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Ontario tomatoes geared towards children

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Ontario is beginning to promote the benefits of its greenhouse grown vegetables towards a younger crowd. By introducing children to product labels through unique packaging, Ontario greenhouse grower, AMCO Produce hopes to involve children in choosing a healthier snack. “We use fun, brightly coloured, and.....
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India: New kharif onions fetch better price than summer crop

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Fresh khairf onions are fetching better prices than that of the summer crop at the country's largest onion market at Lasalgaon Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC). However, have started arriving in the market but in low quantities.While the average wholesale onion price of the summer onion was.....
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Paraguay: Half of pineapple and banana production rotting in San Pedro

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Producers of the Tembiaporã Banana Association, the Banana Association of San Pedro, the Paraguayan Banana and Pineapple Chamber, cooperatives and independent growers have assured to be suffering "serious problems in the fruit's marketing."They explained that the production from about 8,000 hectares of.....
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Building an avocado empire in Tanzania

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
In 1994 Tanzania-based British-born entrepreneur George Theobald saw an opportunity to start a tea processing company in the East African nation. At the time there was only one local tea processor and the government was set to deregulate the domestic tea market.Avocado more profitable than teaAfter that.....
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Peruvian mango season kicks off later than usual

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Alfonso Matta Vattier and Gretel Castro de Bressy (Passion Fresh)The mango harvest kicked off recently for the Peruvian company Passion Fresh. According to Gretel Castro de Bressy, "overall, the season in Peru has started late and smaller volumes than last year are expected. The Exporters Association says.....
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AU: Passion for pineapples drives growth and variety

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Based in the pineapple production heartland of Yeppoon, Tropical Pines sources pines from across Queensland into a domestic market that's worth about $80 million a year. Grower and chairman Mick Cranny's seen significant changes in an industry which once boasted 172 individual growers. Today, the figure is.....
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Affinor growers receives exclusive 5 year strawberry PO from Mastronardi

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Affinor Growers has announced that it has received an exclusive purchase order from Mastronardi Produce, a leading North American greenhouse vegetable company for all strawberries grown by Affinor at the facility in St-Chrysostome, Quebec.Mastronardi Produce Ltd. produces, markets, distributes, and sells.....
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Committing to 100% sustainability throughout the chain

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Global fresh fruits and vegetables company Levarht signs covenant on sustainable sourcing Levarht, an internationally operating Dutch fresh fruits and vegetables trading company with own greenhouses and cultivation all over the world, working throughout the entire fruit and vegetables supply chain, committed.....
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Bonduelle Group's Q1 growth in line with forecasts

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
The Bonduelle Group's turnover for quarter 1 of FY 2014-2015 stands at 464,3 million of Euro, an increase of 4.9%* on a like for like basis and 2.8% on reported figures after adjustment for currency exchange rates (-2.1%).Europe ZoneThe Europe zone recorded a sales increase of + 3.1%* on a like for like.....
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WPC International Advisor Dr. Peter VanderZaag honored in China

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Last month, in recognition of his years of leadership, Dr. VanderZaag was awarded China’s prestigious Friendship Award by Premier Li Keqiang. The award is the nation’s highest honor for achievement by a non-Chinese for outstanding contributions to China’s economic and social progress.Nearly two decades ago,.....
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Co-ops Join Half Your Plate Program to encourage consumption of fruit and vegetables

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Canadians will soon find Half Your Plate retail branding in their local Co-op store. The 225 stores in the Co-operative Retailing System will be featuring Half Your Plate in store and online in the coming weeks to support the movement towards healthier eating in Canada. An initiative of the Canadian Produce.....
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LoBue Citrus to offer Cara Cara support for retail

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
LoBue Citrus will be supporting the Cara Cara pink navel program this year with a new merchandising program aimed at increasing retail sales.The new marketing program was developed to increase sales of the higher margin Cara Cara navel in thecitrus category. It highlights the unique flavor and interior color.....
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Blue Book Services Launches New Online Features

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
This year has been another defining one in Blue Book Services’ history. This spring, Blue Book’s industry-specific business reports were improved to provide Members further ease and convenience when evaluating an existing or potential new business partner. This summer, Blue Book Scores – the produce.....
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Export is the engine of Italian horticulture

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
According to the current status report from the 'National Institute of Agricultural Economics Research' (INEA), export is still the driving force of Italian agriculture. According to this report, Italy exported 33.6 billion Euro worth of agricultural products in 2013. This is 6% more than in 2012. 22.5 of.....
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Spanish fruit and veg sector concerned about upcoming strike

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
The announcement that truck drivers are planning to hold a 72-hour strike on the 17th of November has caused worry in the Spanish fruit and vegetable sector, reports the federation of fruit and vegetable growers, Fepex. November is usually a great month for the fruit and vegetable sector. Last November the.....
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Thermo King active CA Solution extends shipping distance

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Magnum Plus Optima, new technology from Thermo King actively delays ripening, ageing and decay of perishables to preserve their quality, taste and value during long distance transportationPeople around the globe expect fresh goods at stores and restaurants to be of the same quality and appearance as at the.....
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Costa Rica: Most crops escape heavy damage despite acid rain, volcanic ash

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Farmers north of Cartago continue working despite ongoing activity at the Turrialba Volcano. The area has not been affected by ash or gases as wind carries most of it to the west.An agricultural area larger than 228 football fields has been affected by volcanic eruptions in Costa Rica that began on Oct. 29,.....
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Improving agricultural sector in Ghana through B-Bovid model

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
“Generally in Africa there are clear identified benefit of Agriculture to it people; Agriculture employs 65% of Africa’s labour force and account for 35% gross domestic product (World Bank Fact Sheet Report, 2014).According to the World Bank Fact Sheet Report, 2014, there are five thematic areas that need.....
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Mozambique offers enormous opportunity for new technologies

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
The two decades since the end of the civil war in Mozambique have seen a rise in GDP and per capita income. According to FAO statistics, the per capita food supply continues to grow even as malnutrition remains high. As the agricultural industry in the country continues to develop, there is opportunity for.....
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Poland may significantly increase exports to Ukraine

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:29
Poland's Minister of Agriculture, Marek Sawicki, expects that after the elections in Ukraine economic cooperation with Kiev will improve, resulting in Poland supplying more of its products to the Ukrainian market. The minister also drew attention to the fact that the Ukrainian economic level, in his opinion,.....
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