July 29, 2014 / Week N° 31

Posts Tagged Spain

European banana growers respond to Ecuador-EU trade deal

July 29th, 2014

European banana growers will likely seek extra funding support to cope with stronger competition from Ecuador once its tariffs are cut.

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EU approves support for stonefruit growers

July 18th, 2014

Requests for support by various European peach and nectarine growers have been approved by the EU.

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Agronometrics releases beta service for fruit market analysis

July 17th, 2014

A new online service aims to make produce market dynamics easy to understand and visualize in context.

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Peach and nectarine growers call for more EU support to alleviate crisis

July 15th, 2014

Stonefruit growers from France, Spain, Italy and Greece hope the EU will take urgent measures to help them overcome what has been a difficult campaign.

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Spain: Driscoll’s ‘learning a lot’ about Drosophila control methods

July 14th, 2014

Driscoll’s has taken the lead with the Spanish government on researching vinegar fly Drosophila Suzukii, and has reported a promising outlook for controlling the pest.

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Challenging outlook for Mediterranean grapes

July 1st, 2014

In the face of tough competition with summer fruit, many Spanish and Italian grape growers are shifting their varietal offerings to get ahead.

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European diplomats visit South African citrus operations

June 30th, 2014

The CGA hopes a recent diplomatic visit will help dramatically reduce citrus black spot interceptions in Europe.

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Spain: Valencia fruit industry racked by hail

June 26th, 2014

Citrus, melons and persimmons have been some of the fruit crops most affected by severe hailstorms in eastern Spain.

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Strawberry values fall again for Spanish growers

June 23rd, 2014

Competition with local spring fruits was tough for Spanish strawberry growers, leading to lower prices for their produce this year.

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Smartphone app mixes home gardening with education and design chic

June 13th, 2014

With the help of a smartphone app, a U.K. company makes hydroponic gardening an easy and visually appealing addition to the living room.

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Driscoll’s set for earlier Mediterranean raspberry peak than normal

May 13th, 2014

Weather factors have led to expectations for earlier peak Mediterranean raspberry production at Driscoll’s.

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Spanish breeder promotes three pomegranate varieties

April 29th, 2014

Spain’s Caliplant has released three pomegranate varieties for fresh and processed fruits.

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Lemons to drag down Southern Hemisphere citrus production in 2014

April 25th, 2014

Southern Hemisphere lemon exports are expected to fall this year, contrasted by a rise in easy peelers and a fairly stable situation for orange volume.

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Banana Rain campaign brings rewards to Canary Islands group

April 11th, 2014

The Best Pack Award has gone to a campaign run by the Canary Islands’ ASPROCAN.

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Spanish melon growers warned of fungal risk

April 9th, 2014

Cool, wet weather could mean fungal attacks on Spanish melons.

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Spanish association calls on EU to close borders to South African citrus

March 27th, 2014

With the South African citrus season near, debate over black spot has roared up once again in the EU.

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Colombian authorities intercept citrus pest in U.S., Spanish shipments

March 13th, 2014

Colombia has rejected four shipments of citrus fruit from abroad due to the discovery of red scale.

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Spanish cooperatives sign University of Florida blueberry deal

March 7th, 2014

The University of Florida will act with the full force of the law if Spanish blueberry growers don’t comply with IP laws for its varieties.

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Spanish researchers develop antioxidant-rich oranges

February 28th, 2014

Spanish scientists have developed a golden-colored orange with much higher antioxidant rates in juice than traditional varieties.

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Mobile shading improves light reception of greenhouse crops

February 24th, 2014

A Spanish study produced higher yield in greenhouse tomato plants protected by mobile shading.

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Spanish persimmon sales outpace key produce items, says U.K. buyer

February 21st, 2014

A buyer from Asda in the U.K. discusses the popularity of a fruit that is outselling kiwifruit and pineapples.

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Mollar pomegranate continues as Spanish star variety

February 20th, 2014

Spain’s Alcudia Export Fruit speaks about increased competition for its traditional pomegranate variety.

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Canarian bananas gain Origins of Spain protection

February 19th, 2014

Plátano de Canarias marketing manager Sergio Caceres talks about how a new seal could help the industry.

