Agribusiness - Market Prices, Marketing Research, International Trade, Entrepreneurship

Manejo de Conflictos

  Carmen, la nueva capataz, acaba de sentirse rechazada por Carlos, el mecánico. Hoy, lunes, le solicitó a Carlos que trabajara un par de horas extraordinarias el próximo viernes por la tarde, pero Carlos se negó. Ella quedó con la duda, Carlos se opuso...
Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California

Empowerment and Delegation

  Shared decision making can improve the quality an acceptance of decisions, bolster worker motivation and self-esteem, increase sense of ownership and improve interpersonal relations with employees. But it is not always easy to delegate. A farmer wondered why his workers came directly to him...
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California

Product Factsheet Tropical Fruit in Finland

  Finland is a relatively small EU market for off-season fruit and vegetables. In 2011 Finland imported 84 thousand tonnes tropical fruit with the value of €78 million. The food retail market in Finland is highly concentrated. Almost all fresh fruit, including tropical, and vegetables are...
CBI Market Intelligence
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Chilli Peppers in Europe

  The European market for fresh chilli peppers is a specialised market, which is supplied primarily by producers in Southern Europe, Turkey and Northern Africa. Opportunities can be found in specific varieties.  The chilli pepper is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum. Red...
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CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Stone Fruit in Europe

  The European import value of stone fruit from developing countries increased annually until 2013, but slowed down in 2014 due to the Russian embargo. Developing countries mainly supply Europe counter-seasonal in winter months, because Southern European countries produce lots of stone fruit....
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CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Las Relaciones Interpersonales en el Trabajo

  Las relaciones interpersonales en el trabajo (y fuera, también) constituyen un papel crítico en una empresa agrícola. Aunque la calidad de las relaciones interpersonales en sí no bastan para incrementar la productividad, sí pueden contribuir...
Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California

Supervisory Power

    Interpersonal relations at work (and away, too) serve a critical role in the development and maintenance of trust and positive feelings in a farm organization. Although the quality of interpersonal relationships alone is not enough to produce worker productivity, it can...
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California

The Netherlands Horticulture Market

  This report examines the Dutch trade of horticultural products as defined by HS Chapters 06 Live trees and plants, Chapter 07 Vegetable products, and Chapter 08 Edible fruits and nuts. World trade in these products reached $173 billion in 2015. The Netherlands, a global player, had a 13%...
Susan Phillips
USDA GAIN

CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Papayas in Europe

  The papaya is a typical exotic fruit within the European market, grown in tropical areas. It is not a common fruit in Europe, as it is in most tropical countries. For the first time in five years, EU imports in 2014 were considerably higher than the usual 30,000 tonnes. Innovation in...
CBI Market Intelligence
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Okra in Europe

  Okra is an exotic vegetable in Europe and is consumed mostly by people of African, Caribbean and Asian origin. The main market is the United Kingdom, due to its large Asian and African population. Okra is expected to become more mainstream, providing opportunities for exporters from...
CBI Market Intelligence
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs