Tropical fruit

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India: Prolonged monsoon and climatic change disrupts Alphonso mangoes

Last year’s prolonged monsoon and other climatic changes in Maharashtra have affected the Alphonso mangoes in the Konkan belt. The flowering and fruit setting has been…

Chinese pineapple market experiences difficulty with deliveries

The Chinese pineapple market has undergone a great upheaval. The price experienced frequent fluctuations. The overall surface area devoted to pineapple plantation greatly…

10,000 tons of Peruvian mango can't be exported to China because of the coronavirus

Avocado producers from Casma in the Ancash region are very concerned about the stoppage of mango and avocado exports to China due to the health crisis that the coronavirus has…

Vietnamese fresh lychee exports welcome in Japan

For 2020, Japan has officially opened the door to Vietnamese lychees, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan informed the MARD’s Plant Protection Department of its opening market for Vietnamese “thieu” lychee…

Peru

Camposol seeks to expand its marketing window for avocados and mandarins

In the last week of January, Camposol managed to raise $ 350 million with a 6% bond and a 7-year maturity, attracting interest among investors, with orders worth more than $ 2 billion. Jorge Ramírez, the CEO of the agro-industrial company Camposol, stated that the bond issued will have three purposes:…

Malaysia: Price of Mao Shan Wang dropping

Good news for durian lovers: the price of Mao Shan Wang has plunged by between 20 per cent and 50 per cent due to both Covid-19 and oversupply in the market. Ironically, a high yield is expected in the mid-year durian season because of favourable weather conditions. According to a durian trader here, Tan…

Binh Thuan Province

Vietnam: Dragon fruit price triples unexpectedly

After dropping in price heavily due to the impacts of Covid-19, the price of dragon fruits in Binh Thuan Province currently is three times higher compared to a few days ago.…

Widespread thrips attacks at Muthalamada

Indian mango farmers fear heavy crop losses

This season, mango production at Muthalamada is set to suffer heavily following a widespread attack by thrips. Agricultural officials said tests were being done to identify…

Dragon fruit dye to replace synthetic products

Researchers from the Yucatan Scientific Research Center (CICY) are studying the advantages offered by the Pitaya (Stenocereus queretaroensis), also known in English as “Dragon…

Ive Lambert, Starfruit

"After considerable price increases for avocados, prices seems to be stabilising again"

Peruvian mango production is currently switching to the Casma production area. "We have had a period with a lot of supply and many small sizes," says Ive Lambert from Starfruit. “Especially at the start of the season, sizes 9/10/12 flooded the market. Due to moderate demand, prices were quite low.…

Peruvian mango exports amounted to $ 70.8 million in January

According to the Agrodata Peru website, during the month of January 2020, Peru exported 65,220,432 kilos of fresh or dried mango for an FOB value of $ 70,849,785. These figures represent a fall compared to the figures of 2018 when the country shipped 72,061,691 kilos for a value of $ 80,298,167. The main…

Peruvian avocado exports are expected to exceed 359,000 tons in 2020

According to projections by the Fresh Fruit consultant company, Peruvian avocado exports will exceed 359,000 tons in 2020, thus surpassing the record results of 2018, a year in which record volumes were reported with growth rates of 46%. According to Fresh Fruit, market diversification is a fundamental…

Exports could start in August 2020

Chilean avocados are just steps away from entering South Korea

Since the diversification of markets is important for Chilean fresh fruit exports, the work carried out by the authorities of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Agricultural and Livestock Service, together with the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX), and the Animal and Plant Quarantine…

Nepal: Dhankuta farmers enamoured by avocados

Nepals’ Dhankuta district was famous for exporting toothsome orange creating its niche market among consumers in the eastern Terai and also in adjoining Indian markets of…

Avocados in Kenya: what’s holding back smallholder farmers?

