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Taiwan: Irwin mangoes highly sought after

Every summer, Irwin mangoes, grown around the Jingmian Reservoir in Nanhua District are hotly sought-after items during mango season. Most of the top quality Irwin mangoes in the area, which are locally called ‘fruit of the sun’ are pre-ordered for export to Japan. Local farmer Wang Wen-rui, he reserves…

State has less than 1% of the total Indian pineapple acreage

Experts talk about Odisha pineapple's potential

The pineapple is one of the important tropical fruits cultivated in India. It is mainly grown in Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and North Eastern states. In spite of its huge…

Vietnamese dragon fruit: Planned cooperation with New Zealand operators

After 6 years of cooperation, the New Zealand Plant & Food Research (PFR), the Southern Fruit Research Institute (SOFRI), and the Institute of Agricultural Electrical and Post-Harvest Technology (SIAEP) have chosen 3 promising dragon fruit varieties and proposed the related processes. When it comes…

'Nurjahan' variety

Indians ready to pay more for this particular mango

The average weight of mangoes of the 'Nurjahan' variety, popularly known as 'Malika of Mangoes', has risen to 2.75 kg at this time. That is the reason people ar e paying Rs…

Bangladesh: Purple passion fruit grows in Naogaon

Thirty-six-year old grower Sohel Rana is well-known in Rupgram village -northern Bangladesh- as an educated, successful farmer. He first began farming in 2015, after he quit…

Australian market faces ‘tsunami of avocados’ in coming years

As a number of orchards come into production, Australia faces a “tsunami” of avocados hitting the market in the next few years. David Goodfellow, chief executive officer of…

Yield down due to inadequate, late rains and dry spell

End of mango season sees Indian prices rise

As the season of mangoes comes to an end, prices have risen by an average of 20% over the past 10 days. According to farmers, the late arrival of varieties like Thotapuri, Benisha, and Neelam, and the fact that they won’t be easily available after July due to low yield, has driven prices up. Badami,…

Pakistani mangoes arrive in UAE, some weeks late

After a delay of more than a couple of weeks, Pakistani mangoes have arrived in the UAE markets. The delays were caused by a sizeable production loss, primarily owing to climate change-led extreme weather conditions. Dubai's Al Aweer Fruit Market importers said the first shipments were sold out within a…

Committee chairman Norhizam Hassan Baktee:

“Don’t be too hasty in boycotting durians sold by weight”

Recently some people in Malaysia called for a boycott of durians sold according to weight, as this commerce allowed the durian traders to reap huge profits when they acquired…

Hass Avocado Board discusses Q1 avocado sales highlights

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) states that avocados started the new year off with strong sales for three key Q1 holidays including the Big Game, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day are not traditionally perceived as large avocado consumption holidays compared to the…

Thieves rob up to 50% of mangoes in Sinaloa, Mexico

Mango producers from the north of the Mexican state of Sinaloa have denounced robberies in their mango orchards, which reach up to 50% of the harvest each season.…

Tuesday, June 25

Dry Matter readings in 12 seconds: live demonstration of Avocado Quality Meter

Felix Instruments, an ag-tech instrument developer, will be hosting a free webinar and live demonstration on Tuesday June 25 which will be designed as a workshop for the company’s new F-751 Avocado Quality Meter and its integration with harvest mapping software, FruitMaps. The webinar is open to anyone,…

Cambodia to start mango exports to South Korea in October

Following an agreement signed between both countries in 2015, Cambodia expects to export its first shipment of mangoes to South Korea in October. Veng Sakhon, Minister of…

Aburi GEPA to supply 13.3 million pineapple plants to farmers for 2019

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has handed over two million pineapple suckers to two farmers at Pokrom, near Aburi in the Eastern Region under the second phase of…

UK first at Sainsbury's

Holy Moly’s 100% Pure Smashed Avocado

Holy Moly was the first brand in the UK to create fresh avocado-based products using High Pressure Processing (HPP). Now, this brand has announced the launch of a UK-first product into Sainsbury’s stores nationwide. Its goal is to “transform time-poor Brits’ relationship with their favourite fruit, the…

Compostable mesh and laser labeling for avocados

"We are getting rid of all plastic by 2020"

