Michael Fanks - Seeka

“New Zealand avocados always see a good demand in the premium Asian markets"

The New Zealand kiwifruit harvest is over and New Zealand grower and post-harvest company Seeka are now managing the kiwifruit in storage awaiting shipment of the premium quality fruit by marketer Zespri. Seeka successfully completed the acquisition of OPAC during harvest bringing the total combined…

US still has great potential for exotic fruit from Vietnam

Vietnam has been officially licensed to export six types of fresh fruit to the US market, including mangoes, longan, litchi, dragon fruit, rambutan and star apples. Other…

Tal Dagul from Agrifood Marketing an Israeli Medjoul dates Exporter

Covid prompts shift from ethnic/traditional markets to mainstream supermarket for Medjoul dates

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tal Dagul, who exports Medjoul Dates from Israel under the "Star Dates" Brand, has seen a shift in sales for this product, “Not necessarily by sales volume, but rather to where they are sold and to whom - We have seen a larger demand in Europe for Medjoul…

Delayed start for carambola out of Florida

Carambola production out of Homestead, FL is a few weeks away from getting fully underway. “We’re out harvesting already and have some fruit but it’s just a small amount,” says Frank Martinez of Homestead, FL-based A.R. Produce. Carambola production out of this region goes until January. As for volume,…

Ricardo Machado from Minikiwi Farm

Gains to be made on market for kiwiberries

The kiwiberry campaign at Minikiwi Farm in Portugal is set to kick off in two weeks, with grower Ricardo Machado stating he expects one of the best season yet this year, due to the high quality of the fruits. “It all started with my father, Jose Machado. In 2014 we moved forward with the first plantation…

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Harvesting, sorting and packing of physalis

The Ministry of Ecuador shared the video below to show how physalis is harvested, sorted and packed. The botanical name Physalis means bladder, and was given because of the shape of the expanded calyx of the lantern plant.

Cambodian Ministry encourages investment to meet mango export demand

The Cambodian government is encouraging more investment in agriculture as demand for the Kingdom’s mangoes grows. Exports to eight foreign markets continue to increase…

Paso Del Norte international crossing, El Paso

Mangos harboring Fruit Fly larvae intercepted

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists are routinely encountering individuals attempting to import mangos from Mexico. The fruit is a prohibited product,…

Growing consumer demand for immune-boosting fruit

Guavas, the “Cinderella fruit”, are best in class for vitamin C

The heavy rain in the Western Cape is very welcome, even if harvesting of guavas has to take a backseat for a few days, but the Guava Producers’ Association is keen to remind South Africans of the extremely high levels of vitamin C contained by guavas (even more than citrus). "Vitamin C plays a vital role…

"That is how we hope to improve the added value of our fruit products"

"We hope to connect with even more suppliers from core production areas"

Small portions of ready-to-eat fruit products have become very popular in various Chinese retail markets in the last few years. There is a growing variety of these products and the sales volume expands every year. Shanghai Jiexiang Sweet Food Science and Technology Co., Ltd. is a producer specialized in…

Large volume of Indian mangoes rot in field due to disrupted sales chain

India is the largest mango producer in the world. In June and July each year, Indian mangoes become available on mass and some are exported to China. This year, due to Covid,…

There is 15% more ginger in reserve than around this time last year

Overseas demand for Chinese ginger is limited because the export price is too high

The price of ginger was rather high at the end of last season, which is why the price of ginger started out higher than usual at the beginning of this season. At the same…

During Pretoria lockdown

Competition Commission finds grocer made R23,00 in excess profits on ginger

South Africa’s Competition Commission has uncovered how Fruit Stop’s Wonderboom branch in Pretoria had inflated the price of its raw ginger during the Covid-19 lockdown period…

Taiwanese produce has consumers' attention

Kaohsiung fruit promoted in Singapore

This week, guavas and other fruit from Kaohsiung went on sale in Singapore, both online and at local supermarket outlets. The latter city saw select, quality fruit featured on…

Borneo: Prices of Tenom & Keningau durians still high

While Tenom and Keningau have started producing durians, prices remain high as supply has yet to pick up. According to Haril Enterprise proprietor, Jakaria Urau, durians in…