Kenya is the world’s third largest producer of avocados. It’s also Kenya’s leading fruit export, accounting for nearly one-fifth of its total horticultural exports. But Kenya…

Peruvian export industry goes into the future with double-digit targets

"Develop new markets and expand our product range for export"

More than 40 exhibitors presented their products during this year's Fruit Logistica on the 520m2 Peruvian pavilion (the largest Peruvian stand in the last 18 years). For the South American country, Berlin is the most important trade fair date every year, although later in the year it was the second time in…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 14-02-2020)

Israel imported 651,000 4-kg cartons of avos into EU in Week 7

In Week 7, Israel imported 651,000 4-kg cartons of avocados into the EU; 194,000 of Greenskins, 458,000 of Hass avocados. This total is almost 200,000 cartons lower than the estimates. The supply of Hass avocados is virtually at the exact same level it was one year ago. It is estimated to rise this week.…

Kenyan avocado exports resuming

Kenya’s avocado exports have resumed with high prices at the market coming as a windfall for farmers who had been starved of cash for the past three months. They are exported to Spain, Germany, Russia and the Middle-Eastern countries. The first consignment left on Saturday for Europe. “The ban has been lifted and we have…

Kenneth Meyer, Natural Tropic:

"Good demand for Spanish avocados"

The market for Spanish avocados has been picking up in recent weeks, says sales manager Kennet Meyer of Natural Tropic. "The advantage is that we have no quality problems and that means that the sale is good. Competition from overseas product is always there, but we do not complain about sales." Prices are…

Europe and the US are the biggest markets for Panama's pineapple

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MICI) of Panama stated that the main markets for Panamanian MD2 Golden pineapple currently were Turkey, the United States, the…

Spain

From oranges to kakis, and from kakis to avocados

Kakis, which had been considered a profitable alternative to oranges in the Valencian county of La Safor, have proved to be a failure. Producers are currently uprooting their trees, given the lack of options to sell the fruit and the losses generated in recent years. Avocados are the current alternative…

Avocado producers in Hawaii affected by the avocado lace bug pest

An invasion of insect pests that are affecting avocado plantations has been detected in the archipelago of Hawaii. The insect was first discovered in December in Pearl City, on Oahu, and then spotted on the islands of Hawaii and Maui, as reported by the State Department of Agriculture. Department…

Provefrut

Ecuadorian company to invest in the production of Hass avocado in Colombia

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism of Colombia announced that two groups of Ecuadorian entrepreneurs will invest in the agriculture and tourism sectors. One of them is Provefrut, which will inject capital of 10 million euro in the production of Hass avocado for export in the form of frozen…

Avo Effect's third campaign video released: Humanizing Avocado Love

"We look at avocados as something that can change society"

West Pak Avocado, a California-based grower, packer, and distributor of avocados, just released their latest Avo Effect campaign video, Humanizing Avocado Love.  The third episode for the company's ongoing 2020 series, this video covers the digital, social, and artistic influence that America's favorite green…

Indian pineapple farmers happy with rising prices

Rising prices of pineapple have brought the hopes of stable returns for the farming community this harvest season after two consecutive years of distress. “Since January, we…

AvoEatery restaurant opens in Dallas, Texas

America's avocado obsession is being served in new, innovative dishes in Dallas, Texas, as Avocados From Mexico, in partnership with Trinity Groves, just opened the world’s first polished-casual restaurant focused entirely on avocados. Featuring 29 avocado dishes, 10 avocado cocktails and a full bar,…

Cambodian banana exports solid but mangoes struggling due to effects Corvid-19

Fresh bananas from Cambodia are still being exported to the Chinese market. However, fresh mangoes to the South Korean market have been badly hit by the Coronavirus effect on fresh fruit markets. Longmate Agriculture, one of the local companies allowed to export bananas directly to China, reports still…

Xavier Halsberghe, Sigfrido Fruit

"I do not think the avocado market will ever become sated"

The Spanish avocado season is currently in full swing. "This year, we have enormous production, and demand is huge," says Xavier Halsberghe of the Spanish company, Sigfrido Fruit. "Every year, our own production expands. But, we also see demand growing in tandem, annually." "The avocado has become a…

Mexico

Avocado exports brought to a halt by lack of infrastructure in Puebla

The lack of government support for the construction of infrastructure and a collection center has caused avocado export projects to be brought to a halt in the Mexican state…

Australia: New mango varieties hit shelves after a frustrating wait

New mango varieties grown on a north Queensland farm have been given the taste test for the first time, with retail trials passing the first hurdle. Young trees on farmer Brad…

Uganda: Pineapple prices fall to Sh200 in Masaka

Pineapple farmers in Uganda’s Masaka district are stuck with their farm produces as their export market shrinks. The most affected are farmers in the sub-counties of Kyannamukaaka, Kyesiiga and Buwunga who are struggling to find markets for their ripe pineapples with some already rotting in the…

Ernst Woltering, Wageningen University & Research

"Hot water treatment, certification crucial for mango exports to Europe"

