Vietnam facilitates lychee purchase by Chinese traders in Bac Giang

Agencies and localities in Vietnam, including those in Bac Giang – the country’s lychee growing hub – have always created favorable conditions for Chinese businesses and…

Jose Chaves, Tropicales del Valle: "Pineapple prices stable, very good on the spot market"

Costa Rican pineapples selling well on world markets

Ready-to-eat Golden pineapples from Costa Rica are selling well across Europe, in the USA and in the Mediterranean markets. “For the first five months of the year prices have been stable while it has been very good on the spot market, especially in the Mediterranean,” says Jose Carlos Chaves, responsible…

Fiji ginger growers aim for price increase

Ginger exporters have urged farmers to consider the costs incurred and the resources used to ensure their product remains competitive in the international market. Most farmers…

Kenya focuses on Malaysian markets with avocados in diversification plans

Kenya is eyeing the Malaysian market for the export of avocado as it seeks to expand its reach beyond the traditional buyers. The plant regulator-Kenya Plant Health…

But fruit will be cheaper by October

Malaysia: Durian peak season delayed

The erratic weather has pushed back this year’s durian season, which typically peaks in June and July, to October. The good news is, that durians will be cheaper by then. As…

Mexican mango regions about to switch over

It’s been a tough season for mangoes. So says Giorgio Ceciarelli of GC Imports based in Toronto, Canada who says consumption has dropped somewhat on mangoes. “I think the high gas prices and inflation have created less consumption on mangoes than we used to have. Demand has been steady but prices are lower…

Vietnam Bac Giang region promotes litchi sales at home and abroad via conference

The northern province of Bac Giang, in collaboration with the ministries of Industry and Trade, and Agriculture and Rural Development, held an online conference on litchi…

Pakistan's mango production to fall by 50% due to heatwave and water shortage

Pakistan's mango production is expected to decline by around 50% this year, as the crop has been severely hit by unusually high temperatures and water shortages, the chief of…

The ginger market in China continues to fluctuate and decline

Entering May, the ginger market has been sluggish, and ginger farmers are thinking that the price will rise a few cents when they prepare goods for the holiday in May. But it…

MangoPoint gets rights to export mangoes to Europe & other countries

Chennai-headquartered MangoPoint today announced the acquirement of rights to export mangoes to Europe and completed their first consignment in 2022 season to Germany…

California avocado movement steady despite stronger pricing

California avocados have hit peak availability. Jan DeLyser, vice president marketing for the California Avocado Commission (CAC) says it expects peak supplies, which began in April, to go through July and will continue with availability through August into September. “Responding to market conditions and…

Input needed to assess potential expansion of U.S. passion fruit industry

With demand for passion fruit growing in the United States, researchers are exploring how domestic production of this fruit could expand, thanks to a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). “This project seeks to determine the current status…

First in region

Whangārei's Lynwood Avocado Nursery to sign up to new biosecurity scheme

Whangārei's Lynwood Avocado Nursery, an extensive nursery in Maunu, supplies up to 95 per cent of the country's avocado trees, is the first grower in Northland to sign up to…

"No matter how much we want to plant, there's a huge demand, and it is still going to sell out"

Australian pomegranate demand already exceeding supply for a new WA grower

A Western Australian pomegranate grower was unable to keep up with the huge demand for the fruit in its first season of commercial production. Co-owner of Gingin Pomegranates, Bassam Al Haify says that due to some unfavourable weather events volumes were lower than initially hoped for, but the quality…

King of the coconuts hands over business to Queen of the coconuts

Activities of Joko Impex taken over by N&K as of 1 June

They have been called the 'king and queen of the coconuts'. Now that coconut king Hans van der Kooij of Jokofruit/Impex is saying goodbye to the fresh produce business after a career of 50 years - following in the footsteps of his brother Daan - and his children have no interest in taking over the…

West Bengal

Malda litchi finally to be exported abroad

For the first time, litchis produced in Malda is all set to be exported to other countries of the Middle East and Europe. This is mainly due to initiatives of the district…

Ministry of Industries announces Geographical Indication certificate for Fazli mangoes

