Tropical fruit

Dominican Republic positions itself as the main exporter of pineapples to Israel

In his participation in the virtual discussion "Dominican agricultural exports to Israel, business opportunities", which was organized by APEC University, the president of the…

RhineLink wants to follow the success of the exotics in the USA and Great Britain

"We see great potential for Indian mangoes in the European market"

“In the last 5 years we saw good growth for the Indian mangoes (Kesar & Alphonso in particular) in the global market. The UK has become the largest market for Kesar & Alphonso mangoes, followed by the US and Europe. India is the largest producer of mangoes and is all set to feed the global demand. The…

Shipment from Varanasi to Dubai Mohammed Anwarul Kabir Choudhury

India: ‘Langra’ and ‘Dashehari’ varieties of mango dispatched from Modi’s constituency

In a major step towards the development for the Prime Minister Modi’s Varanasi constituency, on Thursday,  the ‘langra’ and ‘dashehari’ varieties of mango have been exported to…

Xiao Xiao

Southern Vietnam fruit growers plagued by poor harvest & low prices

Vietnam’s southern regions are entering their peak harvest season for many fruits like durian, mango, rambutan, avocado, mangosteen, and jackfruit, but farmers are suffering…

India - Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation:

"350,000 tonnes of mangoes to be harvested in June"

Recently, the Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation (KSMDMC) made arrangements to supply mangoes through the post office and was able to sell 24,000…

Avocado forecasts expected to be slightly up in northern NSW despite weather and virus challenges

An avocado grower in New South Wales is looking forward to the season ahead, estimating volumes across the region could be slightly up on previous years. Ian Tolson is a board member of Avocados Australia Limited and owns an orchard at Stuarts Point on the state's Mid North Coast. He and his wife Alison…

David Tonelson

Pandemic stunts mango exports Dominican Republic

At the very same time the COVID-19 quarantine was imposed throughout the country last March, the mango harvest in Baní (the capital of Peravia Province) was beginning, which…

Ninlawan Donlakkham

Climate change benefits breadfruit growth on Hawaii

For centuries, breadfruit (ʻulu) has served as a major staple food in the Pacific Islands, and starting 200 years ago has spread widely across the global tropics. Lauded as a…

Reliable transport solutions critical to meet growing European demand

Mexican mango exports still flowing to Europe with weekly air freight service

Dachser de México S.A. de C.V., a logistics provider and part of the global Dachser network, announced that its weekly air cargo schedule from Mexico to Europe continues to…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 22-05-2020)

In week 21, Peru shipped a total of 2,281,000 cartons to Europe

In week 21, Peru shipped 206,000 cartons of Greenskin and 2,010,000 cartons of Hass avocados to Europe, for a grand total of 2,281,000 cartons, dominating the avocado supply to the EU. The volumes coming from South Africa were 170,000 and 466,000 cartons respectively, for a total of 637,000 units. Click here…

New packing shed in Oaxaca has started up

Mango industry feels shift in demand

Supplies of organic mangoes out of Mexico are steady. “Right now, there is a transition going on from the Southern Mexican regions of Oaxaca and Chiapas,” says Rio Rico, AZ-based Diazteca’s Rodrigo Diaz, who adds that it’s largely Ataulfo and Tommy Atkins varieties in production. “They’re finalizing…

Unió de Llauradors shows its support for a campaign that strives for fair prices

Kaki traders don't want to sell for less than 0.35 €/kilo

LA UNIÓ de Llauradors has shown its support for an information campaign in which a number of kaki producers in the Region of Valencia say that they are not willing to sell their next harvest for prices at origin below € 0.35 / kg. Their objective is to raise awareness about the need for fair prices.…

Chilean fruit exporters may present a copy of the certificate of origin at destination

The general manager of Chile's Certification of Origin Central Unit (UCCO), Gonzalo Salinas, stated in an interview with SimFRUIT that Chilean fruit exporters may present a…

Jinfeng Zhang

COVID-19 restrictions hit both Pakistan mango exports and domestic market

Early varieties of newly ripened mangoes have started pouring in the markets of Sindh, but producers and traders said they were facing hardships due to export restrictions on…

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Taiwan's first fruit exports to Japan this year shipped via China Airlines

According to a statement by the Council of Agriculture (COA), the first shipment of Taiwan mangoes and lychees to Japan this year under a new contract with China Airlines…

