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Philippines: Davao entrepreneur wants to export 18K coconuts to China daily

The Filipino-Chinese entrepreneur who owns the Davao City-based Eng Seng Food Products wants to increase the export volume of young coconuts to China to at least 18,000 daily. The intention is to start this October, following the successful initial shipments last July. Eng Seng Food Products President…

Avocado seed weevils no longer an issue for the U.S.

The development of Mexico’s avocado export sector prompted many changes in the U.S. market. The USDA initially banned imports of Mexican avocados from 1914 to 1993 to prevent the entry of avocado seed weevils into the United States. With the implementation of a USDA phytosanitary work plan from 1993 to…

Galil avocado - Israeli innovation to meet avocado needs

The Galil avocado strain ends the summer avocado seasonal scarcity. These will be hitting the stores as the season of the tasty South American fruit begins. This means avocado lovers will be thrilled that the long summer spell of avocado scarcity and accompanying exorbitant prices are drawing to a close.…

Soaring avocado prices coming down in US

Hormel CEO Jim Snee explained, on the company's third-quarter conference call, how avocado prices had climbed by more than 100 percent last quarter amid a smaller California…

Olivier Maccarone, La Compagnie Fruitière

SCB Ana'dou Supreme: A new reference in premium pineapples

The fruit company has launched a new reference of premium Extra Sweet pineapple from its African plantations, which it has named the SCB Ana'dou Supreme. "Harvesting is done by hand and at full maturity. It is a pineapple resulting from a rigorous double selection on the plantation - in plots…

As avocado genome has been sequenced

Can avocados be grown in Minnesota?

From toast to themed restaurants, the avocado has soared in popularity in the United States. Consumption is up from 436.6 million pounds annually to 2.4 billion pounds between…

Spain's biggest subtropical crop traders are based in the municipality of Velez-Malaga

Reyes Gutiérrez, one of Spain's main avocado and mango export companies, has expanded its facilities in the Parque Tecnoalimentario of the Costa del Sol-Axarquía, located in the municipality of Vélez-Málaga, with the acquisition of a new 3,174 square meter plot. This has required an investment of 411,480…

Joep Jongmans, Special Fruit

"Senegal mango season finished early: few to no mangoes available"

"We have a very unusual situation on the mango market. The season in Senegal ended two to three weeks early. On top of this the start of the Israel season is also two to three weeks late, with the result that there are few to no mangoes available at the moment," says Joep Jongmans of Special Fruit. "The…

Colombian avocado exports on the rise

Colombian avocado exports are showing a sustained growth. In only five years exports moved from 1,700 to 30,000 tons in 2018. In the current year, the situation has not…

Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports to China plummeted in July

Last July, Vietnam exported $144.2 million worth of fruits and vegetables to China, down 44.2 percent year-on-year. This was the strongest decline among Vietnam’s top 10…

Pineapple prices skyrocket due to slim supplies from Costa Rica

Supplies of imported pineapples are unexpectedly tight right now. “The pineapples are coming from Costa Rica and it’s tight—there might be a gap in what Costa Rica is shipping out here,” says Victor Wilcox with First Quality Produce in Fresno, Ca. “It’s been like this for about two to three weeks and…

Brazilian mangoes to ship early this year

The mango season is about to transition and North America can expect to see Brazilian mangoes arriving in substantial volumes in less than a week. The Mexico season is winding down prematurely this year, which is in stark contrast to 2018 when the Mexican season continued into October. But there is not…

Campaign to start in September

Spain: "Excellent prospects for Rojo Brillante kakis"

The harvest of Spanish Rojo Brillante kakis will begin in September. The prospects are excellent when it comes to the fruit's quality and volumes, and the supply is growing at the same pace as the national and international demand, as stated by Juan Carlos Martínez, manager of The Natural Hand. “This…

2019 Total EU avocado supply update

Hass avocado supply to EU is now winding down

This summer's supply of Hass avocados to the European Union is now winding down. The supply of Greenskin is not dropping off as much, making the -small- percentage of Greenskins as compared to Hass avocados get a little larger. Exports from Chile will start picking up the slack now. At the same time last…

