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Strong start to 2017 for Ecuador bananas
30 May 2017

According to exporter association AEBE statistics, the world’s largest banana shipper is already 5% up year-on-year on last year’s record volume.

South African deciduous defies drought
30 May 2017

Despite the worst water shortage in 113 years in the Western Cape, the production of apples, pears and table grapes has increased this season.

ASOEX intensifies criticism of Zespri
30 May 2017

The Chilean exporter association says it is to use international bodies to denounce what it claims is undue pressure in order to gain a greater share of key markets.

Ukraine suffers severe fruit crop losses
30 May 2017

Stonefruit volumes have been worst hit by the May frosts, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry.

Viet Nam fresh exports surge
30 May 2017

In the first five months of 2017 the value of Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports increased 38% year-on-year to an estimated US$1.38bn.

Rotterdam Cool Port receives first fruit
29 May 2017

The shipment of pomegranates arrived at the Kloosterboer facility, from where they were transported by barge from the Kramer Home Terminal for landing, control and storage.

Varela signs Banapiña deal
26 May 2017

Work starts next week on the Del Monte Panama project, which is forecast to result in the production and export of more than 13m boxes of bananas per year.

Coliman expands organic banana production
26 May 2017

On its 54-year anniversary the Mexican group has inaugurated what it claims to be Latin America’s largest organic banana packing plant.

Tadeco eyes new plantations to spread risk
26 May 2017

The major supplier of Del Monte bananas in the Philippines is preparing for a battle to continue operations at the Davao Penal Colony.

Iraq halts Turkish tomato imports
26 May 2017

Iraq has announced a ban on tomato imports from Turkey to protect its own producers, according to an official statement from the Turkish Economy Ministry.

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