Jimmytst

Avocados being tested for Central Valley production

Will we see commercial avocado production move into the central valley? That’s what Joseph Mark Buhl is wondering. Along with a few collaborators, he is running a test of…

Ravindran Smith

Changes in Malaysian durian sector as COVID-19 pushes sellers online

Durian stalls have sprung to life in Malaysia’s Klang Valley, announcing the arrival of the durian season. Up north in Penang, the government is moving durian sellers into…

Thailand receives first shipment of avocados from Peru

Westfalia Fruit Peru is celebrating the arrival of its first avocado shipment in Thailand. Despite logistical challenges around the world in a very difficult time for trade, Westfalia Fruit continues to work hard towards promoting food security around the world. The container carrying avocados arrived at…

Grondin Franck Olivier

Vietnam exports lychees to Singapore, US & Australia

According to VOV, the Ameii Vietnam Joint Stock Company exported the first lychee containers to Singapore, while the Red Dragon Manufacturing, Trading and Service Co., Ltd.…

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Cambodia: High hopes for international export of Pailin longan

Cambodia expects that the longan exports from Pailin province to the international market, especially direct exports to China, to pick up once the once the Covid-19 outbreak…

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Jackfruit: Indian ‘superfood’ goes global

The tropical jackfruit has morphed from a backyard nuisance in India’s south coast into the meat-substitute darling of vegans and vegetarians in the West. Part of the South…

State of Bihar - Northeast India Jahangir Alam Onuchcha

Litchis via mail - India Post to home-deliver fruits in several cities

After having switched to transporting medical consignments, and then Alphonso mangoes from Gujarat, India Post has now partnered with the Bihar government to deliver ‘Shahi…

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Pineapple growers in Kerala seek aid from Indian government

Kerala state pineapple growers claim to have suffered a loss of ₹3 bln (€36 mln) owing to fall in prices during the lockdown in a month. Pineapple farmers are losing at least…

California avocado producer expands, refines and automates facilities

To ensure that all operations remain up to date with current technology and to address any precautionary measures in light of COVID-19, West Pak Avocado has made recent strides to expand the capabilities of its various facilities.  "Continuous improvement through innovation and integrated systems are core to…

Inifap researchers manage to increase the profitability of mango cultivation in Mexico

Technology has become an important ally to increase the profitability of mango cultivation in Mexico, as it makes it possible to harvest in the months with the lowest supply in the domestic market. In the state of Veracruz, an alliance has been established between researchers from Inifap - Cotaxtla…

Peruvian Hass avocado arrives in South Korea

The Peruvian company Agropecuaria San Ramon made the first shipment of Hass avocado to South Korea through its trading company ASR TRADING. The shipment, which is already on the way to the port of Busan, complied with the protocols established in the Import Plant Quarantine Requirements for Hass Avocado…

Thai Fruit Golden Month festivals to be held in eight Chinese cities Evgeniy Fesenko

Thailand expands fruit promotions as China eases lockdowns

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry is actively promoting Thai fruits in eight Chinese cities as China is easing its anti-COVID-19 lockdowns. Somdet Susomboon, director-general of…

Kateryna Mashkevych

Vietnam: Bac Giang to host first teleconference on lychee trade promotion

The nation’s first teleconference on lychee consumption is expected to be hosted by the northern province of Bac Giang on June 6, aiming to promote both domestic consumption…

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South African pineapple farmers hope increased demand will last

South African pineapple farmers were happy to benefit from the surprise spike in demand for this tropical fruit as their countrymen, left high and dry by the ban on alcoholic…

Shutterbestiole

Belize pineapples set to become “Queens of the South”

In Belize, the pineapple is a new crop that is being ‘groomed’ to become an important second crop for citrus and other farmers in the Stann Creek Valley and northern Toledo…

Artsiom Petrushenka

Indian and Bangladesh mango fields devastated by cyclone Amphan

Cyclone Amphan has dealt a crushing blow to Bangladesh's mango growers, as they are confronted with huge losses from the widespread damage it caused to orchards and fruits…

As climate change causes water shortages in Tiền Giang Stepan Khadzhi

Vietnamese rice farmers switch to fruits and vegetables

More and more rice farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tiền Giang have switched to other crops as part of efforts to adapt to climate change. In Cai Lậy and Cái…

