years ago by 20 Spanish producers. Today, it already has 40 production partners in Andalusia, Valencia, Catalonia and Murcia, with around 40 million kilos of fruit per year, mostly citrus. While the range of the Valencian company includes the usual commercial clementine, mandarin and orange varieties, four [...]

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NZ satsuma season off to good start

By | June 2nd, 2018|Global Industry News|

New Zealand satsuma mandarin growers are forecasting a slight increase in production, compared to last year. New Zealand Citrus Growers Inc (NZCGI) says the satsuma season kicked off in April and growers are around 50 per cent through harvest, with external quality and taste very good. "Satsuma mandarin season has started off strong with a [...]

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Aussenkehr farmers drowning in debt

By | June 2nd, 2018|Global Industry News|

The struggle by the Orange River Irrigation Project (Orip) small-scale farmers to provide for their families continues as debt eats into incomes earned from their produce. About 60% of every farmer's profit goes to pay a N$7 million debt they collectively owe the Agricultural Business Development Agency (Agribusdev), which they incurred during the 2015/16 production [...]

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Australia to combat citrus canker

By | May 18th, 2018|Global Industry News|

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia has confirmed the detection of citrus canker on three properties in the State’s north, linked to imported plants from the Northern Territory. The department has conducted tracing and testing of plants imported from Darwin, where citrus canker has been detected. Department Biosecurity Executive Director Mia [...]

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Company claims to have beaten citrus greening

By | May 4th, 2018|Global Industry News|

As HLB, or Citrus Greening, continues to devastate the Florida citrus industry, many different organizations, including the citrus industry itself, researchers, and commercial manufacturers are trying to find ways to minimize or ideally eliminate the disease. ScoringAg, a Florida based food safety equipment manufacturer, has developed several different techniques that growers can use to prevent [...]

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