The Department of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks of the Ministry of Industries announced the Geographical Indication certificate for Fazli mangoes on Tuesday. The Fazli…

GI-tagged ‘Queen’ pineapple variety air-freighted from Tripura to New Delhi

Yesterday, a consignment of Tripura’s ‘Queen’ variety of pineapples was shipped by air for New Delhi markets. The Directorate of Horticulture and Soil Conservation from the…

Birmingham is into South Asian Alphonso mangoes

The mango season has arrived in Birmingham. There is a particular variety that mango fans are going crazy for - the Alphonso. The Alphonso is only available from the end of…

Laurens Maartens (StoneX): "Savings to be made with payments in local currency"

"Almost all payments to Vietnam are still in euros and dollars"

Following the free trade agreement concluded between the EU and Vietnam in 2020, the import duty on 94% of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables was immediately reduced to 0% as of 1 August. A boost for the country, which, according to market experts, has the potential to become one of the most important fruit…

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Indian envoy to US takes to mango diplomacy

Many mangoes made it to the tables of representatives of the US department of Agriculture, Commerce and Trade as the Indian ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, sent these out to celebrated the resumption of the export of Indian mangoes to the US. US exports of Indian mangoes had halted for the…

Minister Chalermchai Sri-on encourages Thai farmers to increase durian cultivation

Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on has encouraged farmer to increase cultivation of durians to meet the growing demand in the world market. “The…

Mangoes from Pakistan set to enter Chinese market next week

The first consignment of Pakistani mangoes of the present season will be transported by air cargo service in Kunming, the capital city of China’s South-Western Yunnan…

Black Fig Fly

New invasive pest threatens fig crops in California

The latest fly pest of concern in California is the black fig fly (Silba adipata), a species that exclusively feeds and reproduces on figs. The Black fig fly is originally…

Avocado experts are coming together for “Avo Connections”

Avo Connections, the annual avocado industry forum hosted by Avocados Australia, is happening on Monday 6 June 2022 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in South…

German Inkapower focuses Peruvian ginger products

"Fresh and processed ginger combination expands sales opportunities"

In recent years, Latin American ginger cultivation has developed rapidly in the shadow of the world's largest ginger producer, China. As cultivation scales up, export volumes are also steadily increasing, particularly from Peru. The newly-formed company, Inkapower, also sees opportunities and is now…

Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute

VP Mpango urges TARI to bring avocado & pomegranate cultivation to Dodoma

Tanzanian Vice President Dr Philip Mpango has tasked the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) to undertake a special research program to promote cultivation of…

Cambodian longan is permited to export to China

On May 19, the General Administration of Customs in China issued an announcement that according to relevant Chinese laws and regulations and the Protocol between the General…

Pineapple production in Xuwen Guangdong increased compared with last year

Xuwen County, located in Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, is China's largest pineapple production area. On average, 1 in every 3 pineapples in China is produced in Xuwen.…

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Twenty hectares of avocados are being transplanted in southern Italy

The transplanting of the remaining 20 hectares of avocados in Apulia, specifically in Castellaneta, in the province of Taranto, is being completed these days by Masseria Fruttirossi, one of Italy's largest producer of pomegranates. "There are now 15 thousand avocado trees of the Hass variety added to the…

APHIS seeks comment on draft pest risk assessment for importation of sugar apple and atemoya from Lebanon

The government of Lebanon has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of sugar apple (Annona squamosa) and atemoya (Annona…

Roelof du Toit – The Kiwi Connection

The Kiwi Connection plans to take South African kiwis places

The Kiwi Connection was established last year, a purely kiwi-focused entity that spans the breadth of the industry, from plant material to marketing.“We believe we’re strong technically and we’re strong in marketing, and that’s what we offer farmers,” says Roelof du Toit, technical manager at The Kiwi…

Bosnia and Herzegovina imports fruit from Slovenia, Croatia, Ecuador, Turkey and others

In 2021, Bosnia and Herzegovina imported 54.520 tons of bananas, mostly from Slovenia, Croatia, and Ecuador, 13.941 tons of lemons from Turkey, and 19.739 tons of apples from…

Sandra Riano, Novacampo: “ready to eat goldenberries in clamshells selling in high volumes”

