Italy: Shortage of kiwis and a stagnant market

Italy: Shortage of kiwis and a stagnant market

“The kiwi market is stagnant – the Italian produce is lacking, but there is a lot of Greek produce in Europe so, until these volumes are sold, there will be no room for domestic...
Congolese cocoa waits for peace to pursue sweet future

Congolese cocoa waits for peace to pursue sweet future

Antoine Kakule Kihumuledi longs for a car to transport his cocoa crop and, like fellow residents in the Beni region in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, he wants peace so he can pursue his...
Italy can increase nut production by 25%

Italy can increase nut production by 25%

Having now piled up over 50 years of experience in nuts and dried fruit, Pino Calcagni feels in a position to ask himself a few questions: He ponders why Italy has fallen behind as a producer of...
Saffron, rural Spain’s crisis-beating spice

Saffron, rural Spain’s crisis-beating spice

On the arid, wind-swept plateau of central Spain, saffron producers are reaping the benefits of a return to favour of the precious spice introduced by Arabs in the Middle Ages. After a lull in...
SweeTango apple rolls out across Europe

SweeTango apple rolls out across Europe

With production and popularity of the SweeTango apple rapidly growing in North America, commercial plantings are now also gathering steam across Europe.  The variety, a cross of Honeycrisp and...
Italy: Azucan melons from Meridiem Seeds

Italy: Azucan melons from Meridiem Seeds

Meridiem Seeds Italia has been the sole supplier of Amarillo melons with pigmented flesh for the past five years. The feedback was extremely good both in central and northern Europe and things seem...
Fall in Spanish canned mandarin prices to the UK

Fall in Spanish canned mandarin prices to the UK

Massive price cuts of Spanish canned mandarins in packs of more than one kilo to the UK and Belgium are in stark contrast with higher prices to most of the other destinations in H1 2016, compared...

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