July 29, 2021

Webinar shares retail insights about Hass avocado shoppers

Steven Muro, president and founder of Fusion, will share his expertise and industry knowledge during a live webinar from the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) on Thursday, July 29,…

India looks to East Asia & Middle East for more mango markets

India is on the lookout for mango markets across East Asia and the Middle East, with fruit-themed festivals and in-embassy tasting events being rolled out by the government in…

Dominican Republic

Government to plant over 4,000 hectares of mangoes and avocados

More than 4,000 hectares will be planted with coffee, mango, avocado and other crops throughout the Dominican Republic. These will come out of various projects developed by…

California crops

Ventura County avocado crop lighter amid drought

According to Will Pidduck, who grows avocados and citrus in Ventura County, there hasn’t been a severe heat wave or a severe couple days of heat, like we've had in the past…

Gap in supply led to rise in prices of coconuts from Hainan

Hainan is well-known for its coconuts and enjoying fresh coconuts is a priority of many tourists who visit this island. Recently, coconuts in the markets in Haikou have been 1…

Westfalia Colombia celebrates being first to export avocados to South Korea

Westfalia Colombia, part of the global Westfalia Fruit Group and known as #AvoExperts have successfully exported Colombian Hass avocados to South Korea for the first time. “We are very proud to be the first Colombian avocados to be available in South Korea. As a team we have worked closely with the…

Linking Thailand’s rail network with the Laos-China railway.

Thai durian producers demand rail link with China to profit from soaring demand

The Thai Durian Association has urged the government to ease the bottleneck that’s hampering durian exports by linking Thailand’s rail network with the Laos-China railway. Set…

Dominican Republic has great potential to produce dragon fruit for export

Experts claim the Dominican Republic has great potential for producing pitahaya (dragon fruit) for export to foreign markets. Mariana Tavárez, the deputy administrator of the…

KÖLLA Ltd & Co.:

Increase in fig production of 15-20%

In addition to a large number of winter growing areas in South America, during the summer months the fig is particularly widespread in the Mediterranean region. As one of the main producers of figs, Spain is focused on the cultivation of this sweet fruit in the areas of Alicante, Catalonia, Granada and…

Vietnam exports to China see increase of 33% year-on-year

Data from the Vietnam’s General Department of Customs indicates Vietnam’s total import-export value by June 15, 2021 had reached US$288.68 billion. This is an increase of 33%,…

Market status of China's kiwifruit industry

Kiwifruit has become a mainstream commodity fruit around the world. The production in China, the original home of this fruit, remains the largest in the world, with a total…

"Chinese ginger exports suffer from low prices of Brazilian and Thai ginger"

Rising shipping costs and the appreciation of the Chinese yuan both had an impact on the export conditions of many Chinese agricultural products. In the last few weeks the price of Chinese ginger came down. Mr. Wang Junjie, Sales manager at Jining Shangzhuo Food Co., Ltd., recently talked about current…

Mangoes to arrive early on Australian shelves this year

Mangoes are set to hit Australian shelves early this year. Prime growing conditions in the northern parts of Australia have meant large quantities of premium Kensington Pride…

More than 1500 kilos of cocaine out of Costa Rica

Another coke shipment caught in port of Rotterdam

For the second time this week, a large consignment of cocaine was intercepted in the port of Rotterdam. Dutch Customs found 1,543 kilos of cocaine with a street value of €115 million. The largest shipment of cocaine was hidden in a container of pineapples, en route from Costa Rica to a company in…

Durian mooncakes shine in the Shanghai International Fruit Expo

Durian purchase price in Malaysian plantations gradually climbs higher

The Shanghai International Fruit Expo recently came to an end. Datuk Vincent Chan of Shanghai Youxiang Trade Co., Ltd. recently talked about the expo. "We were unable to bring in refrigerated products due to the disease prevention measures taken at the international expo in Shanghai. We really regret being unable to display our refrigerated products, and I believe that…

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement seasonal perishable products - weekly update

'Movement of avocados from Mexico through Texas expected to decrease seasonally'

Post-holiday sales slumps are to be expected in the produce business, but with the additional complication of the pandemic, familiar business models are proving not as useful as normal in forecasting trends. Many in the industry are playing it ‘safe’, relative to buying practices, as they have often…

