Worldwide production of table grapes rising for the 4th consecutive year

Global Grape Summit: Grapa says potential for ARRA grapes in India 'is huge'

World table grape production is forecast up 1.1 million tonnes to 27.3 million for a fourth straight year of growth, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Favorable growing conditions in China and Turkey more than offset losses in Chile and India. Chile’s  production is projected to drop nearly 9% to 725,000 […]

Tesco sets an example on living wages for banana plantation workers. Who’s next?

Little Helps? Tesco to have shareholder vote on tackling obesity in UK

The extent of the gap between actual wages and a living wage varies across the principal export banana producing countries, and while Tesco suppliers in Ecuador and Colombia pay very close to minimum living wage levels, there are substantial gaps on many plantations in countries like Dominican Republic, Côte d’Ivoire and the Guatemalan Pacific coast. Tesco defines […]

In Spain, the high cost of low prices hits agriculture hard

If you spend four and earn five, your company is viable, but if after a while you start spending six and keep earning five, the numbers no longer come out in your favor.  This is what is happening in thousands of agricultural holdings, the reason why the average age of farmers and ranchers is getting older […]