Challenges for the fresh produce industry in Africa
Over the past few weeks, incidents such as the Ebola crisis in Africa or the Russian embargo on the U.S., the E.U. and Australia, as well as other problems, have had a great impact on trade for some of the world’s emerging economies. This was one of the topics discussed at the recent Cool Logistics Conference in Rotterdam.
On the issue of citrus black spot, Citrus Growers Association EU envoy Deon Joubert affirms that about 1 million people in South Africa with an income of 8 billion Rand rely on this industry, which has a huge European focus. “South Africa’s goal now is to show that what we can be trusted to do what we are best at: to export healthy food at an affordable price.”