Fruit and vegetable market

18 July 2016
According to CSO data, fruit production in Poland in 2015 reached approx. 4.1 million tonnes compared to 4.2 million tonnes in the previous year. Harvests of apples, pears, plums, currants, gooseberries, chokeberries and, above all, raspberries were smaller (a significant drop in harvests of autumn varieties). The production of sour cherries, sweet cherries, strawberries and highbush blueberries increased. »

FRUIT ATTRACTION organises a new Innova Forum for exhibitors

14 July 2016
The trade fair is organising the forum again, where companies are invited to organise talks, presentations and technical seminars about the latest innovations and solutions for the fruit and vegetable sector. It’s a business tool that will help exhibitors to get the most from their participation at the next meeting, which will take place from 5 to 7 October at Feria de Madrid. »

International Green Week Berlin 2017

12 July 2016
Messe Berlin expects more than 1,600 exhibitors from some 70 countries and over 400,000 trade visitors and members of the general public to attend. Preparations and planning for the leading trade fair for agribusiness are now well under way. The programme of conference events will focus in particular on the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2017 (GFFA) which will take place from 19 to 21 January. »

New Bio revolution for sweet pepper growers

11 July 2016
The commercial availability of Amblyseius swirskii heralded a revolution in biocontrol in the Almeria sweet pepper industry. “Employed by growers in this region for many years, swirskii is now routinely used in sweet pepper crops,” says Ivan Cano, technical advisor at Biobest Sistemas. “However, installations are pollen dependent and until now have been reliant on 20-30% of the flowers appearing in the crop - usually approximately four weeks after planting. »

PERU PARTNER COUNTRY OF MACFRUT

7 July 2016
Peru will be the Partner Country of Macfrut 2016. After attending the last edition with a stand sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Trade with the presence of several fruit and vegetable exporters, Peru will be a protagonist of the 2016 edition of Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector organised by Cesena Fiera, to be held from 14 to 16 September in the pavilions of Rimini Fiera. »

EU-Extension of economic sanctions against Russia

5 July 2016
The EU reconfirmed the extension of economic sanctions on Russia until the 31st of January 2017. This announcement came after the decision of Russia at the 29th of June 2016, to prolong the embargo on food products for the next 18 month. Freshfel regrets this on-going political dispute, which severely hit the trade of fresh produce. The introduction of the ban in August 2014 affected an export volume of 2.5 million T of fruit and vegetable worth more than € 2.2 billion. »
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