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Philippines: Low durian production forecast
The annual Kadayawan Festival takes place in the third week of August in the city of Davao in the Philippines. This year, a lesser supply of durian is expected at the festival, as the Durian Industry Council of Davao City (DICDC) has announced it is projecting a decrease in production due to the adverse.....


Consumers not put off despite high Hass prices
Global consumption of avocados has increased many fold over the last few years, it seems no one can get enough and demand does not seem to overly affected even when prices are high. This trend has not escaped the bars and restaurants in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh and beyond."In the last 6-12 months.....

Banana, pineapple companies to jump ship in Costa Rica?
As producing in Costa Rica has become more expensive in relation to other countries, banana and pineapple plantations companies are considering leaving the country and moving to cheaper destinations, such as Colombia, according to their statements in a forum on competitiveness conducted by the Chamber of.....

In a few years, per capita consumption will reach 2 kilos
"Avocado prices are on the rise in Europe"
The European avocado market is more stable in Europe than in the United States, where, at the moment, prices are recording all time highs. However, avocado prices are rising in Europe due to the growth in demand and to the fact that large suppliers, such as Peru, have redirected many of their shipments to.....

Costa Rica: Pineapple activity needs more monitoring
The Ombudsman stated that the State of Costa Rica had to improve supervision of the pineapple activity, mainly of its social and environmental impact, because of the rapid growth in plantings and production that made the country one of the leading producers of this fruit worldwide.According to Costa Rica's.....

Indian mango farmers suffer from lack of processing facilities
Srinivaspur in the Kolar district borders Andhra Pradesh and is around 90 km from Bengaluru. It produces the largest quantity of mangoes in south India, but farmers there are suffering from a lack of pulping facilities, as dealers from other states are buying their mangoes and selling them to pulping.....

Developing fig, pomegranate production
Russia to invest 3 billion rubles in Crimean ag
This year, Crimea is set to receive 2.8 billion rubles from the federal budget to be invested in agriculture, reports Russia’s agricultural minister, Alexander Tkachev. Out of this amount, 1.7 billion rubles is intended for the implementation of a crop production program, and 1.1 billion rubles for.....

Over $42m from litchi exports to China
Vietnam's fruit, veg export value increased in H1
The value of Vietnam's fruit and vegetable exports increased by 33 per cent year-on-year to reach US$1.17 billion for the first half of 2016, officials said. This was mainly due to higher demand in China’s market, said the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetables Association. As of the end of June 2016, Vietnam had.....


From Mexico, Haiti, week ending 6/25/16
Weekly mango shipments to US up on last year
The National Mango Board is working with organizations in the mango-producing countries to get projections of what will be shipped to the U.S.The mango volume shipped on week ending 6/25/16 was approximately 4,177,070 boxes. During the same week last year, the volume shipped was approximately 3,384,992.....


"Europe is as avocado market more and more inferior"
Where is the price top for avocados?
The price for avocados has dropped the past few weeks. The volumes from Peru are drastically decreasing. "The sale is quieter during the summer months anyway, but I expect that the end of August and throughout September it's going to be tricky. Closing the gap between two origins takes some creativity," says.....


Low citrus price due to abundant import volumes
Import avocados performing strongly on Shanghai market
Since the beginning of June, the Shanghai import market has been flooded with oranges. Prices are low due to large supplies. For example, 18kg of Australian oranges goes for 280RMB, around 38 euros, which is lower price than last year. The Egyptian late-season oranges go for 100RMB (13 euro) for.....

Pakistan wants EU to relax mango export restrictions
According to Ahmad Jawad, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Standing Committee Chairman, for the past two years Pakistan's mango industry has worked tirelessly to improve its standards, and in light of this, the European Union should relax the requirements on their.....

Vietnam misses ag production goal
Over the last six months agricultural production has slowed in Vietnam, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. At the same time, livestock husbandry and forestry plantation have maintained good growth.Nguyễn Thị Hồng, planning department head,.....

Robert Cullum - Pacific Produce
UK: Avocados, currency is the big issue for the next few months
The UK market for Hass avocado remains steady at the moment, but according to Rob Cullum from Pacific Produce that is because most of the Hass is sold on pre agreed programs to the retailers. So how the market looks depends on what Europe is looking like, if prices are good in Europe then it is not a good.....

