14/08/2014 12:50
While the merge of Chiquita and Fyffes continues, the Brazilian group Cutrale, with the sustain of financer Safra, has launched an offer to enter the capital stock of Chiquita. ... Read More
14/08/2014 12:46
The European Commission confirms extraordinary measures to offer compensation for fruit withdrawn from the market this Summer. ... Read More
14/08/2014 12:42
According to a report issued by the Egyptian Department of Plant Quarantine, from the Ministry of Agriculture, regarding the export of potatoes, citrus fruits and vegetables this season, exports of Egyptian potatoes to the EU countries and the Gulf reached 673,000 tonnes while citrus shipments amounted to 1,000,133 tonnes. ... Read More
14/08/2014 12:38
Dozens of refrigerated trucks, filled with thousands of tons of unsold peaches and nectarines produced in Greece, have started making their way back to the northern Greek regions of Imathia and Pella, having fallen victims of the Russian embargo. ... Read More

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According to Russian importers the Southern Hemisphere hasn't got enough volume to fill the gap of banned countries. Most of the product has already been sold, so they have to take it into account for next season. ... Read More
“The datas are clear. Russia is a 2 million and 300 thousand tonnes market for EU fruit and vegetables exporters, a market worth 1 billion 800 millions per year. Fruit and vegetables produce is the n.1 voice of EU exports toards Russia. 39% of produce sent outside Europe goes to Russia”. ... Read More
More than 260 international representatives of the apple and pear sectors met in Instanbul on the occasion of the 38th edition of Prognosfruit (August 6-8) with a conference dedicated to production forecasts of the two fruits. Wapa, World Apple and Pear Association, released the first production assessments for apples and pears in 2014. ... Read More
A series of measures to limit the impact of the Russian embargo on fresh Greek agricultural product imports was announced by the Greek Foreign Ministry. ... 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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