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Ambrosia apples hit European shelves


Harvest volumes in Piedmont and Val Venosta are at the same level as last year, with apple quality said to be good


Chilean truckers call off strike


Union boss said it would take one of two more days for flow of trucks carrying fruit to ports to normalise

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Ecuador sees slowdown in banana exports


Shipments down by more than 10 per cent since the start of 2022 says Acorbanec

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Maersk and IBM throw blockchain system overboard


Full collaboration across the entire global shipping business could not be achieved, admits carrier

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WCO forecast shows significant drop in citrus production


Spain, Morocco, Italy, Turkey and Tunisia all set for shorter crops as hot, dry summer impacts production

Zespri Kiwifruit orchard

Zespri releases climate change adaptation plan


Kiwifruit marketer’s plan outlines how industry will respond the effects of a changing climate

Beshoy Teriak

El Teriak Farm on solid growth path


The Egyptian grower-exporter is confident of the continued potential of Egyptian produce on the world stage, expanding production and investing in packing and juicing facilities

Marcel Koks is the food and beverage industry and solution strategy director at enterprise software provider Infor

Automation and supply chain agility ‘will shape sector’ in 2023

2022-11-29T11:10:00+00:00By ,

Comment: Fresh produce firms must remain agile to meet fluctuating demand, as well as considering investment in automation and AI, as they face up to supply chain instability, inflation, labour shortages and climate change

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Primland extends European operations with “We are growers”


French kiwifruit specialist Primland is continuing its “We are growers” positioning for Northern Hemisphere exports, establishing partnerships for Oscar kiwifruit with growers in Greece, Italy and Portugal

Chilean truckers strike

Chilean truckers’ strike partially lifted


With cold stores filling up and fruit unable to get to ports, Asoex and Fedefruta are calling for all remaining unions to end their walkout


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South African blueberry business cleans up after strikes


The true picture of the impact of port strikes on the South African blueberry business will only be known at the end of the year

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Zespri updates 2022/23 forecast


Second full estimate sees per tray returns for SunGold kiwifruit decline from August 2022 forecast, Green returns steady

CherryPlum South Africa

Mixed plum breeds make their mark


New-look ‘interspecific’ plum varieties are making headway in South Africa, offering greater options for exporters

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Reforestation “would protect Mediterranean agriculture”, conference hears


Climate expert tells CGC event that planting more trees in coastal areas would improve soil quality and help regulate rainfall patterns

Palestinian farmer

UNCTAD report highlights occupation’s impact on Palestinian producers


UN Conference on Trade and Development calls on international community to demand Israel lift restrictions on Palestinian economic activity, stressing the limitations for producers