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Michoacan produced 1.7 Mt in 2019

Mexican avocado prices have multiplied by almost 2,000 in the last 40 years

According to data provided by the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP), avocado production in the Mexican state of Michoacán has skyrocketed by 87% in the last decade alone. The cultivation area has increased significantly during the last four decades, from 30,979 hectares in 1980 to 167,745…

Penny wants to promote enhanced sustainability

Naturgut Bio-Helden: Avocados from Spain instead of overseas

Within a few years, the avocado has made a giant leap. While in 2008 not even 20,000 tons of the fruit were imported, that volume has now increased almost fivefold. The most…

New Avocado Category Market Development Tool released

The Hass Avocado Board just released a new Avocado Category Market Development Tool designed to help retailers and industry stakeholders identify, quantify and prioritize…

Piura is Peru's main producer of Kent mango

The Peruvian province of Piura is the country's main producer of Kent mangoes. The region also produces other varieties of mangoes such as Edward, Ataulfo, Haden, and Keitt varieties; however, the Kent variety has the highest commercial performance. According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture and…

Taking advantage of various government initiatives

Ghana: Coconut Federation to boost export

The Coconut Federation of Ghana says it will take advantage of the various government initiatives to boost the export of the fruit. The projected global growth in the coconut…

Tarat CPPC boosts income for Malaysian growers

The collecting, processing and packaging centre (CPPC) for durian in Tarat -on Borneo- has helped farmers to earn some extra money from their surplus durian fruits. The CPPC began operations on December 30th 2019. Without the CPPC, these surplus durians would have gone to waste. During its initial days…

Konkan region of Maharashtra, India

Arrival of alphonso mangoes impacted by unexpected weather

The production of alphonso mangoes in the Konkan region of Maharashtra was impacted by an extended monsoon, cyclones and a general change in weather pattern towards the end of…

Organto adds Moroccan grower to avocado supply chain

Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of fresh organic vegetables and fruits announced the expansion of its avocado supply chain with the addition of a strategic grower…

Benefiting avocado exports too

E-commerce makes China more accessible for Mexican companies

According to an industry insider, E-commerce has made China a more accessible export market for Mexican companies to have "many opportunities" to do business. Andres Diaz Bedolla, a member of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, said the company believes that online sales have boosted growth prospects…

South Korea: Anmyeon Island Farm extends tropical fruit cultivation

On a farm on Anmyeon Island in Taean County, South Chungcheong Province, bananas and papayas are being cultivated. Bananas produced at the farm are sweeter than imported ones…

Uganda’s Harvest Money Expo for avocado farmers

Musubi farm is a private agricultural enterprise on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda’s Mayuge district. Neat rows of short avocado trees at Musubi Farm tell a story of an…

Amadou Sane, Bio Casamance Asso Group:

Senegal: How the fruit and vegetable sector fights unemployment

The Senegalese company “Bio Casamance Asso Group” sells a wide range of organic fruits and vegetables in France, Spain and on the local market. This year, the group will start exporting to Switzerland, Germany and Belgium. Amadou Sane, president and founder of the group, reports that his main objective…

The Spanish kaki sector needs to find new consumers

The latest report on fruit and vegetable product withdrawals carried out within the framework of the operational programs of fruit and vegetable producer organizations (OPFH), published periodically by the Spanish Agricultural Guarantee Fund (FEGA), says that the most withdrawn product last December were…

Cambodia: Up to 300 tonnes of mango processed daily

As many as 300 tonnes of mango are processed every day in the Kingdom for export, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in a report. It said the industry is…

The production of avocados is expected to triple in southern Turkey

Farmers from Antalya tried to plant avocados half a century ago, and now avocado farming has an important commercial value. In fact, the production is expected to triple this year.  Here are some important milestones of the journey of avocados in Turkey: 1970: First avocados were brought to Turkey from California…

Javier Fernández, of Tropical Millenium: "The pitaya is still highly unknown"

"Mangoes have a greater potential than avocados"

The Malaga-based company Tropical Millenium supplies avocados, mangoes, papayas and pitayas all year round. The latter, also known as dragon fruit, is the firm's newest addition and is mainly sold in European markets, especially Spain, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Plantation owned by the…

Kenyan mango farmers kill fruit flies, seek to regain market

Kenyan mango farmers are losing out on the Sh1.3 trillion international export market due to fruit fly infestation. Fruit flies damage 40 to 80 per cent of crops, equivalent…