Avocado marketer to bring Colombian avocados to US

Global avocado marketer, Index Fresh, has announced its partnership with growers in Colombia to bring their Hass variety to the U.S. market. Colombia is expected to be a year-round producer of Hass avocado in the next few years. “The Colombian avocados allow Index Fresh to build on the success that we’ve…

Colombia could produce 1.18 million tons of pineapple in 2019

Pineapple has become one of Colombia's main products, both in the domestic and international markets. According to data provided by the Fruit and Vegetable Association of Colombia (Asohofrucol), between 2014 and 2018, production has grown at an annual rate of 12%, and the country has gone from producing…

Tropical fruits new alternative for Turkish farmers

On top of the avocados, kiwis and cape gooseberries they are already growing, Turkish farmers continue to lean toward new alternatives, producing different types of tropical…

Newly developed variety by the Mango Research Institute

Commercial distribution of 'Chenab Gold' begins

The Mango Research Institute (MRI) Multan has started commercial distribution of a newly developed variety 'Chenab Gold' to fill the gap between productions of Sindhri and…

Genetic research could stop avos going brown

Avocados are famous for having a frustratingly short period of consumption. They’re hard as rocks for a while and as soon as you try to eat one, they’ve turned to brown mush. Some researchers are trying to change this by taking a closer look at the fruit’s genes. Doing an analysis of an avocado’s…

Millennials spent $453 million on avocados last year

Millennials love avocados enough to spend $453 million in 2018, according to a new study by the Hass Avocado Board. The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) conducted a study to understand the impact millennial households have on avocados, and it found that millennials spend more on avocados than any other group.…

Avocado market expected to tighten in coming weeks

California has a few weeks left to run for its avocado season, with volume winding down, according to suppliers. Much of this production will be centered on the more northerly growing regions. Peru is also still shipping, although supply from the South American producer has also started to wind down.…

Avocado buying experiences influence SA consumers’ store choice and spend

South African consumers are not loyal to their regular retailers when it comes to buying avocados, but will rather seek out and support stores selling good quality avos, even…

Mark Tweddle (Jupiter):

"We have not seen such high prices for large pineapples in years"

The current pineapple summer is vastly different from last year's market situation. This is according to Mark Tweddle, Director of the Jupiter Group. "There is a gap in the supply. This gap is due to the fruit's natural flowering. This was in combination with El Niño's climate-changing effect. This…

Study suggests promotional programs helped increase avocado demand

In a study commissioned by the Hass Avocado Board (HAB), researchers at the University of California, Davis concluded that promotion programs funded primarily by HAB…

Malaysia: Durian exporters see spike in demand from China

For years, Thailand, the world’s leading durian producer, has dominated China’s imports for the fruit, accounting for roughly 40 percent of the massive market. But of late,…

Fiji to create more fruit orchards to boost economy

On Thursday, Fiji's Minister for Agriculture Mahendra Reddy stated that the government was working to set up more fruit orchards around the island nation, so more fruits could…

Enormous, but strange avocado

Earlier this week, Miami Fruit wrote on Facebook: “the avocados are popping off right now.” A photograph of an enormous avocado has now gone viral. Netizens are shocked by its odd shape and sheer size. The photo of the huge avocado has been shared more than 2,100 times including by Australian Organic, the member based…

Tripura exports ‘Kew’ pineapples, meyer lemons to West Asia

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday flagged off a consignment of 17 tonnes of Kew variety of pineapples and 4,000 pieces of meyer lemons for export to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia from Kumarghat. “This is for the first time Kew variety of pineapples and special types of lemon…

EU avocado supply week 31

Supply of greenskins from Peru still somewhat lower than in 2018

The supply of greenskin avocados from Peru to the European Union is still somewhat lower year-on-year compared to 2018, and according to the projections, these discrepancies will be even more pronounced in weeks 34 to 41, before last year's numbers will be reached again. As was expected, shipments of…

Chile expects to surpass the 210,000 tons of avocado it produced last year

Chile is one of the main avocado exporters worldwide and its avocados are highly appreciated and desired in the international market. The Chilean fruit is not only highly…

Malaysian entrepreneur earns US$1.91 million a month by selling fruits

The durian, a unique fruit loathed and loved by many has recently turned Malaysian Chin Ken Soon into a millionaire. He is the owner of 197.7 acres of fruit plantation in the Malaysian state of Pahang. Thanks to his enterprising attitude, he makes RM8 million (US$1.91 million) a month by selling durians…

