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Greece: Free fruit and vegetables distributed in schools

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This year, Greek schools will receive additional support for the free distribution of fruit to students. The funds allocated for the school year 2014-2015 are estimated at 3,880,988 Euro, of which 19% (737,388 Euro) will be funded by the national government and the other 81% (3,143,600) by the European.....
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AU: Plant breeders gather to discuss latest in crop development

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Accelerating genetic gain for future crop improvement will be the focus of the 15th Australasian Plant Breeding conference, which opens in Melbourne on Monday. Hosted by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) the three-day conference provides a unique opportunity to review and discuss.....
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India: Area affected by Kashmir floods visited by officials

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The government Friday sought liberal central funding to meet the production losses in the agriculture and horticulture sector due to worst-ever floods in Kashmir last months.The officials of Union Ministry of Home Affairs and other central departments, including Agriculture and Finance, today visited the.....
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Kenyan farmers using rabbit urine as fertilizer for potatoes, beans

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Rabbit rearing in Kenya is rapidly gaining a new meaning in the agricultural sector.For many years, rabbits were kept in the households as pets or for meat, but their importance have significantly changed. They are now providers of cheap and cost efficient fertilizer.Farmers across the country are taking up.....
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Spain: Initiative to prevent new increases in Chinese garlic quota

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This Tuesday, the Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food unanimously approved a transactional amendment signed by all parliamentary groups urging the government "to take whatever steps necessary involving the European Institutions to prevent further increases in the tariff quota allocated to China."The.....
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Bulgaria may export fruit and vegetables to Japan

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Bulgaria has the potential to export quality fruits and vegetables to Japan, while the Bulgarian market has a place for Japanese manufacturers of agricultural machinery. This was announced by the Bulgarian Prime Minister Vasil Grudev, after a meeting with the Japanese Ambassador to Bulgaria, Takashi.....
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Greek plum exports enter the Indian market

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Mr George Polihronakis, Specialist Consultant for the Association of Greek Fruit, Vegetable and Juice Exporting Companies, INCOFRUIT - HELLAS, has welcomed the entry of Greek plum exports into India. In his statement, he said that "after years of hard work from members of our Association, and with the.....
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Citrus farm overhauls worker visa checks after immigration raid

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Passports of citrus pickers will now be checked weekly at a southern New South Wales farm, where immigration raids were carried out earlier this month.The raids discovered 37 workers, who were hired by a contractor, had invalid visas.Hillston property owner Ken McDougall says he's no longer using a.....
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Africa: Ebola halts harvest, international trade in affected African countries

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Civil wars raged over the last three decades in the African countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Now, an "invisible enemy" — the Ebola virus — is wreaking havoc on the farmers who had just started to bring new economic vitality to a region desperately in need."Ebola is a disease against agricultural.....
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US (CA): Moraga's iconic pear orchards in danger

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A pear is more than a sweet summertime fruit in this community. It's a symbol of local history and Moraga's small-town charm. After a year filled with unusual weather, one of the last vestiges of that history is in jeopardy because of a destructive disease. Now volunteers are coming together to save the.....
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US: Growing strawberries requires human touch

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When many people think of farming, they think of dirt, sprinklers, tractors and rows of green crops. But farmers think beyond just the plants and the soil and the equipment: growing strawberries in California takes plenty of people, too. While many crops have found ways to mechanize various planting,.....
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Brazil increases restrictions on Argentinean fruits

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Brazil's Plant Protection Department (MAPA) notified importers of apples and pears they were reinstating the import licenses for these products from Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay and that additional agencies were going to be part of the importing process.The measure, which took effect on October 11, caused.....
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International congress Cauliflower

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On December 10 and 11, 2014, the international congress "Cauliflower: Challenges of European production" will take place. The congress, organized by CERAFEL and CTIFL, will be held in French Saint-Pol-de-Leon, Brittany. With 15,500 ha and 1,150 growers, Brittany is the main cauliflower producer in France and.....
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Frukar has Spanish Serena Navelinas again

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This week, Frukar has started the Spanish Navelina season again. "We have received the new oranges again under our own Serena label", Willem Koole says. He indicates that the Navelina harvest is higher this year than last season. "At the moment, it looks like lower volumes of the later varieties, such as.....
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Nigeria: Global recognition for Nigerian fruits, vegetables

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In one of the papers presented at the 17th World Food Congress, held at the Palais des Congres, Montreal, Canada, Prof. Charles Aworh of the Department of Food Technology, University of Ibadan and a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (FIAFoST), highlighted the important role.....
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Nepal: Surge in garlic imports raises suspicions

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Garlic imports particularly from China have surged which customs officials believe are intended for re-export to India.According to the Biratnagar Customs Office, 1,797 tonnes of garlic worth Rs 59.84 million were imported during the first quarter. However, in the whole of the last fiscal year, imports of.....
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Brazil: larger papaya export

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The Brazilian papaya branch is hoping to improve its export balance this season compared to last year, reports the German website Fruchthandel.de. Until now the export level has been continuously above the level of the previous year, according to the market statistics from the ministry of Foreign Trade.....
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Eastern Carolina Organics sees demand for sweet potatoes rise

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Tholen - The American company ECO (Eastern Carolina Organics) is very much an organic company. The company supplies organic fruits and vegetables, and potatoes, from farms directly to retailers and restaurants. Customers include Whole Foods and Albert's Organic. Eighty percent of sales goes directly to the.....
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Clearly less organic farming in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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For the first time in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern the area of organic farming has fallen, reports the German website Fruchthandel.de. On August 31, 2014 organic farming land was 5,000 hectares less than it was last year at the same time. In 2012 there was talk of increasing the total organic.....
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Most children under seven don’t know their vegetables

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The majority of children aged under seven are unable to correctly identify common vegetables.Almost one third of children involved in a research study did not recognise a red pepper while 85% could not name a leek. Most knew what to call broccoli yet only one in three knew what chips were made from.The.....
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