Fruit & veg

European farmers group Copa-Cogeca has called on the EC to hike the number of fruit & veg products covered by its support package for growers affected by the Russian trade embargo.

The package enables products to be withdrawn and distributed freely to charities or for non-food uses, and has been extended into 2016.

While welcoming the extension, Copa-Cogeca secretary general Pekka Pesonen said the EC should increase the list of products covered.