Singapore-start-up makes durians traceable digital assets

DiMuto, a supply chain technology company, will work with Thailand's biggest fresh durian exporter, Queen Frozen Fruit, over the upcoming durian season by tagging, tracking and tracing around 4 million durians from Thailand to China, Japan and other parts of Asia. In fact, DiMuto will turn the durians…

National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity, Texas Tech & University at Buffalo

Hass Avocados genetically sequenced

Scien tists are exploring the genetics of avocados to protect the humble avocado from global climate change. Thanks to genome sequencing, scientists now know the genetic code…

Colombia: Avocado exports on the rise

According to an article on iqonsulting.com , the accumulated exported volumes up to July 21st are 50% greater than the same period of 2018. As mentioned before in this site, the Colombian avocado exports are showing a sustained growth. In only five years moved from 1,700 to 30,000 tons exported in 2018.…

Pakistan mango festival held in Tokyo

As part of its public diplomacy activities and to further introduce and popularize Pakistani mangoes in Japan, the Embassy of Pakistan organized the “Pakistan Mango Festival” in Tokyo. A large number of guests including Japanese dignitaries, government functionaries, diplomats, members of civil society…

NZ: Kiwifruit contractor to be penalised for exploitation of migrant workers

A well-known horticulture and viticulture contractor in the Hawke's Bay and Eastern Bay of Plenty areas is to be penalised for failing to pay four young female Singaporeans in…

Philippines: Farm output shrinks due to El Niño

The Philippines’s agricultural sector reported a 1.27 percent drop in production in the second quarter of 2019, mainly due to a decline in the output of the crops sub-sector.…

ZimTrade:

"Zimbabwe should consider export organic avocado"

According to the country's export promotion body, ZimTrade, the nation of Zimbabwe should take advantage of its favourable climatic conditions to grow organic avocados and…

8 out of every 10 avocados grown in Mexico are produced in Michoacan

The Ministry of Rural and Agricultural Food Development of Michoacan reported that the entity produces 8 out of every 10 avocados in the country, with an export value of 2.392…

Spanish region of Andalusia achieves record-breaking subtropical fruit exports

Andalusian subtropical fruit exporters have achieved their best results in history in the first five months of a year, exceeding 200 million Euro for the first time. According to data from the Extenda-Andalusian Agency for Foreign Promotion, Andalusia exported subtropical fruits worth 203 million Euro…

Mangoes from Senegal:

Present from the tree to the export phase

Biotropic buyer David Buitenhuis recently visited Senegal for the first time. He visited the Buur Sine cooperative that supplies its organic mangoes to BioTropic. In July, the harvest season for these popular fruits starts and David had the opportunity to follow the process of value creation in the…

Malaysian webizens are shocked

US supermarket sells pre-cut jackfruit

A photo of jackfruit being sold at Whole Foods, one of America’s largest grocery store chains, has shook Malaysians after it was posted on social media. What’s going on? The jackfruit was cut up in triangle slices as if it was a watermelon, and not the usual bulb-shaped pieces typically seen in Southeast…

Mango industry bears fruit near southwest China coal mines

In China’s southwestern province of Yunnan, exploited coal mines have been transformed into an unexpected industry: mango cultivation. When Sun Shaohua was 16, he started mining coal with fellow villagers in Demao Village of Huaping County, a place once known as one of the key counties in China for…

Kenya: Small avocado growers eye Chinese market with optimism

When China gave Kenyan avocados an import opening last April, both small and large scale growers celebrated the development because Europe has traditionally been the country's…

Novel solution will be used soon in the EU

Edible coating instead of film

As reported by heise.de, American materials scientist James Rogers at the University of California at Santa Barbara invented an edible coating for fruit and vegetables. It will soon also be replacing the plastic packaging for these fresh foods in the EU. With the coating, the food remains fresh four to five times as long. You…

Thailand: Certification speeded up to keep the Chinese market

Thailand’s Department of Agriculture has paved the way for increasing the value of fruit exports to the Kingdom's biggest market, China, by meeting the standards set by that…

Indonesia: Export tropical fruits to Argentina green-lighted

Indonesia has received the green light f rom the Argentinian government to export its tropical fruits such as mango, banana and mangosteen to the country as part of the two…