Pineapple production fell by 0.76 percent Petra Klaassen

Philippines expanded sweet potato, cassava & onion production in January-March

The latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) -obtained by the BusinessMirror- indicated that cassava output in the January-to-March period rose to 515,455.56…

Dave Sijogo of Mission Produce Europe:

"Large avocado volumes expected this summer"

There is still demand for avocados. It seems not to have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. This is, according to Dave Sijogo. He is a sales manager at the Dutch…

A strong storm in Cuba hinders mango exports to Canada

A strong storm on Monday, May 18, in the province of Ciego de Avila has affected the region's mango plantations destined for export, which were going to be sent to the…

Fabrizio Troiani

Cambodian longan fruit bound for China

Cambodia plans to export longan to China, expanding the market for the fruit from the current Thai market. Longan is potential for both local market and export to Thailand and…

Among these: blueberries and California Hass avocados Joni Hanebutt

More US agri products eligible for export to China

In recent weeks, China updated its lists of US facilities eligible to export. This means that more US agricultural products are eligible for export to China than ever before.…

Gary Clevenger of Freska Produce:

“Organic mango sales have been almost doubling year over year”

The mango supplies in the US are currently coming from Mexico, the season having started in January and running through September. Gary Clevenger of Freska Produce explains: “The season starts in southern Mexico and ends in Northern Mexico. It started right on time this year, and the volumes are coming…

Manfred van der Vlag, Sweet Fruits:

"Clean market and quick sales ensure good mango sales"

The mango market is relatively clean and the demand is good, which results in a good market situation, according to Manfred van der Vlag of Sweet Fruits S.A from Emmen, part of the Brazilian Secchi Agricola group with branches in Portugal and the Netherlands. "The number of containers that now enters…

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Anyone for a stoneless avocado?

For those who didn’t know that stoneless avocados exist, Produce Market Guide explains, “Cocktail avocados are the seedless fruit of the fuerte avocado. Similar to regular avocados in flavor, they have a buttery taste and a creamy green flesh. Unlike the regular fruit, they are shaped like a cucumber instead of being more…

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Super Cyclone Amphan to hit Bengal mango trade

Already shattered by the current lockdowns, the West Bengal mango trade is about to have another jolt of devastation due to approaching super cyclone Amphan. After the…

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Vietnam: Bac Giang Province ready for 2020 season lychee sales

In Vietnam, the lychee cultivation hub of Bac Giang Province is about to enter harvest season for local lychee, including early maturing lychee and lychee of the main crop.…

Rahul Das

Bangladesh railways offer parcel services to transport mangoes at reduced rates

Apart from couriers and trucks on roads, mango producers of Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj will be able to use parcel services of the railway at reduced rates for transporting…

Spanish stone fruit exported to Italy has slowed down

Cherry exports are critical, while Moroccan watermelons are gaining ground on the Italian market

"Italian customers prefer the more elongated product of Morocco, which is even more competitively priced, to the Spanish round watermelon. Moroccan volumes are abounding and of good quality, therefore very attractive for the Italian market. However, with the beginning of the Sicilian season, the demand…

Wagening University & Research

Selecting rotten mangoes without cutting them

Rotten mangoes often look ripe and smooth on the outside. WUR researchers have developed a way to detect whether the fruit is rotten without cutting it open. Researchers at…

The Dominican Republic exports a new shipment of pineapples to Israel

On Saturday, May 16, a shipment with 41 tons of pineapples left the Dominican Republic for Israel. This is the second shipment of a total purchase of 79 tons of this fruit. According to the Israeli embassy in the country and the Dominican Airports XXI Century (Aerodom), the flight of the El Al Israel…

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South Africa fear labour shortages for 2020 guava harvest

Although prospects for South Africa’s 2020 guava crop have been, for the most part, favourable so far this season, there is concern that there will not be enough workers…

Sunet Suesakunrit

Kenya: Nyandarua farmers get 10,000 avocado seedlings

Kenya’s Ministry of Water has donated 10,000 Hass avocado seedlings to farmers in Nyandarua to boost forest cover and increase food security. The seedlings will benefit women…

Lei Xu

Vietnam: Đồng Tháp grants code for 133 fruit-growing areas for export

The Đồng Tháp Province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has granted a production unit code for 133 fruit-growing areas that qualify to produce fruit for…

Milton Calle of Exotic Producers and Packers, Peru:

