International Trade of Fruit and Vegetables

The State of Sustainable Markets

The first global data report on fast-growing voluntary sustainability standards outlines the share of bananas, cocoa, coffee, cotton, forestry, palm oil, soybeans, cane sugar and tea in 14 major standards. The report is based on a partnership between the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (...
Julia Lernoud
Jason Potts
Gregory Sampson
Vivek Voora
Helga Willer
Joseph Wozniak
International Trade Centre

Improving Africa’s cotton value chain for Asian markets

Stronger ties between African cotton producers/ginners and Asian buyers can improve the market positioning of African cotton.The African-Asian cotton trade has great potential. This study examines African challenges to improve along the value chain to meet Asia’s growing demand. It reviews...
Mariem Nouar
Matthias Knappe
Eric Buchot
Yvan Decreux
Mondher Mimouni
Julia Spies
International Trade Centre

Climate change and the coffee industry

Paper focusing on the contribution of the coffee value chain to climate change and the effects of climate change on global coffee production with particular reference to smallholder coffee producers in developing and least developed countries – reviews the opportunities to mitigate greenhouse...
Hein Jan van Hilten
Alexander Kasterine
Dominic Stanculescu
Morten Scholer
International Trade Centre

Climate Change and the Agri-Food Trade

Climate change is reducing the competitiveness of agricultural exports from developing countries as far apart as Peru and Uganda, according to an ITC survey of agri-food exporters in these countries.The exporters call on their governments to integrate climate change into long-term, sector-specific...
Stephan Slingerland
Jessica Yearwood
Fernando Cilloniz
Alan Fairlie
Michael Rodríguez
Katarina Nossal
Semhar Mebrahtu
Aaban Butt
Hilde de Beule
Christophe Durande
Julie Karami-Dekens
Marius Keller
Alexander Kasterine
International Trade Centre

From niche to mainstream – Halal Goes Global

The halal food sector is estimated to be a trillion-dollar global market, based on the preferences of an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world.This publication is the first to provide an overview of the global halal food and beverage market. It contains trade data, outlines consumer trends...
Abdalhamid Evans
Sadiq Syed
International Trade Centre

Sustainable Sourcing: Markets for Certified Chinese Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

  This study reviews the global market for sustainably wild-collected botanical ingredients from China. China produces many plant-based herbal medicines and ingredients, consumed within China and worldwide. The study promotes recognition and implementation of sustainable wild-collection...
Josef Brinckmann
International Trade Centre

Spotting Products with Export Potential

Countries have room for export growth in non-traditional markets, according to an ITC assessment of 64 developing countries’ export opportunities in European, South-South and regional markets. African and Latin American countries find potential to export ‘traditional’ products (...
Yvan Decreux
International Trade Centre

Niche Markets for Coffee: Specialty, Environment, and Social Aspects

Abstract Paper focusing on environmental and social aspects of the international coffee trade targeted at producers, exporters and others involved in the promotion of higher quality and sustainable coffee – describes the scope and trends for specialty coffee in the United States, Japan, and...
Hein Jan van Hilten
International Trade Centre

Export Programme Agro-Food Central America 2012-2017

Summary The signing of new Free Trade Agreements between the European Union and several Central American governments gave CBI the push it needed to launch an intensive Export Programme for the region’s agro-food sector in 2012. The first of its kind, the programme aims at enabling around 70...
Femke de Jong, Programme Manager
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

China - Raisin Annual 2015

  China is the world’s third largest producer of raisins behind the United States and Turkey. Post forecasts China’s MY2015/16 raisin production at 190,000 tons, an increase of 5 percent over USDA’s MY2014/15 official estimate. The increase is driven by the greater...
Chris Frederick
Crystal Tang
Wu Bugang
USDA-GAIN