India exports mangoes to Italy via sea route to cut transport cost

A trial shipment of 10 tonnes of mangoes was sent by sea from the state of Uttar Pradesh to Italy, in order to promote exports from north India and cut transportation cost. Exporting mangoes from India to Europe by sea costs Rs.28 (€0.36) per kilogram, while airfreight costs Rs.120 (€1.55) per kilogram.…

Harshit Godha on finding the right avocado variety to cultivate in India

"India can have its place in the avocado growing industry"

Avocados are the fruits of the millennials. Globally there has been an increase in demand for avocados, but it can’t be grown just anywhere. One man is trying to have India included in the list of avocado cultivating countries, but there is still a lot of work to do. Today there is not a single…

Philippine pineapples receive warm welcome in Chinese consumer market

The level of consumption in the Chinese fruit market is growing and at the same time an increasing number of Chinese consumers shows a preference for import fruit. The flavor of pineapples imported from the Philippines is better in comparison with pineapples from other production areas. The combination…

National Mango Board now accepting board nominees for frozen mango industry

The National Mango Board (NMB) is encouraging mango industry leaders to participate in the upcoming new board member nominations process. The NMB is currently seeking…

Kenya: Nyeri government wants to introduce pineapple farming

Kenya's Nyeri government is exploring the possibility of introducing pineapple farming in the county. The move is aimed at improving food and nutritional security, boost farmers' income and diversify from traditional cash crops such as coffee and tea. Agriculture executive James Muturi on Monday said the…

Mission Produce introduces size interchangeability chart

Mission Produce, Inc. has unveiled a tool that breaks down avocado yield by size and preparation. The company says that this chart, known as Size Interchangeability, is an expansion of Mission Produce’s Foodservice AvocaDOs and DON’Ts guide and part of the company’s efforts to help its foodservice…

52.5 percent voted in favor of amending the Order

Mango industry votes to support amendment referendum

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the mango industry voted 52.5 percent in favor of the amendment to the Mango Order to expand the national research…

Felix Instruments introducing Mango Quality Meter

A new measurement tool that analyses both dry matter and Brix in mangos is being released July 30th. The Mango Quality Meter , designed and manufactured by Felix Instruments - Applied Food Science, is considered to be a disruptive technology for the industry. Promising to save time, labor costs and waste…

Manipur airlifted 150 tonnes of organic pineapples across India in 2018

Manipur Chief Min ister N. Biren Singh said that around 150 tonnes of organic pineapples were airlifted to Delhi and other cities last year. He said this was achieved even as…

Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference

Dubbed Growing & Marketin g Exotic Brazilian Fruit in Hawaii, the 29th Annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference will bring a distinctly South American flavor…

Mexico's government blames speculators for the rising price of avocado

The head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader), Victor Villalobos, has claimed that the increase in the price of avocados is due to speculators. The…

Honduras pineapple exports up 8% in 2019

Honduras, the second biggest exporter of pineapples in Central America after Costa Rica, forecast it would export 81,000 tons of pineapple in 2019. This volume is 8% higher than the volume exported in 2018, which reached 75,000 tons and reported 32 million dollars. German Perez, the regional secretary of…

Exporting Mayan fruit to the world

A relatively new company based in Mexico is aiming to bring fruit out of the primarily indigenous regions of Mexico to the world market. After several years in planning, Mayan Fruit Trading Company officially began trading in May 2019, and the company's initial line of fruits includes some of the more…

Vietnamese agricultural authorities warn of massive jackfruit cultivation

The department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Mekong Delta provinces has warned farmers to be cautious about abandoning rice, sugarcane and other crops to massively shift to grow Thai variety jackfruit trees as the price of Thai jackfruit is usually volatile. The Ministry of Agriculture and…

US: Avocados are almost too pricey to serve

At this moment in time in the US, restaurants and consumers alike are suffering from skyrocketing avocado prices. For the first week of July, the wholesale price of a 25-pound…

Manfred van der Vlag, Sweet Fruits

"Early start to Brazilian Kent mangos"

