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Paul Smits is freelance journalist die werkt in opdracht van onder andere De Boomkwekerij

Dead flowers provide relief in Ecuador

The flowers that were lost during the unrest in Ecuador last October, are now going to be used for the Dead Flower Project. The...

Dode Ecuadoraanse bloemen als pleister op de wonde

Bloemen die verloren gegaan zijn tijdens de oktoberonrust in Ecuador worden ingezet in het Dead Flower Project.  In gedroogde vorm worden ze tot half...

‘The number of flowers brought to the market is huge’

Carlos Proaño of Azaya Gardens grows roses at an 11-ha farm in Ecuador. He’s noticed an increase in competition and supply. “That doesn’t help...

Ecuadorean floriculture recovering from nursery attacks

The recent unrest in Ecuador came to an end when a deal was made on Monday 14 October. The protests against the economic measures...

32 nurseries in Ecuador attacked by protesters

In the ongoing turmoil in Ecuador, 32 nurseries near the capital city of Quito were attacked by protesters last Monday. Employees were forced to...

32 kwekerijen in Ecuador aangevallen door demonstranten

Bij de onrust in Ecuador zijn maandag in de buurt van hoofdstad Quito 32 kwekerijen aangevallen door demonstranten. Personeel werd gedwongen te stoppen met...

Unrest in Ecuador affects flower exports

The turmoil in Ecuador, sparked by the abolition of the fuel subsidies among other things, is also affecting the flower sector. Last Thursday, less...

Enorme onrust in het land treft bloemenexport Ecuador

De onrust naar aanleiding van onder meer de afschaffing van subsidie op brandstof in Ecuador treft ook de bloemensector. Die kon donderdag minder dan...

Tessa operates on the basis of their own strengths

Ecuadorean Tessa Corp grows roses of high quality at high altitude, as they like to say. Tessa is a big player and their numbers...

’Bij nieuwe pachtwet is meetbaarheid bodemgebruik lastig’

De pachtwetgeving wordt gemoderniseerd. Hierbij wordt onder andere meer belang gehecht aan goede bodemkwaliteit. De meetbaarheid hiervan wordt lastig, verwachten deskundigen. In de toekomstige nieuwe...

How do South-American growers ensure the bills are paid?

Ensuring the bills are paid. A company might be getting great orders, but if it turns out you’re dealing with defaulters or fraudsters, it...

Flower export Colombia goes up to $1,500 million

In 2018 Colombia was the second largest flower exporter in the world. The export value of Colombian flowers was $1,500 million. In 2017, Colombia...

Royal Flowers: We want to stay ahead

Quality, innovation and sustainability are some of the key words for Royal Flowers in Ecuador. That’s how they want to differentiate themselves from all...

Wisselende ervaringen met waterschappen tijdens droogte

De LTO Vakgroep Bomen en Vaste planten heeft kwekers opgeroepen knelpunten te melden in de samenwerking met waterschappen tijdens de droogte. Het doel is...

Patricia de Vries: ‘Economic growth in Andean region increases interest from Dutch businesses’

Since last year, the Netherlands has had an Agricultural Counsellor in one of the most important horticultural areas: the Andean countries of Colombia, Ecuador...

Geen nieuwe cao per 1 augustus

Door onenigheid deze week tussen werkgevers en vakbonden komt er geen nieuwe Cao Open Teelten per 1 augustus.  De onderhandelingen zijn afgebroken en er...
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