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Lidl under fire for pineapple pricing
21 July 2017

A German TV team is in Costa Rica to investigate whether discounters pay producers a price that reflects the rigid Rainforest Alliance certification conditions they demand.

Mexico opens doors to Argentinean lemons
21 July 2017

Industry sources estimate that Argentina will likely ship in the region of 10K MT of lemons per year to Mexico, at an estimated value of US$12m.

Posorja construction begins
21 July 2017

Operator DP World is banking on the US$1.2bn Ecuadorian deepwater container port to revolutionise logistics in the world’s largest banana exporting nation.

Tasmania apple industry rebounds
21 July 2017

Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal the value of the state’s apple production in the 2015-2016 financial year increased 28% to $45m.

Future bleak for Australian banana industry
21 July 2017

State Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne acknowledges that the devastating Panama disease found on a north Queensland banana farm cannot be eradicated.

West African banana nations form Afruibana
20 July 2017

The association is designed to allow the Cameroon, Ghana and the Ivory Coast banana industries to work together to exert influence on the international stage.

Pound revaluation boosts Egyptian fresh exports
20 July 2017

According to its Agriculture Ministry, Egyptian agricultural exports rose 12.1% during the first half of 2017, reaching 3.5m MT compared to 3.1m MT last year.

New Zealand clears path for Chinese onions
20 July 2017

Export volumes currently represent only 3.5% of its China’s total onion production, estimated at an annual 20m tonnes.

SEA-invest adds cranes to fleet
20 July 2017

One of the three Model 6 cranes is to be deployed in Antwerp following its recent acquisition of the port’s Independent Maritime Terminal.

Kloosterboer to build high-bay coldstore
20 July 2017

The Dutch logistics service provider is to expand its services with a new, fully automated, multi-customer high-bay coldstore facility in Lelystad.

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