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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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Brazil hikes cashew crop estimate

Brazil’s statistics agency IBGE raised its national cashew nut production estimate to 133,900 tonnes in in its latest monthly report, up 9.8% from the 122,662 tonnes it predicted in the previous month.

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Hydrological crisis ‘unsustainable’ for Chilean growers

More than 87% of sampled fruit growers in Chile have told the country’s fruit growers’ federation Fedefruta that the hydrological situation that they face is either “unsustainable” or “fragile”, according to the results of a new Fedefruta survey.

Chile Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Argentinean dairies hopeful of industry's revival after presidential election

Milk producers in Argentina are hoping that the recent election of centre-left President Alberto Fernández could bring an end to the crippling austerity programme which has put the dairy industry into "the deepest crisis on record".

Argentina Milk

ITN Grupa acquires Serbian processor Budimka

The fourth public auction for bankrupt Serbian fruit juice, jam and frozen fruit processor Budimka from Pozega ended successfully this week after frozen fruit and vegetable processor ITN Grupa from Kosjeric offered to pay RSD212.7 million (USD2.0 mln) for Serbia’s one-time largest fruit processing company.

Serbia Frozen Foods

Figures of Brazilian tomato crop released

Brazil’s statistics agency IBGE has announced that the country’s [fresh and industrial] tomato growers harvested 4.08 million tonnes of the vegetable from a total acreage of 58,104 hectares, up by 1.8% in volume terms from IBGE’s previous monthly estimate for the 2019 crop.

Brazil Canned & Tomato Products

Chilean blueberry exports to increase

Chile’s blueberry sector is optimistic for its prospects during the impending blueberry season as local analysts expect exportable volumes to increase 3.5% to over 115,000 tonnes.

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