Latin America remains the largest banana producer by far. There was a price spike early this year, but at the moment there is a large supply. This, together with the declining demand in Europe and North America, means that prices are low. Nevertheless, much is still being invested in the crop. Peru and the Dominican Republic are investing in organic farming.
In Latin America, Chile aims to export more. Brazil expects a smaller harvest and in Uruguay part of the production will be lost due to the impact of hailstorms. Mexico is striving for a protocol for a fruit fly-free region, which will open up the global market. In Argentina, the first oranges have already hit the market.
Special issue call for papers from British Food Journal. This special issue proposes a multidisciplinary reflection on a particular and rarely explored topic, concerning the role played by controversy over the sustainability (environmental, economic, social and cultural) of Localized Agrofood Systems.
This animation teachs you how to build a low cost high velocity solar grain dryer. Drying grain is important because it reduces the chance for mold growth in the grain, which will increase its storage life as well as ensuring that it will sell at a higher price.
National Geographic launches a Web portal, NatGeoFood.com , dedicated to exploring issues surrounding how we eat today and how we can provide food for all as the world’s population grows and climate change impacts growing seasons and planting zones.