A project to stop using plastic in avocado packaging has been presented at the Smart Agrifood Summit in Malaga. The Malaga-based company Alcoaxarquia, a tropical fruit producer with plantations in Spain and Peru, has already started using 100% compostable natural fiber meshes made from corn waste, and…

New biodegradable packaging for El Hierro-grown pineapples

A group of students from the University of La Laguna, working in partnership with the company Mercahierro, has developed a new sustainable packaging format as an alternative to plastic. This will make it possible to sell sliced ​​pineapple from the Canary island of El Hierro. The product has been…

New Zealand’s problem with increasing avocado theft

Avocados are as popular in New Zealand as they are around the world. This means sometimes their value can quickly soar - in some cases to more than $10 each. That, in turn,…

Drought and high temperatures threaten mango production in Nayarit, Mexico

The high temperatures and drought in the Mexican state of Nayarit have affected mango production, which producers in the north of the state consider is critical. Climate change, which is sweeping the planet, has generated a negative impact on the cultivation of this fruit, making it more difficult for…

The harvest for export begins

Mexico: Sinaloa expects a 20% increase in mango production

Producers in the north of the state of Sinaloa have already started harvesting the Ataulfo mango destined for export. The collection and packaging operations, which have…

"We've been working on importing mangos from Jamaica since 2014"

The first shipment of Jamaican mangos to the US has arrived in Miami. The mangos arrived last Thursday and are due to be available in stores any day now. The Jamaican mango export season actually begins in early May, but because of the additional procedures this year, the mangos have just started…

Vietnam: Province of Son La exports more mangoes to UK

Three tonnes of mangoes, grown in Yen Chau district in the northern mountainous province of Son La, were packaged on June 19, ready to be flown to the UK. Ha Van Son, Director…

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw

Jamaica: 60,000 acres of former sugar-cane lands destined for other crops

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has stated that some 60,000 acres of former sugar-cane lands are to be placed into other areas of…

Rwanda looks to advance local products at first China-Africa trade expo

Rwanda hopes to use the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo to advance the marketing of local products, an official said on Wednesday. The Expo is scheduled for June…

Extremely tight supplies of California avocados

Avocados coming out of California look very slim on volume. Supplies are tight. Mexico has been losing steam in their shipments and the crop is so small in California that we can’t possibly keep up with the level of demand that’s out there anymore,” says James Shanley of Shanley Farms in Morro Bay, Ca.…

Export Processing Zone chief executive Peter Biwott:

“Kenyan growers should see value addition as way to go for avocado exports”

Instead of lamenting about the stringent measures, Kenyan avocado farmers should add value to their exports to China, says Export Processing Zone chief executive Peter Biwott. At a meeting with avocado farmers in Kiambu on Tuesday, Biwiott said that the deal that requires farmers to install machines and…

Australia: Avocado season set for a 95,000-ton record

Australian avocado season are getting set for a 95,000-ton record. They are expected to produce a record harvest of the Hass variety this year. The industry is looking at 8…

NZ kiwifruit marketer Zespri forecasts annual profit growth

Kiwifruit marketer Zespri is forecasting annual profit growth of up to 7 per cent. The firm, which markets kiwifruit on behalf of 2,500 New Zealand growers and another 1,200…

Malaysia: Durian price dips as supply increases

Malaysian durian lovers can now enjoy the fruit without having to fork out exorbitant prices. Durian Kaki co-owner Tan Chee Wei said prices for the King of Fruits had gone down in tandem with the supply increase of the tropical fruit. “At the start of the season, the price of durians was high because…

India: Mango named after Minister Amit Shah

Celebrated mango grower Haji Kalimullah, popularly known as ‘the Mango Man’, has named a new variety of mango after Indian Home Minister Amit Shah. Kalimullah said that he has…

Henk van der Meij, Hars & Hagebauer, NL:

"Importing mangoes is often difficult"

The mango market is nothing to write home about at the moment. "We had a reasonably successful season. But the last two or three weeks have been difficult. This is especially true for Brazilian mangoes," says Henk van der Meij of the Dutch wholesalers, Hars & Hagebauer. "The Brazilian mangoes were of…

