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Fruitlogistica 2010

Fruitlogistica 2010In the beginning of February annual trade show Fruitlogistica 2010 took place in Berlin. This show is a central meeting place for those involved in European market of fresh produce. Amongst exhibitors and visitors it was possible to find virtually everybody involved in this trade: seed suppliers, growers, packers, exporters, transport agents, equipment manufacturers.
Geographic scope of this show was also wide: all continents were present at the show by more than 2000 exhibitors from more than 80 countries. Exhibitors were divided into halls according to nationality and field of business – for example, equipment and seeds manufacturers were traditionally located in 3 halls by the South entrance. Continue reading Fruitlogistica 2010

Notes on Greek citrus

Greece is a beautiful country, with warm climate suitable for growth of many fruits: oranges, mandarins, kiwi, apples and, of course, various stone fruits. Here are my short notes from a trip I’ve made there about a month ago.

The area where I was heading – Argolis – is located on South of Greece, about 180 km from Athens. Half of the way is by new highway, renovated and rebuilt for the Olympic games, while last 30 kms are through typical Greek intercity roads, crossing many villages. The roads are so narrow at some points that two trucks can hardly pass each other, almost touching village houses with their mirrors. In all places, the quality of road surface was very good, so it took me only 2 hours from the Athens airport to the Nafplion area. Continue reading Notes on Greek citrus