31/03/2015 17:19
The port of Venice focuses once again on the import-export of fruit and vegetables with Venice Green Terminal (Vgt), the first logistics platform specialized in the stocking, also at controlled temperature, distribution, transportation and handling of fruit and vegetables produce in the city. ... Read More
31/03/2015 17:14
In 2014 Chiquita Brands International Inc. registered a loss of 62.5 million dollars. This negative result arrives at the end of a difficult year for the American colossus: first, the attempted merge with the Irish company Fyffes Plc. which caused 51 million dollars of transitioning costs, and then the acquisition made by the two Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra. ... Read More
31/03/2015 17:10
According to data provided by the Observatory of Prices and Markets of the Junta de Andalucia, in week 12, the Kingdom of Morocco sales of tomatoes to the EU decreased by 62 percent when compared to the previous season. ... Read More
31/03/2015 17:06
Since last Friday Aboundant rainfalls, along with sporadic but severe hailstorms, have been hitting the eastern area of Spain, in the Region of the Valencian Community, causing numerous difficulties to citizens, to the transportation sector and to the local farming sector. ... Read More


In five years, the prices of apples in Poland have decreased of three times. ... Read More
Political and economic turmoil over the last four years caused decline in the volume of Arab exports and imports specially between the Arab Spring countries such as Syria, Libya, Yemen, and vice versa. ... Read More
March is traditionally a critical month for Spanish producers from the province of Huelva, since it is often marked by events that can have a potential negative effect on the whole season. ... Read More
The project of growing peanuts contributed to increase the production of this nut in the area around Siirt, a region close to Iraq and Syria as well as to create jobs by favouring the repopulation of the area and the return of growers who had moved to the main Turkish cities. ... 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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