“Mango production in Casma has expanded a lot, but the demand hasn’t”

Casma is an important mango producing region in Peru which has experienced a lot of growth and expansion in the past years. Exotic Producers and Packers (EPP) is a mango grower with farms in Casma, Piura and Jayanca. Milton Calle explains: “Each of these regions has different windows of production. Piura…

Kipepeo bio & fair GmbH on the current procurement of goods from tropical countries

"We are hopeful that the freight situation will soon improve"

For more than twenty years, the Kipepeo company has been offering  a rich selection of tropical fruits from small-scale farming to the German health food trade. Over the years, successful projects have been set up in Uganda, Tanzania, Thailand and Indonesia, among others. Logistical problems are now partly putting…

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Webinar on best practices for papayas scheduled for June 4th

Within days of the release of the Food Safety Best Practices Guide for the Growing and Handling of Mexican Papaya document in April 2020, Mexican papaya growers, packers and…

First shipment of Peruvian avocados sent to South Korea

Mission Produce, Inc. announced its first-ever shipment of Peruvian Hass avocados to South Korea, after a phytosanitary protocol was recently established. The container was packed by Mission’s South and Central America team operating out of Mission’s Peruvian packing house, which is the largest avocado packing…

Pemberton avocado industry ripe for expansion

Avocado production is set to increase in Western Australia with horticultural asset originator, developer and manager Alterra Limited’s latest property acquisition of a 300-hectare property in the premium horticultural region of Pemberton in Western Australia’s southwest. Renowned around Australia for…

Bruce Whittingham

Technical issues over Cambodian mango exports to China resolved

Cambodia’s mangoes will soon be exported to China after expert teams between the two countries concluded technical problems concerning phytosanitary arrangements relating to…

Due to halt in exports & relaxation of APMC standards Yap Kee Chan

Indian mango growers prompted to sell directly to consumers

With exports being suspended, Indian mango growers are exploring alternative channels to sell their produce. Also, with Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) relaxing…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 15-05-2020)

Week 20 avocado shipments from Peru to Europe totalling 2,577,000 units

Week 20 avocado shipments from Peru to Europe: 269,000 cartons of Greenskin avocados, 2,335,000 units of Hass avocados, totalling 2,577,000 units. The corresponding numbers for imports from South Africa are as follows: Greenskin: 253,000 cartons, Hass: 459,000 cartons, total: 71,000 cartons. Click here for the…

Fresh Del Monte invests in a new avocado plant in Mexico

The increase in avocado consumption in the United States, which according to data from the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) increased by 168% between 2008 and 2018, led Fresh Del…

Mango production sees 65% drop in Dhenkanal, Odisha Lrj19920725

India: Malihabad mangoes headed for Lucknow

In India, this year’s markets will be full of mangoes. Orchard owners say that since the mango exports and the inter-state mango trade have been badly affected following the…

State of Kerala, India Witoon Buttre

Kochi: Tons of pineapple rotting in Vazhakulam market

Tons of pineapples were left to spoil at the Vazhakkulam pineapple market. It is reported that the pineapple taken for sale on Saturday found no customers in the market due to…

Cuba

Ciego de Avila bets on varietal renewal in pineapple cultivation

The Cuban province of Ciego de Avila is making progress in diversifying its pineapple crops by introducing new cultivars suitable for export. According to Reinaldo de Avila, the director of the Ernesto Guevara Base Business Unit (UEB), belonging to the Ceballos Agro-industrial Company, the Maximo Gomez…

Imported mangoes flooding into China

Mangoes are currently flooding into the market. Due to the large volumes, purchasers have a lot of room for making choices. In addition, they also know that farmers are…

Scott Jones

Japan: Imported fruits becoming scarce as lockdowns abroad hurt harvests

Bananas and mangoes -and other products- are in shorter supply in Japan as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused lockdown-driven delays in harvesting, flight reductions and a…

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Bangladesh: Minister urges juice manufacturers to buy more mangoes

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque has urged Bangladesh’ juice manufacturers to buy more mangoes this year as marketing of farm produces have become a big challenge at…

Annie Su Yee Yek

Philippines: Durian sales suffer from lockdowns

In the Philippines, the domestic demand for durians, typically high during the harvest season in April and May, fell sharply this year due to lockdowns. “People are staying at…

