16/01/2015 15:37
Expectations of Turkish exports, which forecasted a strong increase in Russian imports because of the embargo, have been disappointed. ... Read More
16/01/2015 15:33
According to Juan Carlos Pérez Mesa, analyst specialising in international horticulture, this expansion comes at the competition's expense, for example, the Spanish region of Almeria's. ... Read More
16/01/2015 15:30
Italy's strawberry imports in 2014 grew of 17% compared to the previous year. The upward of the average price of the product (+25% year on year) stimulated the increase registered in the volumes imported. ... Read More
16/01/2015 15:22
The valley of the Guadalentín river in the Spanish region of Murcia was hit by severe frosts. ... Read More


The 2014/15 commercial season saw a decrease in the production of the main producing countries – Spain, Italy and Greece – and it appears it will influence the whole Europea citrus sector with volumes lowering of 3,2% compared to the previous campaign, for a total of 11 million tonnes. ... Read More
The Russian Federal Institute of Statistics Rosstat published the datas concerning the price increase registered in October. The most relevant increase is marked by vegetables prices. Fish and sea food became 1,8% more expensive compared to September. Dairy products, eggs and meat increased their price of 1,5%. ... Read More
Trucks carrying olives from the Greek region of Peloponnese – mainly Ilia – have been ferried across the Adriatic Sea, as traders from Italy have for the first time bought not only olive oil in bulk, but also olives, to cover the loss in the national production that has reached 35% this year. ... Read More
Spanish producers might not be able to satisfy the international demand for salads during winter. Proexport-Opfh (Asociación de Organizaciones de Productores de Frutas y Hortalizas de la Región de Murcia) underlines the drop that interested the production and exports of lettuce. ... 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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