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

South African citrus celebrates record breaking export season with 146 million cartons of fruit

“Ten months ago, in March 2020, we predicted a bumper export season, estimating that export volumes would reach 143 million cartons of fruit. Now that the final export figures are in, we can announce a record-breaking 2020 export season that … Continue reading South African citrus celebrates record breaking export season with 146 million cartons of fruit

Ghanaian tomato transporters threaten strike over persistent robberies

Members of the Ghana National Tomatoes Traders and Transporters Association (GNTTTA) are protesting against the persistent robberies the endure on the Kumasi-Bolgatanga-Burkina Faso route. Chairperson of the association, Eric Osei Tuffour, said some tomatoes traders are in critical condition at … Continue reading Ghanaian tomato transporters threaten strike over persistent robberies

Northern Ghana: The importance of the shea tree in the livelihoods of people

Ghana is a developing country with a low-income economy where over 80% of the population lives in abject poverty. The natural resources, especially the mineral resources such as the gold, diamond, bauxite, manganese etc. of the country are concentrated in … Continue reading Northern Ghana: The importance of the shea tree in the livelihoods of people