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22 August 2017Chilean cherry returns fall 8%

Producer association Fedefruta claims there is a correlation between the reduction in industry retruns and the size of fruit shipped to China.

22 August 2017Canapep protests against Senasa order

Costa Rican pineapple roducers estimate that the decision to clear plantations in the northern zone from Stable fly will cause a loss of 9.5m boxes in 2018.

22 August 2017Morocco ships more produce to the EU

Moroccan vegetable exports to the European Union increased by 17% in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2016.

22 August 2017Australia forms first cold chain group

A groundbreaking meeting in Queensland has sparked the formation of the Australian Food Cold Chain Council, the first group targeted at cold chain compliance.

22 August 2017Colombian reverse for Peruvian onions

A 64% drop in exports to Colombia is blamed for the year-on-year 34% fall in value of Peruvian onion exports in the first half of 2017.

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21 August 2017EU amends False Codling Moth directive

From 1 January 2018, citrus from Africa must either be sourced from an FCM-free area or subjected to effective cold, or other treatment to ensure freedom from FCM.

21 August 2017Fresh produce leads Egyptian export surge

The value of Egyptian fresh fruit and vegetable shipments to Russia increased 29% year-on-year, accounting for 84% of total exports.

21 August 2017PBGEA warns of lower returns

The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association says competition from other suppliers could lead to a reduction in revenues from banana exports this year.

21 August 2017Pecém to benefit from second EU reefer service

The new MSC service from the Brazilian port will call at Antwerp, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Le Havre.

21 August 2017Australia pioneers solution to global avocado shortage

Queensland researchers are developing world-first plant production techniques that are to dramatically boost the number of avocado trees.

18 August 2017Mixed forecast for Chile stonefruit

While cherry production and exports are projected to grow in 2017/18, the reduction in planted area for peaches and nectarines will lead to a marginal decline in exports.

18 August 2017California avocado crop halves

The California Avocado Commission confirms that this year's crop is almost half that of 2016, down to an estimated 96K MT.

18 August 2017Moroccan tomatoes gain ground in Russia

Morocco has become the leading supplier of tomatoes to Russia, dethroning rival Turkey, whose tomatoes are subject to a trade embargo.

18 August 2017Good semester for Honduran bananas

In the first six months of 2017 the value of banana exports increased 3% year-on-year to US$272m, despite a reduction in volume.

18 August 2017Australian cherry crop set to rebound

The cherry crop is projected to rise 60% in 2017/18 after falling sharply in the previous year as a result of unfavorable weather conditions.