22/07/2014 17:01
The organic market as a whole reached 4.5 billion euros in 2013. Sales for domestic use increased by 9% whilst turnover in the mass catering sector stabilised (+1.8% compared to 2012). ... Read More
22/07/2014 16:58
According to datas elaborated by associations of dried fruit and other fruit exporters from the Aegean Sea, it's been a great 2013-2014 season for Turkey's fig exports. ... Read More
22/07/2014 16:51
Consurfrut, Roveg, Algerian Dates Grower Packer, Ongkorn Special Foods, Yonatans Farm, Pink Lady, Indian Ocean Rock Lobster, Chocolate World, Posmei, Beta Teas, Imperial Tea and Agrino are among the global brands taking part in WorldFood Moscow 2014. ... Read More
22/07/2014 16:46
The European Union has approved the request by Spanish, French and Italian peach and nectarine growers for industry support amidst a crisis for the sector. ... Read More

MORE NEWS

After the Chinese refusal to joint the P3 alliance (Maersk, MSC, CMA CGM), the Danish company Maersk Line announces the start of a new partnership with MSC. ... Read More
After a month and a half from the start of the Summer fruit campaign, markets economic trends are underlining a difficult situation for Italian producers. ... Read More
The alarming message arrives from northern Greece, mainly Imathia (central Macedonia), where cooperatives talk about low peach prices that do not exceed 0.25 Euro. ... Read More
According to the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture, citrus production for the 2013/2014 season increased by 47% over the 2012/2013 one, registering a record of 2.2 million metric tonnes (MT) on a planted area of about 118,900 ha and a productive area of 92,000 ha with an average yield of 24 MT/hectare. ... 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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