2.New Zealand News: Primary prospects bright after tough year; Partnership to reduce food and fibre sector’s environmental footprint; LeaderBrand firms down Pukekohe roots; Kiwifruit investment; Too late for cherries; There are 150,000 unemployed, so why are we short of workers?; NZ grower grow vege crops that for a range of Asian cuisines; Watermelon prices set to soar due to troubled imports; Sell-out season puts Envy™ apples on track to be billion-dollar brand; NZAPI appoints associate directors; Scientists press to put regenerative agriculture to test; Māori horticulture sector grows 300 per cent in 12 years to be worth $220m; Pest that targets several vegetables, roses here to stay
3. International news: GAIN reports; How will the Biden administration approach agricultural issues and policies?; PMA comments on EPA proposed rule on exemptions of Plant Incorporated Protectants; EU Commission willing to take more robust measures to protect CPVR; UN launches Year of Fruit & Veg; Health awareness and convenience to drive demand for fruit and vegetables in Europe; Chinese import fruit market gradually recovers after pandemic; Japan opens drive-thru strawberry picking in times of Covid; Australian Fresh produce supply chains need to be fixed’; Swedish ambition to be the first country with circular, self-sufficient communities; Biostimulants fighting drought and heath; EU funding granted for pan-European floricultural promotion campaign
1. Government agencies: Customs information on preparing for Brexit; MFAT Summary of how Brexit may affect New Zealanders; MFAT weekly global trade and economic update for New Zealand businesses; Digital preparedness
2. New Zealand News: Minister O’Connor’s Speech to Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School; New diplomatic appointments to Malaysia and Austria; Horticulture export growth continues despite pandemic disruption; NZ’s Horticultural Voice Heard at UN Food Systems Summit; Zespri signs on with Chinese state-owned firm to buy illicit SunGold kiwifruit; Seeka confirms sale of Australian kiwifruit orchards; Kiwifruit company fined $230,000 for minimum wage failure; T&G Fresh launches charity; Hastings MIQ Facility A No-brainer; Orchard wages rising thanks to worker shortage and new RSE rules may lift it further; Summerfruit industry thanks New Zealand, Strawberry prices drop 43 per cent as glut hits supermarkets; Air New Zealand set to expand international cargo operations; NZ Plant & Food scoop Science awards; Price dictators: How growers say supermarkets came to call the shots
3. International news: GAIN reports; Freshfel Europe urges EU & UK to conclude trade negotiations; CPVO releases new version of Variety Finder; The Era of Value in Supply Chains; Volumes through European ports decline by a third post Covid; Growing indoors from the heart of Mumbai city; Weather-upending La Niña is a headache for farmers around the world; Be Climate certificate can become the new organic; Soil report delivers gloomy outlook; Report urges packaging rethink; Global Berry Congress on making the business case for sustainability; Researchers look at Listeria risks in food distribution centers; Tomatoes offer affordable source of Parkinson’s disease drug
1.Government agencies: ICPR Changes, New app to identify plants at risk from myrtle rust; New database of 24,000 pests to protect New Zealand.
2. New Zealand News: Pōwhiri marks the start of a critical year for APEC; New Zealand assumes the role of Chair of APEC; Jacinda Ardern says Government open to making freshwater regulations more 'workable'; Banks warned to 'monitor emerging risks' amid horticulture labour shortage; Zespri Europe backs Hamburg Arche; Gold kiwifruit licence added to Gisborne land value; Zespri wants to establish a Kiwifruit Breeding Centre; New Te Puke kiwi test lab will create 80 jobs; South Island produce airfreighted all over the world; T&G sale and leaseback of 484 Nayland Road, Nelson; Living wage for RSE workers will probably not be matched for New Zealand laborers; Government's seasonal workers move 'not enough, but a good start'; Government stretching resources to accommodate thousands of seasonal workers through border ; New NZGAP Social Practice add-on ensures fair treatment of workers; Automation will not save New Zealand; Venture Taranaki report shows 207,000 hectares of Taranaki Land suitable for horticulture; Jerf van Beek leaves HortNZ; Timaru District Council draft district plan; New Zealand issues Tongan watermelon exporters temporary permit 3. International news: GAIN reports; EIT Food report reveals lasting impact of COVID-19 pandemic on European food behaviours; Japan passes bill to protect IP control for fruit; Russia increases fruit and vegetable imports; We're going vertical!; Vietnam’s irradiation growth; Domestic fruit becomes more popular with Chinese customers; Australian study shows change in fruit and vegetable consumption; Hong Kong's reefer advantage; International Freight Costs Soar as Container Shortage Takes Its Toll; Container shortages on the market, how does this happen?; Total Produce launches sustainability website; HTA launches Sustainability Roadmap to guide UK horticulture Health benefits of green leafy vegetables, baby greens and microgreens; New heat resistant wave apples in Spain released