Opinion

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.
February 19 , 2020

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.
February 12 , 2020

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.
February 05 , 2020

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.
January 29 , 2020

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.
January 22 , 2020

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.
January 15 , 2020

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.
January 06 , 2020

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.
December 18 , 2019

How to correctly apply pesticide to achieve a good harvest, stay safe and look after the environment

Patricia Villarreal of Chile's Afipa association lists the fundamental steps to take before, during and after pesticide application.
December 11 , 2019

The Packaging Pitch: And another year comes to an end

As you launch into the holiday season and the new year, have you thought about what you want to achieve personally and professionally in 2020?
December 04 , 2019