Alphonso growers Gujarat using Red Vans to access market

Mangoes now travel via India Post

After successfully ferrying medical consignments in its iconic red vans, India Post is now helping mango growers to access market amid transport disruptions due to lockdown.…

Bananas most prominently cultivated fruit Aleksko

Demand for Cambodian fruit and vegetables is growing

According to a study by French-based industry report search engine ReportLinker, Cambodia's fruit and vegetable market is trending up. This, in turn, provides an unparalleled…

Marc de Bruijn (Cultivar): "Situation still shaken up here in Madrid"

"Despite sky high prices, airfreight mangoes and papayas are selling like hotcakes"

After years of working in the Dutch fruit and vegetable trade, Marc de Bruijn moved to Spain a few years ago, where he works for fruit importer Cultivar, which has its headquarters in the wholesale market in Barcelona, ​​as well as five branches in Palma, Seville, Bilbao and Madrid, where Marc works…

Andhra Pradesh, India: Tikhonova Vera

Nuzvid mango cultivators reap the bitter fruits of lockdown

Mango farmers from the well-known Nuzvid area of Andhra Pradesh are one of the worst-hit due to the lockdown. Although transport restrictions have eased, mango farmers failed…

Yap Kee Chan

Australia’s Northern Territory confirmed as 'mango king'

The Australian mango industry has released its final numbers for the 2019/20 season, and they show Australia produced more than 10.6 million trays of the tropical fruit. It…

Northern Marianas College’s Cooperative Research, Extension, and Education Services Photopal604

NMC-CREES receives $1.79 mln to study pineapple cultivation

The Northern Marianas College’s Cooperative Research, Extension, and Education Services was recently awarded $1.79 million to research commercial pineapple cultivation in the…

Baptiste Kervyn of Green Superfood on the avocado market during pandemic:

“The market has behaved in a smoother fashion than we expected”

The Colombian avocado season is winding down right now and is entering its off-season. For Green Superfood, this means that production has switched over to Brazil. Mauricio Lopez, the company’s sales manager, says: “In Colombia, Caldas is currently the region under harvest. After Caldas, Antioquia starts…

"Taiwanese pineapple market in Mainland China weaker this year"

The Pineapple is one of the most popular fruits for consumers in the Chinese market. This fruit is produced widely across China, with Taiwan being a major producer boasting a huge production. "Compared with previous years, the market of Taiwanese pineapples in Mainland China is rather weak this year,…

David Tonelson

Lockdown & labor problems trouble mango trade in Maharashtra and Gujarat

The supply chain disruption amid the lockdown and the exodus of laborers to their native states have dealt a severe blow to the already subdued market prospects of mango in…

Indian 'Mango Man' names new mango variety 'Lockdown'

Ashok Kumar Choudhary of Bihar, who is affectionately called 'Mango Man' in the state, has named a new hybrid variety of Jardalu mango "Lockdown". Choudhary, a law…

Kodagu administrative district in Karnataka state - India Jimmy Teo

Avocado growers find market in Bengaluru’s apartments

Avocado fruit growers in Kodagu heaved a sigh of relief after their produce, which was facing a threat of spoilage with no takers in the district due to lockdown, is finding a…

Etiennevoss

Bangladesh government intent on paving way for seasonal fruits

Bangladesh is exploring ways to ensure that its harvest of seasonal fruits such as mangoes and lychees reach the markets without a hitch during the countrywide lockdown over…

Sarot Chamnankit

Vietnam might try to boost domestic lychee consumption

Starting on May 1, Vietnam’s Guangxi Province has resumed the normal procedure for customs clearance at the specialized clearance line at the Tan Thanh – Po Chai border gate.…

US demand on pineapples likely to rise

Depending on the country of origin, supplies of pineapples are good to somewhat slim compared to usual volumes. Victor Wilcox with First Quality Produce in Fresno, CA. says the volume out of Costa Rica is currently fairly good. “We haven’t had any issues with larger volumes and the quality has been…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 08-05-2020)

Week 19 avocado shipments from Peru to EU amounted to 1,675 mln units

The Week 19 shipments from Peru amounted to 201,000 cartons of Greenskin avocados, 1,474,000 units of the Hass variety, coming to a total of 1,675 mln units.   Chilean shipments were limited to Hass avos only, for a limited total of 17,000 units.The numbers for South Africa stood at 133,000 cartons of Greenskins and 363,000 cartons…

