Vladimir Pekic is a freelance journalist who writes for both IEG Policy and IEG Vu. He has many years’ experience covering a wide range of agri-food and commodity topics across Europe and Latin America.
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Chilean exports of grape must and wine will approach 1.0 billion litres this year, although this figure will probably not be exceeded, the Chilean Office for Agrarian Policies and Studies (ODEPA) has announced.
The grape juice and wine sector in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil’s largest grape producer, is planning to increase investments in 2018, following a year of lower revenues (partly due to the economic crisis).
Peruvian imports of canned peaches in syrup are up by more than 50% to 19,641 tonnes in the first 11 months of this year. This imported volume is also around 7,000 tonnes higher than the 12,700 tonnes that the country imported during the entire 2016.
Brazil’s Fundecitrus, in partnership with the University of California, Davis (UCDavis) and research institution Esalq/USP, identified a pheromone that attracts the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), the insect vector of HLB disease in Brazil.