UK avocado importer grows sales to take 25% of UK market supply

UK importer, The Avocado Company, has reported a significant increase in UK market share, as they prepare for their strongest summer season so far, according to parent company Fresca Group. This is despite Covid related drop in efficiencies, added import costs and labour challenges. “We focused very much…

Consumer demand for ready-to-eat avocados is growing fast in Chinese second- and third-tier cities

Avocados, known as 'super fruits', have become more and more popular among Chinese consumers in recent years. Market demand grows stronger every year, and an increasing number of countries have obtained permission to export avocados to China. Mr. Avocado is a specialized avocado supplier. This company…

"We hope that overseas suppliers will focus on the huge market potential of China's southwest"

The southwest of China has rapidly developed recently and the availability of high-end domestic and imported fruit in west China is growing more varied every year. Guizhou Shou Yang Fruit is one of the largest fruit companies in China's southwest. Mr. Yi Xianghui, a spokesperson for the company, recently…

Alicante, Spain

Six investigated in Marina Alta and Baixa for theft of 1.5 tons of avocados

Six people are under investigation in the Alicante municipalities of Marina Alta and Baixa over the theft of 1.5 tons of avocados. Alicante Guardia Civil officers have…

Large NZ kiwifruit processor seeks farmland near Whanganui to establish new orchards

Whanganui may be set to become a significant kiwifruit growing region in the wake of plans to convert up to 150ha of farmland near the city into kiwifruit orchards. Kiwifruit…

Taiwan: Agricultural exports rise in both volume and value

The Chinese market accounted for 51.6 percent of Taiwan’s fresh fruit exports in the first half of this year, down from 75 percent a year earlier. This meant that while the…

Raub, Malaysia

Durian farmer crisis worries agricultural organizations

While in theory, the Malaysian government is committed to increasing agriculture productivity to meet local and international demands, the reality is far from being realized.…

Bengaluru airport shipped 483 tons of mangoes between March and June

Late last week, Kempegowda International Airport -also known as BLR Airport- announced that it had processed 483 tons of mangoes for export in four months between March to…

Malaysian durian season is in full swing

The Malaysian durian remains the country’s top fruit with 377,251 tons produced in 2019, according to the Agriculture Department. Its figures show that durian is planted on a…

Country has huge exportable surplus

Bangladesh 7th largest mango producer in the world

Bangladesh’s mango export volume of 791 tons nearly trebled in 2020-21 financial year from the 279 tons in the previous fiscal year. This growth shows that the country’s…

Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH), Lucknow

At least 25 Malihabadi mango varieties to be registered

The Lucknow-based Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture has taken up the registration of at least 25 Malihabadi mango varieties with the Protection of Plant Varieties…

Dole plans expansion in the Philippines

Dole Sunshine Co., the food and beverage company that grows most of its pineapples in the Philippines, is planning to expand its operations in the provinces. It will also be…

Securities and Exchange Commission approves Del Monte initial public offering

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the P44-billion maiden share offering of fruit grower and canner Del Monte Philippines Inc. “DMPI will receive the…

"Our aim is to bring local Hunan fruit to the world"

Hunan is the most important market for Fruit Mate, and the province is one of the largest fruit producers in China. Hunan farmers produce nobis tangerines, navel oranges, sugar oranges, and other characteristic local fruit varieties. These fruit varieties sell well in the domestic and international…

California grown but developed in Greece

Launch of Mammoth kiwi brand

Homegrown Organic Farms announced the addition of organic kiwis to their product offering in 2020 and is excited to expand the program with a specific brand for the jumbo variety -- Mammoth Kiwi.  This new variety was developed in Greece and was brought to the US in 2010. Mammoth Kiwi is a special variety that is nearly 50 percent…

Ruud Kester, Lyna Trade, the Netherlands:

"Good Greenskin avocado market, large Hass prices under pressure, small ones recovering"

Hass avocados aren't expensive at the moment. But Ruud Kester isn't dissatisfied with sales. Ruud's Dutch firm, Lyna Trade, connects growers and importers. "Sales are continuing well, so there's no accumulation of huge stocks," he says. "The market is currently changing somewhat, though. Peru is there…

Ventura County, California

First commercial Black Fig Fly detection

Black fig fly has been found in a commercial growing operation in Ventura County. The discovery was made after a tip to the California Department of Food and Agriculture.…

