While many South-East Asian countries are currently banned from exporting vegetables to the EU, Cambodia has the opportunity to make the most of this time. This is the strategy outlined by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries senior official Ngin Chhay, speaking to a press conference last Wednesday. Cambodia are in an advantageous position as Vietnam and Thailand currently have “red cards” issued against them by the EU which temporarily block their vegetable exports to the region.
Cambodia’s vegetable exporters ready to seize opportune moment
Takii: “our contribution to a healthier future is now more important than ever.”
Future consumers will attach far more importance to health and well-being food products over the coming years. In anticipation of this upcoming food movement, Takii recently launched its Phytorich concept, a range of flavourful vegetables containing exceeding levels of healthful phytonutrients. Today, Phytorich becomes particularly relevant in the wake of a healthier future.
Innovations in Melon: Syngenta Extended Shelf Life Varieties
In recent years, the melon market has become more interested in extended shelf life (ESL) melons. To meet grower and retail demands, Syngenta developed several ESL melon varieties. Syngenta’s ESL varieties are earlier and easier to harvest at their prime than standard long shelf life (LSL) varieties. In addition, ESL varieties also have a better flavor profile, making them more marketable for retail and satisfying to the consumer.
NOVO-PACK™, a Polish solution to reduced-weight packaging
Famag was established in 1992 as a family company specialising in trading in packaging. Market transformations, acquired knowledge, and extensive experience prompted Famag to produce its own packaging. Recently, Famag has created a reduced-weight NOVO-PACK™. It is a special mesh packaging for fruit and vegetables to address the changing preferences in the market. It was made possible by investing in research and technology. “Unit packaging will be getting smaller due to the demographics, the economy, and the variety of choice,” said Grzegorz Karaś, export manager at Famag.
Prices of Spanish vegetables rocket
There has naturally been a surge in home-cooking in Spain since the lockdown was imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak. This has led to a 30% increase in demand on the domestic market for vegetables, with prices of some products such as aubergines, courgettes and peppers soaring in the past week. Aubergine producers were receiving €0.10/kg until recently, but the price has now gone up to €1/kg, while courgette prices have jumped from €0.30/kg to €1/kg and Italian peppers are up from €1.60/kg to €2.20/kg,
Spain’s fresh produce sector steps up to the plate
The Spanish fruit and vegetable industry is playing a leading role in attenuating the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. Across Europe, demand has been rocketing for certain products, and, according to Paco Borrás, chairman of the Export Committee at Freshfel and former commercial director of Anecoop, fruit and vegetable sales in Spain are considerably higher than normal – probably due to their renowned health benefits.
New technology by Yarok to revolutionise the food industry
What can EU produce sector expect after Brexit?
With the UK all but certain to leave the EU in 2020, the European fruit and vegetable industry is viewing with great concern the potential impact this will have on intra-EU trade flows. A recent Rabobank report found that fresh produce will be the most affected food sector following Brexit, along with animal protein. At a time when the EU agricultural sector is still adjusting to the fallout of the Russian embargo, the potential loss of another key market could have devastating consequences.