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Taiwanese pineapples arrived in Canada with delayed shipment and varying quality

In the past, 90% of Taiwan's pineapple exports were shipped to mainland China. This year, as mainland China banned pineapple imports from Taiwan, the island has been exporting to other countries. However, the quality of exported products varies. Shipments are made for Canada by air and sea from March.…

Russia and Ukraine: Top destinations for Turkish avocados

Avocado production in Turkey has tripled over the past five years, going up to 18,000 tons. Over the same period, export the fruits increased 17 times. The volume of…

Thailand: Durian traders fear for effects of Covid on exports to China

Thailand made it through much of 2020 relatively unscathed by the pandemic, until an outbreak in December - tied to a seafood market southwest of Bangkok - sparked a second…

Woolworths answers questions about its avocados

Woolworths decided to provide some information about its avocados after a customer probed the supermarket for answers. A curious consumer took to Twitter on the weekend,…

Andhra Pradesh

Season’s first special mango train leaves from Vizianagaram

In its efforts to ensure an uninterrupted supply of essential commodities, the Waltair Division of the East Coast Railway is running special express trains from Vizianagaram,…

Maharashtra and Karnataka states in conflict over Alphonso mangoes

Alphonso mangoes are at the centre of a conflict between Maharashtra and Karnataka. After getting complaints from mango growers in Maharashtra that Alphonso-like produce from…

Kenyan avocado exports at 72,000 tons in 2020

In 2020, Kenya's avocado exports hit 72,000 tons, which was a stark increase from the 59,000 tons recorded in the previous year. Benjamin Tito, head of Horticultural Crops…

Vietnam: Trade via Lao Cai International border gate up 75 percent

The import and export of goods and services via the Lao Cai international border gate – an important transit point between Vietnam and China -stood at nearly 950 million USD…

Pakistan and China intent on boosting mango industry through joint efforts

Pakistan and China will boost their respective mango industries through talent exchanges, joint project research and constructing demonstration zones. Ni Zhangguang, a mango…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 13-04-2021)

Total week 14 supply of avocado's to EU amounted to 3,290,000 units

The total week 14 supply of avocado's to the EU amounted to 534,000 cartons of Greenskin avocados and 2,755,000 of Hass avocados, which is 3,290,000 units combined The supply was dominated by Spanish, Peruvian ns South African  shipments. Colombia still only supplied Hass avocados, no Greenskins, for a total of…

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Japan: First vegan fruit sandwich shop offers mango treats

The fruits sandwich is really trending in Japan, nowadays. The dessert sandwich, which serves up slices of fruit and whipped cream between fluffy slices of bread, has become quite the crowd-pleaser. Image: Japantoday.com  The sandwiches use Miyazaki Prefecture's Taiyo no Tamago ('eggs of the sun') mangoes, which are regarded…

Rwanda needs seed multipliers to increase cassava production

A quick multiplication of cassava clean seeds is indispensable in the efforts to scale up new disease-resistant cassava varieties on about 200,000 hectares in Rwanda. Cassava…

Cristóbal Aguado, president of AVA-ASAJA:

"Avocado cultivation is under fire in the Spanish Region of Valencia"

In the Spanish Region of Valencia, there are certain warm areas where the subtropical cultivation of avocados is gaining ground. In recent years, the worldwide consumption of avocado has been skyrocketing because of their extraordinary nutritional properties, and thanks to this, the crop yields a fairly…

Richi Menoyo: "We expect to harvest 5,000 MT of avocados and 1,000 MT of mangoes this year"

Almeria-based company Agroatlas will produce avocados and mangoes in Mexico

The unstoppable growth of avocados continues in the markets, and this rising supply doesn't seem to be having an impact on the demand, which appears to have no limits. For this reason, the crop has become essential for many fruit and vegetable suppliers. The Almeria-based company Agroatlas, a specialist in…

Perlis, Malaysia

Harumanis mango output to reach 3,336 tons this year

A total of 3,336 tons of Harumanis mangoes from Perlis are expected to be produced throughout the season, this year. The total produce worth will be around RM66.7 million…

