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Plastic pollution is a major problem on Ghana's coastline. According to the World Economic Forum, Ghana generates approximately 840,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year and only around 9.5 per cent of that is collected for recycling.

‘Collaboration is key in fight against plastic pollution’


The food industry is the single biggest user of plastics, and if it is serious about finding solutions to plastic waste, it must work together and innovate. Here is what the Fresh Produce Impact Hub (FRESHPPACT) is doing to make that happen

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Report highlights “endemic” abuse of migrant workers in Spain


Ethical Consumer says UK supermarkets have legal and moral obligation to ensure that the rights of workers they rely on are being met

The QR codes link to a range of recipe ideas on Chiquita's website

Chiquita unveils It’s Chiquita O’Clock campaign


Promotions features a series of scannable stickers to encourage banana consumption will all meals of the day

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Ammeraal Beltech launches Ultrascreen Pro


New belts have been engineered to address the performance and quality requirements of dewatering and drying produce

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Speakers revealed for Global Tomato Congress


The first names have been announced for Global Tomato Congress, which places sustainability centre stage on the event’s return to Rotterdam on 16 May

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April start for South African fresh produce inquiry


The intensive 15-month process may bring changes, but potentially from 2025 onwards


South Africa map grocery basket

April start for South African fresh produce inquiry


The intensive 15-month process may bring changes, but potentially from 2025 onwards

Marguerite Wang of Goodfarmer and Molatelo Mamadi Counsellor for Agriculture South African Embassy Beijing

Good response to South African grape campaign in China


Jiangnonghui wholesale fruit market welcomes the start of the 2023 South African table grape promotion

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Guillermo Arregui named new director of Fedemco


With 20 years’ experience in different countries, the appointment signals the federation’s growing internationalisation strategy

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Alya Fruit continues to take flight


Turkey’s Alya Fruit believes the experience of the team has been central to the company’s success during this challenging period, especially in the airfreight sector

Kenya and Tanzania are both big exporters of avocados

Brexit has ‘boosted trade opportunities’ for East Africa


Kenyan export consultant says East African producers stand to benefit from competitive production and labour costs as UK importers look to keep down costs and avoid red tape


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Asia Fruit Logistica sees strong exhibitor demand


Exhibitors from 32 countries and regions as well as 21 national pavilions are already signed up to take part in Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show

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French import group CSIF names new president


Compagnie Fruitière’s Alain Kritchmar has been elected as president of the French association for fresh fruit and vegetable importers

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Bad weather eats into apple and pear crops


Revised forecasts indicate a more modest increase in Southern Hemisphere apple output, as well as a slight decrease in pear volumes

Zahra works with around 300 smallholder farmers who log their production in an app, as demonstrated by quality control manager Museke Yekoyada

Uganda’s jackfruit journey


Fred Searle visits Zahra Food Industries in Uganda as the up-and-coming jackfruit supplier begins to unlock the financial potential of the country’s ‘ancestral’ trees

Alk Brand says having a good spread of sourcing regions is key

Westfalia's avocado optimism


Despite concerns around oversupply, Alk Brand is full of optimism for the future of the European avocado market. The group CEO at Westfalia Fruit tells Fred Searle where he sees greatest potential for production and consumption growth