Zambales mango production drops sharply due to bad weather

Bad weather conditions here are negatively impacting the production of mangoes and causing a lot of anxiety as the summer season draws near, specially because the fruit is…

Mexico's mango is searching for new commercial horizons

Mango is one of Mexico's agricultural products with a great international projection. It is present in different markets, such as the United States, the European Union, and…

Research commissioned by Kellogg's

Increased popularity of avocado and quinoa as children's taste changes

Recent research, commissioned by cereal manufacturer Kellogg's, has revealed the palate of Generation Z, those born after the mid-1990s, has evolved to become far more varied…

Interesting persimmon quality expected for late January

While Spain is uprooting persimmon trees after a disastrous year, things seem to be going differently in Italy. FreshPlaza talked about it with Vito Vitelli, agronomist and creator of Melotto®. "Despite the crisis in Europe, the entire chain is making a profit in Italy, not just those dealing with processing…

"This year's Spanish kaki campaign has been the worst ever"

The president of the Valencian Association of Agricultural Producers (AVA), Cristóbal Aguado, has described the current kaki campaign as "the worst campaign ever in our land," with prices falling occasionally as low as ten cents per kilo, making it impossible to cover the production costs. He said that…

Philippines: Grey pineapple field as volcanic ash devastates farm

After ash rained down from the Taal volcano in the Philippines, grower Jack Imperial woke to a picture of devastation; his lush green pineapple field had been transformed to a dirty dark grey. Imperial said his chances of salvaging produce from his 1-ha farm were small and, in any case, there was no one…

Persimmon trees uprooted in Spain

A video shows just how disastrous this year has been for Spanish persimmon. Demand is extremely low, prices are ridiculous (€0.08-0.10/kg) and a lot of the fruit is being left on trees because it is not even worth harvesting it. A grower reports that "no one is paying attention to us. Producer organizations,…

Total EU avocado supply - updated 10-01-2020

Chile exports approximately 946,000 cartons of Hass avos to the EU

Peru, Israel and Chile are still exporting the lion's share of the European Hass supplies in week 2 of 2020. Chile's share has been approximately 946,000 cartons of Hass avos alone, with Israel at 538,000 cartons. Click here for the full data sheet. In a comparison of the total avocado supplies for this week…

"The conditions of product delivery to the mango market are less than ideal"

"Imported mangoes fill gap in Chinese market during the off-season of domestic mango production"

This is the off-season for Chinese mango production areas. Most of the domestic mangoes on the Chinese market come from Hainan. Imported mangoes have an excellent opportunity…

Shipments of Cambodian mangoes to South Korea to begin this week

Now that the South Korean authorities gave the nod, exports of Cambodian mangoes to South Korea will begin this week. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’…

Mango volumes still high as harvesting begins in late-season regions

Mango harvesting is starting to wind down in two of the growing regions across Western Australia and Queensland, but the national season is far from over. According to the last week’s national dispatched tray volumes, Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) reported that 455,000 were sent to market,…

Survey shows 1.576 million durian trees in peninsular Malaysia

Musang King will dominate Malaysian durian output by 2022

Musang King cultivation in Malaysia is expected to grow by 50 percent in the next two years, to meet the high demand from countries like China. A survey has shown there are 1.576 million durian trees in peninsular Malaysia, with Musang King trees totalling 569,000. Aside from opening up new area for…

China cuts duty on Kenyan avocado imports to 7 percent

In a move that should ideally help Kenyan farmers benefit from the lucrative Asian market, China has agreed to bring down the import duty on avocados from 30 percent to 7 percent. Trade Principal Secretary Chris Kiptoo says the decision was reached last week following negotiations with the world’s most…

Avocado growers prepared in case of summer drought

Avocado growers in New Zealand are confident they will be able to cope in the event of a summer drought. Meanwhile, forecasters from the National Institute of Water and…

Clip from Zambia goes viral

Elephant clambering over a wall to find mangoes

An unusually agile elephant was caught on camera while clambering over a five-foot wall in an attempt to steal mangoes from the Mfuwe guest house in Zambia. This happened in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia on Saturday. Ian Salisbury, general manager of the lodge caught whilst the giant was finding…

SAG/Usda de Cabrero Fresh Fruit Inspection Site

Chile begins to certify the fruit it will export to the US

The 2019-2020 phytosanitary inspection of fruits destined for the United States season began on January 9. That day, the Pre-Shipment program started and the Regional Minister of Agriculture, Francisco Lagos, and Jaime Mizon, the Regional Director of the Agricultural Service and Ganadero, SAG, visited…