The mango - a fruit that still most often ends up in an airplane's hold. Airfreight is a niche market, which makes large volumes less attractive. EMEX is the association for mango growers in several Mexican provinces. They want to increase their volumes to Europe, and send these volumes by ship. Emex…

Mexico

A wireless sensor protects the post-harvest quality of Hass avocado

A new wireless sensor, which was invented in Mexico and that records in real-time the blows suffered by Hass avocados during the selection and packaging processes, could help protect the final quality of the fruit. The avocado-shaped device is equipped with an accelerometer that records and measures the…

Sanya, on Hainan Island

Chinese mayor joins mango sales promotion via live streaming

The mayor of the southern Chinese coastal city of Sanya, A. Dong, has boosted the sales of the city's mangos via live streaming on the online shopping platform Taobao, on…

Vietnam: Long An province exports 50 tons of dragon fruit a day by sea

The Dragon Fruit Association in Southern Vietnam's Long An province exports 50 tons of dragon fruit a day on average to China and other Southeast Asian nations by sea as…

Hawaii Agriculture Department warns of new avocado pest

The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of a new pest in Hawaii: the avocado lace bug, or Pseudacysta perseae. Ag officials said the bug was first…

South Korea: Enterprises launch campaign supporting Vietnamese fruit

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Vietnam, Korean enterprises and community in Vietnam decided to support Vietnamese farmers in fresh fruit consumption, which has seen…

St. Elizabeth

Jamaica: Holland Estate is a 'Launching pad for farmers'

J.C. Hutchinson, Jamaica’s Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has stated that  the Holland Estate in St. Elizabeth has become a launching pad for growers who are trying to access both the hotel and export markets. The Minister, who was responding to…

Malaysia: PLS Plantations Bhd

Durian exports to China delayed, not cancelled

PLS Plantations Bhd said its durian export business to China has not seen any significant impact from the Covid-19 outbreak. According to CEO Eric Chan of its subsidiary,…

United Producers of Mexico

"With shorter transit time, Mexican mangoes can grow strong in the European market"

The avocados took precedence in August, but yesterday for the first time in the Netherlands, and even in Europe, a special Mango forum was organised in the Rotterdam Schielandshuis to link Mexican exporters and Dutch importers. This with a view to shortening the transit time of sea freight between Mexico…

‘Smashed avo on toast’ versus ‘the housing market’

As house prices continue to rise, the next generation of home buyers have been greeted with an uphill task getting themselves on the property ladder. However, ING Research Managing Director, Ian Bright, explores the situation and smashes a few myths along the way ‘Smashed avocado on toast.’ The words…

Administration banned import of Mexican avocado’s

Costa Rica: Administrative Court condemns 2014 government actions

Costa Rica’s Contentious Administrative Court ruled in favor of the companies who accused the government of damaging the local market, after the Solis administration banned…

WAO expects avocado consumption in Europe will continue to increase

The World Avocado Organization (WAO) has reported that avocado consumption in Europe between 2016 and 2018 increased by 65%, reaching 650,000 tons. The entity expects the European demand for this fruit will exceed one million tons in a few years, i.e. almost as much as what the United States consumes…

Colombian researcher develops a mathematical model to calculate the shelf life of sliced pineapple

Jose Miguel Gomez Moreno, a researcher in Food Science and Technology of the National University of Colombia (UNAL), has developed a mathematical model that determines the…

Cruzcampo launches the first Spanish beer made with mangoes from La Axarquía

Cruzcampo has launched the first beer made with Spanish mangoes from the Malaga region of La Axarquía. This new limited edition product has been devised by brewer masters Juan Navarro and Jorge Varela. "This time, we wanted to continue experimenting with local and seasonal raw materials, and incidentally…

Papaya seeds used as sustainable soil biofumigant

The seeds of papaya fruits are usually left unused by the industry, but they have been previously reported to be anthelmintic. However, the effects and mechanisms involved in…

Mexican avocados seek to expand in the markets of Asia and Europe

Mexico is the largest exporter of avocados in the world. A third of the avocados produced globally come from this Central American country, and 8 out of every 10 avocados that…

Cambodia: Over 58,000 tons of mangoes exported in 2019

In 2019, Cambodia exported more than 58,000 tons of mangoes to various international markets in 2019 and is mulling the expansion and diversification of the exports. The…