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New U.K.-Spain ferry service promises greater freight options

January 20th, 2014

Brittany Ferries plans to take on giant LNG-powered passenger ships with extra freight capacity.

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Ecuadorian promotion agency looks to Spain for mango opportunities

January 17th, 2014

Spain accounts for less than 1% of Ecuador’s mango exports – a percentage Pro Ecuador hopes to change.

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Spain: Ideal table grape suffers less than ideal season

January 17th, 2014

Spain’s Ideal grape captures consumer desire, even when weather complicates production.

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Multi-continental organic technology keeps fruit fresh for longer

January 16th, 2014

A U.S.-Spanish-Chilean consortium has developed a clean technology that improves fruit shelf life.

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Spanish avocados approved for U.S. import

January 6th, 2014

Spain has been approved to send avocados to world’s largest import market for the fruit.

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Dry weather complicates Spanish strawberry plantings

December 11th, 2013

The Spanish province of Huelva has seen growth in berry plantations, despite difficulties for strawberries.

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New Spain-U.K. fruit trade route scrapped

December 5th, 2013

A corporate takeover has put plans for a 500,000MT fruit trade route between Almeria and Southampton on ice for the moment.

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Substantial rise for Spanish produce imports

November 26th, 2013

Spain’s fruit and vegetable imports increased by more than €200 million in the first three quarters of this year.

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North American produce consignment model evolving

October 28th, 2013

Oppy’s James Milne says the U.S. is moving to a more fixed ‘European’ produce sourcing model as growers seek to cut risks.

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Spain: biodegradable citrus packaging eases waste disposal

October 14th, 2013

Spanish researchers have developed fruit and vegetable netting ready for the compost bin.

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Spanish citrus industry makes fresh calls to ban South African citrus

October 10th, 2013

Spain’s AVA-ASAJA shared biting words, calling for an immediate ban on South African citrus.

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Poland records apple export jump in the European Union

October 2nd, 2013

Polish apple growers hope to raise exports with the help of multi-million euro, EU-backed promotions in China and Egypt.

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With California out, Spanish citrus looks to China

September 27th, 2013

Europe’s ARC Eurobanan will be filling a gap in the Chinese market with shipments of Spanish citrus.

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Spanish lemons to squeeze higher in 2013-14

September 12th, 2013

Spain’s lemon industry expects a good season despite intensified competition from Turkey.

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Malaysia: new facility to boost fruit import trade, claims Chop Tong Guan

September 10th, 2013

A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.

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Spanish union calls out non-payment for citrus

September 4th, 2013

Spain’s La Unió de Llauradors has accused buyers of withholding payment for citrus from Valencia.

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Spanish association calls for action against South African citrus

August 30th, 2013

Spain’s Young Farmer’s Association wants immediate action taken for South Africa’s fifth black spot detection.

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Vacuum-packed bananas prove practical for Ecuadorian company

August 12th, 2013

Bananas may have the perfect natural packaging, but an Ecuadorian business claims vacuum seals reduce waste and extend shelf life.

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Spain: researchers develop citrus red scale treatment

August 8th, 2013

A team in Spain has found two wasp species effective for eradicating citrus red scale.

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Spain’s Proexport bets on shipping solution for fresh produce

July 22nd, 2013

Faced with high transportation costs, a Spanish export consortium is hoping for new shipping routes to the UK and Northern Europe.

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Spain: citrus rinds bring alternative fuel possibility

July 22nd, 2013

Scientists in Spain hope to turn discarded citrus rinds into a feasible bioethanol choice.

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Spain: exporter upbeat on cherry outlook

July 19th, 2013

Despite adverse weather, one cherry exporter in northern Spain reported a strong season with high prices.

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Spain’s Camposol signs merger deal with Anecoop

July 19th, 2013

An Almeria-based cooperative will become part of the Anecoop group’s commercial arm.

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Spain: strawberry growers to receive damage compensation

July 8th, 2013

Compensation payments are expected to begin later this month as strawberry producers in Spain seek to recover from a disastrous harvest.

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Spain: rains dampen almond crop expectations

July 4th, 2013

This season’s Spanish almond crop is likely to be lowest since 2004.

