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Potandon introduces light-blocking potato bags

US potato and onion supplier and distributor, Potandon Produce, has launched a range of light-blocking potato bags.
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Investment in agriculture could boost growth in Central Asia

Policy reviews published recently by the UN suggest former Soviet Union countries Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan could boost growth and create more jobs by attracting investment into their agriculture, textile and...
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Target set to introduce vertical farming in-store

One of the U.S largest retailer, Target, will be implementing vertical farms in a new way of producing and sourcing food.

Cucumber sorting tool

A Japanese farmer has used Google’s open-source machine learning library to build a machine that can identify and sort cucumbers automatically.

Labelling to differentiate milk products in UK

UK retailer Tesco has launched a consumer awareness campaign for milk sold in its stores.

Bayer increases offer for Monsanto

Bayer AG has upped its takeover offer for Monsanto to about US$65 billion in a bid to overcome the US seed company’s resistance to the deal.
No square watermelons for SA

No square watermelons for SA

In 2014, Japan started exporting rare, cube-shaped watermelons produced in Zentsuji, Kagawa Prefecture. Currently, the fruit, which is intended to be used as ornaments, sell for 10 000 yen (about...
Growing demand for lemons internationally

Growing demand for lemons internationally

The demand for lemons is growing significantly in domestic and international markets. Eben Kruger of citrus production and export company, GOGO Fruit, in Marble Hall, told Farmer’s Weekly that there was...

Increased demand for lamb in China

Demand for lamb and mutton in China has increased amidst soaring pork prices, with imports in May increasing 18% to achieve a total of 27 000t.
Brazil set to increase agricultural trade with Kenya

Brazil set to increase agricultural trade with Kenya

Brazil has expressed a desire to strengthen bilateral ties with Kenya by increasing exports and imports between the two countries, according to Standard Media report.

Mauritian fruit fly war

At the island’s new irradiator facility, Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is used to suppress reproduction in this pest. SIT involves rearing and irradiating large...

Stellar year for Dutch agricultural exporters

Dutch agricultural exports reached record levels in 2015, according to the Netherlands national statistics office, CBS. 

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Heatwave set to hit quantity and quality of agri produce

Heatwave set to hit quantity and quality of agri produce

Widespread heatwave conditions are expected across large parts of South Africa from tomorrow, affecting agricultural output and the quality of fresh produce and grazing.

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