Avocado marketer offers Colombian avocados for second season

California-based global avocado marketer, Index Fresh, is looking forward to the 2020 Colombia season offering high-quality fruit in limited volumes. This is the second season of Index Fresh bringing Colombian avocados to the U.S. market since starting its partnership with Colombian growers last year. “We…

Peruvian citrus exports are expected to increase in 2020

The general manager of the Association of Citrus Producers of Peru (Procitrus), Sergio del Castillo Valderrama, stated that Peruvian citrus exports would exceed 200,000 tons…

Alphonso mangoes hit APMC market Maharashtra

Alphonso mangoes from Konkan have reached the APMC market. The supplies are from groves in the Sindhudurg district. The initial consignment of a few dozen were sold locally for around Rs 3,000 (€39) a dozen. APMC (Vashi) assistant secretary C.M. Somkuwar said the mangoes arrived at three times, spread  over…

The Mitter Team from Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Avocado research trial targets high yields

Australian avocado farmers could start producing more fruit to keep up with demand as soon as a new propagation technology, trialled in the Bundaberg Region, is…

Due to coronavirus in China

Malaysia: Mao Shan Wang durians 50% cheaper

Durians from Malaysia may be about to get cheaper, thanks to a glut in the supply. Prices for the fruit have fallen in Malaysia by up to 50 per cent over the past two weeks…

Worldwide Fruit to use pioneering Softripe technology

Worldwide Fruit is the first in the UK to use pioneering fruit ripening technology. The new system will be used for ripening avocados. Ripening the fruit in optimal conditions…

Ghana: 80-hectares of mangoes destroyed by fire at Tainso

A mango plantation covering 80 hectares was destroyed by fire at Tainso in Ghana’s Bono Region. The Chief Executive Officer of Botim Farms and owner of the mango plantation, Yaw Gyan, said: “A bushfire has burnt my farm. I don’t know the source of the fire. All that I know is that the fire just entered…

Corona epidemic affects Sino-Thai trade

Value of Thai exports to China could decline by 65 million USD in first quarter

A spokesperson for the Thai Ministry of Transportation recently stated that the outbreak of the corona epidemic in China has had a significant impact on Thai export of fruit…

Ugandan MPs support avocado farming

Ugandan Members of Parliament of the Agriculture committee have pledged to support commercial avocado establishments in the country for farmers to reap from its lucrative…

Malaysia

Fama wants 2020 Musang King exports to China to amount to RM50 million

The Malaysian Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) wants to export RM50 million worth of Musang King durians to China this year compared with RM30 million last…

This year's Peruvian avocado exports are expected to recover the level they had in 2018

After a decrease in Peru's avocado production volume in 2019, which reduced shipments to international markets, in 2020 the country could export as much as in 2018, according to an estimate by the Hass Avocado Producers Association (Prohass). From January to November 2019, fresh avocado shipments grew by…

Andra Pradesh

India: Lack of flowering worries Chittoor mango growers

Less than 20% of flowering in about 140,000 hectares of mango orchards in Chittoor district by late January end is definitely a worrisome phenomenon, according to senior…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 31-01-2020)

January 2020 Hass supply to EU dominated by Argentina, Spain and Israel

The January 2020 Hass supply to the EU was dominated by Argentinean, Spanish and Israeli shipments. roughly equal to that of last year. Mexico still only supplied Hass, no greenskin, for a total of 344,000 4-kg cartons. Click here for the full report. Colombia, Chile and Peru sent in shipments of 243,000, 766,000…

India

South Gujarat mango farmers expect bumper crop

Mango farmers of south Gujarat are hoping this season’s harvest will be a good one. The cold atmosphere after the festival of Diwali has ensured there was no additional…

Peru approves importing persimmons from Korea

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) approved the phytosanitary requirements for the import of Korean fresh persimmons. As published this week in the newspaper El Peruano, the requirements for the persimmon to enter the country are: 1. The shipment must have the Phytosanitary Import…

Mexico exports 90.5% of the avocados that arrive in Japan

According to data from the Ministry of Finance of Japan, Mexican avocado exports to Japan achieved a new record in 2019 totaling US $217 million, i.e. 14% more than in the…

Spanish scientists study the cultivation of avocados in dry weather conditions

The dry weather conditions recorded in Malaga since November 2019 have resulted in the province having the lowest amount of irrigation water ever. In the region of Axarquía,…