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Spain: growth in Almería pushes fresh exports

July 2nd, 2013

Despite a false E.coli link in 2011, Spanish vegetables show strong volume growth.

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Spain’s Hortyfruta announces departure of managing director

July 1st, 2013

Hortyfruta, an organization that represents hundreds of growers in Spain’s Andalucía region, has undergone major restructuring.

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Spanish citrus rattled by hail storms

June 28th, 2013

Spanish citrus growers have requested government aid after storms sent a blow to late-season crops.

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Spain: Unica Group expands through Parque Natural

June 24th, 2013

Cooperative Unica will now be the largest on-the-vine tomato grower in Spain through the incorporation of a new member.

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Spain: Freshuelva announces berry results

June 21st, 2013

Spain’s red berry sector revenue fell significantly in the 2012-13 season despite a greater surface area of crops.

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Spain suffers ‘worst ever’ strawberry season

June 20th, 2013

Heavy rains earlier this year have negatively impacted the quality of Spanish strawberries, leading to overall poor results for the campaign.

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Spanish persimmon growers win legal fight

June 20th, 2013

Spain’s Court of Appeals has thrown out a claim by ‘Don Simon’ juice group that the ‘Persimon’ fresh produce brand could confuse consumers.

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Spanish group slams Chinese ‘protectionism’

June 19th, 2013

A FEPEX spokesperson discusses the difficulties of Chinese produce import protocols.

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European legislation a boon for laser labeling

June 14th, 2013

New European Union rules hail in a “new era” for fruit labeling, according to a Spanish technology company.

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Spanish govt pushes for Chinese stonefruit market access

June 13th, 2013

Spain’s FEPEX says China’s phytosanitary measures “mask an extremely effective protectionist policy”.

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Five new stonefruit varieties developed in Spain

June 12th, 2013

Taste, early production and disease resistance are the orders of the day for new peaches and nectarines developed in Spain.

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Pruning initiative looks for energy resource

May 28th, 2013

European researchers are teaming up to turn farm waste from pruning into energy.

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No need for fertilization with Spanish GM tomato

May 16th, 2013

Spanish researchers have developed a seedless GM tomato with added nutrients and strong processing potential.

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European companies bring bananas to life through comics

May 8th, 2013

An Irish produce company and a German branding agency concocted a fresh way to boost banana consumption – laser printed comics.

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Strong season expected for Spanish stonefruit

May 2nd, 2013

All Spanish stonefruit categories were expected to rise in volume, except for apricots.

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New potatoes offer best of Latin America, Europe

April 24th, 2013

Four potato clones from Spain are said to have good disease restistance and strong output.

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Spanish distributor sees good signs for imported pome fruit

April 16th, 2013

Spain’s Nufri is upbeat about prices and demand in Europe for Southern Hemisphere apples and pears.

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Spain: banana shipment arrives with 100 kilos of cocaine

April 9th, 2013

Banana shipments continue to serve as a key mode of illegal drug transport to Europe.

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Spain: U.S. apricot import requirements “unviable”

April 4th, 2013

FEPEX in Spain has raised concerns over a decline in fruit and vegetable exports to the U.S.

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Spain: three early strawberry varieties released

March 19th, 2013

Planasa has announced one early and two extra early strawberry varieties.

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Season kicks off for Spanish “Cherries Glamour”

March 15th, 2013

Oscar Ortiz explains the development of a unique cherry brand in a lucrative market window worldwide.

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Thousands of undocumented kiwifruit plants found on Spanish farm

March 12th, 2013

Spanish authorities have uncovered 14,000 kiwifruit plants without proper paperwork.

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Spanish grower group calls to control South African citrus imports

March 11th, 2013

Black spot concerns have led Spanish citrus growers to urge for blocking South African imports or exhaustive controls.

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Canary Islands: banana growers assess weekend wind damage

March 7th, 2013

Strong winds dealt serious damage to the top three banana producing islands in the Canaries.

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Berries to become top category “one country at a time”, says Bjorn

February 18th, 2013

Driscoll’s’ Soren Bjorn discusses a wide range of berry trends affecting the European, Middle Eastern and Australian markets.

