Pakistan’s chilli production scorched by water shortages, theft
Mismanagement of water coupled with its theft has sent production plummeting in the former “chilli capital” of Asia, leaving women and pickers the worst off.The province of Sindh contributes around 85% of red chilli production in Pakistan, the fourth largest producer of red chillies after India, China and Mexico. In fact, the nearby town of Kunri was once known as the ‘chilli capital of Asia’ and still has the country’s biggest chilli bazar of Pakistan.Nearly 70% of the rural population in Sindh work in the agriculture and livestock sector.
Romania imports 10 times more fruit and vegetables than it exported
Romania imported fruit and vegetables worth EUR 783.1 million in the first half of the year, while exports were almost ten times smaller, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics
Syria: Souq al-Hal market starts to thrive again
Trade has been flourishing at Souq al-Hal, one of the most important markets in the opposition-held areas of northern Syria. At this market in the province of Aleppo, crops and produce are traded and exported. Some even go to regime-held areas.
Start of organic mango season in Peru & Ecuador
With the Mexican organic mango season now complete, its South American neighbors Ecuador and Peru will start harvesting by next week. Steady supplies are expected through to November.
Colombia: National coconuts cover 80% of domestic demand
Coconut palm cultivation is one of the crops with the greatest growth potential, especially in the Pacific and Caribbean, and one of the most recognized tropical fruits thanks to its refreshing taste, and nutritional and medicinal properties.
Namibia Agricultural sector calls for policy security
The agricultural industry wants policies governing the sector to provide security in addition to having a value addition chain that is internationally competitive. The sector also aims for better development, while seeking growth opportunities that can make it successful in creating jobs.
Rwanda: Relief as cassava, banana prices fall
Following widespread concerns over rising prices of Irish potatoes owing to shortages, a drop of prices in the cassava and bananas has been received with much relief.
California: Date harvest yields close to expected results
The date harvest in California has wrapped up for the year and growers are now busy sorting and preparing to pack the desert-loving fruit. This year's summer conditions were close to the average, with sufficiently hot temperatures and low humidity for the most part.
Facts at a Glance 2016/17 for the Australian avocado industry
Australia produced almost 66,000 tonnes of avocados in 2016/17, which was slightly less (1%) than the previous year. The gross value of production (GVP) for Australian avocados was estimated at $398 million.
Honduras: Banana exports increased by 2.3%
Honduran revenues from banana exports up to July of this year amounted to 313.7 million dollars, i.e. 2.3 percent more than in the same period of 2017, according to an official source
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