Costa Rican pineapple prices rose by 14% in first months of 2021

In the twelve weeks leading up to 7 April, the Mintec price of Costa Rican pineapples rose by 14%. This rise can be attributed to steady exports, following the gradual…

Thai Rainbow Mango "Mahachanok" enters Korea after 9 years of endeavor

Thai Trade Center Seoul collaborates with Hyundai Department Store jointly organize Thai Fruit Promotion so called "Taste of Thailand 2021" and launch new variety of Mango from Thailand, the Mahachanok Mango, a high-end mango variety with rainbow-colored depending on maturity, to Korean consumers for the…

DSR Group to expand Musang King durian orchards to 202.3 hectares by 2025

The DSR Group is planning to expand its Musang King durian orchards to 202.3 hectares by 2025, as export sales are returning to normal. The group also wants to cater to the…

Boat, plane arrivals at Van Ravenswaaij in the Netherlands

"Ivory Coast's good mango season start attracts lots of pirates"

The Ivory Coast's mango season began last weekend. "The first boats will leave West Africa this and the coming weekend. They'll arrive in Europe in week 16-17," says Christiaan van Ravenswaaij of S.C. van Ravenswaaij in the Netherlands. "Our three permanent suppliers started well and can meet our volume demands.…

Price is stable

First Hainan fragrant pineapples of the season enter the Chinese market

In Hainan, the new harvest season of fragrant pineapples has officially begun. The fragrant pineapples are a variety of the Tainong no. 11 pineapple. The supply season is expected to last until June. The fragrant pineapple has three advantages over other pineapple varieties: first, the fragrance of this…

Fruits and pulp to be sent to Middle East, Netherlands, UK, USA and Japan

Indian government wants to export 5,000 tons of mangoes

The Indian government has set a target of exporting 5,000 tons of mangoes to various destinations across the world this year. During the 2017-18 financial year, 248 tons of…

Bihar litchi farmers faced with unfavorable weather

In a litchi orchard in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, only half the trees have blossomed this year. The rest have just sprouted new leaves. The farmer blames the water-logged…

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Guatemalan volcano damages avocado plantations

On April 7, Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano is still showing high levels of activity, with strong eruptions spewing rivers of lava and ash clouds. The national disaster…

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Total EU avocado supply (updated 2-04-2021)

Week 13 avocado shipments from Spain to the rest of Europe at 1,253,000 units

In week 13, avocado shipments from Spain to the rest of Europe amounted to just 8,000 cartons of Greenskin avocados, but 1,245,000 units of Hass avocados, totalling 1,253,000 units. Shipments from Peru amounted to 277,000 cartons of Greenskins and 467,000 of Hass avocados, totalling 744,000 units. The corresponding…

Chinese market prices for imported mangoes take a fall

The Chinese market price of import mangoes remained between 2-8 yuan [0.30-1.22 USD] per 0.5 kg in 2021. The delivery speed was regular. There will be no significant changes…

Henk van der Meij, Hars & Hagebauer, the Netherlands

"Peru and the Ivory Coast to connect well on mango market"

Hars & Hagebauer's first mangos from the Ivory Coast were loaded last night. These should arrive in the Netherlands in week 16. "Many shippers are expecting to send fewer mangoes than last year. That wasn't a great year either", says Henk van der Meij. "Blooming has been very regular so far. That usually…

Ilerfred incorporates Madurfresh into its ISYCAD program

New management software for avocado ripening chambers

The ISYCAD industrial cold control management program allows controlling in real-time all the parameters of the cold and controlled atmosphere systems. The program was…

Pakistan: Crop disease plagues Sindh mango orchards

This summer, it is likely that the sweet smell of ripe mangoes may not be as strong as in previous seasons in Sindh. Mangoes are under threat in this Pakistan province by the…

Rajshahi district

Bangladesh growers fear losses as storm damages mango buds

Rajshahi mango growers fear losses this year as the buds of their fruits have been severely damaged in a recent hailstorm. The storm went through Rajshahi city and the…

Grower referendum affirms continuation of California Avocado Commission

The California Department of Food and Agriculture recently completed a state-mandated referendum vote that determined the California Avocado Commission is approved to continue…

