Morocco produced a total of 268,000 tons of soft fruits, which includes strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry in the 2015-2016 crop year, according to data released at the opening of an agricultural fair in the north of the country.
“The crazy carrot weeks,” this is the headline in Dutch newspaper Trouw above an article bringing attention to the versatile consumption possibilities of carrot. The many shapes in which carrot is available, both fresh and processed, are discussed.
Ivory Coast's banana output is expected to nearly double within two years thanks to the recent arrival of two large producers and initiatives to promote local farmers and regional trade, an industry official said on Thursday.
Celery is “a little crazy right now” according to Gary Atkison of Greenfield Fresh. Between a bit of a peak for St. Patrick’s Day (as part of their corned beef celebratory meals) and the upcoming Easter pull, supply is low but demand is high.
"In China, lettuce is produced in the central and northern regions, and the production period is from January to April each year. According to the different sowing dates, lettuce is divided into spring lettuce, summer lettuce, autumn lettuce and winter le
Avocado supply in Europe is mainly from Spain and Israel at the moment. Supply has generally been better so far this year than the previous year according to Mark Everett, Business Unit Manager - Avocados at Worldwidefruit in the UK.
“The carrots this season are fabulous,” says Nir Dahan - product manager at Yapro Ltd, a leading Israeli export company, specializing in root vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots) plus exotics.
Researchers from Valencia and Murcia, working together with the agrarian organization La Unió de Llauradors, are involved in a pioneering project to obtain traditional tomato and pepper varieties adapted to drought and high salinity conditions.