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Double L Global promotes Byron Duffin to president

Double L Global (Manufacturing), is pleased to announce the promotion of Byron Duffin to Brand President. Grant Flaharty, CEO of Double L stated, “Byron’s involvement with…

Allard Castelein president of the Port of Rotterdam Authority until summer of 2023

The shareholders of the Port of Rotterdam Authority - consisting of the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Dutch State - have appointed Allard Castelein for a third term on the recommendation of the Supervisory Board. Castelein will remain president of the Port of Rotterdam Authority until the summer of…

Dr. Kristian Moeller, Global G.A.P.

"Climate change, biodiversity and social justice are the three big issues of the future"

700 products and over 200,000 producers in more than 135 countries fall under a GLOBALG.A.P. certification. Dr. Kristian Moeller has been part of the management of FoodPLUS…

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Jamey Higham named President & CEO of Idaho Potato Commission

Produce industry veteran Jamey Higham will become the next president and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission, effective in early 2022. He will replace the recently retired…

Foodiverse strengthens management structure within framework of new strategic plan

Foodiverse, a multinational player in the preparation of fresh and healthy food, announced today, within the framework of the implementation of its new strategic plan…

Sicural

Ethylene oxide - banned in Europe yet allowed for foreign products

Sicural has developed a new determination for ethylene oxide. As with other similar cases, the EU banned this molecule years ago, but it is tolerated within certain limits for imported products. Over the past few months, many items with a content of ethylene oxide exceeding the threshold were withdrawn…

Seven appointed to Florida Citrus Commission

Governor Ron DeSantis appointed three new members to the Florida Citrus Commission Friday and reappointed four others. The appointments of John Smoak and Daniel Sutton fill…

Fruits and vegetables will be progressively integrated into the CAP's basic payment

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food wants the sectors that historically haven't received a basic payment, such as the fruit and vegetable sector, to receive this…

Apple industry appoints new board director

NZ Apples and Pears Inc appointed John Allen as director to its board

NZ Apples and Pears Inc (NZAPI) has appointed John Allen as a director to its board.  Allen replaces Karen Morrish, who resigned from the NZAPI board in August. He will serve as…

Hapag-Lloyd Supervisory Board extends contract of COO Dr Maximilian Rothkopf

The Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG has extended the contract of Dr Maximilian Rothkopf, its Chief Operating Officer, by five years, until 30 April 2027. Rothkopf was…

Koos Timmermans appointed as commissioner of the Port of Rotterdam Authority

With effect from 1 October 2021, on the recommendation of the Supervisory Board, the shareholders have appointed Koos Timmermans as commissioner of the Port of Rotterdam…

Ava-Asaja demands drastic measures to prevent the advance of the insect

Trioza erytreae, the vector that transmits HLB, arrives in the Portuguese Algarve

The Valencian Association of Farmers (Ava-Asaja) demands that the Spanish Government and the European Union (EU) assess and implement drastic measures to prevent the advance…

For the time being, nothing will change as regards the fruit and vegetable exports from this country

EU General Court annuls part of the agricultural agreement with Morocco

The General Court of the European Union has annulled part of the agricultural agreement between the EU and Morocco; in particular, that relating to the extension to the Western Sahara of the preferences granted to Morocco under the Association Agreement. It has also annulled the partnership agreement on…

They request citrus fruits be considered as a very sensitive product to imports from third countries

The Government of Spain asks the EC to apply cold treatment to South African citrus imports

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, Luis Planas, and the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, have asked the European Commission to consider citrus fruits are very sensitive to imports from third countries, urging that there be no further concessions. Faced with the…

General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises

CGEM makes statement on judgement by General Court of European Union

"We have taken note of the judgments handed down today by the General Court of the European Union concerning the decisions of the Council of the European Union on the…

Hail storms and pests have significantly diminished the harvest

La Unió demands cooperatives and businesses pay a fair price to persimmon producers

La Unió de Llauradors has called on cooperatives and businesses to offer a fair price to persimmon producers this season, given the significant decline in harvest due to the different hailstorms in recent months and the effects of pests in the crop. The decrease in production will be very important this season…