India: Kerala pineapple growers are shifting to MD2 variety

Kerala’s pineapple growers, driven by a growing export demand, have been focusing on the globally accepted MD2 variety. The reason behind this is because of the latter’s better suitability for processing and its extended shelf-life, compared with the traditional Mauritius grades. Kerala produces 400,000…

Mysore, Karnataka state

Indian scientist claims breakthrough research on Papaya Ring Spot Virus

Papaya is one of the important fruit crops of India and all other papaya-growing countries. Owing to its high yield and profitability, it has become very popular among farmers in India. In addition, it contains enzyme papain and chymopapain, both of which are widely used in the food and drug. Total…

Avocado trucks still being hijacked by criminals

Mexican exporters ask for government intervention

Packers and exporters of avocados in the state of Michoacán are desperate and ask for the immediate intervention of the government of López Obrador who according to them “has…

Threat of insect invasion for Californian avocados

University of California Riverside is testing whether a tiny wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts and avocados. The pest, a sap-sucking spotted lantern fly, is originally from China and was first detected five years ago in Pennsylvania. Since then,…

Possible competition for Peru

Colombia emerging as source of avocados to United States and EU

Currently, Peru is the main avocado exporter in the South American region. However, Colombia is emerging as a potential supplier of this product for the United States and…

Naogaon farmers turning Bangladesh croplands into mango orchards

Around 2000 hectares of croplands are turned into mango orchards in this region each year. Once known as the "Bread Basket" of Bangladesh, Naogaon used to be a renowned…

The mango is a hallmark product of the Dominican Republic

Mango has become one of the most important export products of the Dominican Republic and a hallmark of the country, which has its own international fair, Expo Mango, held…

The second phase of the Sino-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement comes into effect this month

Pakistan mangoes recently obtained permission for export to China

According to the economic attache of the Chinese embassy in Pakistan the second phase of the Sino-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement comes into effect this month. After…

Mango display contest running through June

The National Mango Board (NMB) is hosting their annual Mango Mania Display Contest during the month of June to celebrate National Mango Month. The Board says retailers big and small have a chance to win cash prizes. The NMB will also send a $15 digital gift card to each valid entry. Additionally, stores…

New Zealand’s biggest redeveloped avocado clonal orchard placed on the market for sale

The biggest avocado orchard in New Zealand to have been completely redeveloped with new higher-yielding, higher-health clonal rootstock, has been placed on the market for sale. The 29.7 hectare property at Paparore some 22 kilometres north of Kaitaia was originally established by Californian-based owners…

Saint Lucia: Expanded growth in agriculture

The Agriculture Sector of the island of Saint Lucia is showing expanded growth. A review of the output of most sub-sectors shows high production levels, stated a report to…

Juan Marin Bravo, president of Proexport:

"We face society's challenges without shirking any responsibility"

The president of Proexport, Juan Marin Bravo, stated in Proexport's General Assembly, which was held in Murcia, that the association was facing up to the issues, such as water, Brexit, PAC, agricultural prices, lack of authorizations for active materials for crops, climate change, the demands of the…

India, state of Bihar

Litchis may not be responsible for child deaths in Muzaffarpur

As children have died of an unexplained mystery disease in the Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, people are looking at the litchi. Muzaffarpur, India’s “land of litchis,”…

Mexico, state of Michoacán: Up to four avocado trucks stolen every day

In the violent Mexican state of Michoacán, up to four trucks carrying avocados are stolen every day as organized crime groups try to capitalise on the popularity of the fruit. Avocado packers and exporters took out newspaper adverts on Friday to decry a worsening security situation in the state, which…

China: Pinduoduo Inc sells $969 million of agricultural goods in 12 days

This Wednesday, shares in Pinduoduo Inc. increased nearly 2 percent, to $20.41 apiece.This happened after the "Guangxi Harvest Festival" began on Friday, June 7. Pinduoduo…

Nine people arrested in Spain for theft of tropical fruits in the Axarquía

The Spanish Civil Guard has dismantled an organization dedicated to the theft of subtropical fruits based in the Vélez-Málaga region. A total of nine people have been…

June California Avocado Month program enters seventh year

June marks the seventh annual California Avocado Month promotion designed by the California Avocado Commission (CAC). This year’s program includes a food hall partnership, activities by spokesperson Chef Sam Zien, public relations and influencer outreach, blogger recipe development, digital and social…

