Opinion: Banana futures in the balance
Alistair Smith, the international coordinator of non-profit Banana Link, discusses German buyers making a welcome move and the importance of understanding the soils in which the fruit is grown.
Opinion: A 2020 vision for the Southern African citrus industry
Justin Chadwick, CEO of the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa, gives his expectations for the season ahead, including potential challenges and opportunities for the industry.
Opinion: Expectations at the start of the Mexican mango season
Nissa Pierson of Crespo Organic Mangoes provides an overview of what to expect from the different Mexican mango growing regions at the season gets underway.
Opinion: What Chilean table grape reconversion means for the industry
Jorge Valenzuela of Fedefruta explains how varietal reconversion will provide worthwhile changes for producers, even in the face of threatening droughts.
Q&A with John Pandol: The changing table grape industry
Grape expert John Pandol discusses several key areas undergoing rapid change in the global industry, including varieties, value retailing, and the rise of Peru.
Opinion: Blueberries from 2019 to 2020 – the inflection point
Renowned blueberry expert Cort Brazelton discusses some major changes taking place in the global industry and where the business is now headed.
Editorial: Challenges for the Chilean agricultural industry in 2020
The year has begun, a decade has begun, and the Chilean agricultural industry faces 2020 with major challenges rarely seen before in its history.
Explainer: New international guide to fair trade labels
Never has the term “fair trade” been more widely used. But what do all the labels mean? Anna Canning of the Fair World Project explains.