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Signapore ag authority says durians safe to eat after insecticide rumours

Durian lovers in Singapore can eat the pungent fruit without fear, as the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has dispelled rumours that suggested there were high levels of insecticide in Malaysia's Musang King durians or Mao Shan Wang durians.In a Facebook post on Tuesday night (Nov 21), the AVA said.....

Australia: Williamtown residents want answers over contaminated mangoes

The NSW Food Authority has dodged questions over why people in Williamtown’s red zone can buy contaminated produce at the supermarket, but cannot eat contaminated produce grown at home.It comes after trays of mangoes from an interstate contamination zone were wheeled out at supermarkets across the region this.....

Daniel Bustamante Canny from Agrícola Cerro Prieto

Peru and Colombia join forces to have year-round avocado supply

"We have joined forces with avocado producing company Fruty Green in Colombia. Having a Peruvian avocado supply and a Colombian supply, is as close as we can get to have a year-round supply.  This commercial agreement allows us to serve our clients for 10 months, from September till June. We can.....

Costa Rica eases entry requirements for Mexican avocados

Costa Rica will receive Hass avocados from Mexico in containers, as long as they come certified as free from sunspot or that they come from areas that have been certified free from this pest.This follows on from a decision adopted by the State Phytosanitary Service (SFE) that was notified in mid-October to the.....

New Italian product: sweet, golden Dori kiwis enter Shanghai

The new Italian golden Dori kiwis have reached Shanghai, and have already attracted interest from fruit dealers who are looking for golden kiwis.Dori kiwisDori kiwis in a warehouse in ShanghaiMr. Giampaolo Dal Pane, Mr. Alberto Raviolo and Mr. Kevin Au Yeung, representatives of Dori Consortium Europe, are very.....

The Kent variety will be dispatched in the first week of December

Peru plans to export 180,000 tons of mango this season

The general manager of the Peruvian Association of Producers and Exporters of Mango (APEM), Juan Carlos Rivera Ortega, stated that Peru was expected to export 180 thousand tons of fresh mango in the current 2017/2018 campaign, which would represent a slight increase compared to 179 thousand tons it dispatched.....

"Mollar pomegranate prices are again under growing pressure this year"

While the popularity of pomegranates has grown globally, the acreage devoted to the crop has also been quickly expanding. Spain has gone from producing in just a few specific areas, such as Elche and Murcia, to having plantations across the entire Mediterranean basin, Andalusia and Extremadura.Until a few.....

Spain: Kaki prices fall below production costs

Kakis were one of the few crops that were still yielding profitable margins to their producers, but prospects for this year's campaign are not as good, judging by the collapse of prices at origin. In fact, the Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) claims that for the first time since the cultivation of.....

Spain: Mango-flavoured gin created in Andalusia

The first mango-flavoured gin in the world has just been launched; a revolution following on from the pink-coloured strawberry-flavoured gin. This new beverage, which will bring the flavours of the Tropic to its drinkers, shares the spirit of two companies: Trops, a leader in the production and marketing of.....

Europe demands 200% more Michoacan avocados

On 19 November, in a festive environment featuring extraordinary cuisine, Pascual Sigala Páez, Rural Development and Agro-food Secretary of the Government of Michoacan, opened the First Avocado Fair in Aputzio de Juárez. At the event, he announced that the municipality produces over 12 thousand tonnes, which.....

Costa Rica: "We don't see a solution to the Mexican avocado conflict this year"

Costa Rica's Hass avocado lovers could receive good news regarding the return of this Mexican product.Costa Rican consumers, who haven't been able to enjoy this product since May 2015, might soon enjoy this product again, as the conflict between both countries could be solved in the near future.The State.....

New Zealand could soon export fresh avocados to China with new protocol

New Zealand hopes to be exporting fresh avocados to China soon after talks to meet regulatory requirements.A protocol has been signed between the Ministry for Primary Industries and China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.AQSIQ will audit New Zealand's system for.....

"Top Delicacy" kiwis enter Northern China

"Xiuwen county has a unique geographical environment. It does not have severe winters or extremely hot summers. Its yellow soil is acidic, leading experts to call it one of the most suitable kiwi production regions in the world. Our Top Delicacy kiwis are grown here in Xiuwen, Guizhou," explains an employee of.....

