Director of Proexport advocates diversification of production and markets to cope with Covid-19
Segura Food Bank distributes 257,600 meals in Murcia donated by School Fruit Programme
Various charities in Spain’s Murcia Region are benefiting from the donations of fruit and vegetables. Part of the Programme of Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in Schools of the Region of Murcia, the food is allocated by the Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Environment to the Segura Food Bank in response to the difficulties caused by Covid-19 for educational centres as
Nature’s Pride continues to expand
Nature’s Pride is expanding its existing business premises to facilitate further growth. The importer of exotic fruit and vegetables has scheduled the start to an expansion of 21,000 m2 for September. The company has chosen practically the same construction team responsible for the current premises to realise this sustainable and automated new build project.
Rocketing vegetable prices in South Korea
A typhoon-hit summer has driven up vegetable prices in South Korea, as the country prepares for the Chuseok festival in autumn. JoongAng Daily reports that the prices of various kinds of vegetable have risen sharply. According to Korea Price Information data, the cost of offerings to ancestors at the Chuseok festival currently stand at around US$228 at a traditional market, up 15.5% from 2019. The price rises in supermarkets is even more pronounced, with average cost of offerings going up by 24.7%.
Spanish fresh produce exports fall in May
Spain registered a 16% drop in its export volumes of fresh produce during May, equivalent to a 5% fall in value, compared with May 2019. "According to Fepex, the marked decrease in fruit and vegetables exports in May was largely due to the increase in domestic consumption driven by the coronavirus and lockdown. Indeed, data from the Ministry of Agriculture showed that Spain's household consumption grew in May.
BelOrta: responsive strategies to generate value chains
Hi-tech garden for growing veg on Moon and at Poles
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V-GELM is a hi-tech vegetable garden designed by the ENEA research team to grow micro-greens on the Moon and in extreme environments such as at the North and South Poles. It is set up inside a special igloo greenhouse designed to withstand very low temperatures as well as space missions.
Cambodia’s vegetable exporters ready to seize opportune moment
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.