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Sector | Exotic/Tropical fruit & vegetables

California eyes more colored kiwi production in coming seasons

"Hainan Lychee King production has decreased, leading to fluctuating high prices in the current market”

Ishant Saini - Aamiya Fresh Farms

"Extreme weather has not affected our mango production"

Oscar van Reisen, Fairtrasa:

"Market eager to receive West African organic mangoes after challenging Peruvian season"

'Unprecedented optimism among growers'

Kiwifruit season kickoff in New Zealand shows a lot of promise

China's imports of Vietnamese durian surge

First batch of Vietnamese lychees lands in France

South American Rojo Brillante kaki campaign

"In the coming years, we will have more than 120 hectares devoted to kaki cultivation in South America"

Intense heatwave scorches crops in Pakistan

"High temperatures in Vietnam's dragon fruit production areas reduce yield"

Kenyan avocado firm to invest in value addition as it eyes U.S. market

Joachim Prinsloo – Sunreaped

Eastern Europe stokes demand for South African avocados

Ahn Tran - SAO MAi Agro

"Our production has fortunately not been significantly impacted by the recent droughts in Vietnam"

More than 40 tons of avocado were stolen in two thefts in Michoacan

José Antonio Fajardo, of Frutas Fajardo:

"We have launched operations in Ivory Coast together with the country's largest organic mango producer"

Avocado cultivation expands in South Africa

Durian farmers in Pahang denied entry to orchards pending appeal

Litchi output in Guangdong faces a sharp decline

Italian company PND opens the door to a new market in Asia:

A new pineapple processing facility in Taiwan by June 2024

Juan Carlos Navarro, from Big Garlic:

"We hope prices will remain attractive enough for producers to continue betting on garlic"

Isaias Segovia Romaní, of Ingleby Farms Perú:

"White grapes are primarily exported to the U.S., where higher prices are paid for premium quality than in Europe"

Ecuador focuses on expanding trade with China through new products

Pakistani mangoes arrive in the UAE

Mini Thai durian prices halve on high supply

Expansion ahead for Ontario exotic mushroom growers

The Senegalese mango season begins with lower volumes

Three new mango varieties introduced in Australia

Colombian exports see a rise in the first quarter of 2024

Seeking support for increased exports

Philippines eyes Japanese avocado market

César Morocho, from Frutas de Piura (Peru)

"Europe needs an entity similar to the US National Mango Board to increase consumption levels"

An increase in Mexico's trade balance

Mexican agri-food exports show a new record

New Andean Mountain Papaya program introduced

Dominican Republic wants to increase mango exports by up to 30% this year

Gregorio Pagni from Alimentari Ortofrutticoli ABC

"Pineapples are a must-have"

'Pineapple diplomacy'

New Zealand and Taiwan work on their trade connection

New Zealand's largest Māori kiwifruit operation recovers after cyclone damage

Durian cultivation impacts Vietnam's coffee industry

Demand for export-quality Karnataka mangoes on the rise

Bac Giang Province, Vietnam

Lychee farmers are encountering financial difficulties due to poor harvest

Interesting partnership between Pan Agri and Masseria Fruttirossi

40-hectare automated pomegranate orchard almost complete

Vietnamese durian industry seeks sustainable development amid expansion

Slow Moroccan demand for imported fruit this summer, except for kiwifruit

Farmer from Santa Catarina harvests giant pitaya

Mango yield takes a hit in Visakhapatnam due to higher temperatures

Mango season is reaching its peak in Hainan

Significant production declines reported in Punjab and Sindh provinces

Pakistan's mango production anticipated to decrease for third consecutive year due to climate change

Karnataka farmer earns good money from Miyazaki mangoes

Francisco Balas, from Higos Fiki:

"When the Spanish season begins, the markets prefer our fruit, especially the United Kingdom"

"There was an increase in demand for kiwi after March"

Mango twig tip dieback challenges Darwin's industry

Kiwifruit growers’ orchards saved after spray ruled safe for use

Cameroon cancels controversial 400,000-hectare cassava project

CBP officers seize $5.4M in methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge

The event will take place on June 7 - registration is already open

Cooperativa La Palma and Caja Rural Granada present the First Congress on Agriculture with Tropical Purpose

Guarino Natural Garden (Italy)

Increasing demand for organic short supply chain products


Litchi cultivation gains ground in Pirojpur

Avolution Lab launches the Avo Oleo project

"Our goal is to help in adding value to avocados discarded for fresh consumption"

Mexico may see a gap in mango supply

How $400 pineapples sold out in days

Record value off reduced volumes -

Zespri’s 2023/24 sales increased 2% to $NZD 3.99 billion

Japanese market embraces RubyRed kiwis

Some claim the Australian avocado industry is in crisis

West Australian avocados make their mark in India

Omar Díaz, from Westfalia Fruit Peru:

