Improving Safety and Quality

of the Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables

  • New
  • Tomatoe
  • Mango
  • pine
  • water-m

  onion10Onion prices have touched a five year low, with the average price that farmers could fetch being Rs 450 per quintal at the Lasalgaon APMC, which is the largest market for onions in India. The fall in price is mainly due to excessive production in the state, lack of storage and processing infrastructure and the low prices quoted by traders. Source -  Publication Date - 01/03/2017

mangoecuContinuing adverse weather this season, including severe cold and fog in the nights and high temperatures during the day, powdery mildew and anthracnose are affecting mango flowers and tender mango pods in the northern coastal districts. Source - Publication Date - 14/02/2017

carrots1Carrots are already known to be a healthy snack, but a new study shows that they may also demonstrate cancer-fighting properties. There is a massive case being made through scientific research for the benefits of antioxidant-rich foods in preventing cancers in general, the telegraph reported. A study with 417 lung cancer patient participants and 849 controls, demonstrated a strong link between lack of carrot consumption and lung cancer. Source - Publication Date - 06/02/2017

pac europaThe European Commission has started the first phase of the modernization and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy by opening a public consultation, which began yesterday and will conclude on May 2.  The Commission will take into consideration the input received in the consultation when drafting the communication project that should be submitted before the end of 2017 and will contain conclusions on the current operation of the CAP and possible policy options for the future. Source - Publication Date - 06/02/2017

vegIn September 2016 the vegetable processing sector raised concerns about potential crop losses in the main producing countries in the North of Europe as a result of exceptional rainfalls in May and June, followed by extreme heat and drought conditions in July and August 2016. Significant reductions in field yields were reported in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK for peas (31%), beans (20-25%), spinach (30%), baby carrots and Parisian carrots (37%). Source Publication Date - 06/02/2017

vegetablesThe European fresh produce import system is rather complex and changes depending on product, partner country and season. This is because the EU is the main importer, and one of the leading producers of fresh produce in the world, at the same time. What are the effects of a regime based on an Entry Price System? We asked this question to Fabio Santeramo (in the photo), professor of Agricultural Economics and Politics at the University of Foggia. Source - Publication Date - 06/02/2017