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    Fruit Attraction 2018 beats records and reaffirms itself as one of the main world events for the fresh produce industry

    The trade show closes the 10th anniversary far exceeding all participation expectations with 81,235 professionals from 122 countries, 19% up on last year, and 1,621 exhibiting companies from 40 countries. The change of the days of the event to Tuesday to Thursday was a resounding success, an aspect reflected in the 69%...

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    Zespri sells over 12 million shares for a total of over $95 million to 427 applicants

    Zespri has made good progress in strengthening alignment and grower ownership and control of the company through a targeted share offer and buy-back programme. The offer closed on 19 October and Zespri has accepted 427 applications to purchase over 12 million shares for a total of over $95 million. Participation was open...

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    Start-up Iron Ox has successfully created a fully autonomous farm in San Carlos

    Start-up Iron Ox has successfully created a fully autonomous farm in San Carlos, California. Iron Ox is the first to fully automate the growing process and completely design its system around the robot’s capabilities. The hydroponic indoor farm relies on two robots to plant, care for and harvest produce. Co-founder and CEO...

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    30,000 tons of mango in Andalusia in this campaign

    Andalusia has established itself as the main producing region of tropical fruits in Spain; the micro climate...

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    Northern Hemisphere kiwifruit harvest well underway for Zespri

    The harvest of Zespri Kiwifruit from Northern Hemisphere orchards is well underway, with total volumes expected to...

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    Pomegranates of Zaozhuang cheaper than last year

    The pomegranates of Zaozhuang enter the ripening season in October, and farmers have entered the busiest season of the year. The price of many traditional pomegranate varieties is relatively low this year. The price of top-quality pomegranates is only 7-8 yuan per kg, which is lower than the price of...

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    Better agriculture financing will lead to better productivity in India

    The last one and a half decades saw many policies and procedures coming as knee-jerk reactions to perceived corruption, notional revenue losses and media trials. India is a $2.8 trillion economy with a population of 125 crore and the best demographic profile among large economies. More than 50% of its population is...

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    5,000 tons of tomato rotted in Formosa

    On Sunday, Argentina’s Agrarian Federation asked the Government to adopt bilateral measures against Paraguay’s blockage on tomato imports.They aren’t granting phytosanitary authorization permits and, as a result, some 5,000 tons of tomato rotted in Formosa, stated Argentina’s Agrarian Federation The director of the Agrarian Federation in Formosa, Panfilo Ayala, said “we lost...

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    Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture help farmers improve how they grow and sell food crops

    Each year, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture — led by a team at the University of California, Davis — selects a handful of students to offer agricultural expertise to organizations in developing countries. This year, 10 of the 16 chosen were University of Florida students. Through the lab’s Trellis Fund, an effort launched in 2011, graduate students from UC Davis, UF,...

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    Small solar-powered irrigation systems protect crops in Rwanda

    Despite a somewhat dry spell in Bugesera District, farmers from the area reported good harvests of beans, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, avocadoes, papaws and mangoes. Beata Ntabaganyimana and Mathias Sindibara, from Ruhuha Sector in Bugesera District, are among those that reported good harvest. For long, crops in this semi-arid area have often been destroyed...

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