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  • Freshness-from-Europe

    High hopes in Italy for Canadian table grape market prospects

    Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli's (CSO) Simona Rubbi and other Italian industry representatives discuss growth potential in the market for their country's fruit exports including table grapes, kiwifruit and apples. Read more >

  • Potatoes

    USDA plant inspection service asks for comments on possible UK potato tuber imports

    The UK government has asked for authorisation to export potato tubers and a 60 day review period on the draft risk assessment is now open. Read more >

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    Wasabi grower brings the “zing” to London Produce Show

    Wasabi Crop Ltd is part of an Invest Northern Ireland delegation exhibiting at next month’s LPS. Grower Dr Sean Kitson talks us through glasshouse production in County Armagh and his vision of offering chefs ‘the real deal’. Read more >

  • SWD

    New project develops spotted wing drosophila control strategy

    Funded by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), the four-year project will tackle the “serious threat" posed by the pest. Read more >

  • Medvedev-and-Yildirim

    Will there be free trade of fresh produce as Russia and Turkey move towards lifting sanctions?

    It is difficult to predict which fruit and vegetables will be impacted by the lifting of trade sanctions between Russia and Turkey but the signing of an agreement “is a step in the right direction”, according to one Russian marketing consultant. Read more >

  • bananas

    GlobalGAP launches new TR4 disease biosecurity add-on for bananas

    The tool allows growers to perform a detailed risk assessment of their banana plantations and provides the basic points in the preparation of a mitigation plan. Read more >

  • svalbard-global-seed-vault

    “Precious seeds are safe”, says Svalbard vault operators following flooding

    The Norwegian government and operators of the global seed vault reassure seed depositors that vital genetic material is safe and sound following “water intrusion”, adding that technical improvements are ongoing to strengthen the structure. Read more >

  • Farm Africa - res

    Growing Futures: Laying the roots for Kenyan farmers to escape poverty cycle

    Farm Africa is the charity partner for the London Produce Show and Conference 2017. We go behind the scenes of one of its life-changing programmes helping smallholder farmers in Kenya grow export-quality produce like peas and beans destined for the UK market. Read more >

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What happens to the Protected Designation of Origin scheme post-Brexit?

Elementar UK general manager, Paul Wheeler, explores how Brexit might impact PDO products in the UK amid concerns that small producers practising ancient methods could lose out to mass-production competitors. View full post >

Amy Lance

The bikers on a mission to educate kids about fruit and veg

Waitrose fruit buyer, Amy Lance, is on the last leg of her year-long sabbatical working with growers around the world. At her latest stop in South Africa she caught up with the guys behind ‘The Great Fruit Adventure’. View full post >

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Fairtrade Fortnight: Fighting exploitation and tackling transparency through banana certification

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March), banana supply chain manager Leena Camadoo explains why certification must be matched with capacity-building. View full post >