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Dates with destiny: CBI helps Jordanian date farmers to grow, with new market opportunities

"We never planted a palm tree in our life,” exclaims Omar Khalifeh, grinning, as he tells us the short history of the date farm he runs with his brother Mohammed. The land in the Jordan Valley belonged to his family long before he was born. He and his brother are both agricultural engineers, so they weren’t exactly novices when it came to cultivating vegetables or fruits.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Lebanon

Do you have a Fresh Fruits & Vegetables business in Lebanon? Are you interested in exporting to different international markets? If you are, CBI’s Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Lebanon project offers you good opportunities:

Agrofood Moldova

In Moldova, CBI is implementing an export promotion project in the Moldovan agrofood sector.

What is the demand like for fresh fruit and vegetables in the European market?

Europe has a large and mature market for fresh fruit and vegetables with stable demand overall. The need for year-round availability and the interest in new exotic produce maintain Europe’s continuous dependence on external suppliers. You can find most opportunities in the off-season and in the growing demand for berries, avocados, watermelons and sweet potatoes, among others. The competition is often fierce in these products and the ever stricter requirements, especially in northern Europe, put pressure on you as an exporter.

Exporting fresh fruit and vegetables to Germany

Germany imported 10.9 billion euros’ worth of fresh produce in 2017. Most of it is sold through a consolidated number of supermarkets and discounters that maintain high quality standards. At the same time, Germany also offers ample opportunities for exporters to reach specialized, ethnic or independent stores and food services via wholesalers. As an exporter from a developing country, you have the choice to supply the German market directly or use international traders in the Netherlands or Belgium.

Exporting fresh persimmons to Europe

Persimmons are relatively new on the European market. In Northern Europe, the persimmon can even be considered an exotic fruit, but its consumption is growing steadily and consumers are getting more used to its taste. Spain is the dominant supplier of persimmons to the European market, holding great sway over it. The summer months offer the best window of opportunities for exporters from developing countries, especially when Spanish supplies end for the season.

Fruit Logistica, Berlin, Germany

From 6 - 8 February 2019 companies from across the entire fresh produce sector – from global players to small and medium-sized companies and organisations from all over the world - will again be present in Berlin. The entire spectrum of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector.

CBI market intelligence data used for BBC news item on avocado from Kenya

Proud to read that BBC used our market intelligence data for their news item on rising export numbers of avocado from Kenya to Europe!

It is not every day that we see our market intelligence data appear in the media. In this BBC-article ‘Kenyans cash in on avocado craze’, CBI-data was used to showcase the rising export numbers of avocado’s from Kenya to Europe.  


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