Bananas

India: Banana shipments trending up
Bananas have been arriving in droves in the city after rain in parts of central and western regions of the state in the last two weeks. Banana farmers have decided on an early harvest hoping for decent returns as any delay in harvest would only mean further drops in prices. Due to the high volume prices are.....

Deadly spider found in Lidl bananas
A spider originating from Brazil was found at a Lidl supermarket in Rotenurg, Lower Saxony on Saturday. A local shopper was shocked to discover the spider when shopping. According to reports, it scuttled out of the banana packaging leading employees to close off the area and alerting the authorities. A.....


Peru: Organic banana crops affected by lack of rainfall
Peru is starting to take a share of the international market with its organic bananas, just when the demand for this product is reaching one of its highest peaks. The rising demand for organic foods by younger consumers is a growing trend and it is a strategic moment for the development of crops that respond.....

Myanmar's ag sector invites Filipino investments
A Myanmar agriculture magnate has invited Filipino firms to explore potential investment opportunities in the country. Myanmar’s Yoma Strategic Holdings Co. Ltd (YSHCL) Agriculture Group Chairman, Tin Htut Oo, assured Filipino companies that, starting next year, Myanmar will be a highly favorable investment.....

Ecuador to set the price of bananas next week
According to Carol Chejab, the undersecretary of Marketing at Magap, since producers and exporters were unable to reach an agreement to set the new price of bananas, that will apply starting January 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture will set them.Eduardo Ledesma, the executive director of the Association of.....

India: Orange & banana prices plummet
The adverse effects of demonetisation are continuing in India. Banana growers and traders are suffering in Tiruchi, a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, as the prices of the fruit have plummeted due to farmers trying to sell their produce as quickly as possibles. Orange prices have also crashed in Pune.....

Armenia: Banana price drops
According to the Ketrin Group (a large banana importer), the price of bananas has fallen in Armenia due to a drop in market prices in Ecuador, the prime global banana exporter. Their claim counters press reports that the price of bananas will rise in the run-up to New Year’s festivities.Ketrin Group.....


Dominican Republic: Banana growers tally losses
According to Dominican Banana Association (Adobanano) president Simeón Ramírez, Northwest Line banana growers place the losses from flooded plantations at RD$2.1 billion. The figure has been confirmed by National Agricultural Producers Confederation (Confenagro) director Hecmilio GalvánRamirez said some.....

Qatar-Ecuador bilateral trade growing rapidly
Over the last few year, a rapid growth in Qatar-Ecuador bilateral trade has been noted. The two-way trade volume is expected to witness a sharp jump of over 60 percent in 2016 compared to last year, according to Kabalan Abisaab, the Ambassador of Ecuador to Qatar.Given the wide-range of opportunities of.....

Armenia: Committee comes to the aid of banana importer
Armenia’s State Revenue Committee has helped an importer, who faced obstacles when bringing bananas to Armenia from Russia, the press office of the committee reported on Monday 21 Nov.According to the press release, unidentified men were trying to bar this person from importing bananas, but the committee put.....

Mexico: Bananas sold at a loss in Michoacan
Guillermo Chavez Gomez, the manager of Michoacan's Banana Product System Committee, said that producers needed to be more integrated and that they needed to work on an alternative, such as selling their fruit through a specialized office, to market their fruit at a better price.He said that producers were.....