The Netherlands is a vital export market for mangoes from Burkina Faso

Over the last decade, mangoes have become Burkina Faso’s most important fruit tree crop. In this West African country, this sector brings in about €23 million/year. It’s the primary source of income for 15,000 farmers and their families. Mangoes’ total … Continue reading The Netherlands is a vital export market for mangoes from Burkina Faso

Agric commodity market: North American markets are promising for Egyptian garlic

The Egyptian garlic season has started, with the first shipments of green garlic already shipped out via sea. Volumes are higher this year, and quality has improved since last season. According to one Egyptian exporter, this is due to farmers … Continue reading Agric commodity market: North American markets are promising for Egyptian garlic

Agric commodity market: Swiss avocado imports more than doubled within 7 years

According to calculations by the Federal Customs Administration FCA, a total of around 18.9 million kilograms of avocados were imported into Switzerland in 2020. Most of the avocados on sale in Swiss supermarkets have come from Peru, Chile or Spain. … Continue reading Agric commodity market: Swiss avocado imports more than doubled within 7 years

Organic banana growers, distributors introduce new Fair Trade label

Organics Unlimited, the San Diego-based grower and distributor of organic tropical fruit, now offers Fair Trade Certified™ label organic bananas. Organics Unlimited started the new year by providing its Fair Trade Certified™ organic banana label along with its existing socially … Continue reading Organic banana growers, distributors introduce new Fair Trade label