Citrus

Don Limón launches global recruitment drive for innovative business model

Don Limón launches global recruitment drive for innovative business model

Published on Sep 24th, 2020

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The specialist fruit importer is seeking visionary partners or employees to establish and manage autonomous Don Limón sourcing and distribution offices worldwide.

RSA citrus industry limits exports to EU

China welcomes first Chilean oranges

China welcomes first Chilean oranges

Published on Sep 03rd, 2020
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The first Chilean oranges have entered China, where they were welcomed with a ceremony at Jiaxing Haiguangxing Market, which has close ties with the Chilean Export Association. Chile, the Southern Hemisphere’s second-largest orange producer, exports about 18 million tons between May and November each year. Chilean oranges and lemons have a great price-quality ratio in comparison with oranges and lemons from other countries and require no refrigeration. 

Anecoop signs up to Pro-Enrich waste project for citrus waste

Anecoop signs up to Pro-Enrich waste project for citrus waste

Published on Aug 12th, 2020

Citrus production and consumption often involves a great deal of waste and environmental damage, but this may soon be a thing of the past! Spanish second-tier cooperative Anecoop has joined a European project Pro-Enrich to find new uses for citrus waste. The Pro-Enrich initiative aims to create a new business model for extracting high-value components from citrus residues, as well as from waste of tomatoes, olives and rapeseed.

CGC calls on Madrid and Brussels to work to remove US tariffs

CGC calls on Madrid and Brussels to work to remove US tariffs

Published on Aug 10th, 2020

 

On July 24, Airbus announced that it was denouncing the aid that was declared illegal by the World Trade Organization (WTO). As confirmed shortly after by the European Commission (EC), the Governments of Spain, France and Germany then agreed with the European aeronautical manufacturer to modify the terms of the repayable credits granted to the firm, in order to reflect market conditions and try to settle the trade dispute with the US and with the company from that country, Boeing. 

FarmFresh Conservers are used in lime exports from Brazil to Eurasia

EU citrus crop shrinks

EU citrus crop shrinks

Published on Jul 21st, 2020

The 2019/20 EU citrus crop is projected to fall, mainly due to unfavourable weather in Spain, according to FAS Madrid data. Fruit quality is estimated to be excellent. Consumption of citrus is predicted to rise in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as consumers look for sources of vitamin C to strengthen the immune system. The higher demand and lower supply pushed up prices in Spain during the first 16 weeks of 2020. EU imports of citrus are expected to grow slightly, mainly from Morocco and South Africa.

The rise and rise of South Africa’s soft citrus

The rise and rise of South Africa’s soft citrus

Published on Jul 09th, 2020
© Alexandra Sautois, Eurofresh Distribution

 

South Africa’s tangerine/mandarin crop is projected to rise by 12% in the 2019/20 campaign, continuing the sector’s strong growth of recent times. Total production is estimated to reach 421,000 tons, mainly due to an increase in production area, normal weather conditions, and improved winter rainfall received in the main production area of the Western Cape. Moreover, many plantings are now reaching maturity. COVID had a minimal impact on labour supply.

South Africa’s orange exports set to rise 8%

South Africa’s orange exports set to rise 8%

Published on Jun 16th, 2020

South Africa’s 2019/20 orange crop is projected to grow by 1% to 1.6 million tons, according to CGA data. The increase is attributed to good rainfall in the main growing regions, the rise in area planted, better water management techniques by farmers, and new plantings of high yielding and late-maturing varieties.

Citrusvil’s campaign progresses at a steady pace

Citrusvil’s campaign progresses at a steady pace

Published on Jun 05th, 2020

Rapid action against COVID-19 allowed the company to quickly adapt to continue operating within the restrictions implemented.

The spread of the Coronavirus reached Argentina at a key moment for local citrus farming. Just as Citrusvil was preparing to start the 2020 campaign, the company found itself facing an unexpected situation, which led it to rethink its actions and adapt its facilities to keep production processes active and redouble efforts to keep collaborators safe.

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