The French Minister of Agriculture said the European Commission was an environmental hypocrite

Last week, the French Minister of Agriculture, Julien Denormandie, denounced the hypocritical position of the European Commission at the Congress of the FNSEA, the main…

UK ministers appoint new members to Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

UK government and devolved administration agriculture ministers have appointed five new main board members with experience across the organisation’s remit. Cereals levy payers…

The employment counselor presided over the signing of the agreement between Asempal, Ecohal, Coexphal, CC. OO., and UGT

A new collective agreement for the fruit and vegetable handling sector in Almeria was signed

The president of Coexphal, Juan Antonio Gonzalez Real, has signed the collective agreement for the handling of fruit and vegetables that was reached with Asempal, Ecohal, and the CC. OO. and UGT unions. The agreement was signed at the Government delegation of the Junta de Andalucia, under the presidency…

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Blue Diamond Growers names New Chief Operating Officer

Blue Diamond Growers has named Dean LaVallee as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for California's largest almond cooperative. In addition to serving as COO, LaVallee will continue to operate in his current role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will report directly to Blue Diamond Growers'…

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NASDA elects Richard Ball of New York as president

At the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Annual Meeting today, NASDA members elected a new slate of officers for the coming year. New York Agriculture…

FAO and Cirad join forces to advance sustainable fruit and vegetable production

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Cooperation Center in Agronomic Research for Development (Cirad) have launched a major publication as part of the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables (2021). Rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers, fruits and…

The temporary workers from Honduras and Ecuador who participate in the pilot experience in Huelva will have 6-month contracts

Asaja-Huelva, which participated in the meeting of the Provincial Migration Commission last Tuesday, spoke about some of the conditions that the companies wishing to…

China: Covid-19 virus detected in pitayas imported from Vietnam, China decisively stopped the supply chain

According to Vietnamese media reports, due to the detection of the Covid-19 virus on the packaging of pitayas imported from Vietnam, Dongxing Port in Guangxi, China has…

Taiwan’s FM condemns ‘hostile’ fruit import ban from China

Taiwan’s foreign minister said Sunday that a new tropical fruit import ban by China was a “hostile move”, amid souring relations between the two governments. Chinese customs…

SIFAV reaches 85% sustainable volume of fresh fruit and vegetables

The Sustainability Initiative Fruit and Vegetables (SIFAV) has achieved an important milestone on its sustainability journey: the sustainable volume of fresh fruit and…

Hundreds of farmers protest in Madrid in defense of a professional CAP and fair prices for their products

Hundreds of farmers called by the Union of Unions (UdU) –400 according to the organization– have gathered in Madrid, in front of the headquarters of the Ministry of…

Elaine Trevino as the chief agricultural negotiator

President Joe Biden has officially nominated Elaine Trevino as the chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Trevino currently…

NIFA invests $30M to help boost organic farming and ranching

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced today an investment of over $30 million for 33 grants that support…

"Labour is such a huge issue in the industry at the moment"

Post by Tim O'Malley - Managing Director at Nationwide Produce I write this on the 13th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman’s banks. It was a pivotal moment in the recession…

UK Cucumber Growers Association addresses retail customers

“Challenges facing UK cucumber growers are more severe than ever before”

The UK Cucumber Growers Association (CGA) is sounding the alarm. The extreme rise in wholesale gas prices, combined with the lack of labor and transport available are only the three primary drivers for concern. “There are further cost increases across all consumables utilized. The challenges facing the…

Italy and China set to cooperate

During the China Day held a few days ago, there were some 'approaches' to draw the Italian and Chinese fresh produce sectors nearer. Guang Defu, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations said that: "In China, we believe in the central role of fresh produce, so much so that we are the leading consumers…

Safe-D system and the use of technical plastic covers; much more than protection against water

Climate change and the increase of extreme climatic events is causing large losses in all crops, with emphasis on those that are more delicate like soft fruits, such as berries, cherries, grapes and more, and which have the highest commercial value, says Dr Duque, who works for Daios Plastics:…

