All posts tagged "European Union"

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    New pilot scheme to bring 2,500 seasonal workers to UK farms

    A nationwide pilot to bring migrant workers to UK farms has been announced by the Home Secretary...

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    Who will harvest british fruit after Brexit?

    FAVERSHAM (Britain) • After weeks of uninterrupted sunshine, the strawberry season is in full swing in the so-called Garden of England. But with a shortage of seasonal labourers to pick the fruits, a trend exacerbated by Brexit, there are growing fears many may be left to rot on their stems. “We will...

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    Green Week in Berlin opens with partner country Bulgaria

    As the partner country, this year Bulgaria had the honour of its high-ranking politicians opening the Green...

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    International Green Week 2018: Partner Country Bulgaria

    At the beginning of 2018 Bulgaria takes over the presidency of the EU Council and is the...

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    SA has suspended exports of citrus to the EU following the detection of black spot

    This comes at a time when the country’s agricultural sector is dealing with the fallout from a prolonged drought. The Western Cape, which produces more than 50% of SA’s agricultural exports, has been particularly hard hit. Drought in summer rainfall regions has largely dissipated. Total gross producer value for oranges reached R9.29bn...

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    UK food and drink exports enjoy strongest first-quarter on record

    Food and Drink Federation reports rise of 8.3% on same period last year to £4.9bn but add weak pound pushed up costs and resulted in 19% increase in trade deficit The growth in exports was welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation UK food and drink exports rose to “record” levels in...

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    EU-funded programme breathes new life into Jamaican banana sector

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Stakeholder activities under a $677.85-million (€5-million) European Union (EU) grant-funded programme to revitalise Jamaica’s banana sector, which had been seriously impacted by the weather in recent years, are far advanced. The Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures (JBAM) Programme, being implemented by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), aims to spur...

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    In Switzerland food basket is 93% more expensive than in Austria

    Fresh produce costs considerably more in Switzerland than in Austria In order to compare the price level of fresh produce in Switzerland and Austria, the costs of a shopping cart worth of food was analysed. This was based on the monthly requirements for different food groups for a family with two children....

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    Crisis: Lebanese apples are going nowhere

    More than 750,000 boxes of apples are stacked in farms in different regions of the country. The closed borders with Syria have created a major obstacle for Lebanese agricultural products to reach their major destinations in the GCC. “We sell apples to buy bread,” this was one of the slogans Lebanese farmers...

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    Banana plantation waste intended to be turned into aquafeeds

    The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) will coordinate a project funded by the European...

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