Avocado grower/shipper releases inaugural environmental and social report

Mission Produce, Inc., producer and distributer of fresh Hass avocados, announced yesterday the release of its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, Finest for the Future. The report highlights Mission’s accomplishments in sustainable farming and details the status and scope of its…

Council of Agriculture Taiwan:

‘Pineapple core rot caused by poor temperature control’

The pineapple core rot that was recently found among Taiwanese exports to Singapore and Japan was caused by poor temperature control in the supply chain. Earlier this week,…

Ghana: Coconut to be next big export commodity

Industry experts forecast that coconuts will be the next big export product from Ghana (after cocoa). As Ghana’s agriculture sector is very much focused on cocoa for its…

Panama farm Colorada Fresh Pineapples becomes leading exporter of MD-2 pineapple to Europe

A Panama-based farm is fast winning over the pineapple market in Europe. Titled “Colorada Fresh Pineapples'', the farm has emerged as the leading exporter of premium pineapple fruit shipped by air to European countries. Located in Panama’s pineapple heartland, La Chorerra, the farm supplies the famous…

"Taiwanese pineapple export to Japan has not suffered from the 'Ever Given' incident"

Taiwanese pineapple exporters have set their eyes on the Japanese market ever since the General Administration Customs China (GACC) announced a temporary ban on the import of Taiwanese pineapples. However, investigations into who had responsibility for the recent 'Ever Given' incident on the Suez canal…

Celebrating Mexico

Looking deeper into Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is barely a holiday in Mexico, but we are acutely aware that it has become a big event across the US generating significant sales for Mexican produce items. Mangoes, like avocados are one of the items most coveted for the few days that encircle this Americanized holiday. The date feels like…

Revenue potential of approximately CDN$65 million

Organto enters into exclusive organic avocado supply agreement with Mexican partner

Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables announced it has entered into a 5-year exclusive supply agreement with a…

Pakistan's mangoes will enter Chinese market on large scale this summer

Piggy-backing on the China International Import Expo 2021, Pakistani mangoes are expected to enter the Chinese market on a large scale this summer. Last year, Pakistan held a…

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Telangana, India

Pick your mangoes from these online platforms in Hyderabad

As the mango season arrives in Telangana, a start-up has developed a digital platform for selling the delectable fruit. The Kalgudi company has set a target of selling 10,000 tons of the fruit this season through its platforms tgreens.in and kalgudi.com. It will be selling not just to consumers, but to…

Off-season rain delays arrival of mangoes in Indian markets

Goa markets are receiving plenty of local mango variants at this point in time. This season, however, delayed flowering has led to the late arrival of the Goan Mancurad,…

Kota farmer creates mango variety that bears fruits year-round

Shrikishan Suman is a grower from Kota in Rajasthan. He has developed an innovative mango variety, which is a regular and year- round dwarf variety of a mango called the…

Mango board accepting nominations for D3 importer

The National Mango Board (NMB) will open nominations for a board member seat serving through the end of 2022. The position open is for one (1) District 3 importer. The…

California Avocado Commission organizes cooking class to celebrate start of the season

Last week, the California Avocado Commission hosted an online cooking class to celebrate the start of the California avocado season. San Diego-based chef and Top Chef All-Stars finalist Brian Malarkey put together a menu with two avocado dishes to show the attendees the versatility of avocados and give…

Package design award recognizes work on avocado variety

Moxxy Marketing has been honored with a 2021 Packaging Design Award from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) for its work with WP Produce on design of a two-count bag and merchandising display bin to promote its Desbry® Tropical Avocados in retail grocery stores. "It’s always an honor to be recognized for great…

The Easter holidays are boosting negotiations

Pineapples are witnessing a rebound in sales

The Ho.re.ca. channel is missing, but the large-scale retail trade and greengrocers are reacting well and requests for pineapples are more than healthy. "Unlike a year ago, when sales were almost at a standstill, the situation today is quite lively," explained Alessandro Dal Bello of Dal Bello Sife, a…

Thailand strives to become world's largest durian producer

Thailand seems to be set to become the world's largest durian producer over the next five years. However, experts warned on Wednesday that the nation is at risk of losing out…