Demand for mangos is currently high throughout Europe. "Things have not been easy in recent months. There are, however, shortages in Brazil. The volume from Senegal is also decreasing, so the market is picking up again," says Manfred van der Vlag of Sweet Fruits S.A. This is a subsidiary of the Brazilian…

First shipment of tropical fruits arrives in Valparaiso, Chile

After several years of not having received a shipment of tropical fruits in the Valparaiso Port, the Celina Star ship, of the Med-Americas service of CMA-CGM, had to dock at Terminal 1 of the Port of Valparaiso. As a result, the concessionary entities, Terminal Pacífico Sur (TPS) and Zeal Sociedad…

Secretary of Agriculture Perdue visits California avocado grove

United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue toured a California avocado grove on July 15, accompanied by California Avocado Commission (CAC) Chairman John Lamb, CAC President Tom Bellamore and other representatives of the Commission. The grove tour, which took place at Rancho Guejito Avocado Farm…

‘Avocados From Mexico’ will target older people with new marketing

Presently, Millennials may be known as ‘the avocado generation’, but older segments of the population could soon be warming to this popular buttery fruit. Avocados From Mexico…

Some 700,000 tons annually

Nigeria intends to curb mango losses to fruit flies

Abudulkadir Nasir, the president of National Association of Mango Producers, Processors and Marketers of Nigeria, has said that his association is already working on how to…

Demand for papayas from Guatemala increases

Following the potential outbreak of Salmonella associated with contaminated papayas from Mexico, demand for Guatemalan papayas has picked up. “Demand is high and we’re meeting that demand,” says Mirna Skinner of WYCO Produce Inc. in Tampa, Fl. “Retailers and wholesalers are requesting more papaya and…

2019 Total EU avocado supply update

Hass avocado supply to EU starts winding down

This summer's supply of Hass avocados to the European Union will gradually start winding down any day. The supply of Greenskin will not drop off as much, making the -small- percentage of Greenskins as compared to Hass avocados get a little larger. Exports from Chile will start picking up the slack now.…

Supplies of avocados to start picking up

North America is seeing supplies of avocados come in from three different regions and prices are being pushed around accordingly. “California should be done by the middle of August. I think they’re ending earlier than usual and one of the main reasons why is that pricing has been so good this year. With…

Tropicales Costa de la Luz produces its own mango variety: Luz

Spain: Pioneer of tropical farming in Huelva bets on mangoes

Julio Lucio Alonso, founder of the company Tropicales Costa de la Luz, was a pioneer in the production of tropical crops in the Spanish province of Huelva, setting up an avocado plantation in the Isla Cristina area some 30 years ago. "My father became interested in avocado cultivation thanks to a…

Malaysia opens first durian-friendly hotel

Durians are known for their distinctly pungent smell, which many foreigners describe as a combination of rotten onions and old socks. This is the reason most hotels in Asia prohibit guests from bringing the fruit on their premises. But with the rising popularity of durians among locals and foreign…

For lovers of the King of Fruits there now is Musang King durian whisky

A company called The Durian Whisky in Singapore has done the impossible by turning premium Musang King durians into whisky, using a patented fermentation technology. The company introduced what could arguably be the most questionable of durian spin-offs earlier in May, claiming the spirit is packed with…

Auditor-General report 2018:

'Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board caused government to lose RM3.71 million'

On Monday, the 2018 Auditor-General report revealed that the Malaysian government has suffered a loss amounting to RM3.71 million (€802,000) following the inexpert actions of…

Bangladesh: Khagrachhari district mango growers demand fruit market

Although the Khagrachhari district saw a sharp rise in mango production in the last couple of years, there is no particular place or market for the growers and traders to sell…

North-eastern India

Rain hits Lower Assam & depresses Garo Hills’ pineapple traders

The incessant rains in the last couple of days have hit the pineapple traders of Lower Assam’s Dhubri district. Rains have also severely affected the pineapple traders from Meghalaya’s Chibinang, about 90 km from the Tura. Chibinang has always been famous for the pineapple trade. It has been producing…

Peru avocado volume down this season

During the northern hemisphere summer, Peru is the largest shipper of avocados in South America, with the Chilean season still more than a month away. Colombia is also shipping avocados in small volumes, mainly supplying the domestic and European markets. Volume out of Peru is expected to tally lower…

