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Spain: Egyptian citrus arriving during 2nd part of campaign

By | January 14th, 2019|Global Industry News|

According to many in the sector, the start of the Spanish citrus season was affected by the entry into the European market of South African citrus; a result of the trade agreement that came into force in 2017. This forced Spanish exporters to compete with those from South Africa during some crucial months. However, the [...]

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Printed fruit very popular during the holidays

By | January 14th, 2019|Global Industry News|

Besides supplying fruit to more than 2,500 companies per week, Fruitsnacks also offers apples or pears with a message or logo printed on them with their enterprise Logofruit. “The options for printing are extensive. One customer might want an apple with a logo for an open day, another might want an apple with a thank [...]

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Spain’s citrus exports to non-EU countries down by 14%

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

The citrus sector is not achieving good results as far as exports are concerned. At a time with on-going protests by agricultural organizations, such as those convened by the Valencian Association of Agricultural Producers (AVA-Asaja), the Provincial Federation of Agricultural Producers of Castellón (Fepac-Asaja) or the Union of Small Agricultural Producers (UPA-PV), the latest export [...]

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Promoting Sicilian red-oranges

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

The last citrus fruit campaign in Sicily was extremely positive. However, this year the volumes are not the same as last year. This is mainly because of the Tristeza (CTV) effects and of the heavy and persistent rains which devastated the Western-Sicilian production areas. Despite all these issues, experts still have positive expectations. Sara Grasso [...]

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Corsican clementine harvest halted due to yellow vests

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

Corsican clementines are much consumed during holidays in Cosica. However, they will most likely be scarce. Indeed, because of the movement of yellow vests, nearly 700 tons of Corsican clementines were blocked in trucks from the Paca region, causing an interruption of the harvest in Corsica. Even if losses are not huge at the moment, [...]

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Boosting New South Wales’ preparedness for Citrus Canker

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

Exercise Orange Juice was held in October in Griffith and was designed to review and evaluate New South Wales’ preparedness for a detection of the exotic disease. It was based on a hypothetical scenario where citrus canker was detected in a NSW retail outlet. More than 50 participants attended the exercise, including members from both [...]

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DogBot an affordable solution to labour deficit?

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

These days many growers are looking for solutions to reduce labour in the fields and packhouses, robotics is one of the ways to do this, but replacing pickers of delicate fruit such as strawberries with a robotic picker is very challenging, the technology is not yet available and would not be affordable for many growers. [...]

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Zimbabwe to flush out multiple farm owners

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

Zimbabwe’s government has started a land audit to cut farm sizes, flush out multiple farm owners and correct some of the mistakes from its chaotic land reform programme. The effort is an attempt by the government to redress the damage caused by its land seizures that started in 2000. Recently lands, agriculture, rural resettlement, water [...]

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Lesotho’s commercial apple industry to manage warming climate risk

By | October 27th, 2018|Global Industry News|

On 16 October the CEO of the Lesotho National Development Bank, Mohato Seleke, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Stargrow Group and the World Bank to establish a commercial fruit industry in the country. Phase one of the project will comprise 140ha of commercial orchards envisioned to extend to 1,000 ha of mostly apple, [...]

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Argentina: Increased lemon exports to Russia

By | October 12th, 2018|Global Industry News|

"The season has been similar in terms of total volumes exported compared to last season. However, the weather has made the season quite unsure. We experienced a warm fall, followed by lots of rain and then even light frost in our areas. It didn´t damage the production itself, however it, caused some delays and difficulties [...]

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