Australian chocolate fruit? Yes, this is real

In Northern New South Wales, tucked away in the lush rolling Tweed Valley is Tropical Fruit World, there is Australia's version of the Garden of Eden. On a sprawling 175-acre farm, grows more than 500 varieties of fruit - some of the most exotic, exciting fruits you've ever heard of: things like…

Florida avocado growers expecting bigger volumes

The Florida avocado season is ramping up as the first fruits of the season are getting packed. Some growers are reporting a later start to the peak volume than normal despite the generally warm and uneventful spring. With the aftermath of Hurricane Irma now all but over, expectations are for much bigger…

Partnerships with retailers aim to break down barriers to avocado purchase

Avocados From Mexico (AFM) announced it has developed an educational campaign to help importers, retailers and consumers overcome common barriers to purchase. The guidelines,…

Vietnam: Lychees eligible for export to US and Chinese markets

This year, the United States Department of Agriculture granted eligible certificates for export to 394 Vietnamese business households with an area of 217.89 hectares of land.…

“Russians do like mangoes”

Vietnamese firms plan to penetrate Russian market

With the population of 143 million people, a GDP per capita approximating US$17,000 a year and the increasingly developing middle class which accounts for 10-25 percent, lots…

India: Mango production in Uttar Pradesh almost 70% less than last year

This year’s mango production in Uttar Pradesh is around 70 percent down on last year (when the output was 4 million tons). Mango Growers Association of India (MGAI) president…

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome

At least 31 Indian children die from brain disease linked with lychees

This Wednesday, health officials said that at least 31 children have died in northern India in the last 10 days from a deadly brain disease understood to be linked to a toxic substance found in lychee fruit. The deaths were reported from two hospitals in Bihar state’s Muzaffarpur district, an area known…

13% less than in 2018

Peru's banana exports in 2019 amount to 53 million dollars

According to the Agrodata Peru website, Peruvian banana exports between January and April 2019 amounted to 53,854,076 dollars, i.e. nearly 13% less than the 61,866,836 dollars…

Peru: The Kent Mango variety is the most demanded by the USA and the EU

The president of the Peruvian Association of Mango Producers (Promango), Angel Gamarra Condori, stated at the International Mango Congress that the Kent mango variety, which…

Mexico is the largest exporter of mango in the world

Mexico is emerging as the largest exporter of mango worldwide. Mexico cultivates mango intensively thanks to the suitability of its weather conditions, especially in tropical…

China: Hainan residents set Guinness World Record for lychee picking

A team of 12 Hainan residents set the world record for picking more than 758 kilo lychees within an hour. The record was set in May 2018 in the city of Haikou, the island's…

India: Tripura exports 193.10 tons of pineapples so far this year

Regarding reports of a crisis for Tripura grown pineapples, Tripura's Horticulture Department has stated that 172,000 pineapples weighing 193.10 tons of pineapples -including…

An Australian farm that grows ‘blueberries of the future’

On a small Victorian orchard, Henry Bartosiewicz grows Australia's only commercial crop of kiwiberries, ak.a. the ‘blueberries of the future’. Director of Kiwiberry Australia,…

Jamaica sends first shipment of mangoes to US this Thursday

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has announced that Jamaica will be exporting its first shipment of mangoes to the United States this Thursday.…

San Diego: Interactive avocado-themed museum opening up

This summer, a pop-up museum dedicated to avocados will open in North San Diego County. "The Cado" pop-up museum will open in San Marcos' North City development, near Cal State San Marcos, this summer. The unique museum features six rooms of interactive art installations for fans of the fruit. Visitors…

Buying trip to Costa Rica offered to food and produce companies

Costa Rica invites a select group of companies interested in exploring export potential to San Jose from September 17 to 19, 2019. The 21st Buyers Trade Mission Costa Rica (BTMCR) is one of the largest business conferences in Latin America, according to Procomer - Costa Rica’s trade promotion entity.…

Vietnam becomes second largest exporter of lychees

According to the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Vietnam has become the second largest exporter of lychees in the world. Growers of the southeast Asian…

Kenyan investor dumps oil shares worth $800,000 in exchange for avocados

Kenyan investor John Kibunga Kimani has ceased being one of the biggest oil investors in the country after he exited Total Kenya leaving French conglomerate Total SA as the…