Malaysia: Fama plans to export harumanis mangoes to Europe

Malaysia’s Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) is planning to export harumanis mangoes to countries in Europe in the next three to four years. Fama chairman Datuk…

China may challenge Taiwan mango exports to Japan

Following China’s ban on pineapples from Taiwan, it will now pose another challenge to the latter, as it is to start exporting mangoes to Japan. The pineapple ban -from March…

Kiwinatur will make an investment to expand its organic production area

"The kiwi is an example of the potential that organic crops have in Asturias"

Kiwinatur, the Asturian company based in Pravia, is greatly committed to ecological production. The company is a benchmark in sustainable crops and has been working for the…

Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board to expand use of latest tech for pineapple cultivation

The Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board has announced it will expand the use of technology for pineapple cultivation activities in the country, hoping to exert a positive…

2021 sees stronger Easter pineapple market than 2020

Pineapple supplies are currently somewhat slim. “Supplies of pineapple are a little bit short because of the Easter ads and everyone booking up the fruit,” says Jesse Garcia of LA Produce Distributors in Los Angeles, CA. “Also during the Easter season, suppliers aren’t working on full schedules so…

Advertising supports California avocado peak season

The California Avocado Commission is extending its consumer advertising campaign, “The best avocados have California in them,” with new creative designs playfully illustrating…

Tropical avocados using shelf-life extending product see strong sales

​Hazel Technologies and Miami-based WP Produce, who work with tropical avocados, report that outstanding quality and program growth occurred during the peak season for Dominican Republic tropical avocados. The tropical season saw exceptionally strong sales, which were a clear indicator that the tropical…

GI registration benefits Vietnamese exports

Geographical indication (GI) registration has been quite important in helping Vietnamese products enter the global market. Nguyen Van Bay, Deputy Director General of the…

Pakistan's mangoes enter Chinese market through Economic Corridor

Pakistani mango exporters are set to enter the Chinese market through the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor. Six mango exporters have already had a discussion with Chinese…

'You want our organic Kenyan avocados? Then you have to pay the living wage'

Eosta pushes mangoes and avocados with Living Wage premium

In 2020, organic fruit and vegetable importer Eosta became the first in the world to put a Living Wage product on shop shelves: the Living Wage mango from Zongo Adama in Burkina Faso. Eosta customers paid 10 cents more per kilo of mangoes to ensure Zongo's employees earn a living wage. A second product…

Trops joins the international avocado platform Green Motion

Trops, the largest avocado producer and marketer in Europe, has strengthened its global leadership by becoming a member of Green Motion. The platform was born after a ground-breaking partnership announced earlier this year between Spain-based Eurosemillas, a global leader in the development and…

Danper plans to increase its sales by 10% in 2021

"Avocados and blueberries will be our main growth engines this year"

Jorge Aranguri, the executive director and co-founder of the Peruvian company Danper, stated that the company expects to reach sales of 230 million dollars this year, i.e. 10%…

Thai mangosteen production 6.53% lower

Thailand’s total fruit production this year is estimated to reach 5.4 million tons, showing an increase of 22.83% year-on-year. The production of mangosteen, the most popular…

The country is the ninth-biggest producer of pineapples in the world

Mexico's pineapple production increased by 16% in 2020

Mexico produced 1,209,000 tons of pineapples in 2020, i.e. 16.2% more than in the previous year according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development…

United States, Latin America and Europe

Avocado suppliers unite to deliver longer-lasting produce year-round

Apeel today announced an expanded partnership network made up of more than 20 avocado industry leaders using Apeel’s plant-based protection in the United States, Latin America and Europe. New partners join Apeel's current global network to provide year-round supply, longer-lasting external and internal…

Guangdong province, China

‘Sea of pineapples’ enters harvest season

The harvest season has arrived at the pineapple plantations in Xuwen county of Zhanjiang, Guangdong province. Dubbed ‘the sea of pineapples’, the plantations total 23,333…

October 2021

The Third International Congress of Mango Growers and Exporters from Mexico will be held online

The Association of Producers and Exporters of Mangoes from Mexico (EMEX) will hold the Third International Congress of Mango Growers and Exporters online in October of this year. “Due to the effects of the COVID-19…