369 million pounds estimated

California avocado season on approach

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) announced a significantly larger crop forecast for their fiscal year (November 2019 through October 2020) compared to the prior year: 369 million pounds. This volume likely will mean a longer California avocado season and expanded distribution compared to 2019.…

Pascual Prats, president of the Spanish Kaki Association:

"Kaki trees have started to be uprooted, although that acreage is still unrepresentative"

The great kaki production in Spain this season has led to prices collapsing since late October, when the harvest was only just starting. Many trees have been left unharvested, as the ridiculous sales prices do not compensate for the costs. “It's very simple. A lot of kaki trees have been planted in…

Colombia's Hass avocado arrives in Argentina and the Netherlands

After having achieved the respective phytosanitary admissibility permissions, the Netherlands and Argentina are two new destinations for the Colombian Hass avocado grown in the western and northern regions of the country. Recently, through an intermodal logistics operation carried out jointly by Maersk,…

First batch of South Taiwan pineapples arrives in China

The first batch of pineapples from, Taiwan’s southern county of Pingtung has successfully arrived in the Chinese city of Xiamen. Previous reports indicated that a shipment was stuck at Chinese customs, according to CNA, but a cooperative association in Pingtung County managed to export their six tons of…

Daikin Container tech chosen for shipment of guavas

A landmark shipment of guava fruit from Taiwan to the USA was completed successfully this January with the help of controlled atmosphere (CA) technology from Daikin Reefer, a leading supplier of refrigeration and climate control solutions for freight containers. Headquartered in Japan, Daikin Reefer is…

Frankort & Koning focuses on new cultivation areas in the north-east of Brazil

"First Brazilian Papayas available in stores from week 7 onwards"

"We have had so many enquiries that we are pleased to be back on the market with the first volumes of Formosa Papaya from week 7 onwards," says Leon van den Hombergh of the Venlo-based company Frankort & Koning. "Formosa Papaya has made a name for itself on the market in a very short time, and the retail…

Avocado Society of Nigeria:

‘Nigeria can make N12 billion annually from avocado exports’

The Avocado Society of Nigeria has urged the government to deploy resources toward harnessing the development of avocado cultivation, as it has the potential to generate N12…

Dutch company, Hars & Hagebauer, launches new website, www.theavocadotrader.com

"In the last year, we have grown to become a meeting point for buyers and sellers"

"We are not actually doing anything different from what we have always been doing," says Henk van der Meij of Hars & Hagebauer. This is in connection with this Dutch company's…

First box of mangoes at APMC Pune auctioned at Rs 21,500

Pune traders and customers welcomed the first box of their favourite summer fruit at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), Market Yard last Sunday. The five dozen…

Ugandan farmers stuck with pineapples as prices drop

Following a bumper harvest, the price of pineapples in Luweero district has dropped from Shs 2,000 to Shs 700 per piece. The price reduction is attributed to increased production as a result of two favourable weather seasons and high distribution of seedlings by Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) programme.…

Ecuador wants to strengthen trade ties with China

On Thursday, Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno said he aimed to bolster trade exchange with China, one of the country's main trading  partners. "China is a great buyer ... it buys…

Hans Keijzer, zti smart machines's co-owner:

"Our new pineapple peeler prevents juice loss"

A pineapple peeler is not, in itself, a new machine. There are already many kinds. "You can, however, improve the existing pineapple peelers in a large number of ways. Included here is considering several important core elements. Think of increasing the pineapple's shelf life, a better yield, and an ROI.…

First intermodal operation in Colombia's Hass avocado export

For the first time, a shipment of Colombian Hass avocado has arrived in Rotterdam through a multimodal logistics integration carried out by Maersk, Broom Group, and OPL. The alliance of these three companies allowed the export of a container of Hass avocados from Armero (Tolima) to the Netherlands,…

Peruvian mango consumption in the US continuously increases

Peruvian mango exports to the US have continuously increased in recent years. According to Manuel Michel, the executive director of the National Mango Board, NMB, “consumption…

Pak-Africa Trade Conference begins

Kenya shows interest in Pakistan's mangoes and citrus fruits

According to All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers & Merchants Association (PFVA) Patron-in-Chief Waheed Ahmed, Kenyan importers have expressed keen interest in…

Chad Darwin on increased avo sales for Superbowl:

“We have invested in making guacamole synonymous with the Big Game”

This year’s Superbowl Sunday will fall on February 2nd. The Superbowl is known for many things besides just football – the half-time show and the commercials, for example. But in the past few years, guacamole and other avocado snacks have taken center stage at most Superbowl parties, and in now the event…