Country faces a 2 million kg oversupply of the fruit

Philippines keen on exporting mangoes to South Korea & Russia

The Philippines intends to increase mango exports to Japan, South Korea and Russia to ease the glut in mango supply, but the Department of Agriculture (DA) admitted it will not be easy due to the stringent food-safety rules in these nations. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol told reporters in an…

Western Australia's 'mango queen' turning fresh produce waste into dollars

Jo Bumbak is quick to admit that she finds eating mangoes "disgusting" - but still, it has not stopped her carving out a reputation as the "Mango Queen" across Western Australia. From a third-generation farming family, she just loves working with the fruit (and fresh produce in general) at their property…

Looking back on the Jinzuan pineapple production season in Taiwan

The weather has been warm since last winter. This greatly affected the fruit industry. The production volume and price are usually stable throughout the year, but this year…

Vietnamese lychees shipped to China via Lao Cai border gate

Over 11,000 tonnes of lychees, worth nearly US$6 million in total, have been shipped to China via the Lao Cai border gate, said the Lao Cai international border gate customs sub-department last week. The fruit was sourced from orchards in the northern provinces of Bac Giang and Hai Duong. The customs…

Prices at all-time low

India: Tripura pineapple industry is troubled

In the seventies, Nandannagar in the West Tripura district was a hotspot for pineapple cultivation. Today, all but one of the orchards there are closed down. According to growers, business is at an all-time low and the fruit is selling at less than half of market rate. Grower Pramode Chandra Deb: “This…

Bhagalpur district, Bihar

Red banded mango caterpillar threatens Indian mango growers

Mango growers and horticulture scientists in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district are worried about the red-banded mango caterpillar affecting production this year. Last year, the insect already affected output in the region known for its Zardalu mangoes. If not controlled, "the volume of mangoes can decrease",…

Saturated markets and tariff threats

Uncertainty before the new Mexican mango campaign

The mango harvest in the north of the State of Sinaloa will begin in two weeks. According to estimates, it will yield a production volume of 70,000 tons. Currently, the export…

California Farm Bureau Federation

2018 heat reduces volume of 2019 Californian avocado crop

Fruit sizes and prices look good for California avocados, but an intense heat wave last July took a steep toll on crop volumes. "My objective, pretty consistently every year, is to be finished by the Fourth of July," Fallbrook grower and grove manager Charley Wolk said. "Except for one grove, I'm…

Bengaluru, India

Mango delivery success for Post Office

The Bengaluru postal department has developed an initiative to deliver mangoes to consumers’ doorsteps. It is a project that shows some potential. Deploying four mini-vans across the city, with drivers earmarked only for the delivery of mangoes ordered online, the Bangalore Postal Division is taking its…

Mango exports increased by 138.8% in the first quarter

The Dominican Republic wants to export $50 million worth of mangoes

The Dominican Republic wants to increase its production of mangoes destined for export. In 2018, the country exported 1,412 tons of mango for 20 million dollars, but the Government's objective is to increase that figure to 50 million. Mango exports increased by 138.8% in the first quarter of this year,…

Mario de Goede, Nico de Jong:

"Rough pineapple market, small sizes especially under pressure"

The pineapple market was quite stable until the end of May, but over the last ten days the situation has become increasingly rough, according to Mario de Goede of Nico de Jong from Rotterdam. "The prices of the small sizes in particular have dropped to a level around 6-6.50 Euro, the larger sizes are…

"Production season of Taiwanese Jinzuan pineapples is already over"

"Around 85% of the pineapple production volume in Taiwan and Hainan consists of Jinzuan pineapples. The production volume of Jinzuan pineapples is large, but so is the market demand. The production season of Jinzuan pineapples in Taiwan and Hainan already officially concluded more than a week ago.…

China: Hunan welcomes first fruit directly imported from abroad

A flight from Thailand carrying 600 kg of durians and pineapples landed on Changsha Huanghua International Airport around 09:30 on June 4th, 2019. This was the first fruit…

California avocado marketer excited for Peru season

California-based global avocado marketer, Index Fresh, said it is excited for the Peruvian avocado coming to market starting late May. The Peru season started at the end of…

