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Global Focus — Tropical Fruit
National scientist made Philippines world’s second biggest mango producer
Ramon Barba may not be your stereotypical scientist but this simple man’s technological breakthrough has propelled the country to become the second biggest mango exporter in the world.With his languid smile and easy swagger, the 74-year-old takes pride in his work in plant physiology that has been adopted.....
Peru: Avocado exports grew 20.4% yearly between 2007 and 2013
Peru's National Institute of Statistics reported that the country's avocado exports between 2007 and 2013 had an average annual growth of 20.4%, and thus a cumulative increase of 205.2%.In the past seven years, more than 476,000 metric tonnes of avocados have been exported; 2013 has been the year with the.....
Convenient, economical method testing for avocado sunblotch viroid
Nucleic acid hybridization assay (ASBVd) is found in avocado growing regions worldwide. Trees infected with ASBVd can result in a loss of yield and / or production of unmarketable fruit. However, symptoms are not always present making pro-active testing a critical disease control measure.Agdia’s ASBVd.....
Ghana: Pineapple exports on the low
Export of pineapples to the European market has seen a steep decline from 71,000 metric tonnes in 2004 to 40,000 metric tonnes in 2013.The worrisome trend has reduced Ghana’s 10 percent share of the EU export market to only 3 percent, and also cut earnings from US$24 million to US$19.2 million within the.....
Celebrate the new avocado season with a Mexican moustache!
Mexican avocado grower José Luis is not just proud of his delicious organic avocado's but also of his magic moustache. Nature & More will therefore conclude the successful Organic Summer Campaign with a moustache fiesta. In order to celebrate the arrival of the new crop avocado’s from Mexico, Nature.....
Avocado distributor teams up with brewery
The 2nd annual Avocado Festival was a celebration of all things Avocados. The highlight was of course the now famous Avocado Ale, brewed with Fresh locally–sourced Avocados. Green Earth Produce donated Fresh Avocados along with other consumer-targeted promotional materials. In addition, there was food trucks.....
Weather makes for a challenging year supplying tropical fruit
Adverse weather in Mexico made for a challenging year for tropical fruit providers who deal in tropical fruit. Limes and mango supplies were hit especially hard, but for large suppliers, who have a large logistics network, the problems with sourcing tropical fruit from Mexico were handled sufficiently.“Weather.....
Spain expects 20,000 tonne mango harvest
The Spanish mango campaign kicked off in early August with the harvest and marketing of Tommy Atkins mangoes in southern Spain, but this variety is not among the most representative in Spain, as its cultivation has been declining year after year due to its low sales, which are mainly limited to the Spanish.....
Sigfrido Molina, manager of Sigfrido S.L.
Positive prospects for Spanish mango campaign
The Spanish company Siegfried S. L., based in Malaga, is facing the Spanish mango campaign with optimism given the crop's good development, favoured by ideal weather conditions since the fruit's flowering stage."This season, unlike last year, the mango harvest will be plentiful and will certainly exceed.....
Elche, Region of Valencia
Spain: Russian ban to affect 30% of Mollar pomegranate exports
Around 30% of Elche's mollar pomegranate exports are in jeopardy due to Russia's ban on fruit and vegetable imports from European countries.The president of the Association of Producers and Marketers of Pomegranates from Elche, Francisco Oliva, pointed out that "Russia is one of the main markets for mollar.....
Bangladesh: Cut out middlemen, save guava growers
Awfully low prices are frustrating guava growers in the district famous for quality varieties of the popular fruit.Guava in the local market is now selling for as low as Tk 1 per kg while the price goes up to Tk 40-50 when the item reaches the capital and other areas of the country. (Tk 1= $0.013 USD)The.....
Thailand: Longan growers urge government to alleviate effects of falling prices
About 100 longan growers from Huay Sak, Doi Larn and Muang districts today gathered at the Chiang Rai Civic Hall urging government agencies to help them as the prices of longan have been dropping.At the beginning of the crop season, AA grade longans had been sold at 26 baht per kilogram, 16 baht/ kg for A.....
Magali Silva, head of Mincetur:
"China is more than willing to lift restrictions on Peruvian avocados"
"The Chinese health authorities are more than willing to lift restrictions on the export of Peruvian avocados," said the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva.Silva said she had been able to meet with the Chinese equivalent to the Peruvian National Agrarian Health Service (SENASA) when she.....
Avocados From Peru plants Itself as permanent player in US
This summer, the Peruvian Avocado Commission (PAC) launched its first multi-faceted marketing program and its unique radio strategy is proving itself on every level. The first of its kind national summer radio campaign, and more importantly, the value-added promotions, were strategically designed to fulfil.....