India: Union Territory Chandigarh levies 2% market fee on agri commodities

The next time citizens of the Union Territory of Chandigarh buy a pineapple, kiwi or broccoli, they will have to pay more now the UT administration decided to levy 2% market…

Mangoes from Mexico target the Asian, European and the Middle Eastern markets

The president of the Association of Mango Exporters of Mexico (EMEX), Engineer Jorge Armando Celis, is in favor of working to open new export markets that complement the US market. “We want to increase the presence of our mango in the markets of the European Union, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. In…

Green SuperFood

New state-of-the-art Hass avocado export plant in Colombia

The department of Quindio is an area with great avocado potential in Colombia. Currently, it has approximately 3,000 hectares planted with Hass avocado and about 1,500 hectares of Tahiti lime. Due to this, Green SuperFood, the producer and marketer of fresh fruit, inaugurated on January 28 a high-tech…

Small Hass avocado producers from Peru access the Chilean market

The Peruvian Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Jorge Montenegro, stated that Peru and Chile had reached an agreement to allow the extension of avocado producing areas of Peru that have access to the Chilean market, thus incorporating small producers in Ancash, Apurimac, Ayacucho, Cusco, and…

The Dominican Republic undertakes a program for mango, pineapple, and avocado producers

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and MSMEs (MICM), the European Union, and the ISA University announced the launch of the “Strengthening quality for the development of MSMEs in value chains of processed fruits” program in the Dominican Republic to improve the competitiveness of MSMEs that are engaged…

Colombia's Hass avocado makes its way to Asian markets

According to the Hass Avocado Producers and Exporters Corporation of Colombia, Corpohass, Hass avocado has positioned itself as the fifth agricultural export product in the…

"Mango production has potential to transform Ghanaian economy"

According to statistics, mango as a fruit has enormous potential that could transform Ghana’s economy, more so than cocoa and other traditional export products. The country’s…

Still a lot to be done

Consumption of tropical fruit in Italy has been constantly increasing

The consumption of exotic fruit in Italy has been constantly increasing over the past few years, especially when it comes to bananas, pineapples, limes, mangoes, papayas and passion fruit. FreshPlaza talked to agribusiness expert Giorgio Mancuso to understand whether operators have been able to meet the…

"We plan to bring Indian guava, sapodilla and figs to the exhibition"

It’s been a crazy few months in India and not just because of the shortages on the onions. The monsoon season extended for two extra months, breaking records in rainfall in India. It’s caused some delay to the mango seasons, which had to endure cold temperatures on top of it all. Kay Bee Exports, an Indian…

Ambassador Adeniyi Sola Bunmi chosen

Avocado Society of Nigeria appoints new CEO

AVOSON, the Avocado Society of Nigeria, has appointed Ambassador Adeniyi Sola Bunmi as their new Chief Executive Officer. His appointment came at the heels of the…

Cooler temperatures in Peru work in favor of the mango production

The Peruvian mango harvest started in mid-December and will continue through mid-March. The overall season so far has been good, though the Peruvian mangoes have been experiencing some pressure on the prices for the smaller sizes in the American and European markets this season. Camposol grows their…

Fruits ripened ten days longer on the plant

Pineapple is the first product of the new Lola Gold line

With the Lola brand, Dal Bello Sife is present on the market with bananas and pineapples that represent the company's core business. Lola pineapples and bananas are selected and imported from Costa Rica. But now a novelty has arrived, which will be officially presented in Berlin. "With the new Lola Gold line…

Mexican avocado conquers the Super Bowl

The Association of Mexican Avocado Producers, Packers, and Exporters (Apeam) expects Mexico to sell more than 120,000 tons of avocado to the United States for the Super Bowl 2020, based on the 20% growth rate recorded in previous years. "During week 3 of this year, we broke the export record achieved by…

International Islamic University Malaysia

Durian skin biocomposite is suitable for take-out packaging and 3-D printing

Researchers at the International Islamic University Malaysia have developed biodegradable food packaging container, using durian fruit skin, that can also be used as 3-D printing filament. The new development is in line with the "New Plastics Economy" where this alternative sustainable material supports…

"We have the responsibility to produce avocados with sustainability above all"

Jaguacy Brasil, a specialist in avocado and fruit exporter in Brazil, will be exhibiting at Fruit Logistica. The company has been exhibited at Fruit Logistica since 2014, in…

