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The Global Coalition of Fresh Produce, the body bringing together fresh produce associations from around the world, has launched its second global survey into the costs of fruit and vegetable production and trading, and the prices received by growers and intermediaries.

The survey is a follow-up of the survey it conducted in March 2023, when producers and traders the world over were facing unprecedented cost hikes.

The coalition is repeating its survey to understand how the situation has evolved over the past year. It said the new data will support the development of global and national perspectives on the evolving impacts of production and trading costs in the following regions: Canada, the US, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, Australia and South America.

“We are conducting this global survey to shed light on the challenges experienced by actors in the fresh produce supply chain worldwide,” said Ron Lemaire, chairman of the coalition. “The results of this new survey will help the industry, its partners and all government levels understand the current impacts of production and operating costs and selling prices and work together to address them.”

All industry actors are invited to complete the short survey to support the coalition’s efforts to frame and understand the challenges the industry is experiencing today. To participate in the survey, go

to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MKBGJKQ.

The results of this first survey are available on the Coalition’s website at https://producecoalition.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Producer-Costs-and- Prices-Report.pdf).