"Chinese consumers become smarter about buying avocados"

"Unlike most fruits, avocados ripen after the harvest. During the harvest, they are not yet ripe, and their skin is still green. Avocados of different ripeness all have different colors and tastes. In order to let consumers understand this, we have launched several different packs with avocados at varying.....

Peruvian pineapples prepared for Europe, USA and Japan

The Frunature company of the Association of Pineapple producers from VRAEM, have obtained the organic certification provided by a Certification Body of National Organic Production, which will allow them to have a competitive advantage to supply the international market, stated the Commission of Promotion of.....

China: The debut of Panzhihua mangoes in Macao

After having travelled 2,000 kilometres, the sweet mangoes from Panxihua have arrived in Hong Kong. On the afternoon of 13, November, the mango promotion event took place in Hong Kong. The beautiful-looking and good-tasting mangoes from Panzhihua were highly praised. On 16,November, there will be another.....

Malaysian Durian Festival

Officials deny claims of 20 containers of "Musang King' being rejected by China

China has yet to allow Malaysia to import whole durians into the country, it was clarified today.China, however, gave special permission for the import of 3.8 tonnes of durians, with their shells, for use during the Malaysian Durian Festival 2017 held in Nanning from Nov 3-5.This was stated in a statement.....

South American tropical fruit successfully planted in Gaza Strip

After ten years of care and monitoring, the Ministry of Agriculture of Gaza has achieved a new success with the planting of the tropical fruit feijoa, which was originally grown in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. The project started 10 years ago in a testing station in the city of Khan Younis, south of the.....

Spain: Tropical sector to have 60% less water for irrigation

We already know some of the measures that are going to be carried out in La Axarquía to tackle the impacts of drought. What is raising the most concerns right now is the 60 percent drop in the supply of water for irrigation in La Axarquía, mostly because of the impact this could have on the subtropical fruit.....

Progress in negotiations on avocado exports from Jalisco to China

The Mexican Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASICA) reported on their website on November 6th that the technological task force of the Chinese quality inspection office has investigated 4 plantations and 2 packaging factories of Aguacate Hass pears from Jalisco state in.....

China: Promotion of mangoes from Panzhihua held in Hong Kong

On the afternoon of November 13th, the people's government of the city Panzhihua (south Sichuan) organized the promotional event 'Sunny Flavor, River Fragrance Mangos' to introduce their local brand into Hong Kong. They promoted and demonstrated their new image of a 'sunny flower village and a healthy scenic.....

Chilean cherries, blueberries and avocados showcased at FHC China 2017

The Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX) united with Chilean chef Ricardo Gonzalez to stage a special event showcasing the best of the country’s cherries, blueberries and avocados during the Food and Hotel China (FHC China) 2017 trade exhibition, which took place in Shanghai from 14-16 November.ASOEX.....

Taiwan holds workshop to lift pineapple production

Taiwan Technical Mission and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, natural Resources and Co-operatives of Saint Lucia held the Pineapple Production Workshop in Roseau on November 14th, 2017.More than 50 farmers and extension officers attended the event to learn new agricultural know-how to.....

Second batch of Cambodian dragon fruit heading to China next week

Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), a Vietnamese conglomerate that operates in property, mining, commercial agriculture and hydro power, will make its second official export of dragon fruit next week from its plantations in Ratanakkiri province, a company representative said.The company is currently harvesting its.....

Samuel Borlu, Gold Coast Fruits

Ghana: "Minimum pineapple price on markets is quite bad."

Ghana’s pineapple trade to its North is experiencing tough times this season. There’s a lot of competition in the market. This is ultimately bringing down the prices of pineapples and causes unfair market pricing for Africa (Ghana), making it difficult for producers and traders of the fruit.According to Samuel.....

China: Xiamen port is the leading importer of longans

The Xiamen Entry-Exit Inspection And Quarantine Bureau has reported that since 2017, Xiamen Port has imported 17,800 tons of longan worth 26,500,000 US dollars. That represents an annual increase of 143% in longan volume and 107% in it's value. It constitutes 36% of all national longan imports. Xiamen port.....