Peru produced 535,000 tons of mango in the 2019/2020 campaign

Peru produced 535,000 tons of mango in the 2019/2020 campaign, 41.6% (222,664,468 kilos) of which were exported as fresh mango for $256,306,278, as reported by the president of the Inform@ccion consultancy, Fernando Cilloniz Benavides. The main mango producing region in that season was Piura with 434,105…

Peruvian fruit exports increased in March despite the pandemic

According to data provided by Peru's Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), despite the global spread of the coronavirus, fruit exports increased by 37% in March,…

Bankerwin

California: Avocado retail sales recover from initial drop

After getting knocked about at the start of COVID-19, the California avocado business has largely resumed its steady progress to a voluminous harvest. Al Stehly, who grows…

The Avolution finds solution for 2nd grade avocados

From food service to Odd Bunch

North and central Queensland are harvesting avocados at the moment these are two of the large producing areas. The weather has been cooler than normal for the time of year but not extreme, there have been warm days and cooler nights and it has been dry. “Volumes are down 10-15% and sizing is also smaller in north and central…

Zhanghaobeibei

Vietnam: First 30 tons of Yen Chau mangoes exported to China

The first batch of 30 tons of Yen Chau mango planted in Yen Chau district, in the northern province of Son La, was shipped to China through official channels on May 11. The…

Hammekko

Report projects increasing growth in the avocado category in the US

A report from Rabobank projects increasing growth in the avocado category in the US, both in retail sales and per capita consumption. Not only that, but David Magana, senior…

"The performance of Spanish avocados has been amazing"

The health crisis has led to instability in the consumer demand, affecting different fruit and vegetable products to different extents.  However, some fruits have been doing very well, like citrus and avocados. According to Juan Antonio Reyes, director of the Malaga-based Reyes Gutiérrez, sales have risen…

Mangoes and pineapples from Okinawa, Japan Kuremo

“It would be great if Okinawans would consume these fine Okinawan products”

Okinawan mangoes and pineapples are popular all throughout Japan as high-class gifts. However, as the pandemic will now extend later into the year, anxieties have arisen…

E-art

India: 25% of Uttar Pradesh mango crops damaged in storm

The high speed winds and heavy rains that lashed across Lucknow and several other parts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday night have also destroyed at least 25 per cent of the fruit…

David Tonelson

Tanzania: Avocado revenues jump to Sh28 billions a year

Avocados have become Tanzania's latest boom product, bringing in at least $12 million (Sh27.6 billion) annually, up from 0 just five years ago, a new report reveals. Less than…

Mario de Goede, Dutoit Europe: "Pineapple after Corona not at the top of shopping lists"

"Pineapple market recovers after difficult period"

The first weeks after the Corona measures were implemented in Europe, most were hoarding specific fruit and vegetable products. The pineapple did not belong to that category.…

Dominican pineapple producers ask the State for help in their critical situation

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Dominican pineapple sector, which is no longer selling 400,000 fruits a week due to the drop in orders from hotels, restaurants, and markets (which are partially closed), as well as from supermarkets, exports, and the processing industry. Small, medium and large…

Mangoes and bananas top the list Yakupccakir

Bangladesh among top fruit producers

Bangladesh is one of the top fruit producers in the world. A total of 70 different fruits are being produced in the country. Mango production stood at 2.37 million tonnes in…

Smaller sizes and less demand for greenskins

South Africa reduces estimate for avocado export

South Africa has reduced its estimate for avocado exports this season from 18.5m 4kg cartons to 16m, (64,000 tons). Smaller fruit size and less demand for greenskins have contributed to this reduction. “We are now a quarter way through the harvest and well into the main export season,” said Derek Donkin…

Vladimir Melnik

Pakistan horticulturists urge government to extend date of mango exports

In Pakistan, unusual temperatures and the lockdown have severely affected the mango crops and they are only likely to mature after a delay of two weeks. This is why the…

Jimmytst

Filippino agri products enter new markets

Agricultural exports from the Philippines have entered three new international markets, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and local quarantines. In the past two months, maiden…

Dominican Republic sees great potential for increasing avocado volumes

The Dominican Republic has 35,000 hectares of avocado trees grown in different parts of the country, and are increasing their volumes by 10% each year. The country has a great…

