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26 May 2017Varela signs Banapiña deal

Work starts next week on the Del Monte Panama project, which is forecast to result in the production and export of more than 13m boxes of bananas per year.

26 May 2017Coliman expands organic banana production

On its 54-year anniversary the Mexican group has inaugurated what it claims to be Latin America's largest organic banana packing plant.

26 May 2017Tadeco eyes new plantations to spread risk

The major supplier of Del Monte bananas in the Philippines is preparing for a battle to continue operations at the Davao Penal Colony.

26 May 2017Iraq halts Turkish tomato imports

Iraq has announced a ban on tomato imports from Turkey to protect its own producers, according to an official statement from the Turkish Economy Ministry.

25 May 2017Zespri calls wrap on 'remarkable' season

The kiwifruit marketer increased its average per-tray return for the Gold pool to NZ$8.64 despite supply increasing to 48.5m trays from 32.6m trays in 2015/16.

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25 May 2017Total Produce raises earnings forecast

The Irish multinational says that trading in 2017 has been satisfactory and that the Group is raising its full year adjusted earnings per share target.

25 May 2017Texas citrus returns hurt by fruit fly presence

Texas Citrus Mutual estimates that the Mexican fruit fly cost the industry about US$1m in profits this season.

25 May 2017Eimskip posts healthy Q1 result

Of its 29.7% increase in quarterly revenue year-on-year, 18.2% came from new acquisitions and 11.5% from organic growth.

25 May 2017Hapag Lloyd ends free genset use

The German carrier follows OOCL and APL in telling its US customers that they will have to hire their own gensets.

25 May 2017Drought declared in Western Cape

South Africa's Western Cape province has declared a drought disaster as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years.

24 May 2017Brazilian fruit exports set record

Papaya, mango, watermelon, melon, grape and lemon exports reached record levels during the first four months of 2017, according to Secex data.

24 May 2017Martial Law declared for Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao, which exports the majority of the country's bananas.

24 May 2017Weak El Niño revises hurricane season forecast

Forecasters initially anticipated a below-average hurricane season, but warming water temperatures have caused them to revise projections.

24 May 2017Bananas to benefit from Russia trade deal

The Philippines and Russia are to sign a trade agreement worth US$2.5bn to the Filipino exchequer over the course of the next 12 months.

24 May 2017Ghana fruit exports dip

Figures by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority reveal that export earnings from its agricultural subsector for 2016 fell 6.49% year-on-year.