Jalisco
Mexico: CAJ warns of risks of avocado overproduction
Given the exponential growth that Jalisco's avocado production could register after the opening of the US market to the fruit grown in this state, the Agricultural Council of Jalisco (CAJ, for its acronym in Spanish) warned about the possibility of overproduction and falling prices.According to the.....

Karnataka mangoes fly to US for the first time
This morning, Friday 1 July, 80 tonnes of mangoes are being sent by air from Karnataka to the US. In total as much as 1,200 tonnes of the fruit is expected to be sent this year. “This is the first time that mangoes (from Karnataka) are being sent to the US,” Karnataka State Mango Development Corporation.....


Altamir G. Martins, Finobrasa:
“From August to October, only Brazil supplies mangoes to the US”
"The European market mostly seeks non-fibrous varieties; a trend that Alatamir G. Martins, director of operations at Finobrasa, sees year after year. The production window of the Kent variety is very short, because of unsuitable weather conditions, so they are moving slowly in that market. "It means.....

Kolar mangoes finally approved by US
Kolar mangoes have been rejected by the US several times, but on Thursday 30 June, after officials from USDA-APHIS personally verified the quality of the mangoes, 20 tonnes of the fruit finally left for Phoenix.With this, Kolar’s mangoes — Banganapalli, Dasheri, Alphonso and Kesar — joined other varieties of.....

Retail advertising tactics lift avocado volume
The Hass Avocado Board conducted an Advertising and Promotions Study to determine which types of retail promotional offers and advertisements performed the best to help drive Hass Avocado retail sales volume. The purpose of the study was to understand the differences in ad size, ad placement, offer type and.....

Pest-control project adds value to Indian mango industry
India is the world’s biggest producer of mangoes, with around 2.5 million hectares under cultivation. High quality fruit can provide good income for growers, fetching around $1.20 a kilo at the farm gate, but damaged fruit is only good for pulp and juice, and it fetches just 20 cents a kilo. The biggest.....

Mexico sends its first 40 tons of Mayan pitahaya to the US
The first shipment of 40 tons of pitahayas grown and harvested in the Maya area was sent to the United States this weekend.The two trucks, each carrying 20 tons, were loaded in ChunYah, at Felipe Carrillo Puerto, where the gathering center is located."It is an historic event because it will be the first time.....

Mexico: Avocado prices soar as season comes to an end
Even though Mexico is a big producer and exporter of avocado, domestic consumers are affected by the increase in prices recorded at the end of harvest season.In the fourth week of June, the average wholesale price of Hass avocado in the Central de Abastos of Iztapalapa in Mexico City increased by 74 percent.....

Puerto Rico: Producers want to stop import of pineapples
Puerto Ricos's Farmers Association have asked local authorities to curb imports of food on the island, particularly of pineapples from Costa Rica and eggs from the US."Excessive food imports are creating a crisis in the agricultural sector and endangering the country's agricultural work, rather than.....

Indian authorities crack down on artificially ripened mangoes
A combined weight of seven tonnes of artificially ripened mangoes have been seized from markets in the Indian cities of Coimbatore and Erode.In surprise raids in both cities, officials attached to the Food Safety and Drug Administration Department seized the fruits ripened using calcium carbide stones and.....

Uganda tackles fruit flies with biotech
Several acres of mangoes in western and central parts of Uganda have been destroyed by fruit flies. To tackle the pest, the National Agriculture Research Laboratories (NARL) has developed a new biological technology to breed sterile flies that will render female fruit flies unable to reproduce.Statistics.....

Small sizes dampen avocado market
The Southern Hemisphere avocado crop is seeing small sizes in general this season, and South Africa which is around mid way through the season is no different."Harvest is going well with volumes keeping in line with the initial estimate of 12.8 million cartons," explains Derek Donkin, CEO of Subtrop. "There.....

Spain: The Canary Islands already have 378 hectares of papayas
The Canarian Institute of Agricultural Research and Fundación Cajamar Canarias, in partnership with the Cabildo of Gran Canaria and the Cabildo of Tenerife, have organised a number of technical seminars on papaya cultivation at the facilities of the Canarian Institute of Agricultural Research.In recent.....

Heatwave damaged Cali crop
Bad news for America's avocado lovers
Last week, beginning June 20th, Southern California avocado farms were hit by a triple-digit heat, which left some growers with burnt trees and unsellable fruit just two weeks before the Fourth of July holiday, when avocado sales generally spike.According to the Los Angeles Times, growers in Fallbrook, De.....

