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North Korea: Yangkang potato rations slashed from last year

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Fall potato rations are being handed out in North Korea’s Yangkang Province, but the quota stands at less than half of last year’s, the Daily NK has learned. The drop in supply is likely due to the drought in early spring and lack of overall rainfall.A Yangkang Province-based source told the Daily NK on.....
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Lower potato prices in Poland and Europe

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
According to the Polish Ministry of Agriculture, the price of domestic potatoes for direct consumption dropped in October. The average price in the first three weeks of the month averaged 0.30 zł / kg (0.07 Euro) and was 19 percent lower than in the previous month and about 54 percent lower than last.....
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Indian potato processing companies urge government to waive import duty

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Indian Potato chip, fries and flake manufacturers have urged the government to waive the 30% import duty on potato to improve supplies and check soaring prices at home. The demand comes at a time when the government is considering floating tenders for potato imports.Manufacturers say their stocks of.....
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Pakistan export record mangoes in fruit season 2014

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Pakistan exported record mango of 91,700 metric tonnes during current fruit season 2014 as compared to 61,000 metric tonnes during 2013. Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFS&R) as well as private sector played a prominent role producing export quality mango.Pakistan achieved success in.....
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Bangladesh: Pineapples treated with chemicals for quick sales

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Unscrupulous farmers in Mymensingh’s Fulbari upazila are treating Ashwini pineapples with chemicals particularly ethopen, which are harmful for human health. According to the district agriculture extension office, the juicy fruits have been grown on around 1300 hectares of land.Farmers said they could not.....
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TOMRA opens new production and distribution facility in Slovakia

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
TOMRA Sorting Solutions and Prologis, Inc., the global leader in industrial real estate, today celebrated the grand opening of a 12,600 square metre, BREEAM-certified, build-to-suit facility in Slovakia that is fully customized to accommodate TOMRA’s production and distribution requirements. The grand.....
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APAL appoints new Chair

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Michele AllanDr Michele Allan has been appointed as the new Chair of APAL, effective 1 January 2015.Dr Michele Allan has been appointed as the new Chair of Apple and Pear Australia Ltd, effective 1 January 2015. She will replace John Lawrenson who is retiring from the position.“The APAL Board is very pleased.....
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Hutchison Port sees 9% fall in profit due to higher taxes

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPHT) has suffered a 9 per cent plunge in its third-quarter profit from the corresponding period a year earlier largely due to sharply higher taxes, the port operator said yesterday.Profit attributable to unit holders for the three months ended Sept 30 was HK$490.7 million.....
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Poland: Fruit and vegetable prices lower than last year

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
According to Margaret Skoczewska, spokesperson of Bronisze wholesale market, warm weather has been conducive to a higher vegetable production. In the second half of October, only greenhouse tomato and cucumber prices have increased, although the latter are still cheaper than a year ago. Open field.....
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NZ: Proposed ripening device a world first

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
New Zealand scientists are studying the use of a remotely-activated device to start the process of ripening in packaged fruit and vegetables. Yvonne O'Hara reports.Plant and Food Research scientists have received funding to create a remotely-activated device that will encourage packaged fruit and vegetable.....
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AU: Carnarvon Medfly sterilisation program part biosecurity boost

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Management of agricultural pests and diseases in Western Australia has been given a boost, with the State Government's announcement of a $20 million biosecurity program.Over four years, the Boosting Biosecurity Defences project will focus on protecting local produce and exports through a variety of.....
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Ethiopia's economic diplomacy bearing fruits

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Ethiopia has given top priority to the kernel of the entire diplomacy, economic diplomacy, as the nation has one formidable enemy, poverty, said Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).According to the ministry, economic diplomacy has been enabling the country to attract more investment, trade, and tourism among.....
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TAHAL builds infrastructure for Angolan farming project

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Israeli experts discuss the chances of success for the Quiminha Integrated Agricultural and Regional Development Project.Somewhere around 2008, Yakov Orenstein found himself with a colleague on a boat, on a river, in Angola. The two were in the midst of a difficult period of gathering water and soil samples,.....
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Poland: Up to 23.7 million Euro to help growers affected by Russian embargo

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Up to 100 million zł (23.7 million Euro) may be allocated to support Polish growers exporting apples, brassica vegetables and onions. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is also looking for new markets for producers affected by the Russian embargo. Dairy farmers already have access to the.....
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Record harvest expected for cherry growers

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Picking is underway for what could be Australia's largest ever crop of cherries.One of the first crates of fruit was picked at Narromine in central-west New South Wales and delivered in Orange yesterday.Manager of the Caernarvon Cherry Company, Allan Bramble, says a lot of new trees are coming into full.....
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Italy struggling, Spain becoming a fierce competitor in Europe

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
Italy is struggling and Spain is becoming a fierce competitor in Europe - this is what emerged from the first three presentations of the 27th National Peach Convention held in Ravenna, Italy.The presentation of Hans Christopher Behr from Bonn's AMI.Elisa Macchi, CSO director, Giancarlo Minguzzi, chairman of.....
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Real 'apple store' opened at Borough Market

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
A 'real apple store' has been opened in Borough Market, mocking the famous brand, and to mark the area's 1000th birthday this year. Apples of all shapes and sizes were put on display from all over the world this weekend. Over 1200 people visited, many queueing outside to see what all the fuss was about.Over.....
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Warm British autumn weather extends strawberry season

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
British growers are enjoying a bumper crop of strawberries this year, as the warm autumn weather helped them harvest fruit late into the season.More than 60,000 tonnes of strawberries have been produced so far this year, already 8% ahead of 2013. The season is expected to continue into early December, thanks.....
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Northwest sweet cherry growers set new record

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
An unusually hot summer didn’t stop Northwest growers from hand-picking their largest-ever sweet cherry crop this year.Workers harvested more than 23.2 million 20-pound boxes of cherries this summer, just a smidgen above the record set in 2012, according to the Yakima-based Washington State Fruit.....
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India: City farmer promotes organic farming, grows rare herbs in city

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:29
At a time when a majority of farmers laughed at him, Anil Sawhney was busy cultivating rare herbs and plants without a trace of chemicals. Today, after experiencing the benefits, many others are following in his footsteps.Sawhney says, "It took me four long years to prove myself to other farmers in the.....
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