2. New Zealand News: Horticultural programme to provide new opportunities for Ngāti Hauā, Adverse event classified across the North Island after ex-tropical Cyclone Dovi, Foreign Minister co hosted Indo-Pacific Forum meeting, Pacific quarantine-free travel expands, Cargo delays force New Zealand exporters to charter private ships, Who will pick this year's record NZ kiwifruit crop?, Internet issues in Tonga pose challenge for workers trying to come to NZ, New Zealanders abroad urged to return home and pick kiwifruit, Record crops for fruit growers amid picker shortage, Court case over massive rates hike continues for gold kiwi growers Gisborne, Zespri appoints Dario Vegetti as Head of European Supply, Zespri to pay growers more 'loyalty' money after software accounting change, Onion exporter fears this season will be the worst in 30 years, Golden Bay Fruit recognised at NZIBA, Some New Zealand passion fruit growers lost up to 80% of crop to Fusarium, MOU with Lincoln University enables excellence in potato research, Pandemic boosts garlic sales, Microgreens, the 'tiny powerhouses' proving popular in New Zealand, Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association launch International Fresh Produce Association, MG Marketing Charitable Trust launches new Education Fund, Rockit rebrand scoops design awards, Scales Corporation's diversified strategy underpins strong group performance 3.International news: GAIN reports; EU is committed to help Africa raise sustainable food standards, Expect vertical farming to continue to gain credibility as a reliable food source, CAN: "Vertical farming is suitable in cities, not on farmland", Finland: From bio-waste to sustainable urban farming ecosystem through circular economy, How food can help combat racism as a chronic health condition, BBC Video: The first fully automated farms
1.Government agencies: ICPR Changes, WTO Notifications, Malaysia's economy- on the road to recovery?, Report on business with Asia,
2. New Zealand News: Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta to visit Europe for key regional and UN engagements, Sanctions implications for New Zealand businesses should Russia invade Ukraine, Little to agree on in he Waka Eke Noa proposal, China-New Zealand FTA upgrade will enter into force on April 7, Farmers to pay more for essential staff when the borders open, Bay of Plenty avocado and kiwifruit growers tally up cost of Cyclone Dovi, New Zealand kiwifruit harvest opens with RubyRed, Council appeals decision on kiwifruit, Tough times for Avocados lead to new markets, Bay of Plenty post-harvest facility completed ready for kiwifruit harvest, New Kea Fruit LP apple packhouse opens in Hawkes Bay, T&G ready for a challenging season, First apples packing that new season flavour punch, Start every day fresh, Cherry growers experience -Attracting and retaining Kiwi workers key to future of picking, Labor shortages frustrate Nelson apple harvest, Updated Tomato Pest Info sheets available, Consumer NZ finds some New Zealand olive oils to not be 100% local, Southern Fresh hydroponics puts Waikato on the map, Vertical farming may become more common in NZ, Highest monthly food price increase in five years, New Zealand software by Hectre popular with Chilean companies, TOMRA Fresh Food now operating from Field Research Centre, Fieldays still on despite Omicron uncertainty, Seeka revenue up 23% to a record $310 million
3. International news: GAIN reports; China builds 869 warehouses for supervision of imported cold-chain foods, China’s 2021 Fruit Import and Export Statistics Released, From farm to fork: EU improves the supply of organic pesticides, Kenya plans to use avocados to clear debt owed to China, Prison worker boost for horticulture, Red Tractor renews GlobalGAP affiliation, USDA files reply brief supporting organic labels on hydroponic foods, Indonesia will be an important market for Australian exporters in coming decades, Access to Fruit Logistica’s European Statistics Handbook, One Banana demands compensation from Hapag-Lloyd, Signing of MoU to standardise digitalisation of international trade, Port congestion easing up in the United States but increasing in Asia, USDA earmarks $1 billion for sustainable ag,
1.Government agencies: ICPR Changes, Organic Export Requirements for China, TBT Notifications, MFAT’s Global Trade and Economic Update for NZ Businesses – 11 February 2022
2. New Zealand News: Government invests in major horticulture project in northern Hawke’s Bay, Extra support to help farmers and growers affected by positive cases of COVID-19, Rabobank believes 2022 will be a profitable year, Chinese Omicron rules remain steadfast, Big NZ apple and pear crops come with big challenges for industry, Cyber-attack at port companies affecting Zespri's kiwifruit shipments, New exporter to distribute new apple variety, New Zealand avocado industry adjusts to changing circumstances, Urban microgreen showroom to green up Napier CBD, Import struggles cause ridiculous rose prices in NZ, Country of origin information soon to be mandatory for fresh and thawed foods in New Zealand, Leadership training Opportunity for women , Lisa Carrington partners with 5+ A Day
3. International news: The Economists comment on Free Trade and carbon tariffs, Chinese Covid policy impacts trade South East Asia, Expect market volatility for next decade, Seed breeders defence label combines healthy produce with peace of mind, Entries open for MOYA 2022, Fruit Logistica launches new digital industry platform, Hong Kong hit by veg shortage, Global container flows yet to pick up speed, Container lines: Schedule reliability dropped to 35.8% in 2021, Global container carriers prosper despite signs of rate decline, Containers trapped all over the world during Chinese New Year , “First find a container before placing and filling an order of grapes, pears or citrus”, Taiwan authorities guarantee Covid will not disrupt Kaohsiung container operations, India to set up 100 cargo terminals over the next three years, Carbon calculation tool for indoor agriculture, Global food firms among climate change progress ‘exaggerators’ – study, New environmental labelling system unveiled, An apple a day 'keeps dull skin at bay'
1. Government agencies: FYI for China, Flowering plants may hold the key to pesticide reduction, MFAT’s Global Trade and Economic Update for NZ Businesses – 4 February 2022.
2. New Zealand News: It’s hard to stay positive, Covid 19 Omicron: Horticulture, meat processors push for private RAT orders to protect supply chains, Less facetime costing NZ exporters, Meet the man who saved New Zealand's billion-dollar kiwifruit industry from disease, Managing labour demands key to boosting asparagus industry, Wet, warm weather a shocker for strawberries, Sector welcomes critical status, New Zealand policy on working holiday and skilled migrant visas too late for hort industry, Win for kiwifruit growers on Gisborne District land rates increase, NZ agritech start-up successfully raises $1.5 million in an over-subscribed capital raise, Horticulture, meat processors push for private RAT test orders, Access to RAT tests, Agricultural emissions working group not pleasing Minister, Another season with staff shortages, Pick Nelson, Coming HB apple season, Better season this year, Expect pricier veges in February, Useful information
3.International news: GAIN reports; Brussels mulls cold treatment for citrus imports, USDA introduces first market news mobile app providing access to market information, "EU's eco fuel targets have caused ‘serious’ pest problems", New commodities added as protocol markets for export from Australia to New Zealand, “Congress on the New Reality for Southern Hemisphere Fruit Exports”, Preparations for Fruit Logistica 2022 are in full swing, Global fresh produce trade association coalition to address cost increases impacting the industry, Container shipping has greatest quarter ever — with more to come, Ports of Shanghai and LA join forces to create transpacific green shipping corridor, Global container shortage to remain in place, Listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads produced by Dole, Wider range of solutions' needed for net zero, EU apple growers fear crop losses and more imports, International Union of Foodworkers signs agreement with Tesco, Sustainability labels can be effective, but need improvement, Potato milk the alternative protein trend?, "The controversy behind genome editing our food", Algae are the more efficient “plants”