André Boon, Scherpenhuizen:

“Delayed Peruvian mango supply prevents clash with Brazil”

The Peruvian mango supply has been significantly delayed. “First of all, the flooding in spring had a considerable effect, perhaps not as much as in grapes, but we’re expecting 15 to 20 per cent less mangoes,” says André Boon from Scherpenhuizen. “The current ‘cold’ weather is not to the benefit of the start.....

Uphill battle for Philippine mango exporters

The Philippines has always been a strong player in Asia as a nation that exports mangoes. It is quite famous for its fresh and dried mangoes. Unfortunately, the country has been hit with some misfortunes that have raised some production issues for the country.According to Robert Chua, the owner of Robbie.....

Spain: TV program flooded with kakis

David Broncano is known for his eccentricities on Late Motiv, Andreu Buenafuente's late night program. In one of his latest appearances, kakis took centre stage. The Andalusian comedian is giving a boost to the popularity of this tropical and autumnal fruit by talking about it all the time.Such is his.....

New tech could solve seed supply issues hampering Australia's avocado industry

The Atherton Tablelands, an Australia avocado sector, home to more than 90 growers, soared from a $29 million industry in 2011 to more than $80 million in 2015.Local growers are producing around 13,000 tonnes of the fruit per year to keep up with demand.In turn, there have been mass tree plantings across the.....

Avocados causing shifts in land use in New Zealand

Climate and new market opportunities are opening the door to major land-use shifts in the upper North Island, New Zealand.But rather than the wholesale conversion to dairying witnessed over the past decade, it is the horticultural sector spurring a new wave of land use.Northland is experiencing one of the most.....

Mangoes short at Christmas in Western Australia after season ends early

An early finish to the Kimberley and Northern Territory mango seasons, could see a shortage of mangoes on shelves in Western Australia this Christmas.The mango harvest in WA's Ord Irrigation Scheme wrapped up almost three weeks early, coinciding with an early finish for Katherine growers and some Darwin.....

Mexico: Jalisco's mango producers make improvements

Jalisco's mango production chain has been making advances in the certification of its orchards and its packers, to improve the exportable supply. This is a response to the demands of the global market, said the general director of Agricultural and Horticultural Development of the Seder in Jalisco, Mario Ramos.....

Ecuador: Start of Kent mango export season to Europe

The campaign started in September, but it is only now that significant volumes begin to appear in the European markets. The most important destinations in Europe are Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. However, they are not the only places that demand Ecuadorian Kent mango, as the.....

Egypt: Cherimoyas have competitive prices again

After the Egyptian government decided to free foreign currency exchange rates in 2016, farmers and exporters have been able to continue marketing cherimoyas, which are also known as custard apples, abroad. "We could not export any significant amount of cherimoya before because of the high prices they reached -.....

China: Kiwi industry suffers heavy losses

Throughout October, it has been a hard time for kiwifruit farmers. Since mid-October, in less then a month, kiwi prices have dropped from 8 yuan per kilo to today's 2-4 yuan per kilo. The fall in prices and sales stagnation is the same all over China. The main reasons are:1. Market demand for kiwis was high.....

South Korea imported $2.4 million of Avocados in September 2017

Bad news for avocado-toast-despising millionaires: the bumpy-skinned fruit is exploding in popularity in South Korea. Koreans imported $2.4 million of it in September 2017, compared to $752,000 in September 2016, according to the Korean Customs Service. That's a shocking 19-fold increase compared to the same.....

AU: Warmer winter weather leads to "excellent" pineapple quality at Piñata Farms

While most pineapple growers were dealing with an oversupply, Piñata Farms actually welcomed the warmer winter weather.While the company does have year-round production, it does not produce much volume for the mid-year markets, as the demand is not there, so it experienced very little impact of the glut that.....

$938K project to bring locally grown bananas & mangoes to Botswana

Ngamiland, Botswana may soon have plenty of locally grown bananas and mangoes courtesy of a joint partnership between a local farmer, Lesika Molefhi and South African investor, Johann Bezuidenhout.The P10 million (USD $938,732) irrigation project in Nxaraga will boost food production in Botswana by providing.....

Global food import prices set to increase by 6%, boost in tropical fruit exports likely

According to the FAO's latest Food Outlook report, the cost of importing food is set to rise in 2017 to $1.413 trillion - a 6% increase from the previous year and the second highest tally on record - driven by increased demand for international demand for most foodstuffs as well as higher freight rates.Of.....

