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Australia: Queensland fresh produce on show in Taiwan

Six Queensland producers from Australia’s Murray Darling Basin will be showcasing their produce as part of the ‘Now in Season’ campaign in Taiwan.

In a release, state Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) senior industry development officer Justin Heaven said this was an opportunity for producers to build consumer awareness and demand for Queensland vegetables.

“Producers will be selling their high quality produce through several CitySuper stores in Taiwan over 10 days, culminating with a showcase event on 14 June 2017,” Heaven said.

“This will include a range of in-store promotions, tastings and other networking activities designed to build the presence of Queensland fresh produce.

“The produce that will be showcased includes broccoli, cauliflower, onions, red cabbage, Chinese cabbage, celery, baby leaf products and fresh juice.”

He said growers would also meet with importers, distributors and retail partners to discuss export opportunities.

Heaven said Taiwan had been highlighted as a potential growth market with the total value of fresh produce imported into Taiwan reaching US$295.4 million in 2016, up from US$135.6 million the previous year.

“The Taiwan market does have strict import protocols and regulatory requirements in place, so producers considering trading with Taiwan should investigate the market requirements thoroughly,” he said.

The ‘Now In Season’ campaign is a multi-industry, multi-country integrated promotional program designed to raise awareness of the advantages of quality, safe and healthy Australian horticulture products.

Heaven leads a project that supports irrigators to develop new, high value, export oriented horticulture industries in the Queensland Murray Darling Basin to increase economic activity and employment is areas affected by irrigation water buy-backs under the Murray Darling Basin plan.

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‘Now in Season’ heads to Taiwan

Queensland vegetables take centre stage in 10-day promotional programme

Queensland-grown broccoli, cauliflower and onions are among the fresh products being showcased in Taiwan this week as part of the ‘Now in Season’ campaign.

The 10-day promotion is being run through several CitySuper stores, with the centrepiece of the campaign being an exhibition event tomorrow (14 June).

“This will include a range of in-store promotions, tastings and other networking activities designed to build the presence of Queensland fresh produce,” said Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) senior industry development officer, Justin Heaven.

“The produce that will be showcased includes broccoli, cauliflower, onions, red cabbage, Chinese cabbage, celery, baby leaf products and fresh juice. Producers will also to meet with importers, distributers and retail partners to discuss exporting opportunities.”

Taiwan has been highlighted as a potential growth market for Queensland's vegetable trade, with the value of overall fresh produce imports into Taiwan reaching A$295m (US$223m) in 2016, up from A$135,586,000 (US$103m) in 2015. Having said this, Heaven explained it was important for potential exporters to do their due diligence.

“The Taiwan market does have strict import protocols and regulatory requirements in place, so producers considering trading with Taiwan should investigate the market requirements thoroughly,” he said.

The ‘Now In Season’ campaign is a multi-industry promotional programme designed to raise awareness of the advantages of quality, safe and healthy Australian horticulture products.

Source: http://www.fruitnet.com/asiafruit Author: Matthew Jones

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Taiwan: Veg prices continue to soar

According to the Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA), vegetable prices in the Taipei local wholesale market continued to rise on Tuesday 11 Oct., increasing about 7 percent from a day earlier following persistent rain, brought by the outer periphery of Tropical Storm Aere, in recent days.

In the Taipei Fruit and Vegetable Market — the benchmark fruit and vegetable marketplace in Taiwan — the average price of vegetables rose to NT$54.3 (US$1.72) per kilogram Tuesday from NT$50.7 per kg seen a day earlier, the AFA said.
 
Constant rainfall over the past few days has badly affected vegetable production and has caused a reduction in supplies by about 2 percent to 1,305 tons Tuesday from the 1,333 tons a day earlier, according to the AFA.
 
Prices of vegetables and fruit remained on the higher side recently following damage to crops caused by typhoons Meranti and Megi Sept. 14 and 27, respectively, and persistent rainfall over the past few days, the AFA said.
 
Vegetable prices jumped about 65 percent to NT$50.1 Sept. 29 from NT$30.3 per kilogram a day earlier after Typhoon Megi, which made landfall in Taiwan Sept. 27, according to the AFA.
 
The AFA said that it will take time to restore vegetable production, and added that it expects vegetable prices to return to stable levels only by the end of this month.
 
To maintain stable supplies of vegetables, the AFA has guided farmers' groups to increase imports, with the aim of getting 6,000 tons of vegetables ready for the next 2-3 weeks, and has planned to release 1,695 tons of stockpiled cabbage, Chinese-headed cabbage and root vegetables to the markets.
 
It is also helping farmers to freeze their produce, which will be delivered to supermarkets around the country, according to the AFA.
 
Source: freshplaza.com & chinapost.com.tw

Publication date: 10/12/2016