The pineapple is perhaps one of the most iconic and distinctive of all fruits. With its regal-looking crown and inimitable patterned skin, pineapple cannot be missed when walking down the supermarket aisles. Used in everything from cocktails to pizzas (albeit controversially), this delicious tropical fruit provides unique health benefits through the production of a natural … Continue reading Pineapple Market Shows Potential
One of the most dynamic and sought-after tropical fruits on the market, limes have become a mainstay for consumers all over the globe, and demand shows no signs of slowing. However, supply is limited to a handful of locations, namely Mexico, Brazil, India, and China. Though these regions produce huge quantities of limes, events such … Continue reading As Demand for Lime Grows, New Sources Are Needed
With the possibility of a no-deal Brexit looming ominously on the horizon, fresh produce traders in the UK may find themselves looking to new regions for reliable imports that Europe may no longer be able to provide – namely Latin America. Although recent efforts to improve economic ties between Latin America and the UK have … Continue reading No-Deal Brexit: A Win for Latin American Exporters?
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) earlier this month released the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2019-2028, signalling the prospect of continued growth of Latin America’s agricultural sector for the immediate future. The report expresses confidence in agricultural exports for the region, especially in … Continue reading Expect Growth of Latin American Agriculture, Says UN
In a statement issued last Thursday, President Donald Trump praised the progress made by the Colombian government against drug trafficking. Trump praised the government’s fumigation efforts, offering words of encouragement to a nation long plagued by drug-related violence. Trump: Colombia Making Progress on Drug War Trump, whose hard-line stance on drug trafficking has had far-reaching … Continue reading Trump: Colombia Making Progress on Drug War
On Monday, Chinese president Xi Jinping announced that Chinese companies would halt the purchase of agricultural goods from the United States, creating economic uncertainty that caused the DOW to plunge 767 points, or 2.9%. The move was the latest blow struck in a trade war with increasingly severe consequences. As the trade war between the … Continue reading Trade War Creates Precarious Position