Growing presence of tropical crops in the global market

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that tropical fruits have a growing role in world trade.This year, the export volumes of mango, pineapple, avocado and papaya may be worth over 10 billion dollars, according to forecasts. This could be a hopeful sign, since they are crops.....

Spain: New research centre for subtropical crops in 2018

The new building of the Institute of Subtropical and Mediterranean Horticulture (IHSM), whose completion date is scheduled for next year, will house the basic research carried out in the experimental farm La Mayora, a mixed centre of the University of Málaga and the Superior Council of Scientific.....

Malaysian government look for solution to avoid fall in 'Musang King' durian prices

Kuala Lumpur's Malaysian government is formulating the best mechanism to avoid a steep fall in the price of ‘Musang King’ durian despite the dumping of the fruits, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the ministry was prepared with.....

Global tropical fruit trade due to reach new peak in 2017

Global trade in avocados, mangoes, pineapple and papaya is set to reach a new peak in 2017 though climate change threatens the output of tropical fruit in many growing regions, the United Nations food agency (FAO) said on Thursday.Exports of the four main tropical fruits have been growing faster than all other.....

Ghana's pineapple growers to receive training to help increase productivity

Simple technologies can be learned effectively through imitation, while complex methods require professional training. If Ghanaian pineapple farmers are to achieve higher yields through more sustainable agriculture, they will need to be trained in exactly these types of complex applications.This was the.....

Ecuador's first shipment of pitahayas to Miami

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Pablo Campana, stated that the first shipment of Ecuadorian Pitahaya had already entered Miami. This is good news for the producers of this exotic fruit, which is known as dragon fruit in the international market."Good news: The first marine shipment of Pitahayas from Ecuador to.....

Imported US pineapple market flooded with fruit

Supply of imported pineapples is at elevated levels right now. “At the moment it seems the volume of pineapples is extremely high,” says Maurizio Ghelfi of Carson, Ca.-based Trucconova, LLC. “From my understanding, it’s higher than the previous year.” Trucconova supplies pineapples from Costa Rica while.....

North America expects smaller mango sizes out of Ecuador

The Brazilian mango season is wrapping up shortly and production is set to begin out of Ecuador. In terms of fruit volume, Brazil had a good year, only affected by cooler temperatures which have been seen across the South American mango growing regions. This has resulted in slower fruit growth and slightly.....

Philippines: First batch of Tupi papaya enters South Korea

The popular fresh solo papaya of Tupi town in South Cotabato, Philippines has finally reached the fruit market of South Korea.Milagros Casis, Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 12 director, said Tuesday Tupi papaya producers had made their first shipment to South Korea last week through a supply deal with a.....

Chile and Bolivia, main destinations for Piura's mango in the first week

Piura sent most of its mangoes to Chile and Bolivia in the first week of exports.According to the exporters, so far, they have sent 176,953 six-kilogram boxes of mango to these two countries by land. Most of the fruit is sent by land to these two markets. The varieties shipped are the Haden, Edward, and.....

$200k in damage after "worst storm in 30 years" hits Australia

A farmer located in Alstonville, Australia said Sunday's storm was the biggest he has seen in 30 years.Tom Silver said in the time his family has owned the avocado farm in the Ballina Shire he has never seen a single event destroy crop as this one did."It takes a real toll on the avocado crop for next year.....

Cambodia looks to expand longan exports into new foreign markets

With plantations yielding nearly 20,000 tonnes of the fruit per year for Cambodia, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced its intention to expand longan exports to new countries.According to officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, only the provinces of Pailin and Battambang,.....

Russia agrees to lift ban on Turkish pomegranate and aubergine imports

Russia has agreed to allow imports of aubergines and pomegranates from several Turkish producers as of October 30th.The announcement to lift the ban was made by Yulia Melano, a spokesperson of the Russian agricultural agency Rosselkhoznadzor and comes shortly after a similar announcement was made to allow.....

Spain: The origin of Huelva's strawberries

What would Andalusia be without agro-food ambassadors like Huelva's strawberries or the subtropical crops grown in the region of La Axarquía? Behind the cultivation of these varieties, which are not traditional in Andalusia, is a farm of scarcely 50 hectares dependent on the CSIC and the UMA, but whose origin.....