Thai fruit export encounters another obstacle on the way to China

The Kunming-Bangkok Expressway is again closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Laos unilaterally closed the expressway that runs from China to Thailand via Laos. Drivers…

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Ghana: GEPA CEO announces enormous increase in export of Non-Traditional Exports

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Exports Promotion Authority, Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, has revealed that due to some interventions the Exports Promotion Authority has…

Marie Elena Sager

Huge dragon fruit farm community to be established in Cambodia

A local Cambodian investor has created a large-scale dragon farm community in Preah Vihear province in response to local and export demand. Agronomist Yang Siang Koma and…

Survey reveals avocado growers are encouraging pollinators

A survey of avocado growers in Western Australia's South West Region found that three-quarters of the respondents have encouraged pollinators such as insects and birds onto their properties, mainly by maintaining ‘weeds’ in their inter-rows. The survey is part of a five-year project being undertaken by…

Hass Avocado Board's holiday recap for Q4

Thanksgiving 2019 saw +33% sales growth for avocados

U.S. shoppers continue to include avocados in their holiday party planning as evidenced in the Hass Avocado Board’s (HAB) latest Holiday Recap for Q4. The HAB releases Holiday…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 01-05-2020)

Colombia exported 289,000 4-kg cartons of Hass to Europe in week 18

In week 18, Colombia exported 289,000 4-kg cartons of Hass avocados to Europe. The South African volumes were at 295,000 for greenskins and 207,000 cartons for Hass avocado's for a total of 502,000 cartons that week. Chile only sent over a shipment of 50,000 cartons (Hass alone), while Brazil shipped out 211,000 units,…

A description of the situation from the company 2M Exotic Fruits

Pineapples shipped via air hit disastrous records

For those who used to imported, high-quality pineapples, the situation is dramatic. There are no more regular airliners and therefore shipments are blocked. Consequently, the costs for the very few active flights have skyrocketed. "In the pre-coronavirus era - said Luca Bernardini, owner of 2M Exotic…

Panamanian fruit export losses amount to $ 8.8 million

According to preliminary figures from the Union of Agricultural Exporters of Non-Traditional Products of Panama (Gantrap), due to the pandemic, the losses in the export of…

New test could guarantee the perfect avocado

A technique for measuring the ripeness of avocados could reduce waste by up to 10% and help fulfil consumer demand for ready-to-eat fruit. Developed and tested by Cranfield…

Sakdinon Kadchiangsaen

2020 has been a good year for Spain’s Axarquia avocados

In Spain, 2020 has been a good one for Axarquia avocados but growers must wait until June to assess the mango crop. Axarquia’s 2020 avocado campaign, now practically over, has…

Colombian scientists work to identify new pineapple varieties

In the framework of the "Technological options for the development and sustainable management of the Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. pineapple (Bromeliaceae) crop in the main producing areas of Colombia" macro-project, scientists from the Palmira, La Selva, La Suiza, Nataima, Florencia and La Libertad Research…

Strong pricing on tight mango supplies

Mango supplies are currently tight in North America. “Right after the pandemic broke, mangoes were not one of the items that were moving. There was quite a bit of inventory on hand and when it broke, people were throwing fruit away,” says Alan Goldberg of A&B Tropical Produce in Miami, Fl., who is…

Mexico

COVID-19 hits Oaxaca's mango production

The sanitary crisis has slowed the export of mangoes in the East Isthmus zone, Oaxaca, where 2,500 producers harvest more than 10 million boxes of mango from 30,000 hectares of crops, according to Luis Eduardo de los Santos, the head of the "Mangueros Unidos de San Pedro Tapanatepec y Chahuites" Local…

“Logistics cost of Vietnamese fruits to Europe increased substantially”

After being closed for almost 3 weeks, some factories in Vietnam started operating again from 23 April. However there are still fewer vessels from Vietnam to Europe, which makes the logistics price extra high. Annie Nguyen is the sales manager of Euro Viet Fresh, “Every year, we export 50-60 containers full…

Rob Culum - Pacific Produce

Slow supply of Peruvian avocados to Europe

Pacific Produce are just finishing the early season departures of avocados from Peru which have been arriving on the European market now for a few weeks. The main season is just about to begin and according to Rob Cullum from the company, it is so far so good but slower than normal due to the…