Morocco launches campaign to give UK food companies a taste of its produce

Morocco has launched its first food and drink export campaign in the UK to inspire British businesses and consumers to explore Morocco’s diverse food products, as well as promoting its offering as a quicker, more reliable and credible trading alternative. The multi-channel campaign includes a series of…

Appointing Steven Hollister as Interim CEO

Calavo Growers announce retirement of CEO James Gibson

Calavo Growers, a global player in the avocado and value-added fresh food industries, today announced that James Gibson will retire as Chief Executive Officer, effective…

SHAFFE marks its presence in the main meetings of the fresh fruit industry worldwide

"Among our strategic objectives established for the year 2023 is to position SHAFFE as a voice within the international fruit sector, and thus enhance exports from the…

AgroUrbana:

South America: Leveraging vast distribution networks to build larger facility

“We’re building relationships and distribution channels that will allow us to grow into other regions. Latin America, from Mexico to Chile, we all speak the same language and share the same culture,” says Cristián Sjögren, co-founder and CEO of AgroUrbana.  AgroUrbana was the first vertical farm established…

Dutch buyers association collects data from all banana suppliers to see if living wages being paid

Superunie and its banana suppliers have collected information. That is concerning the current wage status and how it differs from living wages. So this Dutch purchasing group…

Hoping to further progress his career in the agriculture sector

Freshmark CEO James Kellaway resigns

Freshmark is the trading name of the wholesale produce peak industry body NSW Chamber of Fresh Produce. Freshmark’s chief executive officer James Kellaway has resigned, after…

New managing director for Haith - Nigel Haith becomes Chairman

The UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of vegetable handling solutions has announced that it has appointed a new Managing Director. Duane Hill takes over the role as Haith’s Managing Director as Nigel Haith moves to the position of Chairman as he prepares for semi-retirement. Mr Haith has been…

Orchard House appoints new chief executive officer and commercial director

Orchard House Foods Ltd, a supplier of prepared fruit, fresh fruit drinks and fruit-based desserts, has announced the appointment of Steve Corby as Chief Executive Officer,…

T&G Fresh announces new managing director

New Zealand’s largest grower and distributor of fresh produce, T&G Fresh, has issued a statement announcing the appointment of its new Managing Director – Rod Gibson. Rod…

Dr Matt Glenn named CEO of inaugural Kiwifruit Breeding Centre

The Board of the newly established Kiwifruit Breeding Centre has announced the appointment of Dr Matt Glenn as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer. The Kiwifruit Breeding…

Thailand: Fruit exports up nearly 50 percent in first seven months of 2021

Between January and July, Thailand's fruit exports increased by 48.3 percent year-on-year, generating 131 billion baht (about US$4 billion), Ministry of Commerce spokespeople…

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Business leaders call for relaxation of post-Brexit visa rules

The government is under pressure to relax post-Brexit migration rules to unblock Britain’s worst supply-chain crisis since the 1970s, with business leaders warning that continued disruption could ruin Christmas. Industry bosses said urgent changes to the visa system were required as retailers struggle to…

Bonduelle appoints new Chief Executive Officer for Bonduelle Fresh Americas

Bonduelle Fresh Americas, the U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle and home of Ready Pac Foods, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Montagna as Chief…

Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority Brexit coordinator, Peter Verbaas:

"Companies' silence about Brexit deadline means they're either well-prepared or not at all"

On January 1st, 2022, there will be a change for certain exports from the European Union to the United Kingdom. Phytosanitary certification will be required for all plants and plant products. That includes cut flowers, fruit, and vegetables. Peter Verbaas, the Brexit coordinator at the Netherlands Food…

It is made up of the Association of Exporters (ADEX) and the Business Council of Australia in Latin America (ALABC)

The Australia-Peru Business Council was established

The Association of Exporters (ADEX) and the Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) online to establish the Australia-Peru Business Council (APBC), whose objectives are to promote both the economy, trade, investment, and a closer friendship between…

Discussing agricultural cooperation

Minister Didiza meets with Bangladesh Minister of Foreign Affairs

Today, in Pretoria Minister Thoko Didiza, MP met with Bangladesh Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Abdul Momen to discuss agricultural cooperation between the two countries. The…