Avocados grown in Castellon as a complement to citrus

According to a recent official survey from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Region of Valencia has 1,455 hectares devoted to avocado cultivation.…

Japan’s decision opens new doors for Vietnamese “thieu” lychee

According to Vietnamese Trade Counsellor in Japan, Ta Duc Minh, Japan’s recent decision to admit Vietnamese “thieu” lychees is expected to open new doors for this fruit. The  “Thieu”…

Ranking shows global mango production from 1961-2017

The video below of, Data for Farmers shows the top ten countries on the global of mango production during the period between 1961 and 2017. India finished in number 1 spot in 2017, with a production of 19.5 million tons of mangoes. This number was 39% of the total worldwide. Far below India are China and…

Chinese market price of imported mangoes from Southeast Asia is quite low

The Chinese Spring Festival [25 January, 2020] is approaching. Although the product quality of Southeast Asian mangoes has recently improved, the Chinese market price remained…

Cyril Rouvière, Kissao:

“Mango sales were fairly fluid throughout December”

“We are currently approaching the end of the campaign for the Brazil origin, and the start of the campaign for Peru,” explains Cyril Rouvière, commercial director at Kissao, about the mango. “At the beginning of the Brazil campaign, the mangoes were quite good in terms of quality. In the middle of the…

Increased demand for local mangoes in Turkey

The production area of mangoes in Antalya's Gazipasa district is expanding. The fruit has 4 billion USD worth of global trade and producers in Turkey have difficulty in meeting the demands for this increasingly popular fruit. Mangoes that were originally from India have been adapted to the climate in…

Kenya: Containers suspected to hold immature avocados intercepted

Officers from Kenya’s Agriculture Foods Authority (AFA) have intercepted three containers suspected to ferry immature avocados. The containers with 75 tons of avocados are…

Strong need for Express Sea Route from Mexico to Northern Europe

To start the new year on a strong note, UPM and Apeajal organized an agro-exporters meeting with the main goal of the pre-registration of avocado exporters from Mexico to…

"In bananas and tropical fruit, good ripening is essential"

"Good ripening is an essential step for various horticultural products, such as bananas and tropical fruits," says Fran Sierra, managing partner of Frío Vizcaya. This Basque company, leader in the design, installation and maintenance of industrial refrigeration facilities, is making the jump to the…

The Avocado Company expands with own Colombian production

Fresca Group has always dealt in avocados but recently launched a marketing company solely dedicated to avocados: The Avocado Company. Now firmly established and growing quickly, the business is looking to secure their position into the future. They’re doing this through a focus on marketing a ‘better’…

Hass Avocado Board publishes sales trends for Q3 holidays

Statistics show that summer is prime Hass avocado time

Summer continues to be a great time to promote avocados. Summer avocado sales continue to grow as consumers add fresh Hass avocados to a variety of dishes to celebrate dad, 4th of July, and the start of a new school year. The Hass Avocado Board recently published sales trends for these Q3 holidays in…

Frank Ocampo, Hagé International:

"Pineapple market off to a good start after a tough 2019"

The pineapple market has been good in recent weeks. The somber feeling about 2019, however, still remains among importers. "In the end, last year, nine out of the twelve months were terrible. You can just chuck last year away," says Frank Ocampo of Hagé International. "Shortages are expected to continue in…

Strong winds in Chiapas increase the prices of Mexico's mangoes

The strong winds in the main mango production regions of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas affected the mango crops as it caused many flowers and fruits to fall. This…

Company from Uganda seeks German trading partners

"I'm looking for my own way to export avocados to Germany"

It’s an off-year for avocados in Uganda; with low supplies and moderate demand it is a good time for companies to start looking into new potential markets. Germany could be the next big think for Quincy Paul Luyinda of Luyinda Sons, a distribution company from Uganda. “The season for avocados will start in…

After 19 years of hard work

Seedless lychee trees bearing fruit in Australia

One US$ 5,000 tree from China plus 19 years of patience and hard work is what Tibby Dixon has put into having the first seedless lychees growing in Australia. The North Queensland farmer has left the traditional path of growing trees solely for fruit, and develops lychee varieties, selling young plants…

Researching the avocado's genomic landscape

Recent advances in molecular tools already have led to the development of large numbers of genetic markers distributed across the avocado genome. These markers are being put to good use, with many forming the basis for projects to inventory avocado germplasm repositories and, in our own case, to create a…