New Emirates service to boost tropical fruit exports
UAE turns attention to Vietnam for trade potential
President Obama's visit to Vietnam attracted plenty of press attention last month. Perhaps less well reported, but still potentially of significant trade benefit to Vietnam, was a visit two weeks earlier by the UAE's Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, which coincided with a business forum aimed at.....

Pakistan: Trade body predicts 120,000 tonnes of mango export
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan's (TDAP) Chief Executive Officer S M Munir told the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce on Monday 27 June, that during the current season, over 120,000 tonnes of mangoes would be exported as compared to the 84,000 tonnes exported last year.S M Munir told the.....

Mission, Lantao pursue counterfeiters in Chinese market
Mission Produce, Inc., and its import partner in China, Lantao, are pursuing counterfeiters of Mission’s packaging in the Chinese market. The companies intercepted knock-off boxes of “Mission” fruit on the market in China, which appeared to be repacked fruit from another source that was placed in flats.....


ASEAN representatives visited Wanhe Passionfruit Orchard
Between June 22 and 24th, the 10th China-ASEAN Social Development and Poverty Alleviation Forum is held in Guilin city in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Government officials, over 150 industrial experts and representatives of international organizations attended the forum with regard to " poverty.....

Amrapali mango to be exported to Dubai, Hong Kong, Malaysia
The Amrapali mango is grown in the Bankura district of West Bengal and was previously little known outside of the country, but now it is finding buyers in Dubai, Hong Kong and Malaysia.Horticulture Department officials said mango producers in Bankura have received orders of exporting 8 metric tonnes of.....

India: Growers call for pomegranate research centre
In Chitradurga, Karnataka, growers are appealing for a pomegranate research centre, as an ample amount of the fruit is grown there.Minister for Horticulture and Davangere district in-charge S.S. Mallikarjun said that the farmers’ problems will be discussed with the Agriculture Minister and efforts will be.....

Demand remains strong
Mango supplies light for parts of the US
There’s an ever-growing demand for mangos in the U.S., according to Alan Goldberg of A&B Tropical Produce in Miami, Florida, where mango supplies remain rather light.Right now, Mexico is supplying North America with a majority of its mango needs, and Goldberg is waiting for South American to start.....


Marianela Rodríguez, of CPF:
Peru: "We are seeing delays in the shipment of our avocados"
Climate change continues to affect the development of the Peruvian citrus and avocado campaigns. As is well known, the harvesting process of these fruits can be affected by even the slightest drizzle. "As a result of the rains of recent days, this week we've had to cancel the shipment of 20 containers to.....

Concerning shortages of pineapple from Costa Rica and Mexico
Demand is exceeding supply of mainly Costa Rican and some Mexican pineapples. At around $10.00 to $11.00 per case, prices are about a dollar higher than usual.“We’ve seen the same shortage in Mexico because they’ve raised their prices as well,” said Sandy Gatanio of Ayco Farms. Although they anticipated.....


Pakistan: Mango exports up 16%
Mango exports went up by 16 per cent to 28,000 tonnes in the first month of the current season as compared to 24,000 tonnes shipped in the same period last year.Pakistan, during the last year, exported mango to at least 47 states, including the European countries where over 2,700 tonnes have so far been.....

Pineapple enzymes to become antibiotic replacement?
Pineapples are the latest - and strangest - weapon to emerge in the global battle against superbugs which are predicted to kill up to 10 million people a year by 2050.La Trobe University biochemist Rob Pike said the collection of enzymes found to treat diarrhoea in piglets would likely provide an alternative.....


Nanning dragonfruit plantation & sales Association Established
On June 22nd, Nanning Dragonfruit Standardization System, or 2016 Dragonfruits Plantation & Sales Intergration Summit was initiated. This event is co-organized by Nanning city People's government, China Fruit Marketing Association and the pioneer in the fresh produce industry-- Tianmao fresh produce,.....

Colombian avocados closer to the US
The Deputy Minister of Agricultural Affairs, Juan Pablo Pineda, met with the Deputy Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services of the US, Jonathan Cordone, with whom he discussed the processes of admissibility of hass avocado.According to Cordone, Colombia is increasingly closer to achieving.....

Adopting int'l standards could double Pakistan's mango exports
According to Major Muhammad Tariq Khan (Retd) Vice President of Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and President of Progressive Mango Growers Association, Pakistan could double its mango exports by adopting the international standards of processing, packaging and hot water treatment and could.....