Vicente Bayona, manager of Tropical Bayper: "Valencian avocados are achieving great results"

Lamb Hass avocado harvest kicks off in the Region of Valencia

This week, the Lamb Hass avocado harvest has started in the Region of Valencia, in the provinces of Castellon and Valencia. The Hass season has already finished in these producing areas with good prices, and prospects for the Lamb Hass season are great. "We are harvesting and marketing the first Lamb Hass…

Mangoes from Hainan, China available in the market for 8 yuan per half a kilo

The new crop in Guangxi, a Chinese province locally known as the hometown of mangoes, is not yet ready. Baise, a well-known variety in China will only become available in May…

California avocados building in volume

Harvest is building for California avocado growers. Jan DeLyser, vice-president marketing for the California Avocado Commission based in Irvine, CA says that while some local California retailers have had local supplies of avocados for some time now, some major chains are transitioning to California…

Pineapples peeled and diced in a flash

Many supermarkets have an orange press for freshly-squeezed orange juice. But the German supermarket in this video has something else. It's a machine that peels and dices pineapples. Nifty, right?

Colombia will export its sugar mango to the European Union

The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) has announced that 18 sugar mango producing farms located in Magdalena, Cesar, Antioquia, and Valle del Cauca, and two packing…

First arrivals of Hass avocado from FCE Export SAC Peru

In the last week the first loads Hass avocado from Peru by exporter FCE Export SAC arrived in Europe. The avocado were packed in Huaral, north of Lima but were produced in the higher areas towards the south. In this region the maturity of Hass avocado is earlier than from the other production areas throughout…

Jen Scoular - NZ Avocados

"Early indications show a good volume of good sized avocados on healthy trees"

The New Zealand avocado industry has grown from a high of $68m in 2011 to a forecast of over $200m in 2020. Almost 44,000 tonnes of avocados were harvested this season, with 4.9 million trays exported. Sales in the New Zealand market will top 2.5 million trays. New Zealand has over 4,000 hectares of…

MyKo

MyKo reefer vans to deliver farm fresh Alphonso mangoes

As the temperature is rising due to change in climate in the Konkan region of Ratnagiri, Rajapur and Devgad, it is affecting the Alphonso (or hapus mango) crop. This fruit needs to be transported in regulated temperatures, to make sure they will reach consumers in a good condition. MyKo, India’s first…

Chapainawabganj District, northwest Bangladesh

Chapainawabganj mango farming sees hybrids taking over traditional varieties

Mango farming methods in Chapainawabganj District are changing: Orchards with shorter trees, planted closer to each other, are on the rise in the district. The shorter hybrid…

Mango exports might beat Covid restrictions

Last year, the pandemic really affected the Karnataka mango exports. This year exporters are better prepared to trade their fruits, taking all precautions, to those countries…

India: Mango yield might drop due to untimely February rains

The unseasonal rain in the third week of February has negatively affected the mango crop. Although this estimated to be between 1.4 and 1.6 mln tonnes this year, it may drop…

“Focus on getting connected with new buyers with interest to import mangoes”

First mango season for Indian pomegranate aril exporter

The Indian mango season is starting and one exporter of fresh pomegranate arils is dipping its toes into the new mango waters. Although volumes will be lower this season, the foundation for the next few years is to be built right now. Europe will be the targeted market and thanks to using air freight…

Bananas and pineapples accounted for 16% of Costa Rica's export revenue in 2020

According to a preliminary report from the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) of Costa Rica, bananas and fresh pineapples accounted for 16.20% of the…

INI Farms expands product portfolio to include grapes and mangoes

INI Farms Pvt Ltd is a Indian large exporter of bananas and pomegranates. It has now expanded its product portfolio with seasonal fruits like grapes, mangoes and oranges,…

Juan Antonio Reyes, manager of Reyes Gutiérrez:

"With Lamb Hass and Maluma avocados, we could extend the Spanish season to 7 or 8 months"

Spanish avocados continue to gain ground in the European markets, where consumers are increasingly demanding more "local" tropical fruits that will generate a lower carbon footprint than those from other origins. Therefore, managing to extend the Spanish season is one of the most ambitious goals pursued…