Vietnam: Binh Duong bumper mangosteen harvest

Mangosteen farmers in the south-eastern province of Binh Duong have had a bumper crop of mangosteens this season, caused by long periods of hot weather, low rainfall and…

New facility to be built as part of US-Mexico efforts to stop avocado theft

United States and Mexican avocado growers and importers recently broke ground on a partnership facility called “Casa APEAM” in Uruapan, Mexico. A new $12 million facility will be built; a venture between the Association of Export Producers and Packers of Avocado from Mexico (APEAM), the Mexican…

Pineapples are in demand all year round

Pineapples are practically like bananas, i.e. with only slight fluctuations between the seasons. "Of course consumption drops a little during the summer months as products like watermelons, melons and stone fruit are more in demand, but they remain popular even in the H&R sector," explains a…

Supply chain solutions start-up DiMuto closes deal with Thai durian exporter

Start-up company DiMuto -based in Singapore- which provides end-to-end supply chain visibility for the fruits industry, has closed a deal with Thailand's largest fresh durian…

Vietnam: Bac Giang litchi growers happy as revenue hits all-time high

Growers in the northern province of Bac Giang finished this year’s litchi crop with a sigh of relief as earnings from the fruit and supporting services reach all-time high of over 6.5 trillion VND (281.1 million USD). The provincial Department of Industry and Trade reported around 147,030 tonnes of…

Thailand: Fruit sales reach record high

Thai sales of four major fruits, including durian, have reached record highs this year, with sales totalling over 7.4 billion baht. The increase in sales has been driven by bullish markets, especially in China. Chinese buyers appear to have an "indefinite demand" for durian while the other three fruits…

US avocado prices skyrocketing, but not because of tariffs

There are a few reasons avocado prices have spiked and are likely to continue to rise in the coming weeks. For the first week of July, the wholesale prices of mid-sized…

Tropical distributors report reduced shrink with new technology

Hazel Technologies Inc., has announced what it says are successful commercial results with multiple distributors of tropical fruit. According to the company, results include up to five days longer shelf-life, reduced shrink rates of up to 50 percent, and higher sales in several tropical categories,…

New season NZ: Avocado prices plunge

Avocado fans can rejoice: supplies of the popular toast topping have surged and those who have struggled through the avo off-season can again feast on the fruit. On Thursday…

Avocado sales are increasing in Italy

Avocados are getting increasingly popular, as confirmed by wholesaler Tazio Zavaglia. "We handle three types of avocados and the ready-to-eat versions are definitely the most popular." Avocados from Peru The more the produce is ready to be consumed, the more it is in demand. The Hass variety from Peru is…

EU restrictions on mangoes represent opportunity to improve Peru’s competitiveness

The new EU sanitary regulations for the export of mangoes from countries affected by the fruit fly will become effective as of September 1, 2019. The general manager of the…

Costa Rica’s tropical fruit exports account for 1/3 of all agricultural exports

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has confirmed the importance of tropical fruit exports in multiple international markets, especially of pineapple…

National Mango Board discusses summer promotions and ripening

For many, summer means mango season. Although mangos are available year-round, the National Mango Board (NMB) noted there are more varieties on offer during the summer months, each with a different flavor profile. With that in mind, the NMB shared some of the different promotional efforts it utilizes to…

Myanmar pineapple farmers frustrated by Chinese

Traders and farmers are facing difficulties following a Chinese block on imported pineapples from Myanmar at the border gate in Muse, northern Shan State. Local news sources have reported that China only allows the sale of fruits listed on a Memorandum of Understanding between the Chinese and Burmese…

Commercial guava farming gains popularity in Bangladesh

Commercial farming of high yielding guava has been gaining popularity in the region including the char (riverbed) of the Padma river and the mainland as the farmers reap…

2019 Total EU avocado supply update

Hass avocados from Peru to EU expected to start winding down

The supply of Hass avocados from Peru to the EU is expected to start winding down from week 33 onwards. Exports from Chile will start picking up the slack around that time. These are coming online at this very time. Greenskin supplies from Kenya are almost negligible at this moment; Israel is predicted…

Ireland

Pineapple-to-go at Dunnes this weekend

People shopping at Dunnes Stores in Marshes Shopping Centre at the weekend of July 11th – 14th will have the chance to witness something they probably didn’t know was possible – a machine that can strip every pineapple and chop it into succulent bite-size pieces, which are then served in a compostable…

