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Philippines: Higher mango output eyed

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is aiming to increase the yield of mango by 8% by the year 2016, producing 4.7 metric tons (MT) per hectare compared with 4.35 per hectare in 2013.If this is achieved, based on Bureau of Agricultural Statistics data, mango production would reach 882,838 MT by 2016 at last.....
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Rwanda seeks investors for $23b in lucrative projects to boost economy

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
Rwanda is seeking international investors to tap into 15 bankable projects worth $22.93b to boost its economy.President Paul Kagame presented the projects on Monday during the Global Africa Investment Summit (TGAIS), held in London. Kagame addressed tens of international business executives and said his.....
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Zimbabwe: Pineapple farming makes life sweet for rural women

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Chimanimani Mountains, bordering the national park and Mozambique, lies a field of pineapples managed by a group of dedicated women from Chikukwa village.Group leader Roselyn Chipunza says that the group was forced to re-evaluate their rural roots and concentrate on.....
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Anecoop registers drop in volume and revenue in 2013/2014 season

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
While the 2012/2013 campaign was record-breaking for Europe's largest fruit and vegetables marketer, Anecoop, with over 700,000 tonnes sold and 560 million Euro in turnover, the results of the most recent financial year (2013/2014) are less satisfactory, with a decrease in both volumes marketed and.....
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Peru: Record avocado production saturated the markets in 2014

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
This year, Peru has exported 164,000 tonnes of avocado; an increase of 56% compared to last season.In Peru, according to ProHass, there are 24,000 hectares planted exclusively with Hass avocado, with a production per hectare of about 13 tonnes. Many of these fields are young, and thus production volumes in.....
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Seeka sees annual profit growth of up to 11%, planning for beefed-up capacity

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the country's biggest kiwifruit grower, sees annual profit growth of up to 11 per cent and is planning to expand its capacity in coming years as kiwifruit crops recover from the outbreak of the Psa-V vine disease.The Te Puke-based company forecasts net profit of between $2.6.....
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US (CA): Live Oak Farms appoints tomato industry leader Ed Beckman as COO

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
Live Oak Farms have announced that Ed Beckman has joined the company as its new Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position that will foster the strategic growth of the family-owned grower-shipper of tomatoes and peppers.For over twenty years, Beckman led associations representing the California fresh.....
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CAC announces retail contest winners

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
At the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit held at the Anaheim Convention Center from October 17 through 19, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) announced the retailer winners from its 2014 5-Star Performance Program. CAC also hosted supermarket registered dietitians (SRDs) as part of the.....
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Belarus: Mr. Fedya helps to grow organic greenhouse production

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
Since the beginning of October more than 204 MT of tomatoes and 139 MT of cucumbers, 5 MT of peppers and 3.5 MT of eggplants have been harvested in the greenhouse complex of Minsk. Besides this, the company grows lettuce, parsley, arugula, fennel and basil. The production is available at the supermarkets of.....
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Walmart Canada launches Half Your Plate program

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
Walmart Canada has joined the new healthy eating campaign, Half Your Plate. An initiative of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), Half Your Plate empowers Canadians of all ages to eat more fruits and veggies to improve their health while providing simple and practical ways to add a variety of.....
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Logistics centre Agropolis to be built in Russia

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
Company Agropolis Northwest has obtained permission to build an innovative logistics centre for agricultural production in Saint-Petersburg. Construction works are to start in November 2014. The centre will occupy an area of 40,000 square metres and comprise a complex of buildings and warehouses for.....
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New service brings post-Panamax ships to Charleston

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
The 5,550-TEU containership Monte Rosa arrived at the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant today, signaling the start of a new service that will bring more post-Panamax ships to the Port of Charleston.The Port of Charleston averages seven post-Panamax vessels calling on it weekly. The recently formed New.....
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Holt Logistics upbeat about new Philadelphia-bound routes

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
With more services in the pipeline to connect the U.S. port of Philadelphia with produce-growing regions, Holt Logistics president Leo Holt is positive about what increased trade will mean for fruit and vegetable traders. “It’s now no longer just farm to table. It’s farm to health care,” says Holt.Operating.....
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Italy: Latest Fruitimprese data on fresh produce trade

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
The latestFruitimpresedata updated to July 2014 show the first signs of the struggle of Italian trade abroad which characterised the summer campaign.There was an increase in exported volumes (+5.5%) but their value decreased (-3.8%). Imports diminished both as regards quantities (-4.4%) and value (-5.4%)......
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US (GA): Sporadic rain means mixed results for midstate farmers

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
With rainfall a little above average for the year, you might think farmers would be looking at good crops, but that’s not necessarily the case. Rainfall was sporadic, with some areas getting good rain for much of the year while others missed out.Most of the county was doing fairly well until August and.....
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Spain: Exports to countries outside Europe increased

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
According to data from the Directorate General of Customs, Spanish exports to non-EU countries increased by 52% compared to August 2013, exports have reached 43 123 tonnes for a turnover of 35.13 million Euro 'is up 15% compared to the same month of 2013.By country, the progressions are varied: Brazil with.....
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Sri Lanka: Drought drives 42% decrease in crop production

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
An 11-month drought, considered by experts to be the worst in recent history, has forced sharp increases in food prices in Sri Lanka – and the worst may be yet to come, according to recent updates.Some vegetable varieties have shown similar price increases, with beans and beetroot rising in cost by 19.....
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Spain reaches its quota in a week and asks EU to be able to withdraw more pears and apples

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
The Spanish quota of pears and apples, set at 8,700 tonnes in the regulations of the European Commission for domestic production, was reached in a week. As a result, the general director of Production and Markets of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fernando Miranda, has submitted Afrucat's request to increase.....
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Ghana must utilize free trade with Europe

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
Ambassador William Hanna, Head of European Union (EU) Delegation to Ghana, has advised companies to make good use of the opportunity to indulge in free trade with the Union (EU), for sustainable development.Giving the advice at a media interaction in Accra, Ambassador Hanna said, it was prudent for the.....
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Pakistan: PFVA wants government to increase export fund

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:29
Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association (PFVA) Co-Chairman Waheed Ahmed has urged the government to increase the Export Development Fund (EDF) to Rs20 million in order to promote exports of fruits and vegetables.During a meeting with officials of the Trade Development.....
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