08 Feb 2021

IN SHORT: CHINA, CHILE, NICOFRUIT, PERU, BLUEBERRY, PLANASA,...

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China's imports of fresh blueberries grow significantly
So far, 9 countries around the world have exported fresh blueberries to China. The total import volume increased from 499 tons in 2012 to 22,045 tons in 2020, showing a 44-fold increase in 7 years. Among these countries, Chile and Peru are the main exporters. Chile supplies the Chinese ...

Chilean fruit production suffers 50% loss
The recent bad weather in central Chile has had a direct impact on the fruit industry, causing severe losses in peaches, grapes and blueberries. According to the president of Fedefruta, "The unusual weather in Chile has created another disaster, causing huge losses to growers during the fruit harvest ...

Market of blueberries and longan imported into China sad
Currently, the overall price of imported fruits, such as blueberries, grapes, mangosteen and longan, has decreased. As of January 29, the average selling price of blueberries in the market was 19.33 yuan per pound. However, as of December 2020, prices have never been lower than 20 yuan per pound ...

New sustainable strawberry brand
"Sustainability is not a slogan, it's a way of doing things. We embarked on this journey 4 years ago and we have taken further steps year after year," explains Francesco Nicodemo (pictured below), president of Frutthera Growers, a PO in Basilicata born thanks to the 30-year experience of Nicofruit processing...

Peru exported 34% more blueberries in 2020/2021 campaign
According to the president of the consultancy firm Inform @ cción, Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, Peru has so far exported 155,794 tonnes of blueberries in the 2020/21 campaign (July to January), which is 34% more than the same period of the previous. season. La Libertad is the country's main blueberry ...

"Michigan's blueberries agriculture is threatened by increased imports "
Rex Schultz, is the chairman of the Michigan Blueberry Advisory Committee and owner of Heritage Blueberries in Bangor. He has written an article on agribusiness in Michigan. Like many in America, farmers have had a tough year due to a pandemic and an economic downturn. But across Michigan and ...

Apples (and blueberries and citrus fruits) in the Kalahari
One Namibian company has done the math: you can earn more income from 10 hectares of apples than from 10,000 hectares of beef cattle. This realisation is of great importance in a desert country like Namibia. "Extensive farming methods no longer work because you are at the mercy of the ...

"Chile: despite the intensity of the rains, it is important to put the advancing season of blueberriesinto context"
The weather system that hit Chile in early February has left in its wake a scene of destruction of the road infrastructure. Above all, there is a lot of damage to agricultural crops. The Federation of Fruit Producers, Fedefruta, noted an estimated 53% damage in mid-season table grapes ...

Chilean exports blueberries week 04 highlighted by high export volumes
Week 04 was highlighted by high export volumes, reaching 8,745 tonnes, and rains that interrupted harvests in the Maule region to the north of Araucanía on Friday and over the weekend. Meanwhile, the southern zone progressed normally and without interruption. Accumulated volumes ...

Cameron Highlands strawberry prices drop significantly due to MCO
Malaysian strawberry growers here have been forced to sell their produce at discounts of up to 70% as sales have dropped since the start of the second movement control order (MCO). Instead of the normal price of RM30 to RM35 per kilo, strawberries are now being sold at RM10 to RM12 per kilo, with ...

Rwanda: Dutch NGO promotes strawberry cultivation in five districts
Agriterra is a Dutch non-governmental organisation; it has collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources to expand trials of the 'Bravura' strawberry variety in Rwanda. Through the project HortInvest introduced two Dutch strawberry varieties -Bravura and Furore- in Rwanda in 2020. Latest...

Planasa obtains authorisation to export blueberries in vitro plants to Peru '
Peru is the main exporter of blueberries to the Americas and one of the world's largest producers. Recently, Peru's National Agrarian Health Service (SENASA) established mandatory phytosanitary requirements for the import of blueberry plants in vitro from Planasa, registered and...

Peruvian blueberries exports grow in 2020 with the US as the main destination
Peruvian blueberries exports grew by 22% in volume and 2% in value in 2020. Exports ...

"'High season in sight after a difficult start'.
The first Spanish strawberries arrived at German traders about a fortnight ago. But due to the cold spell and rain, the quantities have so far been lower than usual, says Carlo Wex, managing director of the eponymous company based in the Cologne wholesale market and a specialist in Spanish ...

blueberries exports to China could be a "tipping point"
According to Greg Fonsah, economist at the University of Georgia Agribusiness Extension, there is a real opportunity for blueberries growers in the region to capitalize on exports, especially since Chinese consumption of blueberries has increased dramatically (from 28 million pounds in 2012 to 360 million pounds in ...

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New Zealand predicts a satisfactory season for kiwiberry
'High summer temperatures and long hours of sunshine in the Bay of Plenty region, where the ...

blueberries exports to China could be a "tipping point"
According to Greg Fonsah, economist at the University of Georgia Agribusiness Extension, there is a real opportunity for blueberries growers in the region to capitalize on exports, especially since Chinese consumption of blueberries has increased dramatically (from 28 million pounds in 2012 to 360 million pounds in ...

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