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China welcomes first Chilean oranges
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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
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
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
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
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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 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
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.