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26 June 2017Sabotage alleged in NZ kiwifruit losses

A Northland kiwifruit orchard has had to dump about NZ$240,000 worth of produce following what police suspect was a deliberate poisoning.

26 June 2017Nicaragua posts rise in banana exports

In the first four months of 2017 banana exports increased 14% year-on-year despite no rise in production volume.

26 June 2017Costa Rican pineapple industry feels the heat

A report published by National University UNA claims the pineapple sector uses products considered to be Highly Hazardous Pesticides (PAPs).

26 June 2017Yilport under pressure to revoke rate rise

The Ecuadorian Government has asked the Puerto Bolívar Port Authority to urgently review the increase by the new terminal concessionaire.

26 June 2017Uzbekistan deregulates fruit industry

Monopoly foreign trade company Uzagroexport has been abolished, allowing all business entities the freedom to export fruit under certain conditions.

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23 June 2017Ecuador banana exports maintain momentum

In the first quarter of 2017, the world's largest banana exporter shipped an average of 345K boxes more per week than for the corresponding period in 2016.

23 June 2017Belgian fruit crops suffer

Apples, pears and cherries in the major Wallonia production region have been damaged by the weather for the second successive year.

23 June 2017GSF highlights danger of carrier rationalization on reefer

The Global Shippers' Forum warns that the increasing concentration of carriers could 'drastically weaken competition on international services'.

23 June 2017Tecbaco eyes banana expansion

Colombia's third largest banana producer is attracted by Government assistance in the development of virgin land in the Province of Cesar.

23 June 2017Kenya struggles to overcome phyto hurdles

Since January, fresh exports have been intercepted 29 times in a crackdown that makes it difficult for Kenya to be removed from the EU's quality watch list.

22 June 2017Seeka forecasts lower profits

The kiwifruit handler has confirmed its guidance for a 15% drop in operating profit in 2017 as weaker-than-expected kiwifruit crops offset growth from its avocado sector.

22 June 2017FPEAK warns of drought impact on produce

The drought experienced in East Africa early this year could affect Kenya's overall vegetable export volumes in 2017, the industry said.

22 June 2017UK fruit industry braces for labour shortage

Summer fruit producers blame the weak GBP£ Sterling and uncertainty over Brexit for the worst labour shortage since 2004.

22 June 2017Maersk Line claims papaya breakthrough

The carrier has processed its debut shipment of the tropical fruit from Manglore in Karnataka, India to Jebel Ali in the UAE.

22 June 2017Yellow Dragon found in Alabama

State and federal officials have confirmed citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) is present in the southern US State for the first time.