Summer marketing support for California avocados

Peak availability of California avocados continues in July and the California Avocado Commission’s summer advertising and trade program is running at full steam. Support includes “The best avocados have California in them” advertising campaign, which increases brand linkage and awareness that the fruit…

The quality of Australia's winter passionfruit crops boosted by favourable weather

A New South Wales passionfruit grower says improved weather conditions have meant better quality this season. “We’ve had wetter conditions this year so there’s been more moisture in the ground which is ideal for growing,” Warrina Park’s Dennis Chant said. “Last year, it was quite dry so the rainfall is…

Mainly for mango and avocado production

La Unión opens its first collection center in Velez-Malaga

La Unión Corp., a leading company in the commercialization of fruits and vegetables, has opened its first food collection center in Velez-Malaga, in response to the significant increase in the production of tropical fruits in the area. With this new opening, La Unión now has more than 30 collection…

Europe grows tropical fruit – from bananas to mangoes

Tropical fruit plantations, where bananas, mangoes, papayas, passion fruits, finger limes, pomelo and avocados are being grown, are rising along the shores of the…

"We are looking forward to establishing commercial operations"

As controlled environment agriculture continues to prove itself for a broadening array of food and medicinal crops, Seedo Corp. is pushing the boundaries even further by producing one of the most challenging crops and the world’s most expensive spice indoors: saffron. Seedo Corp. is an Israeli agtech…

Teleconference seeks buyers for Hung Yen fruits

Vietnam: First co-operative in Hung Yen to ship longan to Europe

According to Director of the cooperative Tran Van My, the Quyet Thang co-operative will be the first of its kind in the northern province of Hung Yen to ship a batch…

Bangladesh: Garlic and ginger prices up ahead of Eid festival

In Bangladesh, prices of garlic and ginger have soared in the last seven days, ahead of the festival of Eid-ul-Azha. The two cooking ingredients witnessed a 20-30 per cent…

Cultivation begins in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh

Scientists introduce monkfruit in India

Monkfruit is known for its sweetness and is a non-caloric natural sweetener, making it ideal for diabetics. Now, in a first, scientists of CSIR’s Institute of Himalayan…

Mangoes will undergo first IPM Model to meet international demand

Pakistan’s Agriculture Secretary, Saqib Ali Ateel, has directed agri scientists and extension officials to develop an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) model for mangoes to…

"We endeavour to export and market the products to high-end consumers in the European, China and Middle Eastern markets.”

Rwathia Agrofarm is a general partnership incorporated in 2019 in Kenya to engage in farming and exporting of organically grown fresh produce-mainly fruit and herbs. The company supports local farmers and locally grown fruits and herbs. “Through a total response of speed, adaptability and…

Lagos State is seeking private sector support to increase coconut value chain

Lagos State is seeking private sector support to increase the value of coconut value chain from the present N76 billion to N350 billion yearly (€160 mln to €735 mln). One of…

Avocado supplies down with Mexican crop transition

Supplies of avocados are down somewhat even with fruit being sourced from multiple regions currently. “As Mexico transitions into the Flor Loca crop, and the California season nears its end, the U.S. industry supply is down,” says Hector Soltero, senior director of sales planning for Mission Produce…

Brazilian mango aims to enter China and boost the development of its domestic market

The Brazilian mango market is very active and dynamic, with a great international presence, and is in constant search of new markets. We interviewed Tassio Lustoza Silva…

Positive kiwi berry season predicted for Portuguese grower

“This is turning out to be our best season yet,” according to Luis Sousa of The Land of Jershon, a kiwi grower based on Portugual. The kiwi berry season is set to start on the 16th of August, and will run until the 30th of September. “The plants are now between their 5th and 6th year of production, which…

South Africa: Avocado pack house for the future built in Limpopo

In Limpopo, the Mooketsi Pack house is being built, that will be one of the largest post-harvest avocado handling facilities in the world when in full use. It will be an…

Mark Everett - Worldwide Fruit.