Potential for Pakistan to increase agri-exports to China
Pakistan has the opportunity to acquire a sizable share of the halal food market in China, as well as meet the demand for fruits, primarily mangoes, according to Ye Anping, Director for Asia and African Affairs, Department of International, Ministry of Agriculture, China.Talking to a group of journalists.....

Indonesia to supply NZ with tropical fruit
As the result of negotiations held last week (June 20th), Indonesia is set to start exporting tropical fruit to New Zealand as part of the archipelago's efforts to reduce a trade deficit with the South Pacific island nation, a trade ministry senior official said.The two countries have been involved in a.....

Vietnamese dragon fruit exports set to skyrocket
As a result of Taiwan's agreement to reopen its doors to Vietnamese white flesh dragon fruit exports from June 2016, shipments of the fruit abroad are now expected to shoot up, reports the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.In March 2009, Taiwan completely suspended the import of Vietnamese dragon.....

Previously only shipped by air
Indian mango consignment sets sail for US
On Friday 24 June, 18 tonnes of Banganapalli, Kesar and Alphonso mangoes started a voyage to the United States by sea, from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in India. The consignment, the first to travel by sea, is likely to reach the New York port in 22 days from where it will be distributed.Mangoes were.....


Peruvian Hass avocados for Disney in Shanghai
Since mid-June, large batches of Peruvian Hass avocados have been arriving in China under the Disney brand, after the inauguration of the theme park in Shanghai.The Peruvian avocados are brought to the market thanks to Camposol and Intercorp. The sales of Peruvian avocados for Disney will be implemented.....


Camposol ships its first container of avocados to Japan
Camposol has proudly announced the shipping of its first container of Hass avocados to Japan. This represents a great challenge for the company which, after several months of arduous work, sees the fruits of its efforts with this significant achievement for a demanding market.Having satisfactorily passed the.....


Alonso Sánchez Salazar, Verita Tropicals Costa Rica:
"The natural flowering tends to increase the fruit volumes"
Many companies in Central and South America export their products to the United States and Europe, but the company Verita Tropicals Costa Rica exports fresh pineapples to Turkey and some of its neighbouring countries, such as Georgia, Armenia or Azerbaijan, and recently has been exporting to Russia and.....


Papayas are at their peak
Papaya is in peak production right now, especially the Caribbean Red® from Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.“The Brazilian solo papaya is humming along despite the recent drought that has so adversely affected many others,” said Peter Leifermann of Brooks Tropicals. “Overall, we’re well positioned to.....

Pakistan has largest king mango cluster in the world
Pakistan's king mango cluster, spanning a 370 km area which starts from Kabirwala and culminates at Fazilpur, has been named the largest Mango cluster in the world. Despite the huge production, the country only exports 6% and saves the rest for the domestic market. Director of the Mango Research Institute,.....

Mexico: Yucatan to ship 45 tons of pitahaya to Asia
The delegation of Yucatan's Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) wants to consolidate the marketing project of exporting endemic fruits overseas this year by shipping at least 45 tons of pitahaya to the Asian market.Pablo Castro Alcocer, local delegate of.....


Over 50 $ per box
All-time peak in avocado prices
The Mexican avocado campaign is in a time of transition between the old and the new season, and prices are at an "all-time peak." "Right now, the avocado trade is rather slow, because we are waiting to receive authorization to start with the new harvest and the new exports to the US," affirms Celso Castillo,.....

More tropical fruit as Korea grows warmer
The rise of average temperatures in Korea due to climate change is leading to higher tropical fruit production here, according to a research institute on Thursday.Production of tropical fruits rose 52.5 percent compared to last year, reaching 1174 tons, said the Korea Rural Economic Institute.Passionfruit.....


Mango supply affected by hectic pricing
Higueral Produce sources its mangos solely from Mexico. Their Nayarit supply has been slow in producing and shipping mangos, so the company is looking forward to the new crops from Los Mochis in northern Sinaloa. They should begin receiving fresh mangos for the week of June 27 through July 1, which should.....


Portugal to produce kiwi berries a month earlier than the rest of Europe
Portugal will become another kiwi berry grower in Europe, with the possibility of starting the campaign about a month earlier than it was possible until now. So far, the harvest period of the kiwi berry in Europe started in late August or early September, while in Portugal it can be harvested from 20.....