Vietnam: Moc Chau district strives to export 500 tons of mango to China

Vietnam’s Moc Chau district is striving to export 400 – 500 tons of mango to China, after its specialty fruit was licenced to enter the market this year. Moc Chau’s total…

King Of Durian 2019 festival

Thailand: Durian smashes previous year’s auction record

A durian fruit has been auctioned of for a staggering 1.5 million baht (about €42,600) at an auction in Thailand. The durian of the kanyao variety -the most expensive kind in the world- attracted bids from dozens of wealthy fruit lovers at the event in Nonthaburi, central Thailand early June 1, 2019. The…

Japanese importer to buy 100 tons of Philippine mangoes

A Japanese fruit importing company is buying 100 tons of mango from the Philippines. Agriculture Secretary Piñol, who is in Tokyo, Japan said in his FB page that Diamond Star Agro Products, Inc., which has been importing papayas, pineapple, mango, bananas and even turnips exclusively from the…

New record set

New Zealand: Zespri revenue breaks $3 billion barrier

After some strong growth in both volume and value and across all fruit categories last season, Zespri's returns to growers and the industry have reached new levels. Operating revenue from global kiwifruit sales and licence release revenue exceeded $3 billion for the first time. The results reflect…

Apeel Sciences

Technology extending fruit & veg shelf life set for UK launch

A pioneering plant-derived formula that extends the shelf life of fruit and vegetables by up to four times is set to enter the UK grocery market. Major UK retailers will be selling avocados treated with the so-called Apeel technology starting September, after the substance recently gained EU regulatory…

The Philippines joins Beijing Cultural Festival with three star products

The 14th session of the Beijing Cultural Exposition opened in Beijing on May 29th, 2019, and successfully concluded on the following June 1st. There were 17 exhibition areas.…

Philippines bumper mango crop linked to El Niño

According to the Department of Agriculture (DA), the bumper mango crop in Luzon is typical for El Niño conditions. That means it is exploring expanded exports and on-site processing to deal with the surplus. In a news conference on Monday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said that mango farmers…

Musang King imported into China

Malaysia: Alibaba Group continues to drive agricultural exports

The Alibaba Group, a Chinese multinational conglomerate specializing in e-commerce and retail, has announced that Malaysia's popular Musang King Durian will be officially imported into China through its comprehensive online and offline channels. The shipment will be in frozen whole fruit form for the…

Malaysia: Limbang set to become exporter of Keningau Diamond pineapples

The municipality of Limbang will soon become one of Malaysia’s exporters of a new and much sought after pineapple variety. We’re talking about the ‘Keningau Diamond’ which is…

Saigon Co.op takes northern lychees around Vietnam

The Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives (also known as Saigon Co.op) will buy 500-700 tons of thieu lychees, a unique fruit grown in the northern province of Bac Giang’s Luc…

Philippines: Piñol to discuss agri exports with Japanese counterpart

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol will meet his Japanese counterpart, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshikawa Takamori, on June 5 to discuss possible…

Waste from mangoes converted into energy

The mango is a very common product in Burkina Faso. 300,000 tons of mangoes are produced each year, and a significant portion goes to the agro-food industries. According to…

Kenyan pastoralists shift from livestock to mango growing

Historically, residents of Elgeyo Marakwet County (in Kenya’s Kerio Valley) considered their area unsuitable for any meaningful agricultural activities. That has meant that pastoralism has been, since time immemorial, their major economic mainstay notwithstanding the recurrent banditry and cattle…

Actual and predicted import volumes to EU market 2019

European avocado supply to drop compared to last year

The supply of Israeli Greenskin avocados tailed off in week 14/15, as the main volumes from Peru and South Africa were beginning to come online. Greenskin import volumes peaked in weeks 17- 19 as supplies from Peru, South Africa and Kenya were all on the market. Volumes are dropping now as Peruvian…

State of Karnataka, India

Fruit-ripening chambers gain popularity in Mysuru

‘Fruit-ripening chambers’ are gaining popularity in Mysuru district and the Horticulture department is making efforts to set up more such units to ensure chemical-free fruits. The district has four ripening chambers and all of them are getting a good response from traders and farmers. The units can be…