“For suppliers it is difficult to predict how the demand will be in the next 4-6-8 weeks"

Peru and South Africa are the main avocado suppliers to Europe and the UK at the moment. This is the peak seasons from those countries. Peru is supplying 64% of the EU market, South Africa 14%, Columbia 10% and Kenya 7% (other sources 5%). “From our perspective, and the suppliers we are working with, we…

SupaFresh and Peruvian Avocado Growers Association launches promotion campaign

Recently, the opening ceremony of a 2021 Peruvian avocado promotion campaign with the theme "NEW Fruit! NEW Life!" took place in the Shanghai Huizhan Fruit and Vegetable Market. This lively event was co-sponsored by Shanghai SupaFresh Trading and the Peruvian Avocado Growers Association. With the improvement…

Border trade between China and Myanmar halted amid covid case spike

A businessman in Muse, a border town in northern Shan State of Myanmar, said that border trade between the country and China is gradually halting due to a spike of covid cases…

Exotic fruit market slowly recovering

"Exotic fruit is maybe the one area that paid the highest price of the pandemic, as the fluctuating market was accompanied by fluctuating quotations. Luckily, in the past few months, demand increased thanks to the H&R channel, which absorbs large quantities directly from traditional markets, so…

After earlier shipments to London and Dubai

Tripura to export jackfruit to Germany for the first time

After London and Dubai, now sweet Tripura jackfruits are being exported to Germany for the first time. The first consignment of 1 ton of fresh jackfruits was flagged off from…

Natural Delights expands team with promotions and new hires

Bard Valley Natural Delights® announces the expansion of its team with two new hires and two internal promotions which will support the ongoing growth of the Medjool date…

Good pricing on lower supplies of pineapple

Pineapple supplies are slimmer right now. “This is typical for this time of year,” says Wes Liefer of Pura Vida Farms in Brea, CA. He notes that towards the end of spring and into the beginning of June, pineapples mature naturally following favorable growing conditions at the end of December and into…

Oppy uses plant-based solution to extend avocado shelf life

Offering premium organic and conventional avocados from California, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico, Oppy is now using Apeel’s plant-based solution to extend the shelf life of its Eco Farms avocados grown in Mexico. Having acquired a 65 percent stake of Eco Farms in spring 2020, the grower, marketer and…

Peter van Teeseling, Bel Impex:

"Flavourings, banana chips and Dutch products popular in traditionally non-exotic summer"

Traditionally, the demand for exotics in Europe is much lower in summer than in winter. "Quite remarkable actually", notes Peter van Teeseling of Bel Impex. "Take sweet potatoes, for example: they fit perfectly into a barbecue meal, but when the weather is nice for barbecuing, the demand immediately…

Lowest mango volume recorded since 2014/2015 season

'Mango Matters – 2020… a season like no other'

Most Australian mango growing regions experienced warm winter flowering periods with strong winds and rain late into the harvest period. At the beginning of the 2020/2021…

APHIS carries out a pest risk assessment to import fresh Peruvian pitahaya into the United States

The Government of Peru has requested the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to authorize the importation…

Heat and black mould have been causing problems for Egyptian mangoes

In the first week of July, the Egyptian press reported on the low mango yields this year, based on reports from growers in Ismailia, which is home to about one third of…

President Dr Arif Alvi:

‘Pakistan’s global mango footprint can earn high revenues’

Yesterday, President Dr Arif Alvi said that with some of the finest mangoes in the world, Pakistan had the potential to make a bigger export footprint by adopting proper…

First quarter holidays break avocado sales records

Sales of Hass avocados kicked off the new year with four-year record highs through first quarter key holidays, including the Big Game, Valentine’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day. The Hass Avocado Board’s (HAB) recently published retail recap indicated increased sales volume during the key holidays that drove…

Kenyan growers switch to more profitable passion fruit

In 2018, prices of maize plummeted by 40 per cent, while the production costs skyrocketed. At the time, a new wave was sweeping his Sirikwa village in Nakuru where farmers…

First in the nation discovery

CBP Agriculture Specialists in Pharr intercept rare pest

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Pharr International Bridge discovered a rare pest, a first in nation discovery, in a shipment of coconuts.  “By…

Foto: Mehmet Bozkurt

Mehmet Bozkurt from Mab Quality Ltd & Co.

