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Fall Armyworm invasion could be global

By | August 22nd, 2018|Global Industry News|

A research paper, prepared by a group of scientists from non-profit The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and the University of Exeter, UK has warned that the invasion by Fall Armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) could become global. Titled “Forecasting the global extent of invasion of the cereal pest Spodoptera frugiperda, the Fall Armyworm”, the [...]

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Chile wants its citrus fruit to enter China as a group

By | August 22nd, 2018|Global Industry News|

Chilean exporters have been proposing for a long time that China consider allowing the entry of their citrus fruits as a whole and not just individually. Ronald Bown, the president of Asoex, emphasized that neither the exporters nor the agency have tried to achieve the entry approval for an individual fruit, such as clementines, for [...]

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No-deal Brexit would push up fresh food prices

By | August 7th, 2018|Global Industry News|

The former boss of supermarket chain Waitrose has warned that a "no deal" Brexit would push up the cost of fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products. Lord Price, a former Conservative trade minister, said fresh food could not be stockpiled like packets or tins. The government says it will act to secure food supplies if the [...]

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Total Produce completes Dole takeover after EC approval

By | August 7th, 2018|Global Industry News|

On 31 July, the European Commission (EC) gave Total Produce the green light to acquire 45% of the shares of the American company Dole. The Irish multinational is paying 260 million Euro for them. The approval came earlier than expected. The EC approves the deal under the condition that Dole lets the Swedish Saba Fresh [...]

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China to retaliate with tariffs

By | August 7th, 2018|Global Industry News|

China is preparing to retaliate in the escalating trade war with tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods. The import taxes would range in rates from 5 percent to 25 percent, the Chinese government said. "Any unilateral threat or blackmail will only lead to intensification of conflicts and damage to the interests of all parties," [...]

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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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