19/05/2015 12:51
Africa Logistics Network (ALN) is the new international community of shippers made by small and medium companies of the sector that focuses on the African market. ... Read More
19/05/2015 12:48
Univeg has reached a final agreement over its proposed merger with processor Greenyard Foods and horticultural substrate specialist Peatinvest in a deal that will create the world’s biggest produce company with annual sales of €3.7 billions. ... Read More
19/05/2015 12:44
April confirmed the high sales trend of the months before. Total sales reached the record-breaking level of 1.698.034 tonnes, with an increase of 263.730 tonnes (+18.4%) compared to the same period of the previous season. ... Read More
19/05/2015 12:40
The performances of the retail markets (Iper + Super) of dried fruit in France have been explained by the magazine Lineaires which, for the year 2014, reports an increase in sales of 7.5% despite the stability of the commercialized volumes. ... Read More


The peach season in Huelva has officially started. At the moment, the early varieties such as the Plawhite (white flesh) and Plagold (yellow flesh) have already been picked. In just over a week the campaign for the Florida variety, the most important of the area in terms of production, will start. ... Read More
According to statistics released by the Union of Exporters of the Mediterranean, Turkish exports of vegetables have decreased of 35% (quantity) while those of citrus lowered of 38%; fruit exports have increased, instead, of 72% in volume and of 2% in value. ... Read More
In 2014 Hong Kong imported a total of 3.9 billion dollars of fruit, a value increasing of 5.6% against 2013. The United States are the first supplier with 35.8% of the market quota, followed by Iran (13%), Thailand (11.5%) and Chile (10.6%). Italy is at 54th rank, and has increased its exports of 72% compared to 2013 for a value of 8 million dollars. ... Read More
As of today, Ukraine’s imports of pears have almost halved compared to the amounts registered during the same period of the previous season. In terms of volumes, in fact, imports marked about 2.000 tonnes during July 2014 – March 2015 against the almost 4.000 tonnes of 2013-14. ... Read More

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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