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First South African avocados head to Japan


A new chapter begins for South African avocados in the east with the shipment of the first container to Japan this week

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Shorter supply boosts Peruvian avocado prices


Firmer pricing in Europe and US compensates for drop in export volume in Q2

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Prince de Bretagne: growers can be driving force in energy transition


The French cooperative says its growers are constantly striving to reduce their environmental impact, as evidenced by the rapidly increasing use of photovoltaic panels

Reynecke Viljoen with Ahmed Harraz (left) and Mokhles Harraz (right) of Agrostar

Cooperation and exchange of ideas in African vineyards


Growers should never isolate themselves from other growers around the world and must cooperate to survive

Marc Evrard

Taste key to boosting Conference pear consumption


Greater focus needed on taste and enjoyment to arrest declining consumption of Conference pears in Europe, says Marc Evrard, commercial director of Belgian Fruit Valley, with lessons to be learnt from Asia

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Rijk Zwaan hosts sweet pepper seminar on eve of Asia Fruit Logistica


On 3 September, the day before Asia Fruit Logistica, breeder Rijk Zwaan is organising a seminar focused on sweet peppers in Hong Kong, as market potential grows in the region

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Chile seeks improved access to Mexican market


Fruit growers now going for Systems Approach for shipments of grapes and kiwifruit to Mexico

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Global trade gears up for Asia Fruit Logistica


More than 600 exhibitors from some 38 countries and regions already signed up to showcase their offerings at Asia’s premier fresh produce event

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Compagnie Fruitière extends European network with Polish office


The establishment of Compagnie Fruitière Polska enables the group to get closer to its customers in the eastern European market

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Dubai to develop largest fresh food hub


The emirate aims to boost its attractiveness as a trade hub with the creation of the Foodstuffs, Fruit and Vegetable Market, set to be twice the size of Dubai’s current market


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Two of Chile’s biggest nurseries join forces


Union of Nueva Vid and Grupo Hijuelas seeks to boost quality and efficiency of Chilean fruit production

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Enza Zaden showcases new melon and squash varieties


Seed specialist said its new offerings respond to challenges like climate change while meeting market and consumer demands

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Iran’s Zarrin explores options for Latin American bananas


Following a tour of Latin American producers, Alireza Emami, CEO of Iranian trader Zarrin Group, sees strong potential for Costa Rican bananas in the Middle East market

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New general manager takes over at ‘resilient’ Apo Conerpo


Despite recent poor weather, increased cost, consumer inflation, and regulatory pressures, Italy’s biggest fruit and veg producer group remains resolutely confident

The companies will offer tailored lighting solutions to vertical farmers across the globe

Bloem and Ecopromt team up to enhance vertical farm lighting


Vertical farming specialists join forces to provide growers with customised lighting solutions