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- The effect of changing quinoa prices in Bolivia: perspectives from consumers and farmers
By Jenneke van Vliet* and Freek Jan Koekoek In the first decade of the 21st century the millennial Andean food crop quinoa became known to the world as ‘superfood’: a gluten-free pseudo-cereal that contains all the essential amino-acids for human beings and a high content of proteins and minerals. As a consequence, we witnessed an … read more »
- Aliet Green from Indonesia awarded for powdered organic coconut sugar
The International Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi) in Brussels has granted the Superior Taste Award with 3 Golden Stars to the Indonesian company Aliet Green. Aliet Green is a participant in the CBI Export Coaching Programme Sustainable Food Ingredients and a client of Mercadero. The women-owned company produces certified organic food products, including coconut palm … read more »
- Peruvian quinoa harvest damaged by adverse weather
According to various industry experts, 15% to 30% of the quinoa harvest in Peru for 2017 has been destroyed by adverse weather. Mercadero therefore expects the production volume for 2017 to range between 70,000 and 86,000 tons.1 Due to extreme drought late last year and early 2017, at least 10% of the quinoa fields in … read more »
- Unstable supply stimulates new business strategies for Processed Fruit and Vegetable (PFV) industry
As a result of adverse weather the processed fruits and vegetables industry faces major challenges in the supply of raw material, and more businesses choose to take primary production in their own hands. This is one of the main trends mentioned by the expert participants during the PFV Focus Group meeting organised by CBI. Many … read more »