04/03/2015 18:46
The 2015 citrus season in Morocco is foreseen to disappoint expectations. Signals are not positive. ... Read More
04/03/2015 18:43
There will be eight end markets of reference for Brazilian exports, as reported by the associations Abrafrutas (association of producers and exporters) and Apex-Brasil (agency of investment promotion). ... Read More
04/03/2015 18:37
The Spanish garlic sector is suffering a critical moment, especially in Andalusia, the region most devoted to garlic production. The consequences of this crisis are more and more tangible. ... Read More
04/03/2015 18:29
Last year, China's imports of fresh fruit reached record-breaking levels with an increase of volumes of 22,8%, for a total of 3,3 million tonnes which translates in a 26,2% growth year on year. ... Read More

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Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Union, said the food standards implemented in Spain and UK would be used as a model to develop European policies to correct unfair practices in the chain. ... Read More
On 18 February, the contact group formed by delegations from Italy, Spain and France, met in Huelva (Spain), to report on the situation of the strawberry market. ... Read More
The collaboration between the Consortium From Italian Alps and Ice's office in New York continues with a promotional activity that started on February 14th in the supermarket chain Corrado's, in New Jersey. ... Read More
In 2014, Holland registered an exponential increase of its organic fruit and vegetables exports. A relevant improvement due mainly to the increase of the volumes of organic products grown in greenhouses. ... 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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