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    Coconuts connecting Filipino farmers with booming organic “wellness” market

    As health conscious consumers around the world continue to go nuts for coconut-based products, one UK-based business is tapping into market potential with a broad portfolio made from coconuts from the Philippines. Read more >

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    Boxed Indian mango promotion arrives in retailers

    Kay Bee Exports CEO outlines plans for a special 5-piece Kesar mango box which will be on sale at leading supermarkets from next week. Read more >

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    Mild weather brings radish season forward

    Available in Sainsbury’s ahead of schedule, radish is the latest crop to arrive early this season thanks to mild weather - and as demand for the crunchy salad vegetable increases, new colourful varieties are on the horizon. Read more >

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    Eosta begins organic “Afrocado” imports from Kenya

    Avocados grown close to Nairobi by a 20,000-strong network of Kenyan farmers are being shipped into the Netherlands as part of a new initiative that supports fair trade agriculture and promises long-term Hass supply into Europe. Read more >

  • Cauliflower

    Cauliflowers at the centre of supermarket price war amid brassica glut

    This season’s abundant cauliflower supply is leading to more cut-price offers by retailers - this time it’s discounter Aldi selling the vegetable for just 29p each. Read more >

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    Sunshine brings British Jubilee asparagus forward

    A range of British crops are peaking this season thanks to the mild winter and recent good weather - the latest is highly-prized English asparagus available three weeks earlier than usual. Read more >

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    Early arrival for “super-size” English raspberries

    The British-bred raspberry, Berry Jewel, grows up to twice the size of regular varieties and is helping to push up demand for the fruit. Read more >

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    U.S.: Fresh Goji berry purée for smoothies an end goal for Shanley Farms

    A company that has pioneered finger limes in the U.S. is now trying its hand with a fresh version of one of the trendier health foods around today - the Goji berry. 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 >