"The kiwi berry is the new fruit trend"

"Fruit hunter" Mehmet A. Bozkurt can look back overall on a partly good, partly mixed season. "The raspberry season has just started and we supply all of Germany, but the Netherlands and Italy as well." The raspberry season is in full swing at "Fruchtjäger." / Photo: Mehmet Bozkurt Kiwi berries from GermanyWhat's…

Pineapples from Panama see spike in demand

Colorada Fresh Pineapples, owned by James Gooden, and LV Farms, owned by Paul Vergara, are making great headway in fruit exports by air from Panama to Europe. These Panama…

Australian mangosteen called ‘the queen of tropical fruit’

Mangosteen is a tropical evergreen tree, native to parts of South-East Asia, including the Malaysian peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. Mangosteen was first introduced to…

Season starts in third week of August

Turkish harvest of figs expected to be higher than last year

It’s still a little over a month until the Turkish fig season kicks off. So far, the weather has been ideal for the cultivation of figs, which also means the harvested volumes should be higher than last year. One exporter states it’s already seeing demand increasing ahead of the season start. Yigit Gokyigit,…

Antonio Montes, of Frutas Hermanos Montes:

"After testing different origins we found that the pineapples shipped by air from Panama offer the best quality"

"We have been working for many years with brands that are consolidated in the markets and which import pineapples from different countries in order to offer continuity in the supply to their customers. We have realized that this is a mistake, since pineapples in Costa Rica develop differently to those…

Singapore durian supplies hit by Covid restrictions & poor weather

Malaysian durian boom exposes ugly land struggles in Pahang

From Hong Kong to Singapore, durian lover often chose the Mao Shan Wang or “Civet Cat King” cultivar, also called Musang King in Malaysia, where it is grown. The fruit is so…

Tripura sends Kew pineapples and organic turmeric to Kolkata

Tripura’s horticulture department has dispatched a consignment of 1000 kilograms of Kew pineapples and 1,800 kilograms of organic turmeric to Kolkata. Purchaser Big Basket has executed the deal with the help of Sikkim State Cooperative Supply Marketing Federation Ltd, an organic retail agency. Unokoti Organic Producer Group…

Mangoes already picked, Northern Territory leads in mango production

It might be the dead of winter across most of Australia, but on the outskirts of Darwin tropical mangoes are already being picked. "Over the last couple of weeks we've punched out about 4,000 trays," said Tim Elliott from Red Rich Fruits. "Most of the sales have been into high-end fruit shops. The…

Ethnic-exotic segment now stable

The ethnic-exotic market is currently stable - seasonal fruit is the preferred choice and imports generally slow down during the summer months. "Quotations of mangoes arriving by sea hover between €4.50-5.00 per packet, this is because seasonal fruit is preferred this time of year. As for those imported by air, volumes from Mexico…

South Africa: Booze-ban sees pineapple prices increase by 74%

“Pineapple prices increased significantly,” said Johnny van der Merwe, the managing director of  Agrimark Trends. This increase is credited to the alcohol bans. Pineapple prices…

Colombia: Lime, avocado and mango all see big growth in export figures

The total agricultural and agro-industrial exports from Colombia amounted to 3,784 million US dollars between January and May 2021, i.e., $604 million more than the same…

Zucchini with flowers a niche, yet popular product

Zucchini with flowers from Cuneo are a niche product whose season, this year, will last between June 24th and August 15th. Demand is not bad and quotations are better than in other years. "In the summer, we destine two hectares to the production of zucchini with flowers, which produce around 15-20 tons. Commercialization…

Singapore supermarket chain promotes Taiwanese fruit and veg

The “2021 Best of Taiwan” promotion at a local supermarket featured mangoes, guavas, grapes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms supplied by Kaohsiung City. Taiwanese…

India expands export of mangoes to new markets

In a new initiative, a consignment of GI certified Fazil mango variety sourced from West Bengal's Malda district was exported today to Bahrain This initiative is likely to…

Pakistan: Efforts being made to improve mango production

Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam said on Saturday that efforts were being made to improve the production and export of mango for strengthening…

Philippine growers urged to plant more durian as new markets open

Durian grower Candelario B. Miculob has called on fellow growers to expand production to sustain export markets such as Australia and the United States as well as capture…

From the plantations in Ecuador to the Rungis platform in France

First “zero carbon” pineapples for Omer-Decugis &Cie

Omer-Decugis & Cie, specialist in fresh and exotic fruit and vegetables, has announced its first “zero carbon” pineapples ever. Thanks to the measurement and compensation of all its carbon emissions from the plantations in Ecuador to its platform on the Rungis market in France, the “Terrasol” pineapple…