Colombian exotic fruit - demand and sales higher in Europe

"The increasingly healthy nutrition choices of consumers in Europe and worldwide is leading to a higher demand and sales of exotic fruit from Colombia. It is especially peeled ready to eat Goldenberries or Physalis Beeren in clamshells that are selling in high volumes,” comments Sandra Riano, from…

Fresno claims title of California garlic capital

Fresno County is America's foremost garlic producer, with 77% of all the garlic in the U.S. grown in the region. Over the weekend, the Big Fresno Fairgrounds sought to cement…

"New Fairtrade rule is backfiring; it views issue from a Western stance"

Last week, we reported that a German retailer is going to use the Fairtrade strategy that supports living wages on plantations. Yet, according to a Dutch importer this…

Harvest underway in Victoria

Persimmons more in demand than ever

Persimmon orchards around Victoria's north-east are nearing the autumn harvest. Buffalo Creek Orchards grower Frank Primerano's farm's main income is persimmons, with more…

Australian farmers try to bring their durians to the world stage

Brisbane-born Blair Limbert is a true durian enthusiast. He and his business partner Riley Hickson have started The Ripe Time, a farm in Far North Queensland which grows 50…

Taiwanese pineapple farmers suffer as rains damage crop

The island nation of Taiwan has seen heavy rains, that damaged this year’s pineapple crop. With prices falling, farmers throughout the country are facing difficulties. This…

Mexican avocados: Costa Rica lifts restrictions on the fruit after seven years

In 2015, Costa Rica unilaterally decided to ban the import of Mexican Hass avocados, stating that a pest called Sunblotch Viroid (sunspot) could enter the country via the…

Pakistan mango production to suffer severely

Until recently, farmers in Pakistan’s famed mango-producing district were expecting a bumper harvest of the fruit. However, their dreams of big profits were shattered by an…

Australian mango industry to receive a $2.7million boost through two major projects

The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) is confident that two major projects over the next five years will significantly help improve grower productivity and profitability. AMIA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Brett Kelly says the projects, which were announced today, will integrate extension and…

Israel, an attractive market but with transportation challenges for Costa Rica's fresh pineapple

Last February, Costa Rica and Israel signed a bilateral agreement that enabled plants in several areas of the country (excluding the Atlantic) to ship shipments of fresh…

Meituan Select releases Report of Tropical Fruit Circulation 2022

Tropical fruit sales increase by over 30% in China

The Report of Tropical Fruit Circulation 2022 released by Meituan Select on May 18 showed that tropical fruit continued to be popular in 2021 in China, with an overall sales…

"Transport costs remain the biggest challenge for importers"

"Chinese market demand for imported durian is strong, and product quality is stable"

The 'fragrance of durian' took over when the season began in April. Imported durians are very popular in the Chinese market. A spokesperson for Guangdong Excellent Fruit Agricultural Investment Co., Ltd., recently talked about the current market conditions for import durian. "The peak period of the Thai durian…

René Noordam, OptiTrade International: “Pineapple prices in Europe really good at the moment”

Dominican Republic pineapples selling well in Europe

Pineapple prices are really good across Europe at the moment as shipping costs remain challenging, comments René Noordam from OptiTrade International, who sources the produce from the Dominican Republic. However, he fears the good pineapple prices will not last long as more strawberries are coming on…

South Africa dragon fruit industry stabilizes amid growth

With growers get to grips with production methods and market demand grows, dragon fruit production is gaining ground in South Africa. While the area planted to dragon fruit is…

How to reduce pineapple processing costs

PND is large company in the mechanical engineering sector manufacturing fruit processing machinery with clients in all 5 continents. It produces over 1500 machines that enable small, medium and large businesses to process one of the most popular fruits - pineapples. Gianluca Giordano "While we keep doing…

Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh mangoes for US president Biden

The Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu. will hand over a box of Indian mangoes to the staff of US president Joe Biden at a mango promotion event in Washington…

Taiwan looks to export sugar apples to Japan

Taiwan hopes to obtain a permit to export sugar apples to Japan by the end of this year. The Council of Agriculture has applied for the permit as part of its efforts to…

