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  1. 2015-04-28 Recent growth in global commodity prices, as well as expansion of domesticand export markets among emerging economies, translates to new and better opportunities for smallholder farmers in the developing world to access these markets. Increased production of high value horticulture crops in...
  2. 1999-01-01 The cashew, Anacardium occidentale, is a resilient and fast-growing evergreen tree that can grow to a height of 20 m (60 ft). It belongs to the family Anacardiaceae, which also contains poison ivy and the mango. Native to arid northeastern Brazil, the cashew was taken around the world by the...
  3. The establishment of the WTO gives opportunities to all countries to benefit from greater access to world markets. The global trade is expanding rapidly and significantly due to increase in consumer demands linked to growing education and awareness of consumers, internationalization of tastes and...
  4. Abstract, United Nations, 2018 This paper explores the relationship between trade, trade liberalization and exports diversification in developing countries. The paper uses nonparametric and parametric techniques in a sample of 144 developing countries over the period 1970-2015. The non-parametric...
  5. Abstract,Institute of Development Studies, 2017 This ten-day rapid review provides an annotated bibliography of empirical literature on the relationship between standards and developing country trade. The review has two objectives: (i) to present the state of the evidence on sectors in which...
  6. Abstract, Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society, 2013 Mangos (Mangifera indica L.) constitute the second largest export crop for Haiti, but little more than 20% of all mangos harvested are shipped by exporters. Rejection rates along the distribution chain are very high because of...
  7. 2015-01-01 Wayne G. Ganpat and Wendy-Ann P. Isaac Faculty of Food and Agriculture, The University of the West Indies St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago At present, a grave concern facing the Caribbean is the creation of sustainable food production systems. Over the past four decades, the increasing...
  8. 2009-10-20 Under EU [European Union] legislation, any food that has not been commonly eaten in Europe prior to 1997 is classified as a ‘novel food’ and must gain special approval before it can be used in products for the European market
  9. In developing countries agriculture is the mainstay of the economy. As such, it should be no surprise that agricultural industries and related activities can account for a considerable proportion of their output. Of the various types of activities that can be termed as agriculturally based, fruit...
  10. 2015-10-20 Foodborne disease matters for development. It is a major public health problem. It presents a barrier to countries that wish to export and to smallholder farmers who wish to sell produce in high value domestic markets. It is also a major concern of consumers. Most of the known health burden of...
  11. Abstract, World Bank, 2004 The proliferation and increased stringency of food safety and agricultural health standards is a source of concern among many developing countries. These standards are perceived as a barrier to the continued success of their exports of high-value agro-food products...
  12. Effective management during the postharvest period, rather than the level of sophistication of any given technology, is the key in reaching the desired objectives. While large scale operations may benefit from investing in costly handling machinery and high-tech postharvest treatments, often...
  13. 2015-01-20 This report features the work of five distinguished specialists in agricultural economics. Shenggen Fan from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) begins with an examination of trends in global food security. Fan’s chapter is followed by analysis by Piñeiro and Myers of the...
  14. Update your food safety and food defense program components to ensure FSMA compliance. All FDA-registered US food manufacturing facilities, as well as facilities located in foreign countries that export to the United States, must update food safety and food defense programs to meet new...