Freshfel Europe and top produce companies launch Environmental Footprint Initiative

Environment Secretary opens £40 million fund to boost farm productivity

With legislation forthcoming on environmental accountability, a coalition of fresh produce partners along with Freshfel Europe have launched a new strategy to boost sustainability across the EU supply chain. The Environmental Footprint Initiative – being forged by Freshfel andAilimpo, ANPP, Apeel Sciences, Assomela, Bama Gruppen, Bayer AG, BVEO, COLEACP, Dole, Greenyard, Fresh Produce Centre, IG […]

Freshfel Europe asks for support for produce industry over Belarus embargo

Freshfel Europe calls for new policy approach to fresh fruits and vegetables

Freshfel Europe pressed European Union authorities to support the fresh produce sector because of continued restrictions resulting from the Belarus embargo. The embargo began at the beginning of the year, with at much as 500,000 tonnes of exports being compromised, including 300,000 from Poland, and between 10,000 to 60,000 tonnes from Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, […]

Produce trade associations form alliance to address rising costs

Technology sector focuses on achieving savings through innovation

Fresh produce associations including Freshfel Europe (European Union) and the Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters – SHAFFE (Latin America, Oceania, South Africa) have agreed to form a global coalition to address increased costs for fresh produce production and trade.   The global coalition also includes Afruibana (West-Africa), China Chamber of Commerce of I/E of […]

Freshfel expresses concern after Belarus puts embargo on food imports

On Dec. 6, Belarus implemented an embargo on food import into the country for food products originating from the EU, the UK, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, North Macedonia, Albania, the U.S. and Canada. Fruit and vegetables are included in the list along with other food categories such as meat, dairy products, and confectionery products while excluding […]

Freshfel calls for more efficient, coherent agricultural promotion policy

Freshfel: EU and UK negotiators cannot let the fresh produce sector down

Freshfel Europe this week submitted its contribution to the European Commission’s public consultation on the EU agricultural promotion policy inside and outside of the European Union. In a 10-page response, Freshfel Europe recommends boosting the efficiency, coherence and EU added value of the promotion policy on the EU internal market and third-country markets to better inform and […]

Freshfel Europe urges MEPs to remember Russian embargo impact

In an open communication, Freshfel Europe urged the European Parliament to not forget the strong and ongoing impact of the now seven-year Russian embargo on the fresh fruits and vegetable sector. The letter addressed to the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the Agriculture and the International Trade Committees asked for the continued support of fruit […]

Global fresh produce trade volumes trend downward

Freshfel launches 'SpeakUp' campaign as Year of Fruits and Vegetables kicks off

Global volumes of fruit and vegetable trade have followed a downward trend over the last few years, as was discussed in Freshfel Europe’s virtual Annual Trade Meeting recently. The discussion evaluated long and short-term global trade figures for the fresh fruit and vegetable sector with a focus on European exports, imports and intra-EU trade trends. […]