"The Asian market is important for smaller-sized avocados"

Banana and pineapple imports hit record highs in South Korea

Esteban Lorenzo from Pitapalma

"We are shipping 90% of our pitaya production to the Czech Republic"

The decrease in the caliber of Peruvian avocados causes economic losses

"We offer a wide variety of produce from the entire African continent"

Vietnam's durian production faces saltwater intrusion and drought

Laurel wilt is a significant threat to United States avocado industry

François Moran, Tropibana

Pineapple season marked by limited supply, high prices and average quality

Farmers in Rajshahi encouraged to produce export-quality mango

New Zealand sees a drop in SunGold kiwifruit licence values

Shiploads of premium WA avocados arrive in India

Malaysia's durian harvest faces delays due to weather and changing consumer preferences

USMCA seasonal perishable products weekly update

Light demand and slow movement of avocados from Mexico continues

Higher prices for Indian pomegranates

Fabio Toledo, Cooperativa Frontera:

"The heat has given us no respite and has caused the harvests to start one to two months earlier than planned"

‘Chinta Mango’ farmer’s variety registered in PPVFRA

Durian Risk Index claims they should

Should Thai durian fear Vietnamese competitors?

Kerala imports jackfruit from Vietnam following a yield decline

Colombian avocados continue to grow in U.S. market presence

“New season Chinese garlic is on the market and the quality is great”

Kenyan court upholds ban on avocado farming next to Amboseli National Park


State of Bahia exported 188,000 tons of fruit in 2023

Odisha FPOs enter global markets with first export of mangoes and vegetables

Erratic weather reduces mango yield in Goa and Andhra Pradesh

Monkeys menace pineapple farm

Simon Matthews - AgriCoat Nature seal

"We are doing some really exciting things with ready to eat products for salad bowls and sandwiches"

Climate change impacts Pakistani mango production for third consecutive year

Kakuzi outlines plans to sustain positioning as an Integrated International Markets Focused Agribusiness Enterprise

Steadier North American pineapple supply recently

Kiwi consumer campaign gets creative

Thijs Boersma, Biesheuvel Knoflook:

"With fresh garlic from Italy, we are bridging the period to the new Dutch harvest"

Fresh Del Monte collaborates for release of Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” movie

"Chlorine dioxide preservative can effectively increase the shelf life of lychees"

Lancang-Mekong cooperation significantly contributes to agri development and trade

Durian imports arrive from Thailand in Guangzhou

Mango exports might be in jeopardy

Pakistan faces challenges in meeting international phytosanitary conditions

University of Cordoba study:

Avocado pruning residues used to produce more sustainable food packaging

Charles Mwirumbi - Charic Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Exporters

Ugandan exporter sees big interest at Macfrut

Zeebrugge, Belgium

Over a million trays of NZ kiwis set for destruction due to mice infestation

Only six papaya producers left in South Africa

"It's a disaster": Third season of papaya scarcity in South Africa

Litchi harvest season to start in Hainan

Part of China’s lychee harvest devastated by extreme weather

Dharwad's alphonso mangoes find new market in the U.S.

Córdoba will harvest less garlic as the area devoted to this crop decreased by 50%

“Peru’s ginger production 20% lower, prices are going to be higher”

Recently unveiled product was showcased at this year's Cibus exhibition

Pomegranate arils with a shelf life of up to 20 days

Source BI - Juan Winter & Dirk Odendaal

Steering a data-driven course through choppy waters

Half of kiwis sold at Jhb market go across the border

Locally-grown green kiwis coining it as South Africa waits for last from Europe

Mango price surge in Tamil Nadu due to yield drop

Cost of litchis on the higher side in Bangladesh

Due to Russia-Ukraine and Palestine-Israel conflicts

Challenges for Alphonso mango export from Ratnagiri

Peru sets ginger export record in the first quarter of 2024

Renzo Ceruti, Three Rivers:

“This Peruvian avocado season is really a puzzle that we are barely starting to put together”

Drought impacts Thailand's durian production

Miyazaki mangoes debut in Karachi, Pakistan

Vietnamese durian exports to China confirmed safe from excessive cadmium

Costa Rican banana and pineapple grower hits national distribution in the U.S.

Natore district announces start dates for mango and litchi harvesting

President Marcos intends to plant 100 million trees

Filipinos want to become world leader in coconut exports

IFPA leads mission to grow Australia and New Zealand's fresh produce exports to South Korea

Vietnamese exports to the EU may face suspension

Not many consumers know about the nutritional value of cactus products

Southern Region news release

Florida utilized avocado production for 2023 totaled 10,550 tons

"La Quercia" is a nursery specializing in kiwifruit

"Kiwifruits still bring us a lot of satisfaction as a crop"

China's fruit imports from Mekong countries hit $10.7 billion in 2023

Mangosteen from Thailand currently cheaper than local variety in Vietnam