India’s onion production is estimated to hit a new record at 20.3 million tonnes in the 2015-16 season, as favourable weather and better prices boosted acreage and crop yields, a government research body has said.
In 2015, Spain imported 14% more fresh fruit and vegetables; from third countries, 17% more fruit and vegetables were purchased, amounting to 1,161 million euros, and 11% more were purchased from the EU, amounting to 810 million euros.
Chilean fresh fruit and vegetable exports grew slightly last year compared to 2014. In total, 2.47 million tonnes were shipped. Over the past decade, Chilean exports of fresh fruits and vegetables have remained fairly stable
Rhi Willmot, a PhD Researcher in Behavioural and Positive Psychology at Bangor University poses the question as to whether the same rules that govern human attraction also apply to our choices of fruit and vegetables.
With Sheehan grape varieties increasing in popularity, South Africa and Namibia expects just over two million cartons from the 2015/2016 season, says Dennis Pretorius of AMC Fruit. He explains that 30-35% of this has been harvested from early areas such a
Despite a decrease in the area of mango crop, a 2.2 per cent rise in mango production in different states, from 184.31 lakh tonnes in 2013-14 to 188.32 lakh tonnes (lt) in the 2014-15 season was seen, according to the third advance estimates made by the A
In September the Indian government took the decision to close all but one of the country's ports to apple exports. This decision could have a huge effect on Washington which has been India's third-largest apple exporter in recent years.
The price of food and the Colombians' personal economy have been affected by the rising dollar, the phenomenon of El Niño, and the structural problem of the last decades as the country lacks crops enabling it to ensure its food sovereignty.
In 2015 Egypt exported 1.59m tonnes of fruit, which was the highest export in the Egyptian agricultural sector, followed by onions at 1.23m tonnes. For 2016 the Ministry of Agriculture is targeting a 0.5m tonne increase in its exports in 2016 to reach 5m
Food sources will need to increase by 50% by 2030, in response to the world's growing population and Ireland is preparing to meet this demand; driven by a doubling of the world’s middle class to well in excess of 3.2bn by 2020, major Irish companies like
In the city of Pune vegetables prices have steadily been increasing due to water shortages reducing the area of cultivation and a recent dip in temperatures ceasing the supply. Compared to last year, the price of some vegetables has increased two-fold.