Kerala pineapple farmers suffer Rs 1 bln loss due to rains

Unseasonal rains have led to a drop in demand for pineapples, leaving tons of fruit rotting in farmlands and causing a loss of over Rs 1 bln (€12 mln). According to Pineapple…

Thai growers get ready to satisfy China’s growing appetite for durians

From March to July each year, Thai durian farmers are all geared to address China’s craving durians. When durian season is in full swing, up to 8,000 durians are picked in one…

Vietnam: year-round dragon fruit supply thanks to local investments

Vietnamese dragon fruit has a strong potential for the European market. Vietnam grows three dragon fruit varieties: white flesh, purple pink and red dragon fruit. Purple pink and red dragon fruit is slightly sweeter than the white flesh variety. Under the correct storage conditions dragon fruit can be…

Pineapple extract may help treat Alzheimer's disease

An extract derived from pineapple stem may potentially improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease generally characterized by…

India: Cyclone-affected farmers dump mangoes in canals

In the Annamayya district, the inclement weather has made it impossible for mango farmers to garner profits from their produce. Unseasonal rains in November and December last…

Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute attempts to revamp coconut production

The Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute Mikocheni centre has embarked on a campaign to revamp coconut production in the coastal regions of Tanga, Lindi, Mtwara and…

China to conduct another round of audits on Kenyan avocados

Avocado exporters may have to wait longer to access the Chinese market after it emerged that the Asian country will conduct another round of audit before allowing Kenya’s…

Opportunities open up for local producers

Georgia: Avocado imports increasing rapidly

Georgian avocado imports increased by 130% in volume in Q1 of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021. The main suppliers of valuable fruit are the Netherlands and Turkey.…

'Pineapple protest' by Vazhakulam farmers in Thrikkakara, Kerala

Yesterday, the Thrikkakara assembly constituency in Kerala witnessed a unique protest as pineapple farmers from nearby Vazhakulam gave away their produce for free. As many as…

Celebrating 10 years of California Avocado Month

Ten years ago, the California Avocado Commission first observed June officially as California Avocado Month and is enthusiastically promoting this long-standing tradition. As an ode to the past 10 years, the Commission has enlisted the culinary talents of Southern California-native, Chef Nyesha Arrington…

AAA Growers' first sea freight avocados selling well in Dubai market

AAA Growers' first sea freight Hass avocados arrived at the Al Aweer Market, Dubai last week. "The product sold quickly due to the excellent quality," said Paul Huish, Commercial Manager at the company. "Kenya generally has a bad name in the market, but we are doing things differently. Fruit is coming…

Mango packhouse opens in Nayarit, Mexico

Empaque Don Jorge I (EDJI) opened its doors this past weekend and is currently packing Crespo organic Ataulfos from El Grupo Crespo’s Nayarit orchards. EDJI is the hometown hydro-thermic packhouse of El Grupo Crespo and is home to El Grupo Crespo’s three proprietary brands: Crespo Organic, RCF as well as…

The nearly 40-year evolution of Mission Produce

From the ripe revolution of avocados to expansion into mangos

Mission Produce was founded in 1983, at a time when avocado consumption rates were low. Annual U.S. consumption was fewer than two pounds per person, and little to no data existed for European consumption. Back then, there were still green skins on the market, but there was also a rising awareness of the…

Peruvian avocado exports in the first quarter of the year amounted to $224.7 million

The Netherlands accounted for 46% of the total value of shipmentsAccording to a report by the Agrodata website, Peru exported 117,297,835 kilos of avocados between January and…

Thai fruits enter the Nanning market in Guangxi

On May 14, according to Thai media reports, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Thai Consulate General in Guangzhou, the Nanning Foreign Trade Promotion Office, and Shenzhen Baiguoyuan Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd. held the "2022 Thailand Fruit Festival" in Nanning, Guangxi, China to promote Thai fruits…

Mexican avocado growers seek asylum in US after threats

An extended Mexican family crossed into the US this weekend, seeking asylum after threats from suspected criminals forced them to flee their avocado farm. This underscores how…

Thailand's mangosteen production will increase by 38% to 380,000 tons this year

It is the season for the production and listing of critical economic fruits in Thailand now, such as durian, mangosteen, and rambutan. According to the Ministry of…