The WTO could solve the avocado conflict between Mexico and Costa Rica in 2020

According to estimates from the Ministry of Foreign Trade (Comex), the panel of experts of the World Trade Organization (WTO) could issue a final resolution in the dispute over the Hass avocado trade between Costa Rica and Mexico by the end of 2020. This conflict started in 2015 when Costa Rica stopped…

Macadamia and avocado theft costing South African industry millions

The popularity and profitability of avocados and macadamias have seen theft of the produce becoming increasingly rampant. In the past season, the macadamia and avocado…

Uncertainty in the development of Spanish avocado prices

Upturn in mango sales after a quiet December

2019 came to a close with a quieter subtropical fruits market than is usual for December. "Sales tend to fall at that time of the year, but not as much as this time," said José Antonio Alconchel, manager of the Malaga-based company Alcoaxarquía. “In the case of mangoes, there was supply in Europe from…

Peru exported 61% more fresh mango in 2019

Peruvian fresh mango exports between the beginning of the 2019/2020 campaign until the end of week 51 (December 22), amounted to 39,440 tons, i.e. 61% more than the 24,509 tons shipped in the same period of the previous campaign. According to the Association of Peruvian Mango Producers and Exporters…

Intent on lifting spirits amid drought

Australian orchard owner gifts more than 200,000 mangoes to community

An incredibly generous Queensland man is opening his orchard, donating his bumper crop of more than 200,000 mangoes to local charities and drought-affected communities. Brian Burton considered selling the fruit to a major supermarket, but did not like the terms of the contracts and so donated his first…

Port of Chancay could boost Peruvian fruit exports

Cosco Shipping is developing its $3 billion deep-water general cargo and $1 million TEU capacity container port at Chancay. Work on this new port is expected to start by April of next year, a senior executive in Lima confirmed, after Cosco Shipping Ports filed a revised environmental impact study in…

Uganda: UGX 1.4 bln pineapple factory commissioned in Ntungamo

In Uganda’s Ntungamo district, a 1.4 bln shillings (€336,000) pineapple factory has been commissioned. The factory owned by Nyakihanga Fruits and Vegetable Growers Cooperative…

Cold spell may hamper mango yield Andhra Pradesh

Farmers of north-coastal Andhra Pradesh are worried that the low temperatures across the region could affect the mango crop. With day and night temperatures hovering between…

Real estate specialists Savills Malaysia:

Durians to drive agricultural land values in 2020

The prices of Malaysian agricultural land are expected to rise in 2020, thanks to the ongoing "durian delirium''. According to Savills Malaysia managing director Paul Khong,…

Pieter de Ruiter, 4Fruit Company:

"Dutch kaki market does a 180 after tough months"

The first months of the Spanish kaki season were not easy. That is putting it mildly. However, the market turned around completely between Christmas and New Year. That is according to Pieter de Ruiter of 4Fruit Company. This company is the exclusive distributor of Anecoop kakis in the Netherlands. These…

2020 Avocado supply to the EU Week 1

Israel's avocado shipments to EU at 508,000 cartons

Israel's avocado shipments in week 1 of the new year are at 508,000 4-kg cartons (275,000 Greenskin, 233,000 Hass respectively), with forecasts of almost the same volumes for week 2, rising steeply in the following weeks. Spain shipped a total of 344,000 cartons in week 1, Mexico shipped 270,000 boxes. Peruvian,…

Mango season in full swing in Queensland, Australia

Despite many growers enduring everything Mother Nature threw at them, this summer a good supply of quality mangoes is expected. From extreme heat to monsoonal rain and damaging hail, Australia's largest growers of Kensington Pride mangoes, Manbulloo, has forged ahead to provide an abundance of tropical…

More mangoes coming in this year into North America

Volumes of mangoes imported into North America is steady right now. “We have good volume in mangoes coming in from Peru and Ecuador with about five to six loads per week,” says Vicky Cabello of Cabefruit Produce LLC in McAllen, Tex. “Supply is higher compared to last year. During these same dates last…

Yvonne Tweddle - Jupiter Group

“We have an excellent supply base and we want to take that a stage further"

2019 has been quite a year for Jupiter Group, getting exclusive production and marketing rights for ARRA grapes in India, expanding their grower base in Colombia and acquiring Dutch company Cool Fresh to name a few. The company also won the 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the 10th Family…

