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EDEKA acquires de Groot fresh group units in Hedel

EDEKA acquires de Groot fresh group units in Hedel

NETHERLANDS - German retailer EDEKA has completed its acquisition of two major business units from the de Groot fresh group in Hedel, the Netherlands. The deal includes the purchase of De Groot International and De Groot Fresh Ripening, officially passing them into...

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Zambian farmers reap success with clean cassava cuttings

Zambian farmers reap success with clean cassava cuttings

ZAMBIA - Smallholder farmers in Zambia's Nsama District of Northern Province celebrate a bountiful harvest of cassava grown from clean cuttings, free from the destructive Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD). Their achievement follows efforts to plant virus-free...

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Egypt’s orange market faces challenges amid low prices

Egypt’s orange market faces challenges amid low prices

EGYPT - Egypt's orange market is currently facing a challenging period as domestic prices have plummeted to just 15 cents per kilogram. This sharp decline according to East Fruit can be primarily attributed to the devaluation of the local currency and ongoing regional...

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Canadian garlic sales hit USD 22.9 million in 2023

Canadian garlic sales hit USD 22.9 million in 2023

CANADA - Canadian farmers earned USD 22.9 million from their garlic sales in 2023, even though production dipped slightly from the previous year. The farmers planted a record 950 hectares of garlic, nearly three times the size of the Toronto Islands. This harvest,...

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South Africa takes citrus dispute with EU to WTO

South Africa takes citrus dispute with EU to WTO

SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa has formally called on the World Trade Organization (WTO), headquartered in Switzerland, to mediate a disagreement with the European Union (EU) regarding citrus fruit exports. The core of the matter lies in the phytosanitary trade rules...

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City Farm eyes Kenyan market for expansion plans

City Farm eyes Kenyan market for expansion plans

KENYA - City Farm, a prominent Egyptian enterprise known for exporting frozen vegetables to the US, is embarking on an ambitious expansion plan starting with Kenya and extending into Europe. This strategic move involves diversifying its product range and intensifying...

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