Durian supply down by nearly 60 percent, says group

Durian prices to increase by 100pc this year, Malaysian ministry predicts

It seems like Malaysian durian fans will have to deal with an expected 100 per cent price increase during this year’s durian season. Deputy Agriculture and Food Industry…

Green Sea Agriculture Co Ltd

Chinese firm invests $70 million in mango project

A Chinese company has invested nearly $70 million to grow six varieties of mangoes in Stung Treng province for export to the Chinese market, with plans to channel a further…

China opens new air route for durians from Thailand

The first Tianjin Air Cargo flight carrying Thai durians landed at Nanning Airport in Guangxi, China on Friday, opening a new shipment route for Thailand’s prime fruit export.…

Koppert recommends producers start releasing "Neoseiulus californicus"

May and June are important months in the biological control of the Persae mite in avocados

"The months of May and June are of decisive importance to ensure the success of the biological control of the Persae mite in avocados (Oligonychus persae), which can cause the tree's leaves to fall, exposing its branches, fruits, and increasing the risk of heatstroke burns. It's in these months that…

Lychees are freshly listed in Yulin, and the price reaches 20 to 50 yuan per kilogram

Lychees were launched onto the market recently, and the price is between 20 yuan and 50 yuan/kg, slightly higher than in the same period last year. At present, the lychees…

New Zealand: Largest exporters confident in Chinese market

New Zealand's largest exporters of kiwifruits have expressed confidence in the future of the Chinese market and further expansion opportunities. Chinese sources say the…

Demand for Vietnamese dragon fruit increasing in Australia & New Zealand

Demand for Vietnamese dragon fruit in foreign markets is increasing, with many importers interested in high-quality fruit from Vietnam. The Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency, the…

Plateau State intent on attracting investors in exotic crops and perishables

A team of agri-business investors from South Africa has said it will invest in farming, processing and export of exotic crops and perishables in Plateau State. The Managing…

100 tons of mangoes from Satkhira to be exported to Europe

Mango harvesting in Rajshahi has started

Mango harvesting of the current season started last Friday everywhere in Rajshahi district, to ensure the natural ripening of the seasonal delicious fruit. Farmers can harvest…

Indore: Mangoes too expensive for the common man

Mangoes are becoming more and more expensive all over India. The mango season is here once again, but unfortunately, this seasonal fruit is now beyond the common man's reach.…

Gilles Lagache, Terragaïa:

“Zespri kiwis still have great potential to grow on the French market”

Three weeks ago, the import company Terragaïa started the campaign of the Zespri SunGold kiwi. The sales of this product have been growing steadily for some years on the French market. “Zespri SunGold kiwis are a ‘true good product’,” explains Gilles Lagache, general director of Terragaïa. “The fruit is…

Lucknow's Dussehri mango belt will see decreased yield this season

Sources from Malihabad - Lucknow's Dussehri mango belt - say the yield this season is likely to be much less than previous years. And it is not just Dussehris; the mango…

Papaya movement largely tied to promotional support

Supplies of papaya look to be strong currently. “A few weeks ago we had some issues because it seemed like they were changing growing areas or something. There was a…

Season's first shipment of SunGold kiwifruit arrived in Los Angeles this week

Zespri’s first-ever charter vessel to the U.S. arrived in the Port of Los Angeles on May 9 delivering SunGold™ kiwifruit to meet growing consumer demand. This shipment kicks off another anticipated season as more consumers look for delicious and nutritious options to add to their basket. Zespri’s…

New avocado partnership offers smoother supply from Mexico

A unique opportunity to keep shelves stocked with high quality Mexican avocados has arrived, thanks to the addition of AvoWorks to the Oppy-Eco Farms go-to-market strategy. Adeac's packing plant.  Avoworks, a recently formed consortium featuring Michoacán grower-packers Adeac, AvoHit and La Viña and featuring…

Once again, Peru positions itself as the British market's main avocado supplier

In 2021, the UK imported $20.866 billion worth of agricultural products. Spain, the Netherlands, and Belgium stood out among the British market's agricultural suppliers,…

