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Britain’s farms could be ‘overwhelmed’ by pests within 30 years

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
A predicted rise in pests could cause vast bread and potato shortages and force the nation to change its diet, scientists claim.According to a study, Britain’s farms could be ‘overwhelmed’ by pests within the next 30 years and the risk to crops has been ‘significantly underestimated’.One in ten pest types.....
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Vietnam firm unveils potatoes grown without soil

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
A farming business in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat has introduced its first ten tons of potatoes grown without soil to the market in an ambitious effort to drive away Chinese products from Vietnam’s vegetables hub.Langbiang Farm director Tran Huy Duong started seeking solutions to increase the.....
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Kurdistan’s bid to boost pomegranates

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
Pomegranates are Iraqi Kurdistan’s most cherished fruit, a proud symbol of this region’s fertile soil and remarkable produce. Thanks to a strong economy and increased support, farmers are producing more of the succulent fruit than in years past. Agriculture officials hope that pomegranates will be entirely.....
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Congo-Brazzaville: Chinese company to cultivate cassava

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
China Geo-Engineering Corporation International Ltd, CGCINT with headquarters in Beijing, China is seeking some 30,000 hectares of land in the Congolese economic and industrial metropolis, Pointe-Noire to invest in cassava cultivation, Africa Time reported.The company plans to set up a cassava starch plant.....
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Peruvian fresh produce continues to grow at Fruit Logistica

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
Peru will participate at Asia Fruit Logistica for the seventh time since 2008, when the leading trade fair for the Asian fresh produce business first moved to Hong Kong. After continuous participation, which has been successful every year, Peruvian exhibitors are waiting with high expectations for their.....
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Philippines: Fruit production on the rise

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
Banana production in the second quarter of this year grew by 1.4 percent, or an estimated 2.303 million metric tons (MMT), an improvement from the 2.272 MMT from the same period last year, according to the recent report of the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Bureau of Agriculture Statistics.....
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AU: Piñata Honey Gold mangoes set for bumper season

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
Honey Gold mango flowering is in full bloom in the Northern Territory, indicating to producer Piñata Farms that a bumper season can be expected this summer.An unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, captured this view (above) of Peter and Julie Deans’ Honey Gold mango crop at Katherine. The Deans have been.....
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India: Local pomegranate farmers get training in Israeli technology

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
Local farmers and scientists received training yesterday about use of Israeli technologies like drip irrigation for better production of pomegranates. The training was held at the Centre of Excellence for fruits, set up under an agreement between India and Israel, in Sirsa, Haryana.A visiting farm expert.....
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Vitaal Europe celebrates tenth anniversary

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
This weekend, Vitaal Europe celebrates its 10th anniversary! Robert Voskamp, now Sales Director, started on his own, 10 years ago, in a small office at ABC Westland in Poeldijk. Now 7 people work at the Poeldijk office, and 3 at the office in Emmen.Some years back, Vitaal Europe established a separate.....
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New harvest of Brazilian limes from 888 Fruit Company

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
888 Fruit Company has new Brazilian limes in. The first containers from Cool Control in Maasdijk arrived yesterday. "We started with a new supplier and we have already received limes via air. Due to the good quality of the limes we will continue on with boot limes," says Nico Schaft, who gets a new supply.....
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"Flying start for Van Den Bos Freshpartners"

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
On the first of November 2013 Van den Bos Freshpartners opened a fully renovated cooling house at ABC Westland in Poeldijk. Although the Van den Bos group was originally specialised in the international sales and cooled storage and transhipment of lily bulbs, the extension fit into the group's strategy of.....
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Turbana announces “Win 25K For Your Cause” winner

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
After a month of encouraging individuals to vote, share and voice their opinion in Turbana’s “Win 25K For Your Cause” Facebook contest, the leading banana producer has tallied the votes and is happy to announce that KEEN New York is the official winner of a $25,000 partnership. The interactive and fully.....
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Dutch fruit and vegetable export up 9% in first half year

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
Export of fresh fruit and vegetables from Dutch soil amounted to over 1.5 billion kilos in the first half of 2014. 9 percent more was exported than in 2013. In particular, export of pear (+81%), tomato (+13%), cucumber (16%) and bell pepper (14%) was significantly higher. Export from the Netherlands to.....
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Arabs participate in Brazil-Africa integration

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
The Arab countries in North Africa are playing an active role in the economic integration of Brazil and Africa. At a seminar delivered last Friday (29th) in Ceará state capital Fortaleza, two projects involving Brazilians and Arabs have been presented: one involves investment by the Algerian company Cevital.....
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UK: How growers can draw down on the €125 million EU support measures

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
The NFU outlines the preliminary details of the how UK growers will be able to draw down on the €125 million of EU support measures for fruit & veg, announced in response to the import restrictions imposed by Russia on 6 August.Last week the Commission announced it will make available €125 million of.....
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Spain: Region of Valencia to promote horticultural product consumption

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
The Region of Valencia, Spain, will promote the consumption of horticultural products to help ease the effects of the Russian ban on European fruits and vegetables, which according to estimates from agricultural organisations, will lead to losses of over 500 million Euro for the Region.The president of the.....
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Argentina: The horticultural market's situation and outlook

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
"We are aware that the fruit and vegetable sector is going through a sensitive period, but we hope that this is temporary," said the manager of the German-Argentinian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), Ursula Brendecke."In recent years, the country has increased its presence in overseas traditional and.....
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Colombia reduces the imbalance between fruit and vegetables imports and exports

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
The Horticulture Association of Colombia (Asohofrucol) presented a report on the horticultural sector's trading behaviour in the international market during the period between January and April 2014.The report states that, during this period, the national horticultural sector had a trade deficit, as import.....
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Singer Sting charges 262 Euro for harvesting his grapes

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
The Telegraph reported on a story that has caused some controversy. The singer Sting offers the chance to harvest the grapes and olives from his plot in Tuscany, but the uniqueness of this story is that the musician charges 262 Euro for the job.The singer of Every breath you takesays that harvesting grapes.....
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British activist braces for Thai defamation trial

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:29
A British activist will go on trial in Thailand tomorrow for defamation, facing a possible jail term after his investigation into alleged labour abuses in the kingdom’s food industry.Andy Hall faces civil and criminal lawsuits submitted by Thai fruit processor Natural Fruit, a major supplier to the European.....
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