Ambassador Hashmi on China - Pakistan Economic Corridor

CPEC: Second phase starts with establishment of special economic zones

The second phase of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has started with the establishment of special economic…

Miguel Abril, commercial director of Anecoop

"Our partners have harvested over 150,000 tons of kakis"

In an exclusive interview granted to the digital medium eComercio Agrario, Miguel Abril, commercial director of Anecoop, outlined the development of the kaki campaign, in…

Spanish mango campaign comes to a close in Malaga with 23,645 tons

Malaga's mango campaign has come to a close with a production totaling 23,645 tons, 35% less than in 2018, when a record 36,000 tons was obtained. This drop in the production has been due to the usual trends (one year with greater volumes followed by another with smaller ones) and to the low temperatures…

Vietnam: Dong Thap province to expand mango acreage

Dong Thap province, the Mekong Delta’s largest mango producer, plans to increase the area under the fruit to 10,000ha next year, a top agriculture official has said. Nguyen…

First shipment of Taiwanese guavas headed for US

Following the signing of an export agreement by the two countries in October, the first shipment of Taiwanese guavas to the United States set out from Nanxi District in Tainan…

Pakistan plans to export 100,000 tons of mango to China this fiscal year

The Chinese markets are open to Pakistan’s agricultural products, especially good quality fruits, as China had either suspended or reduced agricultural products from some…

Chinese company to invest in Cambodian coconuts

A group of Chinese investors met Cambodian minister Agriculture Veng Sakhon in Phnom Penh to discuss and explore the opportunity in coconut farming. As reported in the Khmer…

Star fruit: The new 'star' of Florida's agriculture?

Apart from the ubiquitous Florida oranges, carambola, or star fruit as most in the US call it, is gaining popularity. One researcher from Florida International University is…

Coconuts to play major role in Ghana’s economy

In Ghana, they call the coconut palm tree the “tree of life” because they say everything about the plant is of benefit to mankind. Ghana’s economy has raked in a lot of…

Bangladesh’ Agriculture Minister Razzaque:

Japan wants to import Bangladesh mangoes

According to Bangladesh’ Agriculture Minister, Dr Abdur Razzaque, Japan is keen to import mango from his nation. Japanese Ambassador to Dhaka Naoki Ito expressed the eagerness…

Dudley Mitchell from HCMS Pty Ltd

Nuffield scholar explores global avocado production

The Australian avocado industry has an opportunity to bolster productivity and profitability by moving beyond conventional growing and canopy management techniques, at least,…

Tracey Davies, - CEO Halls

"Currently the business is transitioning towards a majority Hass production"

The Halls' commercial team is geographically located across the UK and the European continent, Africa and now China. This team has had many knowledgeable years in the avocado market. Tracey Davies, CEO at Halls said the effect of continuous communication and a closely collaborative team allows the…

USDA Foreign avocado report

Mexico avocado annual

As global avocado demand continues to grow, Mexican producers are looking to increase yields to meet that demand, particularly in the US 2019/20 Mexican production and export volumes are expected to remain stable. However, in coordination with the Association of Avocado Producers, Packers, and Exporters of Mexico (APEAM),…

Dominican Republic wants to increase avocado exports

The Dominican Republic is strategizing to become the world’s largest exporter of green skin avocados – which they have recently re-labeled as tropical avocados in a…

Imported fruits most loved by Americans

Bananas -excluding plantains- avocados and grapes, are the US’ three most popular imported fruits. Collectively they represent 44.6% of the value of all fresh or dried fruits imported into the United States during 2018. Overall US demand totaled US$15.2 billion worth of non-frozen fruits imported during…

Peruvian agro-exports to reach US$ 7,500 billion by end of 2019

According to a spokesman of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri), Peruvian agro-exports would reach 7,500 million dollars in the current year o continuing the…

St Louis University

A look at the karela in relation to cancer research

Recent research seems to indicate that the Asian fruit known as the karela or bitter melon shows promise in slowing the progression of cancer. It has properties that prevent…

Queensland researchers developing red skin custard apple variety

A new red skin custard apple selection has the potential to expand export markets and promote the traditional green skin varieties both domestically and internationally, according to researchers at Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF). The variety was formed as part of the custard…

Agriculture programs gets a boost

Ventura College boasts 109 avocado trees for hands-on student learning

Avocados are Ventura County’s no. 6 crop, and now, with the help of several companies, an open space the size of an acre at the Ventura College campus has 109 avocado trees. The trees allow the agriculture students at the college to get hands-on experience and apply what they have learned in their…