Antonio Fernando Prados, manager of Axarquía Tropical:

"The avocado market will be undersupplied for a few weeks"

The Spanish avocado season is slowly approaching its final stages. This is happening earlier than on other occasions, which will likely result in a tighter transition to the overseas campaign. "This domestic season has been one of the shortest I can remember. Last spring's weather caused this year's…

Ana Haro of Asayan Mexico:

“Demand for organic avocados has increased in China, Japan and Canada”

The avocado season in Mexico is progressing well, though the volumes in some regions of the country have decreased slightly due to cooler weather. Organic avocado grower Asayan Mexico grows their avocados on a total of 130 hectares, which are divided between their two locations of Ziracuaretiro,…

"Boxed-ripening works best for bananas and mangoes"

The outbreak of Covid-19 created many serious obstacles for the global fruit industry. How do you make sure that fruit is ripe enough and still has a long shelf-life by the time the fruit arrives, when the distribution time is uncertain and market developments are unpredictable? This is one of the main…

The market supply volume is currently limited

Chinese pineapple season began late in Hainan, due to cold winter

Hainan is one of the most suitable places in China for the production of pineapples. The overall surface area devoted to pineapple plantation in Hainan exceeds 16,667…

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Excellent results for the production of 500 hectares of organic pineapple from Togo

A year ago, a pineapple project was launched in Tsévie in the African country of Togo, launched by the Italian company Agrintesa based in Emilia Romagna and under the Brio organic brand. The Dolcetto-branded organic pineapple project has reached the halfway mark, with 500 hectares in production in…

Turkish tropical fruit exports nearing US$7 million

In 2020, Turkey  exported tropical fruits to some 57 countries, gaining revenues of US$ 6,461,000. Aegean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters Union Chairman Hayrettin: “The way…

​NTU Singapore scientists develop antibacterial gel bandage using durian husk

Food scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have made an antibacterial gel bandage using the discarded husks of the popular tropical fruit, durian.Known as the "King of Fruits" in Southeast Asia, the durian has a thick husk with spiky thorns which is discarded, while…

Chinese fresh pineapple imports growing rapidly

As one of the most popular tropical fruits among consumers, pineapple is widely grown in more than 80 countries and regions globally and is an efficient tropical cash crop and…

Colombia ranks third in the production and area devoted to Hass avocado

According to data provided by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Colombia is the third-biggest producer of Hass avocado as it produced 544,933 tons of…

Mexico to increase mango shipments as Peru finishes

As Peru finishes up its significant mango volumes this season, Mexico is moving in to become the predominant shipping country. Peru is wrapping up shipping its red mangoes for the season. “The mangoes have been cheaper in pricing because the freight has been less expensive from Peru than from Mexico,” says…

Kenyan mango growers again set their sights on European market

The Kenyan mango industry has a key competitive advantage that makes its value proposition unique to the market. The country prides itself in having one of the longest mango…

Indian mango season starting

“This year the mango season coincides with the Ramadan period”

The Indian mango season is about to get going. The Alphonso and Kesar varieties are widely popular, especially in markets with large Indian communities, like the United States and the United Kingdom. It’s expected the season will be strong this year due to it coinciding with the Ramadan. For the next 2.5…

Pakistani traders bemoan low mango exports to US

Pakistani traders are complaining lamented that even after 10 years since the US approved a zero-rated facility under the Generalised System of Preferences, their nation’s…

Increase in Vietnamese mangoes exported to US

With Vietnam emerging as the 14th largest supplier of mangoes to the US in 2020, the import of Vietnamese mangoes to that nation is expected to continue to grow this year. The…

Top International Holding Pte Ltd expands from bauxite to pineapples in Guinea

Top International Holding Pte Ltd has taken a big step forward in diversifying its business ventures, expanding from bauxite mining to farming. The company, whose main…

Increasing opportunities for Philippine food products in Australia

The Philippine Trade and Investment Centre is always trying to find ways to bring more Filipino food products to Australia. According to Consul Commercial Alma Argayoso, it…

Thailand: Mango growers witness low prices and fewer exports

Mango orchardists in Thailand’s northern province of Phitsanuloke are seeking help from the provincial administration to promote the sale of their fruit, particularly the…