Peru readjusts its forecast for this campaign's fresh mango exports

The projection that the Association of Mango Producers and Exporters (APEM) made at the beginning of the 2019/2020 mango campaign (last November), which estimated the country…

But none are shipped to US

Mexico: Jalisco avocado exports increased 30% in 2019

In 2019, avocado exports from the Mexican state of Jalisco increased almost 30%, even as producers in the state remained locked out of the lucrative United States market. The director of the Jalisco Avocado Producers and Exporters Association (Apeajal) told newspaper El Economista that 110,000 tonnes of…

Name change: Bratzler & Co. B.V. becomes Fruit Solute

"Comprehensive service for avocados, kiwis and mangoes"

On 01.01.2020, Bratzler & Co. BV was renamed FRUITSOLUTE BV. In parallel to the name change, a comprehensive strategic realignment was carried out at the Dutch location in Poeldijk. FRUITSOLUTE will from now on act as a service provider for exotics (avocados and mangoes) and kiwis, offering their ripening,…

Ecuador as a strategic partner at Fruit Logistica 2020

Ecuador's fruit and vegetable exports generated $ 3.2 billion dollars between January and November of last year. International fruit shipments, including shipments of pitahaya, pineapple, mango, and non-traditional fruits - banana, plantain, and orito - accounted for 3,095 million euros of the total…

First batch of Taiwanese guavas land in US

The first batch of Taiwanese guava exported to the United States has arrived, after a ferry trip of more than 20 days. These 13 tons of fruit will be available at supermarkets…

Tirunelveli Yellow mango

Sri Lanka: New mango variety discovered

The Department of Agriculture of Sri Lanka has discovered a mango variety that provides produce year-round. The variety has been named “Tirunelveli Yellow mango". The Director of the National Agriculture Information & Communication Centre, S. Periyasmi stated that this mango variety was discovered following experiments conducted…

India, state of Karnataka

Vijayapura pomegranates for overseas markets

After the delicious and juicy grapes from Vijayapura that made waves in the international market recently, it is now the turn of the large and dark-saffron pomegranate to go to overseas markets from here. While the grapes are being exported to some West Asian counties, and recently China, the local…

"Paraguay has the potential to be a world leader in fruit production"

According to Carlos Medina, the director of the Chilean-Paraguayan Chamber of Commerce, Paraguay has all the potential to become a world leader in fruit production thanks to…

Pineapple throwing takes centre stage on Australia Day as shoppers urged to buy local

Pineapples were the main focus on Australia Day, at one Queensland Hotel. Dozens turned out at the Pineapple Hotel, in Brisbane, on Australia's national day for the annual pineapple throwing contest, where the fruit was the theme for the occasion. Photo source: Pineapple Hotel Facebook The pineapple is one of…

Kenyan mangoes: Boost production & food safety to expand export market share

Counties from the South Eastern Kenya Economic Bloc (SEKEB) are known for their mangoes. The incomes from mango farming contributes about 40 per cent of the farm household…

Ghana: Mango and citrus farmers appeal to government for intervention

Ghanaian mango farmers have called for government’s intervention to help deal with the Black Bacteria Disease (BBS) that has been plaguing the sector to save it from…

2020 Total EU avocado supply (updated 23-01-2020)

Chile and Peru vie for largest exports of Hass to EU

Israel, Spain and Chile are still responsible for the largest part of the total European avocado supplies. Chile's share has been approximately 678,000 cartons of Hass avos alone. Click here for a larger image. According to avocado.co.za the nation of Israel exported 336,000 4-kg cartons of Greenskins and…

Good campaign for persimmons

According to Granfrutta Zani's sales manager Raffaele Bucella, the 2019 Tipo persimmon campaign can be defined as satisfactory. "We sold the last quantities before Christmas and we can be pleased both commercially as well as when it comes to quality. Over 90% of our production is of traditional fruits and quality this year was…

Trade between Philippines and US

Agreements on pineapples, blueberries to be finalized

The Philippines and the US are expected to finalize this year the bilateral trade of blueberries and pineapples. The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry…

Softripe sets new quality standard for ripening avocados

Frigotec GmbH will present avocados ripened by the Silver Innovation Award 2019 winning technology, Softripe®, at Fruit Logistica 2020 following successful trials in Brazil and England. Studies from the first Softripe® chambers specifically designed for ripening the popular, nutrient-dense superfood have…

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…


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