US tariff threats push avocado prices to highest level since 2017

As many people know, Mexico grows most avocados eaten in the United States. If the tariff war kicks off, the resultant price hike could affect millions of Americans' wallets.…

AU: Manbulloo's journey to delivering high-quality mango exports to the world

One of the key lessons that Manbulloo has learnt over the past 12 years that it has been exporting is that Australian mangoes need to have superior flavour and appearance to be competitive. Managing Director Marie Piccone shared her company's story at the 12th Australian Mango Conference in Darwin, and…

Chinese pineapple market continues to look good

The Chinese pineapple market conditions have been great this year. The current retail price is stable around 4.5 yuan [0.65 USD] per 0.5 kg. In recent years the pineapple…

How US mango consumption has grown in the past 10 years

On Thursday May 30, the National Mango Board (NMB) hosted a free webinar to provide an insight into some of the methods and trends the organization sees when it comes to promoting mangos. The NMB's Director of Marketing, Valda Coryat was the host of the webinar and shared an outline of what the NMB has…

Avocado growers farmers get second chance

China relaxes avocado export terms for Kenya

China has agreed to relax the stringent conditions it had imposed on avocado imports from Kenya. According to Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, the government…

Son La: Yen Chau mango conquers selective foreign markets

Marking an important milestone for the export of Son La’s key crop, mangoes from Vietnam’s Yen Chau district (Son La province), were officially exported to the US, UK,…

Malaysian growers happy as China approves import of frozen whole durians

In an announcement by the Chinese customs department on Thursday May 30, 10 months after both countries signed a memorandum on the matter, stated that Malaysia will now be able to export frozen whole durians to China. This supersedes a previous agreement where only frozen durian pulp can be exported.…

Central Kenyan: Muranga county farmers get free hybrid avocado seedlings

Avocado farmers in central Kenya’s Muranga county have received 500,000 avocado seedlings of the Hass hybrid variety to boost trade in the commodity with China. County governor Mwangi wa Iria said Thursday his administration distributed the seedlings free of charge as a way of enhancing food security as…

New ethylene generator to be demonstrated at Hort Connections

Hort Connections will be taking place in Melbourne, Australia from June 24 - 26. One of the US-based companies exhibiting at the show is Catalytic Generators. The company manufactures ripening equipment and will be showcasing the latest version of its Easy-Ripe® ethylene generator which was just launched…

Mango producer comments on Fair Trade benefits

Fair Trade USA is a phrase that signifies more than many consumers realize. The certification measures how items are produced according to certain social, environmental, and economic standards. Freska Produce gained Fair Trade USA certification at its Mexico packinghouses over the past two years, and now…

AU: Nutrano sees opportunities to be bigger and more relevant across the banana sector

Nutrano Produce Group says while it is proud of the solid position it has built in the banana industry, it still has aspirations to grow. The company is comprised of four core operating activities; bananas, citrus, tropical fruits and blueberries. Chief Executive Officer George Haggar says that bananas…

Europe sets stricter phytosanitary requirements for imported mangoes

Europe has decided to set stricter phytosanitary controls for mangoes from third countries, in the face of the number of interceptions of harmful organisms reported in recent…

700 hectares of organic mango and bananas certified in Piura, Peru

The Peruvian region of Piura has taken a giant step towards its sustainability by obtaining the Global GAP certification for more than 700 hectares of mango and banana…

Spain's largest avocado and mango producer focused on boosting domestic consumption

Within the framework of the press trip organized by the World Avocado Organization (WAO) in Malaga, FreshPlaza had the opportunity to visit the facilities of Trops, one of the two companies that are part of this organization. The Trops cooperative has more than 2,500 producing partners in Spain and…

Malaysia: Musang King prices dropped over 40%

The durian season in Malaysia usually starts in May, and this thorny fruit will start appearing in fruit stalls everywhere. However, durians aren’t exactly cheap. Particularly…

'Avozillas': Large avocados hit stores across Australia

Weighing in around 1.3kg - five times the size of a normal avocado - the 'avozilla' has returned for another season. Prices for the enormous avos vary from store to store. Some go for $12, but grocers at the Adelaide Central Market retail them for around $23. Those wanting to try the heavyweights will…

