Farmers in Uzbekistan estimate crop losses from 30% to 80% for cherries, apricots, grapes, and almonds

Last week, EastFruit analysts drew attention to the impending cold cyclone coming to Central Asia as a serious threat for the future fruit harvests. The abnormally warm weather established in the region from the end of January and the beginning of … Continue reading Farmers in Uzbekistan estimate crop losses from 30% to 80% for cherries, apricots, grapes, and almonds

Uzbekistan Potatoes – what caused the high prices and can they be reduced in the future?

The current wholesale prices for potatoes in Uzbekistan are 1.5 times higher than the levels recorded in the same period last year. About the same jump in prices for this product was observed in Tajikistan where wholesale prices have increased … Continue reading Uzbekistan Potatoes – what caused the high prices and can they be reduced in the future?

Russian greenhouse business is booming – 18% of all 5th generation greenhouses built in Russia

The greenhouse industry is one of the agricultural business sectors in Russia to receive active government support in recent years. According to Technology Growth, the total investment in the greenhouse sector for the last 5 years has exceeded 200 billion … Continue reading Russian greenhouse business is booming – 18% of all 5th generation greenhouses built in Russia

Donors commit to highest-ever funding to UN rural development agency IFAD to tackle hunger and poverty for the world’s poorest

US$3.8 billion, that’s how much the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will now be able to invest in the world’s rural poor. This, thanks to an unprecedented record-high financing target set today by governments from 177 countries at … Continue reading Donors commit to highest-ever funding to UN rural development agency IFAD to tackle hunger and poverty for the world’s poorest

Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares of forest to cocoa production in 2020, environmental group says

Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said, despite industry pledges to halt deforestation. The West African country is the world’s top cocoa producer but has lost more than … Continue reading Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares of forest to cocoa production in 2020, environmental group says