PolyNatural's Shel-Life Avocado

How to extend the life of the avocado without interfering with the forced maturation process and the use of AC

PolyNatural has developed Shel-Life®, a 100% natural and certified organic solution that extends the shelf life of fresh fruits, such as pomegranates, stone fruit, and avocado. Shel-Life Avocado works as a second skin for the avocado that permits decreasing dehydration, maintaining firmness during…

Maoming lychees are exported to the Philippines for the first time

Maoming City, Guangdong Province is known as "the hometown of lychees in China". Now is the ripening season for lychees. This year, thanks to the entry into force of the…

"Our yellow dragon fruit is an excellent product for babies and mothers"

Yellow dragon fruit or 'yellow pitahaya' is also known as 'swallow's nest' in China. This fruit looks like regular dragon fruit but with a yellow fruit peel. The yellow dragon fruit is sweet and rich in nutrients. Although still rare, the yellow dragon fruit is gradually becoming a more common sight in…

Taiwan registers new pineapple variety with Japan's fruit authorities

The Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) said this week it had registered a new pineapple variety that it developed in 2019 with Japan's agricultural ministry  The new…

The current situation will be analyzed at Ginger Week 2022

Global overproduction of ginger negatively affects Peruvian exports

Ginger shipments in the first two months of 2022 amounted to $14,633,000, i.e. 18.8% less than the $18,040,000 achieved in the same period of 2021, according to data from…

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

FSSAI destroys 14.7 tons of artificially ripened fruits in Coimbatore

During spot checks conducted in fruit stalls in Coimbatore on Wednesday, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) seized and destroyed 14.7 tons of…

Hass Avocado board continues industry webinar series with nutrition spotlight

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is hosting the next instalment in its complimentary industry webinar series on May 26, 2022 from 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. PT. The webinar, “Leveraging…

Better quality rambutan from Guatemala this season

The Guatemalan rambutan season is getting an earlier start this year. “We are starting this season two weeks earlier compared to last season and we will have greater distribution of our production,” says Edilson Hernández of Prime Tropics. “We will also have a larger market window starting the season in…

Costa Rican cyberattack another shipping challenge for pineapples

While supplies of pineapples from Costa Rica are available, the logistics are another story. Adriana Garcia from Chestnut Hill Farms says Costa Rica is supplying approximately 96 percent of the pineapples to both Europe and the U.S. right now. “The availability of containers is low and we don’t seem to have…

"Colombia is the world's leading producer and exporter of cape gooseberries"

Cape Gooseberries are the second exotic fruit most exported by Colombia. According to data presented by the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), Colombia…

Puerto Rico's mango industry wants its own quality seal

The Puerto Rican mango industry, which has been advancing and organizing itself more and more, now aims to have its own quality seal in the future, according to Veny Marti, the president of the mango production company Martex Farms of Puerto Rico. "It's not being formally organized, but there is a…

Cartel violence threatens harvests of avocados, limes and peaches in Mexico

Mexico's produce industry has taken another hit from cartel violence, as tens of millions of dollars worth of peaches seem to be lost as farmers abandoned their fields. An…

Guava production supplements tourism

Fruit growing stands out in Norte Pioneiro, Brazil

The EBC (Empresa Brasileira de Comunicação) will portray tourism and fruit growing in Norte Pioneiro on a national network, through the Caminhos da Reportagem program. A team…

Midlands Province, Zimbabwe

Kwekwe district grower reaps rewards for his passion fruit

The Kwekwe district, in Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province, is a well-known maize and wheat farming belt, but Sam Gomba has embarked on a journey to avoid the region's traditional…

Sascha Suler, BioTropic Ltd, on the cultivation project in Costa Rica:

"Costa Rican organic turmeric is seeing increasing demand, not least because of good storage properties"

In 2017, the portfolio of Duisburg-based import company BioTropic Ltd was expanded to include ginger and turmeric from Costa Rica. Almost five years after the first-time procurement of the vegetables, plant manager Sascha Suler draws a positive balance. Despite the tense freight situation, this season…

Bangladesh

Pabna district litchi production to hit record high

Litchi cultivation is on the rise in Pabna, where the seasonal fruit now plays a vital role in agro-economics as farmers in the district are looking at a record production due…