Panama sends its first shipment of pineapples to China

Panama sent a shipment of 25 boxes of pineapples by plane to the Chinese city of Shanghai. The pineapples of the MD2 variety, also known as Honey Golden or Golden Sweet, are of calibers 6, 7, and 8, and are characterized by their high quality, resistance to pests and sweet taste. Rafael Bermudez, the…

Spain

In the last five years, La Axarquía's subtropical crop exports have doubled

The support of the Council of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Government of Andalusia to subtropical crops has materialized in the allocation of 36.2 million Euro from the 2019 budget, to be used in water supply and purification for the province of Malaga. Of this…

Costa Rica: 2,500 jobs at risk due to a decrease in pineapple production

According to data provided by the National Chamber of Pineapple Producers and Exporters of Costa Rica (Canapep), the high production costs and a downward trend in the fruit's international price have led to a reduction of the area devoted to the cultivation of pineapples to 5,000 hectares, which would…

Thai produce shipments to China rising

The Trade Negotiations Department says shipments of fruits and vegetables to China rose by 31% year-on-year to US$1.2 billion in the January-May period, boosted by the…

Kenyan avocado exports to China to increase 10 percent annually

Avocado exports to China are set to increase by 10 percent annually over the next three years with the full implementation of a 2018 protocol on sanitary and phytosanitary.…

Grenada wants to maintain US soursop market

Grenada officials say it has teamed up with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to export soursop to the United States. It is now in the process of putting together a…

US withdraws alert for Salmonella in Mexican papayas

The Food and Drug Administration of the United States (FDA) informed the National Food Health, Safety, and Quality Service (Senasica) that the recommendation issued on the…

"We have had to throw away all our papayas"

The discovery of salmonella in certain brands of papaya shipped to the United States from Mexico has resulted in papaya suppliers having had to start over again in terms of building inventory. The CDC recently issued an update advising to avoid Cavi brand papayas, adding that it no longer was advising…

Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group to sell 6.77% stake in agriculture subsidiary

The Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group will sell a 6.77 percent stake in subsidiary Hoang Anh Gia Lai Agriculture JSC to restructure its finances. It registered to sell 60 million shares…

USDA Pest risk assessment

Importation of pineapples from Indonesia into the US and Territories

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prepared this risk assessment to examine plant pest risks…

USDA Pest risk assessment

Importation of irradiated mangoes from Grenada into the US and Territories

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prepared this risk assessment to examine plant pest risks…

Philippines: Davao export up by 83% in first quarter

Exports from the Philippines’ Davao Region amounted to US$ 756.2 million in the first quarter of 2019; an 82.9 percent increase from the US$ 413.4 million the same period of…

“Suppliers need to offer both ready to eat and green mangos”

Offering both ready to eat and green mangos is vital if producers want to be in the retail game. That is according to Albert Meyenberg of Quebec-based Imex Agro, an importer of a variety of fruit and vegetables from all over the world. Meyenberg has observed that retailers are more willing to deal with…

Great Giant Foods meets with Indonesian agriculture attaché

Opportunity for Indonesia to export avocados to Japan

Indonesia has an opportunity to export avocados to Japan after Japanese importer Great Giant Foods (GGF) met with the agriculture attaché of the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo…

Assam, India: First batch of Lakhipur’s pineapples en route to Dubai

A consignment of 15 tons of pin eapples, cultivated in Cachar district’s Lakhipur sub-division, has been exported to the global markets in Dubai, for the first time, on…

Central Group Vietnam to help farmers sell 500 tons of dragon fruit

“Week of Binh Thuan dragon fruit”

Last weekend, Central Group Vietnam, in conjunction with the People’s Committee of the South-Central Vietnamese province of Binh Thuan, has kicked off the “Week of Binh Thuan…

Pakistan: Requesting access to US market for mangoes & dates

Pakistan has requested the United States for market access for its agriculture goods, especially mangoes and dates. The request was made, when US Ambassador to Pakistan Paul Jones called on Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahabzada Mehboob Sultan on Monday. The federal minister…

"In China the demand for coconuts is increasing"

