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Market trends for organic food

Are South African growers missing out? By Anna Mouton Global sales of organic food increased to nearly 110 billion euros in 2019. The positive impact of COVID-19 on the demand for organic food is expected to translate into even better…

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Lessons learnt from organic farming

Lessons learnt from two decades of organic stone fruit production, by Anna Mouton. Good things are said to be hard to find — and this is certainly true of organic growers of deciduous fruit in South Africa. Consumer demand for…

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Understanding a brave new consumer world

By Elise-Marie Steenkamp The impact of COVID-19 on the world, economy, and consumers can be equated to a meteor hitting earth. It has changed everything, but will those changes have a lasting effect? Local consumer reports indicate that people avoid…

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Interpera 2019: Millennials are pear lovers!

The Interpera International Pear Congress took place in Tours, France from the 25th to 27th of June 2019.  This congress was organized by AREFLH (Assembly of European Horticultural Regions) and the French Apple and Pear Association.  The Congress included a…

Travelling Pear

The chronicles of the travelling pear

Written by Grethe Bestbier One Forelle pear, a strange looking lump, a funny smell, and 1 506 kilometers. This is the story of a single pear’s journey across the country and one company’s dedication to science and the deciduous fruit…

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