Adding value to Senegalese mangoes
From May 30th to June 3rd, the government of Senegal in cooperation with US AID and Trade Africa organized the Regional Mango Alliance, an event for the mango sector of West Africa. Representatives of eight countries such as Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali and Senegal.....

Jamaica producers brands fresh fruit arm
JP Tropical Foods, the snacks and fresh fruit arm of Jamaica Producers Group, is reorganising operations out of St Mary to promote its fresh fruit line.The company wants to create recognition for its fruits, akin to the market presence of the chips business, said Neil Crum-Ewing, general manager of JP.....

Sweetest guava in Mexico?
Calvillo is said to produce the sweetest guava in Mexico, which is enjoyed both in Mexico and in the United States, as 30% of the local production is exported there. The guava produced in the orchards of this town, which is known as the world capital of this fruit because of the quality of their product -not.....

Vietnam Lychees reach China
Since the lychee harvest, 8000 tons of lychees have already been exported from Vietnam to China. According to a government report, the exporting time at the Vietnamese Lao Cai port is from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, until July 31. With the use of digital methods, the clearance of each batch only takes 10.....

Costa Rica: El Niño has benefited mango exporters
The effects of El Niño benefited mango exporters this year as they achieved a price differential of up to 50% in international markets and allowed them the opportunity to trade more volume in the global market.This happened because of the changes in harvest in Mexico and Peru, two of the world's biggest.....


Chinese bayberry fresh on market
Mr. Ying, founder of the Junlang Xianju Bayberries label states that "June 19 is the last day that we send out bayberries. The last few days is when we really start to pick the best bayberry variety of Xianju: Dongkui bayberries." The pictures above show Mr. Ying and his bayberries. A single fruit weighs up.....

Lychee price doubled in Zhuhai
Half a month ago, Lychee started to come to the market in Zhuhai city, a majority of which originate from Gaozhou city in Guangdong province and Haikou city in Hainan province. Next to this, some lychees from Thailand can be seen on the market as well. Speaking of Doumen lychee, their harvest season has just.....

China: First batch of domestic dragon fruit arrive on the market
As the temperature continues to increase, summer season fruits start to swarm the market, this includes the first batch of domestic dragon fruits. However, its price is 46.1% lower than that of last year or to be more specific, its price has dropped from 13 Yuan to 7 Yuan per kilo. As in recent years, the.....

Melon export to Hong Kong
On June 15, 1000 cases of muskmelon were delivered by Ma'anshan Agricultural Developments to Hong Kong for the total value of 70 thousand RMB. It is the first time Anxi province directly exported fresh products to Hong Kong. It is also the first export of fresh products since the establishment of the 'fresh.....

Pakistani mango exports up 25%
Pakistan’s mango exports jumped 25 percent during the ongoing season due to high demand for the fleshy tropical fruit by Muslim consumers in the holy month of Ramazan, official data showed on Tuesday.Overseas shipments of the fruit by the Pakistani traders increased to 31,782 tons up till June, 19, 2016,.....

Spain: Kiwi Atlántico, award for best business career
The president of the Government of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijoo, has presented the Food Award 2016 to the Galician company Kiwi Atlántico in the category of Best Business Career. The award was presented in the framework of the conference Galicia Food Forum, organised by the Food Cluster of Galicia.....

Organic mango season kicks off in Sinaloa
This past week marked the first harvest of Crespo Organic Sinaloa mangos. The season commenced with Mexico’s Yellow Slipper, the Ataulfo, and will continue with the Tommy, Haden, Kent and Keitt.The Tommy Atkins and Ataulfo will be the primary volume for Crespo Organic’s Sinaloa mango program. Harvesting out.....


Ghana: Poor pineapple yields unsettle farmers
Pineapple farmers in the Brong Ahafo Region, of Ghana are frustrated at the unresolved challenges in the farming business which has seen production yields decline sharply, threatening new investments into the fragile business.Non-availability of mechanised farming machinery such as tractors; difficulty in.....

Peruvian avocado at Disney park in Shanghai
The Camposol and Intercorp companies stated that a large batch of Peruvian Hass avocado will enter China under the Disney brand, after this company opened a modern amusement park in Shanghai.Through a joint statement, the companies said that the sale of Peruvian avocado for Disney would be implemented.....

Spain: Football boosts guacamole consumption
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the United States. Its impact on avocado sales in the country is tremendous. This year alone, it is estimated that about 100,000 tonnes of this tropical fruit were sold during the 'Great Sunday' in the United States. Its economic impact for a country.....