Colombia's Hass avocado looks to US market

Colombia's Hass avocado production has experienced steady growth in recent years and continues to consolidate in the national and international markets. Hass planting has…

Washington-based research institute study:

‘Avocado exports can be big earner for Kenyan farmers’

Kenyan smallholders can boost their incomes by nearly 39 percent by exporting avocados to the European market, a Washington-based research institute reported in a study. A dozen avocados of the Haas variety that are sold in domestic markets can fetch almost double in export markets, according to the…

Avocados from Mexico partners with AT&T Stadium

Fans now have access fresh avocado menu items throughout 2019-20 season

Avocados From Mexico (AFM) is partnering with AT&T Stadium to offer fans fresh avocado menu items for the remainder of the 2019-20 season along with other events and concerts that take place at the venue into the new year. AFM will work closely with food and beverage provider Legends Hospitality…

Doubling yield, fewer seeds & more pulp

Indian farmer develops new Custard Apple

For those who love custard apples: you might try out the new NMK-01 variety, when it comes around. Those who wait for this fruit from the Annonaceae family to arrive early December have to thank farmer-innovator Navanath Malhari Kaspate from Solapur, Maharashtra. He has developed five other hybrid…

"When you've got all kinds of durian varieties, it gets so pungent"

Durian parties are becoming a craze in Australia

Durians, a tropical fruit, are famous for their overpowering smell. The fruit has such a pungent odour that in some Asian countries it has been banned from public transport and in hotels. Durians have a history of being mistaken for gas leaks and have even caused some commercial airlines to ground their…

Queensland mango season in full swing

Despite growers enduring everything Mother Nature had to throw at them, experts still expect a good mango yield this summer. From extreme heat to monsoonal rain and damaging hail, Australia's largest grower of Kensington Pride mangoes, Manbulloo, has forged ahead to provide an abundance of tropical…

Pricing fairly low right now

Demand should pick up for Mexican avocados

Supplies of avocados in the U.S. are plentiful right now. “There are good supplies from Mexico—there’s a lot of fruit,” says Jon Ullrich of Henry Avocado Corp. in Escondido, Ca. “The crop is a little larger than last year. More certified hectares were added. There are very good supplies of both organic…

Mission Produce announces "Emeralds in the End Zone":

New avocado campaign to guarantee high sales for Superbowl

Mission Produce, Inc., a global avocado network, is bringing back its Emeralds in the End Zone campaign to guarantee retailers and consumers big wins this football season. With the collegebowl season upon us and the pro football playoffs rapidly approaching, retailers have the opportunity to increase…

Dry weather cripples supply levels

Australia: Queensland pineapple crop drops by up to 40 per cent

The Australian pineapple industry is reporting a smaller crop this summer, with cool, desert-like dry conditions over the second half of 2019 to blame. North Queensland's…

Vietnamese lychee gets access to Japanese market

After 5 years of negotiations, Japan has officially opened its doors to Vietnamese lychees, subject to strict conditions. Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and…

Central part of persimmon campaign always difficult

"The forecasts made a few months ago proved true: despite the 30% drop caused by the weather in spring and heavy summer drops, persimmon quality is excellent this year when it comes to grade, flavor, color and skin anomalies," explained Vito Vitelli, agronomist and creator of Melotto®. "Harvesting ended 20…

Saudi Arabia: Jazadco acquires majority stake in Mango Jazan

Mango Jazan is the owner and operator of the Mango Jazan store and application, specialized in digital marketing of Mangoes. The Jazan Energy and Development Company…

Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable export value drops in first 11 months 2019

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports dropped 0.6 percent year-on-year to US$3.5 billion in the first 11…

Research in Queensland to help strengthen the future of the Australian pineapple industry

Research is underway by the Queensland Department for Agriculture and Fisheries, aimed at improving the profitability of the Australian pineapple industry. Principal horticulturist Garth Sanewski says the domestic industry is focused predominately on the fresh market, and potential exists to improve…

Turkey exponentially increases avocado exports

Turkey's avocado exports have increased by 35 times over the past four years and reached an export value of 1.1 million USD (0.99 million Euro), announced the Mediterranean…

Gujarat - India

Extended monsoon delays flowering of Kesar mangoes

Kesar mango lovers may have to wait a month longer to savour their favourite fruit next year. This is because of a delay of nearly 30 days in flowering in the major Kesar…

