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Brazilian melon exports post sharp rise
07 March 2017

A more plentiful supply of water for irrigation in Rio Grande do Norte has led to melon production moving away from the State of Ceara.

Oke USA highlights fair trade banana growth
07 March 2017

At the start of Equal Exchange month in the US, Oke says consumers in the United States are buying significantly more fair trade bananas.

Table grapes top Australian fresh exports
07 March 2017

The gross value of Australian fruit and nut production is projected to reach A$3.9bn in real terms by 2021–22, according to an agricultural commodities report.

Brussels expands fresh withdrawals
07 March 2017

The European Commission has granted Spain an additional quota for the withdrawal of fresh produce to support European producers affected by the Russian embargo.

Taiwan celebrates Pingtung pineapple success
07 March 2017

Pingtung golden diamond pineapples have become a hot commodity in China, and the increased demand for the fruit has led to an increase in domestic production.

Agence Bio takes aim at UGPBAN
06 March 2017

At the request of the French agency for the development and promotion of organic farming, a court has ordered a halt to the criticism of non-FWI organic banana standards.

Shenzhen Kondarl avocado deal is premature
06 March 2017

The Australian owner of the two avocado farms says he is mystified by the announcement from the Chinese concern.

Zespri celebrates milestone
06 March 2017

New Zealand’s single channel kiwifruit marketing brand turns 20, as the industry aims to more than double sales revenue to NZ$4.5bn by 2025.

Moroccan citrus industry faces structural problems
06 March 2017

Citrus body ASPAM estimates that the structural issues besetting the industry could cause losses of MAD7bn in the 2016/17 season.

Mexico grows more bananas
06 March 2017

In the four years since 2013, banana production in Mexico has grown by 270K MT to reach 2.4m MT by the end of last year.

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