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Amazon India designs machine-learning grading solution for fresh produce

Amazon India designs machine-learning grading solution for fresh produce

Published on Apr 26th, 2021

Rajeev Rastogi, vice president, machine learning, Amazon India © Amazon

 

Amazon is developing a computer vision-based grading solution for fruits and vegetables in India. According to Business Standard, the machine learning-based approach analyses produce images to detect defects such as cuts, cracks and pressure damage. It can perform millions of assessments per day at a cost far below any other method, said an Amazon representative.

India’s grape exports to the EU fall 18%  

India’s grape exports to the EU fall 18%  

Published on Mar 31st, 2021
Photo: Maylen grape harvest - Seasonz

Grape exports to the EU from India have dropped nearly 18% this season, reports Financial Express. Exports to the EU totalled 74.9 million tons in 2020-21 (December-April). Vilas Shinde, chairman of the Sahayadri Farmers Producer Company, said the harvest was delayed by 15-20 days as unseasonal rains delayed pruning of vineyards. Normally by September, around 25% of the pruning is completed and another 20% is completed by October 15. 

Seazons International expects to harvest 15,000 tons of Thompson grapes

Seazons International expects to harvest 15,000 tons of Thompson grapes

Published on Mar 30th, 2021
Photo: Azhar Tambuwala, Director of Seazons

Seazons International is a confluence of experience and expertise, along with ethics and professionalism, thanks to dedicating over two decades of passion to agribusiness, including conventional, organic and processed fruits and vegetables.

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Fresh Produce India to be held online in 2021

Fresh Produce India to be held online in 2021

Published on Mar 04th, 2021

Fresh Produce India is enhancing its digital format in 2021. New networking tools mean visitors can load their own profile to connect and interact with all attendees via live video and private chat messaging before, during, and after the event. The event takes place on 22 April 2021.  A top-quality programme of live interviews, discussions, and presentations will bring visitors the best insight on the biggest trends in India’s fast- growing fresh fruit and vegetable business.

Heavy rains severely damage Indian grape crops

Heavy rains severely damage Indian grape crops

Published on Feb 25th, 2021
Photo: Mersel

The unseasonal rains that hit India last week have left the country’s grape farmers facing severe losses. The damage could reduce exports to the EU and UK by as much as 25% over the coming weeks between Weeks 12 and Week 16.

The unseasonal rains are considered serious cause for concern as they are viewed as a result of global climate change. This has led to a rising clamour in the sector to shift towards more sustainable methods of living and working that safeguard the environment.

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