Contract farming will boost Cambodian mango processing capacity

The Cambodian Ministry of Commerce has urged the China-owned Long Wo Fruit Industry Co to carry out contract farming with more farmers’ associations or farmers directly, in order to ensure its processing capacity and supply chain can increase exports of a processed-mango. During a working visit to…

"Final report for the review of biosecurity import requirements for fresh avocados from Chile"

Biosecurity risks of Chilean avocado imports into Australia analyzed

The Australian Department of Agriculture has considered the biosecurity risks for Australia associated with the importation of commercially produced fresh avocado fruit for human consumption from Chile. Currently, the importation of fresh avocado fruit for human consumption is permitted into Australia…

Henk van der Meij, Hars&Hagebauer:

"Good demand for big sizes at the start of the Peruvian mango season"

Last weekend the first Peruvian mangoes arrived by sea freight at Hars & Hagebauer in Ridderkerk, Netherlands. "Brazil traditionally stops around week 51, so there is plenty of room for Peru's mangoes to enter the market," expects Henk van der Meij. " The market is relatively good and there is a…

Nissa Pierson of Crespo Organic:

“The Ataulfo mango has been taking off"

The Mexican mango season runs from February through August, starting in the south of the country with the Oaxaca and Chiapas regions and moving northwards as the season progresses. Crespo Organic Mangoes is the organic brand for RCF Distributors and the Crespo family (El Grupo Crespo), who sell both…

Myanmar pineapple growers want official export channels to China

Pineapple growers are asking the Myanmar government to negotiate official export shipments of the crop to China as soon as possible.  The call comes after pineapple cultivators suffered estimated losses of K700 million (US$458 million) during the previous harvest season when China suddenly banned imports of…

Stefan Bosmans, Groothandel Michel NV

“Limited supplies and high prices making things tough on the mango market”

Things have calmed down at Belgian wholesaler, Groothandel Michel. They had a reasonably busy Sinterklaas period. “We sold quite a lot of mandarins and clementines in recent weeks," says Stefan Bosmans. “We currently have an ample supply of Spanish citrus. But it has been challenging. Quite a lot less…

Mexican Ministry of Economy

Mexico is the world's leading exporter of papayas

According to data from the Ministry of Economy, Mexico led global exports of papayas in 2018, with sales of 90 million dollars. Between January and September of 2019, Mexican papaya exports amounted to 70 million dollars. The main destination was the US market, but the country also made shipments to…

Agri cooperative in Togo sells 30 tons of mangoes to Ghanaian firm

On Wednesday, December 11th, Pro-Mangues Vo, a cooperative located in Togo’s maritime region, sold 30 tons of mangoes to the Ghanaian firm HPWfresh & dry ltd, HPW. This was revealed by agricultural financing incentive institute (MIFA SA) that facilitated the deal. A few months ago, the institute had also…

Pineapple volumes moving slowly in China due to insufficient consumption drive

“Locally grown pineapples have just hit the Chinese market, having some impact on the sales of imported products. In general, the fruit market this year has been sluggish and there are insufficient incentives for consumption. We see that the volumes are moving a lot slower,” Zhong, Manager of GoGo…

Dramatic situation for Spanish kaki producers and marketers

Kakis have been left on the trees because it is not profitable to harvest them, and no one seems to be showing any interest in buying them. The situation for Spanish producers and trading companies working with this product is dramatic. “Unlike in the 2018/2019 kaki campaign, when frost and hail caused…

Kenyan mango exports slated to resume next year

Kenyan mango farmers should expect a reprieve next year when they are able to resume exporting to Europe, the US and other key markets after a ban imposed by the regulator six…

Due to more stringent import requirements

Vietnamese fruit exports to China have dropped off

Vietnam’s fruit exports to China in the first 11 months fell 13.7 percent year-on-year, due to the latter imposing more stringent conditions. Among total fruit exports to…

As long as apples will be exported in return

Iran will allow banana, mango, pineapple imports

As per the new regulations, bananas, mangos and pineapples could be imported into Iran, provided apples are exported in return. The regulation, effective as of December 8,…

The decline in the price of Spanish kakis: bubble or strategy?

