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Jose Gutierrez

Jose Gutierrez joined the IEG Vu team in September 2017 as a News Analyst covering the dried fruit, nuts and spices sectors.

Originally hailing from the city of Seville in southern Spain, Jose studied at the Universities of Seville, Barcelona and Roskilde (Denmark) and worked as a journalist specializing in international trade and supply chain for the European Commission, Spanish Ministry of Trade and several magazines for over a decade, in Madrid, Barcelona and London.

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Ghana's plan to promote local cashew process

The Ghana’s government wants to change its tax policy to promote local cashew processing, according to a Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) annnouncement. 

Cashews Ghana

Increase in Chinese essential oil prices

The Chinese wage and environmental policies are pushing up prices in its national essential oil industry, according to a recent market report by UK flavour house Treatt.
Essential Oils China

New information service for Guinea Bissau's cashews

The Guinea Bissau’s National Cashew Agency (ANCA) will use a new market information service for cashew marketing from March 2018, when the harvest will take place in the country.

Cashews Guinea-Bissau

Azerbaijan knocks on hazelnut market's door

The Azerbaijan government’s plan to export national hazelnut crop is having a good outcome: the projected 2017 exports will increase by 27% to 18,900 tonnes in comparison to the previous year, according to Azerbaijan Hazelnut Export Consortium (AHEC). 
Hazelnuts Azerbaijan

Notable increase in US almond shipments

Californian almonds shipments have increased by 4,97% to 834 million pounds from January to November 2017, compared with the same period in the previous month, according to The Almond Board of California (ABC).

Almonds United States

Strong productivity decline in traditional Vietnamese pepper producers

The Vietnamese Pepper Association (VPA) has discovered that the productivity of traditional Vietnamese producers declined around 30-50%, after doing a survey of the crop situation in the two main pepper growing regions, Dong Nai and Ba Ria-Vung, in November 2017. The research team analysed 60% of the plantations’ total area (around 22,000 hectares).

Pepper Vietnam
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