29/07/2015 14:32
The grape season in Egypt is coming to an end and the supply of Egyptian grapes is running low. “Our supplier is one of the few who still has Egyptian grapes in his range,” explains a German importer in Dusseldorf. "And grapes from Spain are arriving and those have been selling quite well thus far." ... Read More
29/07/2015 14:30
The prices of organic fruit and vegetables in Germany are growing, thus confirming the produce's increasing demand. On the whole, the food sector marks +1,5%, lead by the uprising trend in the price of vegetables. ... Read More
29/07/2015 14:17
The Andalusian asparagus sector knows no recession. In the province of Granada, the main production area of the whole region with 80% of the volumes produced, the cropped area grew of 40%. ... Read More
29/07/2015 14:14
Arefhl, the Association of Fruit an Vegetables Regions of the EU reports that the 4th EU meeting on chestnut trees and the first meeting dedicated to chestnut logistics in the EU will take place in Portugal, in Vila Pouca Aguiar from 9 to 12th September 2015. ... Read More

MORE NEWS

Despite the forecasts made in April in Perpignan – during the blossoming of trees – the European season of peaches and nectarines is more modest in terms of quantities. ... Read More
Last week, the price of apples in Russia lowered of 25% on the national market. According to local experts, this drop might be atttributed to the increase in the offer of apples against the very stable demand for this kind of fruit on the Russian national market. ... Read More
The European commissioner for agriculture, Phil Hogan, is working on an “extreme measure” to help the fruit and vegtables sector and in particular those products hit by the Russian embargo. ... Read More
The European Union (EU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) are on the verge of finalising the signing of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). ... Read More


LETTER OF THE WEEK
2012 HAS WORSEN THE PROBLEMS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Publication date: 2013-01-18
The long process of transition that followed the protests of Tahrir square and the fall of Mubarak, had a very negative impact on Egyptian economy in 2012 and nothing or little can be seen in these first weeks of 2013 that gives hope to a future of growth, political stability and to the return of tourism to its pre-revolution levels. The economic scenario in Tunisia seems fragile, with a 2012 that marked a +3% of the GNP compared to an economically disastrous 2011 (the year of the jasmine revolution). The situation of post-Gheddafi Libya is hard to define but its however still chaotic while in Syria the tragedy of a bloody civil war that seems neverending and continues to show its effects, destroying the economy of the Country. In the ... read more
Sentence of the Week

“On young people we need to invest more and better. We know very well how difficult the current situation is, but we shouldn’t forget that even in famine periods farmers cuts everything is possible, but not the seed. Young people represent the seed that we must preserve.”

(Cosimo Lacirignola, head of MAI-Bari)


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