Mekong Delta fruit overabundant amid HCMC wholesale market closures

Fruit from the Mekong Delta, Vietnam's agriculture hub, is selling poorly at lower prices as wholesales markets across HCMC close due to Covid-19. Nguyen Van Thuan, owner of a…

Egyptian mango season has started

“Our scheduled orders for upcoming mango season have increased by 1000 tons”

The Egyptian mango season has kicked up, but we’re still a few weeks away from the export to really get going. The weather has been challenging, but overall the season should be positive for Egyptian growers. Demand is strong, especially for larger sizes, with one exporter stating their company has…

Shipping to Europe, Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong

Demand for Mexican avocados grows outside the US, too

While U.S. demand for avocados continues to rise, demand is also growing outside of the country that is the largest consumer of the popular fruit. Avocados Aguirre SA de CV is currently in production with its Mendez avocado, a variety of the Hass avocado that’s grown in Jalisco, Mexico along with the…

NZKGI CEO Colin Bond:

Nelson RSE Conference was very fruitful

Staff from New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc, along with a number of representatives from its kiwifruit grower and post-harvest community, attended the RSE Conference in…

Piura has a new avocado, mango, and grape packing plant that will process 3,000 containers per year

Medlog Piura SAC, a subsidiary of Medlog SA - a transnational company with a presence in more than 70 countries that is part of the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company group -…

China's first kiwi company listed in Singapore

On the morning of July 5, Chibi Shenshan Xingnong Technology Co., Ltd. held a ceremony in Chibi city, Hubei to celebrate the launch of its IPO in the Singapore Exchange. Shenshan Xingnong is the first agricultural company in Hubei Province to become listed overseas, and is also the first company in China…

Durian price shows steady decline

Thai durian traders promote export to China

After years of growing trade relations between Thailand and China, and the more recent promotion of Thai durian in the Chinese market, China is now the largest export…

Chilean truffles growing production gain access in the international market

Since 2016 the production of black truffles has grown steadily from less than 200 kg to 1,5 tons in 2020. For 2021 the production is expected to exceed 2 tons and, together with the production, the interest of foreign markets and Chile's position is amplifying too. The production of black truffle (Tuber melanosporum)…

Assam, India

Cachar district sets new records with 25 million pineapples

The district of Cachar has set a new record in agricultural production in a given season. In the Fulertal area of the Cachar district, spread over an area of 1,500 hectares,…

Malaysia: Shopee & FAMA collaborate to avoid durian scams

With durian sellers taking their sales online in anticipation of the peak season in mid-July, scams involving this fruit have popped up. Luckily, Malaysians buying from Shopee…

Binh Thuan province, southeast VIetnam

Binh Thuan develops plan to increase dragon fruit consumption

From now until the end of 2021, farmers in Binh Thuan Province will harvest about 440,000 tons of dragon fruit. That is why the People's Committee of Binh Thuan province has…

'Shoppers are going wild for new avocado slicing gadget'

Australian shoppers are going wild for a three-in-one avocado slicer that helps prepare the fruit. The $12 device comes with a blade to split the fruit, a special seed-removing device and a slicing wand which cuts the whole fruit into even sections. Available on Amazon Australia the device has proven to be…

The company expects to normalize its sales level for the fall season

Laumont's turnover falls by 15%

Laumont, a Spanish company specialized in the sale and distribution of truffles and mushrooms, has closed its latest fiscal year with a 15% reduction in its turnover compared to the previous one,…

Manuel Michel, Executive Director of the National Mango Board

"Our goal is for mango consumption to stand at 7.1 pounds per person by 2030"

The executive director of the National Mango Board, Manuel Michel, participated in the Peruvian Mango for the World Digital Forum where he spoke about this organization's interest in increasing mango consumption in the United States. "The goal of our organization is to increase the consumption of fresh mango…

Pitayas very profitable for Kenyan growers

Pitaya is currently one of the highest-priced Kenyan fruits, selling at between Ksh890 and Ksh3,000 (€6.94-23.40) yet it gained traction in Kenya in late 2015. A single fruit…