Outcry after video of Multan orchards went viral

Pakistan: Complete ban demanded on cutting of Multan mango orchards

Pakistani horticulturists have demanded a complete ban on mango orchard cutting in Multan as they are perturbed by the rapid annexation of thousands of acres of mango…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 19-03-2020

Hass supplies from Spain to EU at 1,283,000 4-kg cartons

In week 11, Spanish Hass supplies to other EU countries stood at 1,283,000 4-kg cartons. It also shipped 74,000 cartons of Greenskin avocados, for a total of 1,357,000 units.  Week 11 avocado shipments from Peru to Europe: 264,000 cartons of Greenskin avocados, 191,000 units of Hass avocados, totalling 455,000…

Thailand exports fruit to China on behalf of neighboring countries

Thailand has turned into a springboard for neighboring countries who wish to export fruit to China. Consumer demand for Southeast Asian fruit, especially tropical fruit from…

Bihar litchi growers fear losses due to weather

The irregular weather conditions since mid- January may negatively impact both quality and quantity of the Bihar litchi crop. Although slightly down from 70% a couple of years…

South Korea opens its market to Colombian Hass avocados

The Colombian Ministry of Agriculture announced that South Korea had opened its market for Colombia's Hass avocados. This opening was possible thanks to the joint work between…

New partnership to bring longer lasting avocados to retail shelves

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., marketer and distributor of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, has announced that through a partnership with Apeel, it will now be…

Bumper mango yield in Vijayawada

Exports from Asia’s largest mango market at Nunna have started early this year. Due to a high local yield, inputs at the market have increased in the last two days. Mango farmers and traders are…

Bangladesh

Rangamati farmers delighted by early pineapples

Generally, pineapples are cultivated between June and July, but for the last few years, the fruit has been cultivated during January and February. The hill district of…

Chapainawabganj mango growers expect bumper harvest

Thanks to generally favourable weather, Chapainawabganj mango growers are expecting a bumper yield of mango this year, The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said that…

IVIA and the Dareton Primary Industries Institute of Australia will collaborate to research citrus and persimmon

The Plenary of the Consell has approved a collaboration agreement between the Valencian Institute of Agrarian Research (IVIA) and the Dareton Primary Industries Institute of…

Fruit and vegetable growers in flood affected New South Wales waiting to see full impacts of the disaster

Fruit and vegetable wholesalers are hoping that the impacts from the flooding in Northern New South Wales remain minimal to supply. In what the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian labelled as a "one-in-100-year event" for the Mid-North Coast, some towns have been evacuated and other regions are on standby to…

First pineapple shipment from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to Canada loaded

On March 15, a batch of Dashu Golden Diamond pineapples from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, were loaded into containers at the Fruit and Vegetable Transportation and Marketing Cooperative. This is the first shipment to Canada this year. The Agriculture Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government said that the product…

Strong demand anticipated for pineapples this Easter

Costa Rican pineapples are seeing good volumes and quality right now, say Adriana Garcia of Chestnut Hill Farms. The volumes are actually above the numbers for the same period last year, and the market is happily absorbing these extra volumes. Garcia shares: “The total export volume of pineapples out of…

In Maharashtra's five coastal districts

Alphonso mango growers opt for direct sales instead of APMC markets

Mango farmers and traders from five Maharashtra coastal districts have begun to sell their Alphonso mangoes directly to buyers within the state and in other states like…

Hass avocado could be next cash cow for Uganda

Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries is calling upon farmers to invest in avocado production. An on-going national campaign for increased avocado…

Couple set to harvest New Zealand's first commercial pineapple crop

Ten years ago, Northland’s  Linda and Owen Schafli came to Whangārei with plans to grow tropical fruit, specifically bananas and pineapples. Now they are preparing to harvest the…

Kenya: Baringo County officials embark on Sh13 mln fruit programme

The Baringo county government has embarked on a Sh13 million (€98,800) crop development programme to support local farmers. Governor Stanley Kiptis said that the programme,…

Kenya: Murang’a growers see avocado business expanding

Growers in Murang’a earned an estimated Sh8.8 billion (€67 mln) from avocado farming last year. The income is more than half of the proceeds earned by growers in the sector…

Some 90% imported from Costa Rica

Pineapple consumed in US is third most Eco-clean Product

For the fifth year in a row, the humble pineapple was considered the third food with the least presence of pesticides. As 90% of this fruit consumed in the United States comes…

Rupert Morrell, international sales director of Spain's Gen Group:

"The first container of Cuban pineapples is already on its way to Europe."

