Wilmington port welcomes first Moroccan citrus in US of the season
The Port of Wilmington Delaware had the honor of receiving the first breakbulk shipment of fresh Moroccan citrus of the season to arrive in the United States. The M.V. Belgie Reefer, a specialized refrigerated vessel, was welcomed on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, to the marine terminal for perishable cargo on behalf of long-time Port of Wilmington customer Fresh Fruit Maroc.
Nigeria: Enugu onions dealers characterised high cost, limited to poor harvest
Enugu onions dealers on Saturday attributed the high cost and scarcity of onions in the market to a poor harvest caused by climatic change, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.A market survey conducted by NAN in Enugu revealed that price of onions increased significantly when compared to previous months as many dealers also closed their shops due non-availability of the commodity.
India to begin mango imports from Malawi this week
Indian consumers can now enjoy mangoes even during the October-December period, when these juicy fruits aren’t usually available locally. Malawi mangoes, which taste almost like Alphonso mangoes, will be imported from the African country starting this week to be sold here, said traders.
Spain: "Citrus volume from South Africa will start falling sharply soon"
The vice president of the Professional Association of Fruit Exporters of Castellón and manager of Nulexport, Pasqual Pla, said that the start of the campaign has been marked by the "massive presence of clementines from countries such as South Africa, Peru or Chile." Last year, these countries were given permission to ship to the European Union up until November 30.
Tunisia: Citrus production edges up 35% in Cap Bon
Citrus fruit production in the Cap Bon region will reach 330 thousand tons this year, compared with 255 thousand tons a year earlier, up 35 percent, said president of the local union of agriculture in Beni Khaled, Bechir Oun Allah.
Africa agribusiness, a US$1 trillion business by 2030
As project sponsors, borrowers, lenders and investors gathered at the Africa Investment Forum to make deals on investment opportunities, leaders of the continent’s top agribusiness companies shared their thoughts on the future of the industry. With its vast agricultural potential, Africa’s agribusiness sector is predicted to reach US$1 trillion by 2030. Agribusiness will become the ‘new oil” on the continent, African Investment Forum participants said, fueling the motor of inclusive growth.
Nepal: Imported fruits worth Rs7.58 billion in Q1
Nepal imported fresh fruits worth Rs7.58 billion in the first three months of the current fiscal year, up from Rs4.74 billion in the same period last year, officials said. The rise in imports has been attributed to a slowdown in local production and swelling demand.
Chile: Record fruit exports to China
According to information provided by the President of the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX), Ronald Bown Fernández, Chilean fruit exports during the recently completed 2017-2018 campaign reached a total of 2,781,092 tons. This entailed an increase of 6.7% compared to the 2016-2017 season, when a total of 2,607,055 tons were shipped.
Russia: Greenhouse vegetable production up by more than 25%
As of October 30, 2018, the gross yield of greenhouse vegetable crops in Russia amounted to 820.1 thousand tons, which is 25.7% more than in the same period of 2017. This has been reported by the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, according to "APK-Inform: vegetables and fruits."
Italy: Low prices worry cherry tomato producers
The tomato campaign is in full swing in Ispica after a short summer break. One of the leading companies in the area is Agricola Giamblanco which mainly grows PGI cherry and plum tomatoes. After a season characterized by excessively-low wholesale prices, the new one seems better even though prices remain fluctuating
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