Saudi Arabia

Jazan mangoes: Annual production of 65,000 tons

Saudi Arabia’s Jazan region has made huge strides in developing mango cultivation, expanding its production by increasing the number of farms. One of the targets of the Saudi…

Export delays lead to unsatisfactory ginger prices

The ginger market last year was very sluggish. In previous years, the basic price at the growers could be sold at about 6-10RMB, but last year, it was only 1.4RMB per kilogram…

Delayed start to the Mexican lychee season

The lychee season has begun out of Mexico. “We are on week one of 10 of the Mexican lychee season,” says Yasmani Garcia of Sweet Seasons in Pharr, Texas. “This year we were expecting to begin the lychee season on the 5th of May but it has been delayed until the 17th of the month.” He notes that for Sweet…

Seasonality is in the bag with avocado ‘Party Pak’

West Pak Avocado proudly announces the official launch of Party Pak. This bag of jumbo fruit transitions with every season, featuring a new look and reason to celebrate the goodness of avocados. Festive seasonal packaging highlights recipes on the grab-and-go bag, while the American Heart Association’s…

Tenerife doubles its avocado area

Avocado has become the fastest-growing agricultural product on the island of Tenerife. Its cultivated area has doubled in 10 years and its production has increased from 1.7…

Dharmapuri mangoes of Tamil Nadu will be more expensive after pest attack

The famous Dharmapuri mangoes of Tamil Nadu are set to get more expensive as a result of pest attack leading to shortage. According to farmers, the prices are yet to be fixed…

RCEP agreement boosts SE Asian exports to China

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the free trade deal to date that took effect on Jan. 1, 2022, has further boosted its sales this year. The…

"Our fresh-keeping technology reduces dehydration of dragon fruit during transport, and keeps the leaves from withering"

The dragon fruit season in Southeast Asia has officially begun. The export volume of sea-freight dragon fruit grows bigger every day. However, the global shipping crisis, shortages of shipping containers, and pandemic conditions, all cause shipping delays that negatively affect the product quality of…

Kenya: More financial help to increase avocado production

Nakuru County Government has increased financial allocation for avocado seedlings distribution program to Sh 52 million up from Sh 42 million allocated last year, in a move…

Major crop damage in Andhra Pradesh from cyclone Asani

500 hectares of banana, areca nut, papaya and mango orchards have been damaged in Kurnool and Anantapur districts following heavy gales and rains on Monday evening due to the…

Peruvian passion fruit exports increased by 10.1% in the first two months of 2022

In the first two months of the year, passion fruit exports have registered a year-on-year increase of 10.1% totaling 6,180,000 dollars, according to the Association of…

Miyazaki Kanjyuku mangos selling at $168 for a box of three

Miyazaki Kanjyuku mangos flown in by air selling for $168 for a box of three were recently seen at FreshWay in Markham, a Chinese supermarket in Toronto.  The store regularly sells…

Mari Luz Iglesias, of Iberian Exotics: "We are already carrying out various exotic crop projects in Portugal, Spain and Italy"

"Our goal is to help producers find an economically profitable alternative and facilitate its marketing"

Tropical fruit has become very important in global trade, especially in Europe, where the demand has been growing rapidly in recent years. Imports have grown hand in hand with the consumption (for which future prospects are looking good), so the fact that the continent's southernmost regions can have…

Carlos Cruzat, president of the Chilean Kiwi Committee: "This year can still be considered good, but you have to be careful"

"Large stocks of European kiwifruit have delayed the start of the southern hemisphere kiwifruit campaign in Europe"

The Chilean kiwifruit season started in week 8 with the harvest and export of the first fruits of this new season, in which the sector expects to ship between 150,000 and 155,000 tons. However, the start has been slower than expected and this has been reflected in export statistics. As of week 16,…

USDA

Imports play dominant role as U.S. demand for avocados grows

The U.S. appetite for avocados has really taken off since the early 2000s. From 2000 to 2021, the quantity of avocados available per person, a proxy for consumption, tripled to more than 8 pounds per person. The United States has produced an average of about 400 million pounds of avocados each year since…