Halls continues to develop Brazil avocado supply origin

Halls and its Brazilian partners have been hard at work since 2017 developing Brazil as a global avocado supply origin. The favourable supply parameters of this production origin, and ideal orchard growing conditions, have yielded success for the partnership. Halls, ACMH International and nationally…

Hassan district, Karnataka

Dragon fruit cultivation on the rise in India

The cultivation of dragon fruit is picking up among Indian farmers. In Hassan, the fruits are grown on the roof as well. Vijay Angadi, an agriculture expert and program…

Hong Kong sees Malaysian Musang King durians compete with Thai imports

Currently, Hong Kong is awash in durian imports from Thailand and Malaysia. Durians, which can be found all year round but are largely harvested during the drier and hotter…

Del Monte Philippines says IPO is only waiting for regulator nod

Del Monte Philippines Inc's P44-billion initial public offering is "all set to go" according to the company’s officials. Only regulatory approval is keeping the company from…

Dhubri district , Assam

8,000 cough syrup bottles hidden inside mango boxes seized at Chapar

On Tuesday, Chapar Police found 7920 bottles of addictive and illegal cough syrups hidden inside different boxes partially filled with mangoes. A team of Chapar Police raided a truck which was heading towards Tripura via Dhubri carrying mangoes, from West Bengal. The value of the confiscated goods is estimated…

Export season of Beijing lychee is almost over

Vietnamese lychee export to China is larger than last year

This is the time of the year when lychee enter the market in large volumes. Just like last year, there is a lot of pressure on lychee sales in June and July. That is primarily…

Avocado will be the best-selling tropical fruit in the world in 2030

According to the Agricultural Outlook 2021-2030 report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the…

"When supply is abundant, we have the opportunity to get more consumers into the product"

Increased avocado production providing more opportunities for Australian growers

A major Australian avocado producer is expecting some of the biggest crops that the country has ever produced in 2021, which will lead to more opportunities both domestically and internationally. With production underway in North and Central Queensland, CEO of The Avolution, Antony Allen says it is…

“We’re hoping for a much steadier fig season this year”

The Turkish fig season has recently kicked off. One exporter states the weather has been a lot better for the various regions than it was last year. Volumes will be similar, but sizes will be slightly smaller overall. Now that the vaccinations for Covid-19 are becoming widespread, the hopes are this fig…

Thai mangosteen price dropped by 50% in less than three weeks

The economic value of mangosteen has greatly improved in the last few years and, in response, the overall surface area devoted to mangosteen plantation in Southeast Asia…

Del Monte Philippines Inc. becomes Asia’s leading pineapple exporter

Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI) has become Asia’s leading pineapple exporter, with dominant market share in China and as top three supplier in Japan and Korea.  According to analytics…

"There is huge potential for Western goods in the second half of this year"

"A variety of Southeast Asian goods are doing well in the Chinese market"

The global fruit trade has suffered from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic for nearly two years now. Tirection is a company specialized in fresh fruit and vegetable trade. Mr. Huang, spokesperson for the company, summarized their experience in the last two years. He shared with us his insight in the…

"Chinese dragon fruit enjoys unprecedented popularity in Chinese market, while Vietnamese fruit is blocked"

The first red dragon fruit of the season entered the Chinese market on the 20th of June. The weather conditions were excellent in Guangxi this year, and both the product quality as well as the production volume of dragon fruit are better than last year. Mr. Dong is the spokesperson for Long Yi Sheng…

West Coast heat could trigger supply gaps

As spiked temperatures continue to hang over parts of the West Coast--some climbing over 100 degrees--growers are watching and assessing how the heat may affect their crops. At Duncan Family Farms, the main impacts of the heat on some of the organic crops it grows currently in Merrill, OR is the speeding…

Vietnam: Tay Ninh province develops high-tech agriculture for export

In recent years, many high-tech agricultural projects in Tay Ninh Province have been put into operation. These have contributed to an increase in the value of local…

Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports up 17.4 percent in H1 2021

Vietnam Fruit and Vegetables Association VinaFruit has issued a statement saying that the nation’s fruit and vegetable exports exceeded US$2.06 billion in the first half of…

Chinese distiller moves from liquor to kiwi fruit business

Dukang Distillers has completed its restructuring with the acquisition of a kiwi fruit business, disposing of its existing liquor business For this reason, it will take on a…


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