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COEXPHAL hails post-Brexit agreement and works to streamline administrative procedures 

COEXPHAL hails post-Brexit agreement and works to streamline administrative procedures 

Published on Jan 12th, 2021
Photo: Coexphal

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

HORTYFRUTA debates need to establish market regulation mechanisms in times of crisis

Published on Dec 09th, 2020
Photo: Horyfrura

The agricultural organisations Asaja Almería and Coag Almería were invited last week to a meeting with Spanish sectorial organisation Hortyfruta  to jointly analyse the situation of the fruit and vegetable sector. 

Protests by farmworkers in Peru

Protests by farmworkers in Peru

Published on Dec 08th, 2020
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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. 

Speculators are driving down Spanish vegetable prices

1st Edition of Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal in January 2021

1st Edition of Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal in January 2021

Published on Dec 01st, 2020
© AICEP

 

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

Canada to launch first ever Fresh Week: April 12-16 2021

Published on Nov 30th, 2020
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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

143% increase in Italy’s online sales of organic produce

Autonomous aircrafts used to deliver fresh produce

Autonomous aircrafts used to deliver fresh produce

Published on Oct 12th, 2020
© Reliable Robotics Corporation

 

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.

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