Despite increased food prices

Queensland farmers are dumping truckloads of avocados

It’s a conundrum: why are thousands of avocados being dumped amid the highest food price inflation in years? Australian farmers claim it’s a necessary evil to prevent them…

Logistics issues slow Chile’s start on kiwi exports

Kiwi supplies in North America are still transitioning out of mostly European fruit. “There’s still Italian fruit available because there were a lot of logistics problems getting the product timely into the U.S. So it’s in clean up mode there,” says Roland Berndt of Sierra Produce based in Orange,…

Industrial Property Right Protection

Ghanese yam exports can generate US$78 mln annually by only using IPR Protection

Ghanese industry players who are working in the Industrial Property Right Protection space wish to uncover some low hanging revenue fruits that the nation could innovatively…

“The upcoming weeks will be the peak when it comes to demand for the Egyptian mango”

More volumes of Egyptian mangoes are expected, as production has been increasing on a yearly basis. Although a lot of the production is meant for local consumption, more than 60,000 tons will be exported this year. One exporter feels they’ll be really competitive in terms of pricing this year. According…

Avocado pits turned into works of art

At first glance, the works of Jan Campbell, an Irish artist look like small, exquisitely crafted wood carvings, with delicate lines and rich emotions, but these exquisite carvings are not carved in wood, but avocado pits. These carvings of avocado pits originated in 2014 when she was making avocado sandwiches for…

Durian production falls by 60%, and the overall price skyrockets

The price of Musang King durians in Malaysia is expected to increase by about 15% this season

Starting in May every year, the durian season reaches its peak. In addition to the repeated epidemics this year, the price of fuel oil and fertilizer is increasing due to the war between Russia and Ukraine. The lockdown of Shanghai port has seriously affected the transportation of goods. Moreover, the…

"This season the mango production volume in Panzhihua is expected to decline"

The domestic mango season in China is about to begin. The mango production volume in Panzhihua is expected to decline this season because weather conditions have been less than ideal. Manager Tan of My Rural Agricultural Science and Technology Co., Ltd., recently talked about conditions in Chinese mango…

"Chinese market has become more familiar with kiwi berries"

Kiwi berries are also known as mini kiwi fruit. The overall surface area devoted to kiwi berry plantation in China is still rather small, so the market supply volume is…

Overproduction & diseases affecting crop main reasons for price fall

Low prices worry Kerala and Karnataka ginger farmers

Ginger farmers in Kerala and Karnataka usually prefer to harvest ginger roots  by the first week of April as they get the maximum price for their produce at that time. But more…

Malaysia: Durian growers predict price increases due to shortage

Durian lovers will have to pay more as the prices for the fruit are expected to be at least 30% higher this year due to lower produce and increasing fertilizer costs. Durian…

Hans-Jörg Friedrich, member of the board of the Pfalzmarkt:

"With the rising temperatures, we will start growing kiwis in the 'vegetable garden of Germany' in the future"

Pfalzmarkt eG is staying the course in difficult times, showing that fruit and vegetable production in the Palatinate can be relied on. For several years now, there has been a decline in demand for lettuce, but this product will not disappear completely from German markets, says Pfalzmarkt CEO Hans-Jörg…

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Southern Region News Release Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts

Florida utilized avocado production for 2021 totaled 14,220 tons

Avocados: Florida's utilized production for 2021 totaled 14,220 tons, down 17 percent from 2020 while its associated value of production was down 3 percent to $13.4 million. Wind damage and laurel wilt disease were primary contributors to lower avocado production in 2021. Blueberries: Georgia's utilized…

Cinco de Mayo saw US avocado prices soaring

Last week, prices for a carton of 48 Hass avocados hit a high of about $78.75 on average. That reflects the price for avocados coming into the United States from Mexico at the…

Pilar Núñez Reina, of Sugoiport: "We are interested in investments in agriculture from foreign capital"

"Our gulupa production has the potential to reach up to 60 tons per month"

Colombia, which accounts for an estimated 10% of the planet's biodiversity, is one of the world's megadiverse countries, identified as such by the Environmental Conservation Monitoring Center, an agency of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the world's leading environmental authority. The…


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