At the Shanghai Asia Fresh Expo a lot of different companies participated this year. Most of the companies were domestic, but there were also some companies present from abroad. One of these companies was Thai Fresh Nature Food Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and exporter of Thai coconuts. “Our company is…

CDC update for Salmonella outbreak: Linked to papayas from Mexico

A CDC update for an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to papayas imported from Mexico has been posted at www.cdc.gov. Epidemiol ogic and trace-back evidence indicates…

Costa Rica: Millions invested in new banana and pineapple processing plant

The Mexican company, Mexifrutas, has announced it will invest 20 million dollars in Costa Rica through its Costa Rican subsidiary, Inversiones Corymex, for the construction of a fruit pulp processing plant in the province of Limon, in Costa Rica's Caribbean region. In its first stage, this new complex…

Taiwan: Tainan mangos are winning over Japanese hearts

A Tainan City Government delegation arrived to promote mangos in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Saturday, and the island nation is certainly winning over Japanese…

Tripura: 300 tons of queen pineapples exported this year

The state of Tripura produces three varieties of pineapples - Kew, Queen and Bombay. Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb in Agartala said on Saturday that queen pin eapples are…

Indian organic pineapples airlifted for sale outside the state of Manipur

On July 5th, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Th. Shyamkumar oversaw loading of pineapples at Imphal International Airport. Speaking at the airport, Shyamkumar said…

Avo-can-do: Avocado farming strengthens Tanzanian communities

On the western flank of Kilimanjaro, a dirt track leads to a once esteemed German coffee farm. The mountain’s slopes in northern Tanzania have long been renowned for quality arabica coffee beans, but here commercial coffee hasn’t been produced in a long time. Instead, tens of thousands of pear-shaped…

Costa Rica's pineapple production suffers losses due to roadblocks

Costa Rican producers of pineapple and the Chamber of Exporters have asked the government to lift the roadblocks that have been affecting the country in recent days. 52% of…

Cuba's mango processing industry intensifies its activity

The increase in mango production in Cuba has favored the increase in activities of the processing industry, which is in charge of producing nectars, pulps, jams, and compotes of this fruit. Several installations of Ciego de Avila have intensified their processing work, particularly the Agribusiness…

Produce moving once again as Costa Rican truck strike ends

Roadblocks in Costa Rica have been taken down and produce is once again moving across the country. Truckers from the Unión de Transportistas de Carga de Costa Rica (Cargo Shippers Union of Costa Rica) had initiated the strike last week Thursday because of a new Value-Added Tax that came into effect on…

Bumper mango harvest puts the spotlight on Filipino supply chains

The Philippines are home to more than 7 million mango trees. As a high-value crop, the national fruit offers a livelihood to rural farmers and suppliers. But this year, a particularly strong growing season brought on by El Niño winds led to a bumper mango harvest. With an abundance of fruit and a…

Asia: Durian season coming to an end

And just like every year, just like that, the durian season is almost over. Those who are still craving for creamy fruit had better hurry because the Penang Agriculture Department predicts that the fruits will have all dropped in another 7 to 10 days. "Most of the cloned durians have all dropped and only…

Cooperation between Pakistan and China in mango tech to bear fruit

According to a report published here by the China Economic Net, a China-Pakistan co-op in mango technology has bright prospects, both for promoting the rapid growth of this popular regional fruit and getting its good market prices. Pakistani trade associations needed to build up their bargaining power to…

Thai growers complain of China’s certification demands on durian

Thai durian exporters and orchard owners have expressed serious concern about China’s recent imposition of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification, the system for…

“The vibe at this show is energetic and energizing”

As an exhibitor in the non-profit organization exhibit area, one organization has come to especially appreciate one of the aspects of the annual Organic Produce Summit: the educational sessions. In fact, Jan DeLyser of the Irvine, Ca.-based California Avocado Commission served as a moderator on an…

Peru's 10 leading mango export companies

In 2018, mango exports from Peru amounted to $ 256,273,000, i.e. 35% more than the $ 190,125,000 achieved in the previous year. The main destinations for this fruit are the…

Vietnam's lychee, mango and dragon fruit entered Australian market

Deputy PM hails Australian ambassador's dedication

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam received Australian Ambassador Craig Chittick in Hà Nội on Wednesday, congratulating the outgoing diplomat on having fulfilled his tasks in…


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