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Harvesting: Manual vs. Mechanical – Impact on co-products [Full subscriber]

Lomé Conventions between the European Economic Community and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries were in force from 1975 to 2000. In 2000 the convention was renewed under the name of the Cotonou Convention. These agreements greatly facilitated exports from ACP countries to the EEC/EU. The most significant advantage was for sugar: the EEC/EU domestic market price was 2 to 3 times higher than the world market price. (Laaksonen et al., 06-20). This Sugar Protocol was terminated on 30th Sept. 2009 but a six year transition period was introduced during which guaranteed prices decreased and finally disappeared in 2015. (Garcia-Duran…

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