Australia: Kakadu plums shipped from Arnhem Land

A remote Indigenous community has used the weekly barge service in Arnhem Land to ship out 1 ton of Kakadu plums for the first time. Maningrida has been celebrating the milestone after wrapping up a record harvest of the native plum, known locally as man-morlak. Clem Bresson from the local Bawinanga…

Renewed hope for farmers

Kenya-China avocado deal 'under review'

Last Thursday, Kenyan Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri stated that the deal for the exportation of avocados to China is being reviewed to the advantage of Kenyan farmers. The Secretary said that stringent entry rules, such as installation of machines and coolers for peeling and freezing the…

Nicolas Vandenbogaerde, Top Harvest:

“Flavour takes precedence on European market, and fruit by air suits that perfectly”

Commercial enterprise Top Harvest was founded in 2016, but has now expanded its range considerably. “Considering our strong connections to the West African continent, it made sense to us to start offering African products on the European market in addition to Belgian fresh produce. To be distinctive, we…

National Mango Board marketing strategies webinar today

The National Mango Board (NMB) is hosting a free webinar for industry members to share the NMB’s key marketing strategies and resources that drive consumption and overall…

Not just mangoes: Vietnamese to increase fruit exports to US

Phan Thi Thu Hien, Director of the Post-Import Plant Quarantine Centre II under the Plant Protection Department, has stated that all batches of mangoes exported by 12 local…

Young coconuts from Philippines to enter US market

Young coconuts (buko) from the Philippines may now be exported through all ports in the United States. Dr. Josyline Javelosa, the Philippine Agriculture Attaché to the United…

Bangladesh: Satkhira district mangoes to be sent to European markets

Buoyed by their success over the last three years, Satkhira district farmers are set to export mangoes produced in the district to the Europe this year. Deputy Director of the…

Increased supplies from Malaysia

Singapore: Mao Shan Wang durian prices plunge by $10 per kg

It is durian season in Singapore and prices have been plunging. This is caused by an increase in the supply of the fruit from Malaysia. A kilogram of Mao Shan Wang durians is…

Delays in Pakistan mango season

According to a recent paper, Pakistan growers are facing a delay in the mango season due to the effect of climate change on the mango harvest. Unseasonal rains and hailstorms, along with a longer…

Governors must take the lead in Kenya - China avocado pact

The deal signed last month allowing Kenya to export avocados to China has generated a heated debate owing to the stringent entry rules imposed by the Chinese government. Some…

World Avocado Organization, California and Peruvian Avocado Commission

Collaboration of three avocado organizations with Michelin Guide

In a first-of-its kind marketing mash-up, the World Avocado Organization (WAO), California Avocado Commission (CAC), and Peruvian Avocado Commission (PAC) have partnered to sponsor the Michelin Guide for California launch event and 2019 Star Revelation, June 3 at the Paséa Hotel in Huntington Beach, CA.…

The fruit is abandoned due to overproduction and lack of resources

Mountains of mangoes go to waste in Magdalena, Colombia

According to the Horticultural Association of Colombia (Asohofrucol), Magdalena is the third biggest mango producing department in the country, after Cundinamarca, and Tolima. Currently, there are mountains of mango going to waste on the roads due to an overproduction in the Cienaga region and the…

Producers must prove the fruit is free of fruit-flies

Peru: The EU toughens phytosanitary requirements for mango exports

The European Union has increased phytosanitary requirements to export mangoes to that market. In the new regulations, the fruit must be free of fly at least three months…

Singapore: Durian prices dropping, quality improving

Durian season is here and prices in Singapore have been plunging, following an increase in the supply of the fruit from Malaysia. A kilogram of Mao Shan Wang durians is now…

India: Mango exports go by sea due to rising air freight prices

For the first time this season, mangoes from India have taken the sea route to London, due to a spike in air freight rates following the stoppage of flights from Jet Airways.…

Turkey: Alanya to grow more mangoes

Alanya, a district in the Turkish southern city of Antalya has taken the initiative to bring more mango saplings to producers. Tahir Goktepe, Alanya Agricultural Chamber's…

China: Price of mangoes from Baise may rise significantly

Mangoes from Baise in Guangxi will arrive on the market in less than a month. The temperature in mango production areas was relatively high in early February. Many mango trees…


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