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Romania: Growers should work together to improve domestic supermarket supply

25 min 31 sec ago
For years, Romanian retailers and growers have wanted to benefit from increased collaboration, but this does not happen."We want to buy from Romanian growers, but we can't because we lack the necessary infrastructure. This is why Romanian fruit and vegetables are difficult to findin stores," stated Calin.....
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Morocco to invest in Ivory Coast fruit and vegetable exports

25 min 32 sec ago
Morocco will invest 17 billion CFA francs into a logistics platform 5 hectares from the Abidjan port to export fruit and vegetables. This investment is for exporting products to promising North American and Middle Eastern markets, until now Europe has been the Ivory Coast’s only outlet. A major player in the.....
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Ukraine: Falling greenhouse vegetable prices

25 min 32 sec ago
According to "APK-Inform: Vegetables and Fruits", the producer price index in Ukraine for the previous week (from 16 to 22 May 2015) dropped by just 6.9%, despite the fact that the decline in prices was observed only in the greenhouse vegetables segment."In just a week, greenhouse cucumber prices have.....
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Increased fruit & veg exports for Pakistan

25 min 32 sec ago
Fruit and vegetable exports from the country during first 10 months of current financial year registered increase of 0.49 percent and 4.99 percent respectively as compared to corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-April, 2014-15 the exports of different kinds of fresh fruit from the.....
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Hong Kong: Vegetable prices soar as rains spoil crops

25 min 32 sec ago
Vegetable prices began to soar yesterday following widespread crop damage from heavy rainstorms.The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department estimated that about 300 hectares of farmland in the New Territories were affected by the torrential downpours in recent days.Vegetables from Yinchuan,.....
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Spain: Courgettes make up for bad start in vegetable export season

25 min 32 sec ago
Spanish fresh fruit and vegetable exports in the first quarter of 2015 grew by 7.5% in volume and 9.9% in value compared to the same period of 2014, reaching a total of 3,745,274 tonnes worth 3 4 million Euro, with vegetables representing 52% of the value and fruits the other 48%, according to the Department.....
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Swisscofel wants to show the consumer the connections

25 min 32 sec ago
Swisscofel, the association of the Swiss fruit, vegetable and potato trade, organized its General Assembly in Bern in early May.According to a press release Marc Wermelinger, CEO Swisscofel, presented an overview of the issues that had an impact on the industry in the past year and the challenges ahead at.....
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Croatia: Nuclear sterilzation boosting fruit production

25 min 32 sec ago
More than 20 million sterilized male fruit flies are being released this week in the Neretva Valley of southern Croatia – an important milestone in an environmentally friendly project to help the region’s fruit producers.Consumers worldwide prefer fruits and vegetables that have been treated with the lowest.....
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Airport plan could mean new markets

25 min 32 sec ago
Andy Brackley would stand to save thousands if an international airport went ahead at Proserpine.The Bowen farmer forked out $2500-$3000 every time he freighted a truck load of tomatoes and mangoes to export from Brisbane.If current talks between the Whitsunday Regional Council and the state government go to.....
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Retailers work together for labour hire solution

25 min 32 sec ago
The fresh produce industry's Produce Marketing Association (PMA Australia-New Zealand) today announced that major retailers, including Coles, Woolworths, Metcash and ALDI, have agreed to work with representatives of the produce sector to find a robust, workable and enduring solution across the supply chain.....
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Bulgaria: One-day contracts introduced for the harvest

25 min 32 sec ago
The Bulgarian Government has approved the introduction of one-day contracts. The amendment will go into the Social Security Code. Day employment contracts can only be offered by registered producers and are to be used exclusively for the harvesting of fruit, vegetables and flowers.Anko Tzenov, owner of a 120.....
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Continued growth for branded produce programs

25 min 32 sec ago
Packaged Facts reports that sales of branded packaged produce through all retail channels increased by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% between 2009 and 2013 to reach $5.6 billion. Conservatively forecasting a CAGR for this category of 4.6% through 2018, when sales are expected to approach $7.....
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Growing Oman's food economy

25 min 32 sec ago
The OAPGRC Science Café panel for the event of Malik Al Gahdhami from Alsiraj Hospitality and Dareen Mehdi from Oman Botanical Gardens will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Oman in increasing production and consumption of locally grown, produced and sourced sustainable foods, and improving.....
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Mexico: Agricultural exports increase by 7.6%

25 min 32 sec ago
According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexico's agricultural exports increased by 7.6 percent in annual terms during the first quarter (January-April) of 2015.In the reference period, international sales of agricultural goods (agriculture and livestock, mainly) amounted to.....
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Defence mechanism of plants against adverse conditions discovered

25 min 32 sec ago
Researchers of the University of Córdoba (UCO) have succeeded in finding the function of an enzyme in the regulation of nitric oxide, a component used by plants to tackle adverse conditions, such as pests or drought.In a situation of biotic stress, such as those caused by pests, or abiotic stress, such as.....
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Argentina: The fruit sector's plight

25 min 32 sec ago
The Commercial and Industrial Union of Mendoza (MICU) expressed its concern about the province's fruit sector's situation, which accounts for a significant percentage of the local production."Apart from the crisis in international markets, Brazil has closed its borders to imports of apples and pears," the.....
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Merger to increase B.C. blueberry market

25 min 32 sec ago
Naturipe Farms partner, Munger Farms, has announced the signing of a joint venture agreement with Golden Eagle Farm Group, owned by the Aquilini family of Vancouver, British Columbia. The Aquilini family has several diverse farming operations and are significant growers of blueberries in British Columbia and.....
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Arctic apple can be developed on small budget

25 min 33 sec ago
The Arctic apple is the creation of Okanagan Specialty Fruits, an eight-­person company in Canada that scrimped and saved over 18 years to win approval for Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples that, because of clever genetic engineering, don’t brown as fast after they’re sliced.Most genetically modified.....
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AU: Apple industry brings opportunities

25 min 33 sec ago
Hawke’s Bay’s buoyant apple industry is opening up opportunities for young people keen to make horticulture a career.Employed at T&G’s Whakatu packhouse for the 2014 season, Deanna Muir and Maatu Akonga were among a dozen workers identified as having the potential to go further with the international.....
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Successful Export forum for AHEA

25 min 33 sec ago
AHEA was extremely pleased at the positive response to the Export Forum which attracted over 80 participants who gained an insight of the current status and emerging issues of the Australian horticulture export industry.The AHEA Chair, David Minnis, AOM, opened the Forum with an overview of the state of the.....
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