Remote imagery research into providing better fruit yield forecasts

A remote imagery research project on citrus orchards is set to be expanded, after promising results at a Western Australian farm. Professor Andrew Robson, from the University of New England, has been involved in a project with WA's Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to…

Strong retail demand pre- Cinco de Mayo for California avocados

California avocados are moving well in retail, though with Cinco de Mayo being tomorrow, the drop in foodservice demand is still being felt. Ozzie Figueroa of Henry Avocado based in Escondido, CA says currently it has plenty of fruit to get through until September with solid numbers. “In a normal season,…

Andrei Calangiu

Philippines: Agriculture exports reach new markets amid pandemic

Philippine agricultural exports broke into three new international markets despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated quarantines. In the past two months, maiden…

Alphonso mangoes from western India behind schedule

India lockdown will end as mango season is about to begin

The lockdown in India is finally heading towards its end. A good thing, as countries are waiting to start their imports of mangoes as soon as they can. It is expected there will be no restrictions for the export of processed mangoes, which is a good alternative for the countries that do not have fresh…

Enmanuel van Voorthuizen, Yex:

"Airfreight capacity shortage is hindering papayas' European consumer growth"

Brazilian papayas are currently plentiful, with high demands. However, airfreight capacity shortages are currently making its import enormously costly. "Brazilian exporters are not getting all the space they want. Papaya airfreight has also become €0,80 to €0,90 more expensive per kg. That makes it less…

Australian company Alterra has big plans for avocados

Agricultural land developer Alterra is many things to many people but at its heart is an investment in land and water, says managing director Oliver Barnes. The company has…

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Cambodian mangoes cannot be exported because there are no airplanes available

The Cambodian Mong Reththy Group,  the country's largest local agribusiness company, and Korean mango exporter Hyundai Agro are discussing ways to seek a solution for mango exports.…

US: Rebranded guacamole products to be released with Cinco de Mayo

Good Foods have announced the rollout of a newly rebranded guacamole line to hit store shelves in alignment with the Cinco de Mayo holiday. The new packaging can be found on all Good Foods’ guacamoles, including Chunky, Spicy and Southwest. “As the guacamole category continues to grow, we knew our…

Christiaan van Ravenswaaij: "Corona outbreak had an influence in Ivory Coast"

First Ivorian mangoes arrive by boat and plane

At S.C. van Ravenswaaij in Veenendaal, The Netherlands, the first Ivorian mangoes have arrived by plane and boat. "On 12 of April, the Ivory Coast lifted restrictions for picking and today the first mangoes arrive by boat," said Christiaan van Ravenswaaij. The outlook for the mango season is positive,…

Chile extends access to its market to small producers of Hass avocado in Peru

Chile's Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) has authorized the extension of the Hass avocado producing areas of Peru that can access the Chilean market. This will allow…

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Impact of Covid-19 on the 2020 mango campaign from Ivory Coast

Since April 12th, the mango campaign has been in full swing in Ivory Coast, in an unprecedented context: sanitary measures to fight the spread of Covid-19, new working arrangements to continue to harvest and pack products without taking health risks for the teams, drastically reduced international air…

Sergii Koval

Vietnam: This year’s lychee volume expected to increase by 10,000 tonnes

With more than 28,000 ha of lychee, the northern Vietnamese province of Bac Giang is expected to harvest over 160,000 tonnes of lychee this season, an increase of 10,000…

Bad weather in states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Susan Vineyard

Heavy rain destroys banana crop in Anantapur - hail damage in Nagarkurnool

Heavy rains, accompanied by strong winds, have damaged banana crop plantations in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The banana growers were already facing a crisis,…

Philippine banana exports could fall by up to 40%

The coronavirus health crisis and the measures implemented to stop its spread halted banana production in the Philippines, the second-largest exporter of this product…

Growing Australia's tropical fruit category through increased market opportunities

A Brisbane based tropical fruit marketing company is bringing growers together, in an attempt to access markets which an individual grower would find difficult to secure. Tropical Fruit Direct Pty Ltd (TFD) is a joint venture between a traditional market agent (J.E.Tipper) and a grower (Skybury). CEO…

565 tonnes of Vietnamese pitayas arrived at the Dalian Port on Monday Shijianying

New fruit shipping route links Chinese port to Vietnam

A new fruit shipping route linking the Dalian Port in northeast China's Liaoning Province and Vietnam opened on Monday. The shipping route, mainly used for refrigerated…


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