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Australia: Exporter Guide Annual 2009

Australia is a prosperous, politically and economically stable, industrialized nation. Per capita GDP is approximately US$44,400, comparable to major industrialized western countries. Australian economic growth has slowed as a result of the GFC. Real GDP growth eased to 2.3 percent in 2008 and 1.5...
Lindy Crothers

Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts, 2010

This file contains preliminary and annual summaries of acreage, yield, production, use, price and value by states of the noncitrus fruit and nut crop by state.

Manual de Buenas Prácticas Laborales para la Agricultura Chilena

    Este Manual de Buenas Prácticas Laborales tiene como objetivo contribuir sistematizar la información existente, aunar criterios e incorporar principios básicos de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial, factores que hoy en día constituyen elementos claves para...
Fundación para el Desarrollo Frutícola, Chile
Fundación para el Desarrollo Frutícola, Chile

Taiwan - Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

Characteristics of the Taiwan Fruit Market Among the world's highest per capita consumption of fresh fruit -- about 132 kg/ person Imports as a percentage of total domestic fruit consumption -- 13% by value/15% by volume Taiwan consumer preference for fruit: "the sweeter, the...
Amy Chang
Chien Hsueh

Russian Federation - Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

In MY 2011 (July/June), Russia remained the largest importer of apples and pears in the world with a combined total of 1,621,860 MT of fruit. Fruit sales in general are on a long term steady increase in Russia. In 2012, however, per capita fruit consumption in Russia was in par with 2011 and...
Svetlana Ilyina

Agricultural Cost of Capital Calculator

The Agricultural Cost of Capital Calculator is an easy to use and flexible tool for comparing short-term (trade credit, credit cards), intermediate term (machinery and equipment purchases), and long-term (real estate investments) financing alternatives. Users Guide for the Agricultural Cost of...
Jeffrey R. Stokes
Jayson K. Harper
The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

NAFTA at 15: Building on Free Trade

An extended analysis of the 14-year implementation process. During this time, the agricultural sectors of Canada, Mexico, and the United States have become much more integrated and trading among these countries has grown dramatically.
Steven Zahniser
Zachary Crago
USDA Economic Research Service

Trade and Development When Exports Lack Diversification: A Case Study from Malawi

Developing countries, particularly those that depend heavily on a small number of agricultural exports, are vulnerable to domestic and international shocks. These countries often have difficulty achieving sustained economic growth. This analysis uses Malawi, a country that earns most of its...
Suresh Chand Persaud
Birgit Gisela Saager Meade
USDA Economic Research Service

Business opportunities in the Ethiopian fruit and vegetable sector

The successful experience of the Ethiopian floriculture sector has caught the attention of future investors. This article examines the potential of the fruit and vegetable export sector. Ethiopia has excellent conditions for horticulture production and a strong support from the government. Within...
Rolien C. Wiersinga
André de Jager
LEI Wageningen UR

Imports From China and Food Safety Issues

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) increased attention to food imports from China is an indicator of safety concerns as imported food becomes more common in the United States. U.S. food imports from China more than tripled in value between 2001 and 2008. Addressing safety risks...
Fred Gale
Jean C. Buzby
USDA Economic Research Service