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Amazon India designs machine-learning grading solution for fresh produce

Amazon India designs machine-learning grading solution for fresh produce

Published on Apr 26th, 2021

Rajeev Rastogi, vice president, machine learning, Amazon India © Amazon

 

Amazon is developing a computer vision-based grading solution for fruits and vegetables in India. According to Business Standard, the machine learning-based approach analyses produce images to detect defects such as cuts, cracks and pressure damage. It can perform millions of assessments per day at a cost far below any other method, said an Amazon representative.

Cold snap threatened Spain’s supplies and pushes up prices

Cold snap threatened Spain’s supplies and pushes up prices

Published on Jan 25th, 2021
Photo: Coexphal

The fruit and vegetable sector in Spain was struck by record minimum temperatures last week, with rain and snow falling incessantly throughout the week, which will compromise harvests. Production has fallen considerably and is affecting all products. Prices are high as there is no capacity to supply all the demand that exists, not even to meet most of the commercial agreements that the marketing companies had already closed.

Philippines experience vegetable shortage 

Surge in demand for fresh produce in Spain in 2020

Surge in demand for fresh produce in Spain in 2020

Published on Jan 20th, 2021
Photo: Mercadona

Between January and November 2020, the volume of food purchases in Spain increased by 10% y-o-y to 31.5 million tons, while in value terms, the increase was 13% to €78.4 billion, as average prices increased by 2.7%, according to a study prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Spanish fruit and vegetables exports rise 8%

Vegetables production and export from Russia, current results

Vegetables production and export from Russia, current results

Published on Nov 09th, 2020

By the end of October 2020, vegetables production in Russia totalled some 5.3 million tons or 6% more than by the end of October 2019, reported the Ministry of Agriculture. The crop of vegetables produced in hothouses amounted to 1.13 million tons, including 647,000 tons of cucumbers (+14.3%) and 410,000 tons of tomatoes (+18.6%). The leaders of the production of hothouses vegetables are the regions of Lipetsk, Moscow, Volgograd, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk and Kaluga.

Growth in demand for fresh produce slows

Growth in demand for fresh produce slows

Published on Nov 02nd, 2020
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Signs have appeared indicating a slowdown in the strong growth of consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables registered during the pandemic, according to the latest data published by Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. In June, the increase in consumption was 11%, but in July it was down to 4.5%, compared to the same months of 2019. This marks a significant drop from the  growth registered during the lockdown, with demand surging by 40% in April and 22% in May. 

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