Cuba is committed to strengthening the pineapple production chain for the export market, investing both in the expansion of the crop's cultivation (with Ciego de Avila standing out as the main pineapple-producing province) and in varietal diversification, recovering old cultivars and introducing new…

Vietnam: Luc Ngan lychees to have protected GI in Japan

After nearly two years of filing dossiers to register for protection of three Vietnamese geographical indications (regarding Luc Ngan lychees, Binh Thuan dragon fruit and Buon…

The purchase price in production areas increased from 1 yuan to 2.7 yuan

Chinese pineapples from Hainan supply the entire country

Wanning city in Hainan recently started the pineapple harvest season. The pineapples are now entering the Chinese market in large volumes. Hainan supplies markets throughout…

First container jointly shipped by Mission Produce and Mr Avocado

China opens market for California Avocado Commission

The Chinese government, the California Avocado Commission, and the United States Department of Agriculture have been in negotiations for years to realize the export of California avocados to the Chinese market. The first shipping container full of Californian avocados arrived in China in the first week…

March Madness and foodservice add to increasing avocado demand

Supplies of avocados are strong right now and demand continues to build. Gary Caloroso of Los Angeles, CA-based Giumarra Companies says there are currently promotable supplies of avocados from now through to Cinco de Mayo. Supplies are mostly from Mexico though Caloroso adds that California growers have…

Kenneth Meyer (Natural Tropic):

"Spanish avocado season to end early"

The Spanish avocado season is nearing its end. "That means the season will end much earlier than in other years. We usually continue until April or May. But now, we'll keep going until the end of the month at most," says Natural Tropic sales manager Kenneth Meyer in Malaga, Spain. "Pre-harvest forecasts already…

NutryFarm enters into two new purchase contracts for 570 containers of fresh durians from Thailand

NutryFarm International Limited is pleased to announce that the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Global Agricapital Holdings Pte. Ltd., has entered into two binding purchase…

Kenya: Coconut and cashews to be cash crops if bill passes

Coconut and cashew nut farming will qualify for state funding and marketing if President Uhuru Kenyatta signs a new bill that seeks to make them cash crops. The bill passed by…

Verdeflor makes investments in its two packing plants in Huaral and Ica and increases its cultivation areas

"We invest in Peru while others invest abroad"

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the repeal of the Agrarian Promotion Law, and the unstable economic situation caused by the recent political crises in Peru, Verdeflor invested approximately 5 million soles in preparing its two packing plants for this avocado campaign and in increasing their growing areas.…

Shipments grew by 283.2% in 2020

Peruvian pineapple still has great potential to increase its exports

Peruvian exports of fresh, dehydrated, and canned pineapples increased by 283.2% in 2020 over the previous season, totaling $4,100,000. Shipments of fresh and dried pineapples…

Fruit from Bac Giang province, Vietnam

Luc Ngan lychee granted geographical indication protection in Japan

Thieu lychees, grown in Luc Ngan district in the northern province of Bac Giang, has been granted a certificate of geographical indication from the Ministry of Agriculture,…

South African papayas: Easy to produce, tricky to market

According to papaya producer Giovanna Secco, who is based out of Mpumalanga province, South Africa, papaya production poses few challenges. However, with high volumes and…

Vashi APMC sees steady supply of Alphonso mangoes

A regular supply of Alphonso mangoes from Konkan has arrived the Mumbai market from last Monday onwards. With 15,000 to 20,000 crates arriving daily at the APMC wholesale…

Maharashtra: Hapus growers line up to register their produce under GI tag

In the year since the Hapus mango was granted the Geographical Indicator (GI) tag, 365 farmers across Maharashtra have enrolled their orchards for use of the tag. At least 69…


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