Agriculture

Ukrainian berries find a way

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Despite the enormous challenges facing the Ukrainian berry sector during the war, production and exports have managed to continue, but longer term uncertainty remains Life has been transformed for much of Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in February, with millions fleeing for the safety of neighbouring […]

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Peruvian blueberries set to break more export records

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Peruvian blueberry growers and exporters association projects exports to exceed 250,000 tonnes by the end of the 2022/23 season The current Peruvian blueberry season has started strong with industry body Proarandanos predicting export records to tumble again. The Peruvian blueberry growers and exporters association said more […]

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UK berry growers facing “perfect storm”

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  Food waste targets and higher imports are making it harder for British berry producers to sell their crop this season, with one industry figure predicting a wave of consolidation as inflationary pressures bite Volumes of British soft fruit look set to increase this season […]

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Peru smashes blueberry export record

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Shipments up by almost a third in volume and value compared to 2020/21 With another month of the campaign still left to go, Peruvian blueberry exports have hit a new record. According to consultancy group Fresh Fruit Peru, Peru has shipped 218,823 tonnes worth US$1.307bn […]

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Berry Gardens to investigate exploitation claims

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The berry marketer is working to fully investigate and address claims made in a Guardian investigation of worker exploitation in Portugal UK-based berry grower-marketer Berry Gardens says it is taking allegations raised in a Guardian newspaper investigation of berry picker exploitation in Portugal “very seriously”. […]

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Chilean blues exports hit by shipping disruption

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Delays to maritime services prompts increase in shipments of frozen blueberries Chilean exports of fresh and frozen blueberries to 26 December were down 24.1 per cent compared to the year-earlier period according to figures released by the Chilean Blueberry Committee. It said the fall was […]