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Spain: getting under fruits’ skin with laser labeling

February 4th, 2013

Laser Food says its fruit technology offers better branding, improved traceability and less waste.

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Major Spanish citrus exporter faces possible closure

January 4th, 2013

Bad loans to producers have put Spanish citrus co-op Canla on the brink of closure.

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European association to unite co-ops for better farmer returns

December 18th, 2012

French and Belgian growers have formed FRESHCOOP, and plan to expand their European scope.

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Spain explores kiwifruit possibilities

December 12th, 2012

As traditional crops become less appealing, kiwifruit present a new option in Spain.

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Spain: mites could help citrus pest control

November 19th, 2012

A Spanish study has found soil mites can help reduce thrip infestations in citrus fruits.

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Red-flesh apple project goes global

November 13th, 2012

Marketers from five continents have come on board with an IFO red-flesh apple project.

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Clemensoon, a new early variety of clementine

November 2nd, 2012

Spanish researchers claim to have developed the best early clementine available.

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Spain addresses Japanese plum problems at Fruit Attraction

October 31st, 2012

Japanese plums present various cultivation problems, something Spain wants to fix.

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Spain: postharvest residue consistency drives Citrosol sales

October 25th, 2012

Keeping treatment pools clean and low residues on fruit, Citrosol has advanced sales dramatically in recent years.

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Israeli grapefruit exports plug European supply gap

October 8th, 2012

Israel’s largest grapefruit grower says it has benefited from lack of South African fruit in Europe.

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Bolivia seeks new banana markets

September 12th, 2012

Argentine trade restrictions have led Bolivia to look for new banana export destinations.

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South African grape wrangle resolved

September 5th, 2012

A controversial table grape ownership dispute was settled last week in South Africa’s Court of Appeal.

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Opinion: blueberries are the Peruvian export star

September 4th, 2012

Federico Beltrán Molina takes an in-depth look at Peru’s blueberry potential and competitive threats.

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Argentine lemon exports holding up despite lower yields

August 10th, 2012

Argentina’s accelerated lemon harvest has helped replicate last year’s export volumes.

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FAO takes on tomato borer moth

July 20th, 2012

Natural predators are being used to combat the tomato borer moth in several Middle Eastern countries.

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Melon genome breakthrough should lead to tastier fruit

July 6th, 2012

Spanish researchers have unlocked the secrets of the melon genome.

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Middle East: pome fruit market strong, citrus a challenge

July 3rd, 2012

David Pearce says a shortage of Chilean and U.S. apples has helped South African suppliers in the Middle East.

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Avocado shipment slump from key Peruvian region

June 27th, 2012

Avocado exports from a Peruvian region have dropped by nearly a quarter for the first four months of 2012.

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Europe’s summer of lemon scarcity

June 22nd, 2012

Europe is experiencing a severe undersupply of lemons this summer, while wet weather has potentially impacted demand.

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Europe eager for early South African navel exports

June 19th, 2012

South Africa is capitalizing on a lack of Spanish and Moroccan late oranges in the European market.

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Peruvian grape production to more than double in 2013

June 18th, 2012

Peru’s grape industry has witnessed impressive growth over a short period of time, according to a USDA report.

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International group sequences tomato genome

June 4th, 2012

Researchers from around the globe have put together a genome sequence for the common tomato.

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South African and Peruvian avocado supply saturates European market

May 31st, 2012

South African producers are hoping avocado prices in Europe will bounce back after a clash of supply with Peru.

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Italian overhang unlikely to impact kiwifruit sales, says Zespri Europe

May 14th, 2012

Zespri Europe GM Bert Barmans is upbeat for New Zealand’s kiwifruit prospects in Europe this year.

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Spanish growers press for Argentine lemon veto in wake of Repsol debacle

April 18th, 2012

Spanish producers have called for trade retaliation over the appropriation of YPF with an Argentine lemon veto.

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‘Dubai is the new Rotterdam’ with cold storage, says marketer

April 11th, 2012

A fruit marketer says increased cold storage in Dubai means high early season citrus prices are ‘unrealistic’.

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Seawater greenhouses turning the tide of desertification

April 9th, 2012

A greenhouse idea utilizing seawater has made its mark in several dry and arid countries, with more projects slated.

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