Kakis replaced citrus fruits a few years ago in the region of the Ribera del Xúquer, in the south of the province of Valencia, because of the profitability that the crop offered at that time. Since then, the fruit has come to be considered the jewel of the Ribera. However, similarly to what happened a…

Ghanaian advocacy improve pineapple yields Ekumfi

Advocacy action by members of the Ekumfi Srafa Pineapple Growers Association (ESPGA) in Ekumfi in Ghana’s Central Region has resulted in the increased allocation of the number…

Evaluated storage conditions for Giombo persimmon

Persimmon Giombo is an astringent cultivar for its high soluble tannins content and requires treatment for deastringency for its consumption. Storage at low temperatures is used to increase the commercialization period. However, recent studies indicate that this cultivar is sensitive to chilling injury.…

Green Skins get a makeover: “The industry now markets them as Tropical Avocados”

Earlier this year, a group of the main players in the green skin avocado market, including WP Produce, worked with Moxxy Marketing and the USDA-funded International Executive Service Corps (IESC) program to gain consumer insights about the fruit. Though already well-known in the Southeast, at the time of…

Queensland - Australia

Development underway on $11.6 mln pineapple plant in Yeppoon

In about six months Queensland's Capricorn coast will be home to a new $11.6 million pineapple processing plant. Hidden Valley Harvest will develop the plant at Yeppoon, just…

2019 Total EU avocado supply update 06-12-2019

Chilean Hass exports into the EU dominate Latin American shipments

According to the updated reports, Chilean Hass exports into the EU are at 1,338,000 4-kg cartons in week 50. For Mexico, this number is 242,000 cartons. Peruvian Hass exports should be picking up the slack. Click here for a larger image. Israel sent over 530,000 cartons of Greenskins and 193,000 cartons…

Mexico remains world's largest avocado exporter

Mexico has maintained its leadership in the list of the largest exporters of avocados in 2018. Other leaders in the supply of avocados are also Spain, Chile, the USA, Kenya,…

What's the difference between a kaki and a Persimmon?

Kakis are one of the flagship products of the season, but fans have certainly wondered: what is the difference between a kaki and a Persimmon? The difference is actually…

Vietnam: Off-season dragon fruit fetches high prices

Farmers in the province of Tien Giang (Mekong Delta) have begun harvesting off-season dragon fruit, earning good incomes. In recent years, farmers have been using advanced…

Namibia: Mango ban outrages Zambezi fruit traders

Fruit traders in Zambezi region have accused the ministry of agriculture  of crippling their businesses, after the ministry allegedly issued a directive forbidding the export of fruits -particularly mangoes- from Zambia to other parts of Namibia. The directive states, “It was brought to the attention of the…

"Twenty hectares is just the start."

New Zealand: Northland iwi starts planting avocado orchard

The Far North iwi (Maori nation) Te Runanga o NgāiTakoto, has started planting its new 20-hectare avocado orchard, Rakau Ora, in Kaitaia. The project is the result of four…

Exciting new ventures for Australian mango producer despite early season heatwave battles

One of Australia's leading mango producers admits they have had to work extremely hard this season to maintain quality, due to the heatwave conditions in the Northern Territory. Manbulloo is nearing the end of the season in Katherine, with its late variety, Rosa, while harvesting has recently begun in…

Avocado industry Western Australia is experiencing significant growth

The avocado industry in Western Australia is experiencing significant growth, although the irregular bearing of trees can obscure this to the casual observer. In 2017/18, the WA industry produced 19,236 tonnes. The 2017/18 production is slightly down from a few years ago, with 22,961 tonnes produced in…

Mexico, the new destination for Peruvian mango

Mexico has become a new destination market for the Peruvian mango from Piura, which is expected to ship its first tons to this market next week. Representatives of the National Agricultural Food Health, Safety, and Quality Service (Senasica of Mexico) have already visited Piura to supervise the treatment…

Exploitation by brokers to stop

Kenya: Murang'a county to protect avocado growers

The Murang’a county government is in a process to formulate a law which will protect avocado farmers from being exploited by brokers. The law expected to be in place by mid next year will also guide in harvesting and marketing of avocado in an effort to maintain quality fruits which would in turn earn…

Federal government grant

Australian project will explore alternative avocado pollinators

A federal government grant should lead to better pollination for avocado trees. The Australian government is investing $510,788 into Western Australian research looking at…

Associate Prof Roberts & Associate Prof Alec Zuo

Study on consumer attitudes towards new mango varieties

The National Mango Breeding Program is a collaborative research agenda commenced in the early 1990s between CSIRO, and the governments of Western Australian, Northern Territory and Queensland. This month a study initiated by the Western Australian government -led by Associate Professor Robin Roberts from…


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