Agriculture in India: A to-do-list by Marcos Fava Neves

India has a large proportion of arable land, 180 million hectares, almost 60% of the land existing (330 million hectares of surface) and produces the second largest crop in the world. It is a very challenging land structure, since almost 75% of the land is in properties of less than 5 ha, and as average, one to two hectares...

Twenty Questions for Better Understanding your Competitors

This story came as an output of an exercise done in one of the planning processes that I was involved, where we summarized some questions that could help an organization to better understand their current competitors and even anticipate possible new entrants to the market where they operate. I am sharing with China Daily readers since they can contribute...

New INC map shows: Global trade of tree nuts in 2013 increased by 36% over 2012.

BARCELONA, August 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The map's 2nd edition, which includes data by income levels, brings together over a decade of in-depth research and analysis The map is a unique tool in the industry and aims at supporting informed market research and trend analysis Following the release of the 2014-2015 Global Statistical Review, the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC)...

Maori entrepreneurs closing their own deals for Kiwifruit

As TPPA trade talks falter, a group of Māori kiwifruit growers are setting up their own trade deals within the Asian region. There are definitely some similarities between the Japanese and Māori cultures, like the importance of looking after guests and doing business face-to-face.That is why a contingent of Māori businesses is in Japan. They'll be landing this afternoon.Twenty Māori...

How to understand and benefit from future booming food markets.

Marcos Fava Neves This story came as output of an exercise in order to evaluate which countries in the world are showing the biggest opportunities in terms of food markets growth and what are the major characteristics that they share. Before presenting the common characteristics of the booming food markets, I invite readers for a virtual trip in order to see...

New Startups that Make Buying Local Easy

by Vanessa Ferragut @GreeneaseApp Industrial farming came about at the turn of the twentieth century during the Industrial Revolution. As we began developing machinery to do most of the heavy lifting for us, small and medium farming and agricultural operations have steadily declined. Large industrial operations have since taken their place and created the conundrum we call our food supply...

Who suffers most from the trade ban with Russia?

Statista is offering a chart about losses due to the trade ban with Russia. You will find more statistics at Statista

Aldi – a threat to retailers in the U.S?

ALDI is hard at work redefining the rules of shopper engagement and, in the process, eating away at the market share of many of America’s most venerable food retailers — and food manufacturers. Through a relentless pursuit of perfecting its own store brands portfolio and unique shopping experience, ALDI has become more than a nuisance — it is a...

Fresh Del Monte: Earnings rise in Q2

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. reported second quarter net income attributable to company of $64.5 million compared to $64.3 million, a year ago. Earnings per share was $1.21 compared to $1.15. Comparable earnings per share were $1.20 in the second quarter of 2015. Net sales were $1.13 billion, flat with a year ago. Net sales were negatively impacted by a $42.0...

New fungicide extends strawberries’ shelf life

Strawberry growers now have more time to get their product to American consumers with a new fungicide from Summit Agro USA. Applied until and throughout the day of harvest, KENJA fungicide fends off botrytis from the field to the packing house. This extends the shelf life of nascent strawberries. "Being a fourth-generation (succinate. dehydrogenase inhibitors) SDHi, there's nothing else...
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