Freshfel Europe launches #SpeakUp4FruitVeg campaign for 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables
COEXPHAL hails post-Brexit agreement and works to streamline administrative procedures
The UK is the third largest export market for fruit and vegetables from Almeria, after Germany and France. In 2019, companies and cooperatives from Almeria exported 290,868 tons worth €286 million. If the EU and the UK had not reached an agreement, the fruit and vegetable products would have suffered several levies of tariffs that would range between 14% in tomato or 10% in lettuce.
HORTYFRUTA debates need to establish market regulation mechanisms in times of crisis
Protests by farmworkers in Peru
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Protests by farmworkers in Peru’s southern region of Ica are impacting the country’s agri-food exports. Last week, hundreds of protestors blocked the strategic Pan-American motorway to demand higher pay, better working conditions and the repeal of the Agrarian Promotion Law. The Agrarian Promotion Law has led to deteriorating employment rights and tax benefits for agricultural export activity.
1st Edition of Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal in January 2021
The first edition of the Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal will take place from January 20 to 23, 2021. The Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal is organised with the support of the Secretariat of State for Internationalisation and the Ministry of Agriculture of Portugal, the AICEP (Aicep Portugal Global-Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency) and FIPA (Federation of Portuguese Agro-Food Industries).
Canada to launch first ever Fresh Week: April 12-16 2021
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The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is working to connect members and build business opportunities, despite these unique times. Recognising that the event cannot be recreated online, CPMA is working to deliver a new and exciting virtual world, something totally reimagined.
Peruvian exports to Asia soar
Autonomous aircrafts used to deliver fresh produce
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A project between The Giumarra Companies and Reliable Robotics Corporation to deliver fresh produce using autonomous aircrafts has been launched in California. The test flight programme, created to help address supply chain and delivery challenges within the fresh produce industry, had its successful inaugural flight on August 7.