IMPORTANT AMENDMENT TO EU PLANT HEALTH REGULATIONS AFFECTING EXPORTS OF CHILLIES AND PEPPERS (CAPSICUM)

Posted by Aaron Ampofo on October 29, 2017  /   no comment

Until the new European Plant Health Regulation comes into force in December 2019, the application of existing EU rules is being reinforced. This has implications for third countries exporting to the EU, including the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. On 15 July 2017, the European Commission published Implementing Directive 2017/1279, which sets out important new […]

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The future of farming in Africa is not agriculture but agribusiness

Posted by Aaron Ampofo on October 14, 2017  /   no comment

Africa is a farm lover’s dream: abundant uncultivated arable land, roughly over half the global total; tropical climates that permit long growing seasons; a young labor force; and an expanding population that provides a readily available market for produce consumption. Yet, African countries are yet to harness these opportunities to ensure sustainable food security and […]

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New US $280 Million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa Launched

Posted by Aaron Ampofo on September 09, 2017  /   no comment

our prominent organizations supporting African agriculture join forces in an innovative strategic partnership to increase incomes and improve the food security of 30 million smallholder farm households in at least 11 African countries by 2021. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017 – The multi-million dollar Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) was launched […]

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OVERVIEW GLOBAL PEPPER MARKET

Posted by Aaron Ampofo on September 02, 2017  /   no comment

The sun is the main factor determining the development of the season. In Ontario, it is cloudy, so the volumes are slightly lower. In many parts of Europe, it is sunny and bright. In the UK, for example, this resulted in a large supply. The cold slowed down the season in Russia and Poland. Prices […]

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OVERVIEW GLOBAL GINGER MARKET

Posted by Aaron Ampofo on September 02, 2017  /   no comment

In Europe and the US, there is some confusion about the situation in China and how it will be addressed. The authorities have ordered 80% of ginger plants in the Chinese ginger capital city of Anqiu to close. Given the dominant position of Chinese ginger in the world market, the effects are noticeable on a […]

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