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“The Grapevine” magazine from Schrijvershof

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
Schrijvershof will launch its new magazine at Fruit Logistica: "The Grapevine"; an inspiring publication where Schrijvershof will offer a look behind the scenes, bringing employees, growers, clients and partners into the picture.“As a family company, we know only too well how valuable relationships are. You.....
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"Most open ground vegetables mediocre expensive"

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
If you're looking for positive news, Kees van den Bosch of Freeland is not the man to speak to at the moment. "The sales of open ground vegetables are dramatic. There's not much fun about it. In the first week of the year the sales were still quite quick, but after that it has only gone downhill. The prices.....
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Nigeria: Tomato processing factory to boost production

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
Tomato farmers in Kano State would have a reason to smile soon and also to overcome the uncertainties surrounding their business as Dansa Foods, a branch of Dangote Group begins its Tomato processing operation in the state. Described as the largest tomato processing plant in Africa, the Dansa Tomato.....
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Peru: Banana exports could increase 20% in 2015

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
According to calculations made by the consulting firm, Maximixe, domestic production of bananas and plantains will increase by 2.6% in 2015.According to Maximixe, there are four factors that will lead to an increase in the production of banana and plantain. The first factor is that there is an increase in.....
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Potato wart rules set for export

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
Greg Donald, the general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board, says the interim rules formalize some things already being done. (CBC) New requirements are in place for exporting potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has negotiated an agreement with the U.S......
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"Price of red onion increasing, against declining trend of the yellow"

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
Whereas the market for yellow onions is dealing with the necessary challenges with a huge European production and the export to West Africa traditionally declining, the market for red onions is heading up an upward line. "There was a clear bottom price in the market for red onion from the harvesting period.....
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Armenia: Potato export now exceeds import

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
Over the last two years, Armenia’s potato exports have risen considerably. According to figures provided by the National Statistical Service, 2013 saw the largest amount of potato exports since 2007.That year the country exported 23,500 tons of spuds at a value of US$6.6 million.Figures for 2014 haven’t.....
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Mexico: Chiapas to export rambutan

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
The president of Chiapas’ rambutan product system, Augusto Pérez López, stated that the agreement signed between the National Foreign Trade Bank (Bancomext), the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology (COMCE), and the Government of Chiapas will increase the opportunities of.....
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Nanotech mango boxes to reduce fruit losses

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
An international team of researchers has developed special packaging that will help ensure mangoes reach their destination in prime condition.The researchers, from Canada, Sri Lanka and India, discovered that a natural compound called hexanal delays the ripening of mangoes. From there, they used.....
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India: Big prices for Alphonso mangoes

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
The prices of Alphonso mangoes are set to leave a bitter taste in your mouth. The first batch arrived at APMC market in Vashi at the end of January and sellers have set a price tag of Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,500 for a dozen.According to members of fruit merchants welfare associations, 140 to 150 boxes arrived. But.....
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Ecuadorian pineapples go to Europe

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
"2014 has been really good to us; we have grown, we have learned a lot and we have expanded our acreage," affirms Ana Lizette Avilés Simpson, of Agroeden.Exclusively a producer and exporter of MD2 pineapples, Agroeden is based in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, where it harvests pineapples of all calibres grown on.....
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Aussie growers deliver late-season lychee delight with bumper harvest

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
Summer fruit lovers across the nation are tipped to enjoy a bounty of luscious lychees in the coming weeks with growers reporting a strong supply of top quality fruit will hit stores soon following a slow start to the season.While the lychee harvest usually begins in far North Queensland in October, this.....
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TECNIDEX extensive catalogue for post-harvest health

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
TECNIDEX, a Spanish company with a high international presence, specialist in products, technologies and services in order to guarantee the Fruits and Vegetables’ Health and Quality, will participate for the first time as exhibitor in the main international fruit trade show, Fruit Logistica 2015.From 4th.....
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US (NC): Local businesswoman receives recognition

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the State of North Carolina was conferred upon Sue Johnson-Langdon at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission on January 15, 2015. Johnson-Langdon is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. From L-R: NC Commissioner of.....
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Girteka Logistics providing temperature controlled environments

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
As a growing number of countries focus their export economy around food and various food products, the need to keep these products fresh for extended periods of time has gained importance for commercial and health reasons. This is what stimulates logistic companies, such as Girteka Logistics, for a search.....
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Dutch potato technology finds way to Belarus

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
APH Group Engineering recently delivered and installed a big scale line for grading, washing and packing of potatoes to one of her clients in the North-east region of Belarus. The biggest challenge was to get all desired machines fit in the compact building. Several innovative solutions were applied to be.....
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Spain: 370 million in horticultural sales to non-EU countries

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
Spanish fruit and vegetable exports to non-EU countries has increased by 31% in value between January and November 2014, reaching 369.6 million Euro, compared to the same period of the previous year, according to the Spanish Federation of Producers and Exporters of Fruits and Vegetables (FEPEX).Fepex has.....
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Finland sends delegation to Shanghai

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
Finland's Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Lenita Toivakka led a business delegation to Shanghai last week to promote her country's food and agricultural products in China.The decision to explore the Chinese market was based on the strong diplomatic and trade relationship between the two.....
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Fragmentation of Spanish vegetable suppliers

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
According to the statistical service Estacom (ICEX-Tax Agency), the Spanish supply of vegetables between 1 January and 30 November 2014 was carried out by 2,251 companies. This gives an idea about the fragmentation of suppliers, in sharp contrast with the low number of chains that dominate the distribution,.....
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Bad start for Turkish exports

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:29
According to data announced by TİM President Mehmet Büyükekşi at a press conference held in the province of Aksaray on Monday, Turkish January exports decreased by 9.8 percent and the volume of exports in the last 12 months showed a slight 2.5 percent increase.Commenting on the results,.....
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