Creation will take place by the end of September

AU: Agriculture Visa approved by government

The latest government announcement confirmed the operational date of the Agriculture Visa, saying that the visa is a key piece to solving the horticulture industry’s labour puzzle for the future. The announcement, co-signed by Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud,…

Veg Power joins forces with Love British Food to celebrate British veg

Veg Power, the industry-backed not-for-profit alliance, to increase vegetable consumption in the UK, have announced that it is joining forces with Love British Food to support…

Stakeholders hail positive impact of FDOV project on Ghanaian vegetable exports to EU market

Stakeholders in the implementation of a project to deal with interceptions of vegetable produce from Ghana to the EU market because of harmful organisms have hailed the…

India:

Fruit cultivation in Tripura has increased by 286%, claims CM Biplab Deb

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb informed on August 17 initiatives to double farmer’s income by 2022, are paying rich dividends for the farmers of Tripura. Inaugurating a…

Afghanistan situation to impact trade with India

Afghan exports to India include dried raisin, walnut, almond, fig, pine nut, pistachios, dried apricot and fresh fruits such as apricot, cherry, watermelon, and medicinal…

EAEU, China to launch Eurasian Agroexpress to expedite farm produce delivery

The Eurasian Agroexpress will be launched between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and China for accelerated delivery of agricultural products. “On 21 July, a meeting took…

Authorities approached start-up to supply fruits and vegetables to the citizens of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad

‘Kisanserv,’ the bootstrapped AgriTech company, serves over 1million+ customers, caters to 100+ corporate houses with 300+ retailers onboarded, and a GMV of USD 3 million – all of this just during the pandemic. Based out of Pune currently, the company has ambitious plans to grow 10x by next year and…

APHIS expands the Mexican Fruit Fly (Anastrepha ludens) quarantine areas in Cameron County, Texas

Effective July 14, 2021, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) expanded the Mexican fruit fly (Mexfly)…

New research to track pests in fruit and veg

Agriculture Victoria scientists have developed a new method to identify pests in traps that is more time efficient and less destructive, enabling scientists to keep insects…

Apiarists concerned they'll run out of bees to supply South Australia's blooming almond industry

South Australian apiarists are worried their bees are being overworked trying to keep up with demand from an expanding almond industry. Bees are vital to the life cycle of…

Over Rwf900m to finance urban women traders in horticulture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has said that it will partner in mobilizing funds to finance women traders in horticulture who have been affected by…

Timor-Leste and nine Pacific countries can fill jobs in agriculture

Timor-Leste workers could be the answer to Australia's farm labour shortageSince the COVID crisis began, Australia has struggled to find enough foreign workers to help harvest…

Exports of Vietnamese agricultural products to China face difficulties

Exports of Vietnamese agricultural products via border gates to China are facing numerous difficulties. Ministries, localities and branches from the two countries are urged to…

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Washington State adds emergency rules to protect workers from heat and wildfire smoke

The monster heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest this year from June 26 to July 2 killed 95 people in Washington State alone. In May and June, 3,504 people visited emergency rooms across the region for heat-related illnesses. Wildfire seasons in the western United States have grown longer and more…

New Mexico Dem governor using up to $5M in coronavirus relief to boost farm workers’ pay

The move by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham follows criticism from state Republicans that enhanced unemployment benefits were causing a labor shortage on the state's farms.New…

WayCool kick-starts leadership development programme

WayCool Foods, India's fastest growing agri-commerce company, announced their association with IFMR Graduate School of Business (IFMR GSB) at Krea University to kick-start…

Leon van den Hombergh, Frankort&Koning, the Netherlands:

"High level of transparency between growers, service providers, retailers has become the new reality"

Fruit and vegetable trading sometimes used to be known for the bickering between suppliers and the cloud between grower and buyer. Not anymore, according to commercial director Leon van den Hombergh of Frankort&Koning. Growers, traders, and retailers are increasingly pulling together. That's instead of…

The Americas come together on the future of food production

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) stated that the countries of America had presented their united position towards the future of food…

SHAFFE and CFNA hold the very first joint board meeting

The Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Exporters Association (SHAFFE) and The China Chamber of Commerce for Food and Native Products (CFNA) held the very first joint board…


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