28/09/2014 20:57
n 18-19 September, the fourth congress of German fruit and vegetables (DOGK – Deutscher Obst & GemUse Kongress) was held in Dusseldorf. The main topics of discussion were two: the Russian ban on fruit and vegetables and the drop in consumes. ... Read More
28/09/2014 20:54
Phytosanitary controls made by American inspectors of APHIS have successfully been completed. They were made on the first apples destined to the US which inaugurated the second commercial campaign of apples and pears. ... Read More
28/09/2014 20:51
According to recent datas, Ukraine has all the possibilities tof becoming the n.1 supplier of organic vegetables of the European market. ... Read More
28/09/2014 20:48
On September 23, Russian authorities announced they had intercepted tomato and potato shipments totaling 50 metric tons (MT) entering the country from Belarus that did not indicate countries of origin. ... Read More

MORE NEWS

“There's alarm in Italy for the presence of “toxic” fruit from Spain, treated with a substance dangerous for the health, used to increase the preservation even during transport”. ... Read More
Morocco’s minister of agriculture and sea fisheries, Aziz Akhannouch, reviewed on Tuesday with Russian agriculture minister, Nikolai Fiodorov and chairman of the Russian fisheries Agency, means to consolidate bilateral cooperation in agriculture and sea fisheries. ... Read More
Alimpo, the spanish interprofessional organisation of lemons, foresees a lemon production of 970,000 tonnes for the 2014/15 season, a volume almost equal to the year before, although the final value will depend on the quantity of rainfalls and availability of water for irrigation. ... Read More
As the new harvesting campaign of citrus approaches, spanish producers reported their assessments. ... 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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