WCO forecasts 13% increase in Southern Hemisphere exports
Deputy Director General of FAO will be present at SHAFFE’s very first "Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade Congress"
“Keeping the world supplied”: Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress
SHAFFE (The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters) will hold its very first annual Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress on 25th March 2021. With the defining theme “Keeping the world supplied”, this first edition will be dedicated to give exclusive insights and market intelligence on the current production and trading situation for key temperate fruit crop under pandemic conditions with contributions from all eight Southern Hemisphere suppliers: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Uruguay and South Africa.
SHAFFE Annual General Meeting elects new Chilean-Uruguayan presidency team for the term 2021-23
SHAFFE’s future will be sustainable
The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters (SHAFFE) announced at its Annual General Meeting at Fruit Logistica in Berlin that it will be paying increasing attention to sustainability matters and climatic challenges. This was the message communicated by Konanani Liphadzi, CEO of Fruit SA and president of SHAFFE. The association also discussed the potential repercussions of the EU’s Green Deal for the international fruit trade and welcomed a new member, Brazil’s exporter organisation Abrafrutas.
Southern Hemisphere apple and pear production to rise 2% in 2019
The 2019 Southern Hemisphere apple and pear crop is projected to be up 2%, although this increase hides a story of significant increases and decreases depending on the individual countries. Speaking at its meeting during Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) announced that total apple production in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa is expected to total 5.3 million tons, while pear volumes are set to reach 1.3 million tons. Apple exports are expected to remain be flat at 1.7 million tons.
Diversification in South African citrus market
The world’s second largest citrus exporter and number two exporter in the Southern Hemisphere is further diversifying its markets.
The Citrus Growers’ Association represents 100% of the sector’s growers in South Africa.
“We are immensely proud that South Africa is one of the most advanced countries in all aspects of product development,” said Deon Joubert, responsible for market access at the CGA, which also represents 100% of the citrus produced and exported in the country.