Mexican avocados: Costa Rica lifts restrictions on the fruit after seven years

In 2015, Costa Rica unilaterally decided to ban the import of Mexican Hass avocados, stating that a pest called Sunblotch Viroid (sunspot) could enter the country via the…

Pakistan mango production to suffer severely

Until recently, farmers in Pakistan’s famed mango-producing district were expecting a bumper harvest of the fruit. However, their dreams of big profits were shattered by an…

Australian mango industry to receive a $2.7million boost through two major projects

The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) is confident that two major projects over the next five years will significantly help improve grower productivity and profitability. AMIA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Brett Kelly says the projects, which were announced today, will integrate extension and…

Israel, an attractive market but with transportation challenges for Costa Rica's fresh pineapple

Last February, Costa Rica and Israel signed a bilateral agreement that enabled plants in several areas of the country (excluding the Atlantic) to ship shipments of fresh…

Meituan Select releases Report of Tropical Fruit Circulation 2022

Tropical fruit sales increase by over 30% in China

The Report of Tropical Fruit Circulation 2022 released by Meituan Select on May 18 showed that tropical fruit continued to be popular in 2021 in China, with an overall sales…

"Transport costs remain the biggest challenge for importers"

"Chinese market demand for imported durian is strong, and product quality is stable"

The 'fragrance of durian' took over when the season began in April. Imported durians are very popular in the Chinese market. A spokesperson for Guangdong Excellent Fruit Agricultural Investment Co., Ltd., recently talked about the current market conditions for import durian. "The peak period of the Thai durian…

René Noordam, OptiTrade International: “Pineapple prices in Europe really good at the moment”

Dominican Republic pineapples selling well in Europe

Pineapple prices are really good across Europe at the moment as shipping costs remain challenging, comments René Noordam from OptiTrade International, who sources the produce from the Dominican Republic. However, he fears the good pineapple prices will not last long as more strawberries are coming on…

South Africa dragon fruit industry stabilizes amid growth

With growers get to grips with production methods and market demand grows, dragon fruit production is gaining ground in South Africa. While the area planted to dragon fruit is…

How to reduce pineapple processing costs

PND is large company in the mechanical engineering sector manufacturing fruit processing machinery with clients in all 5 continents. It produces over 1500 machines that enable small, medium and large businesses to process one of the most popular fruits - pineapples. Gianluca Giordano "While we keep doing…

Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh mangoes for US president Biden

The Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu. will hand over a box of Indian mangoes to the staff of US president Joe Biden at a mango promotion event in Washington…

Taiwan looks to export sugar apples to Japan

Taiwan hopes to obtain a permit to export sugar apples to Japan by the end of this year. The Council of Agriculture has applied for the permit as part of its efforts to…

Kerala pineapple farmers suffer Rs 1 bln loss due to rains

Unseasonal rains have led to a drop in demand for pineapples, leaving tons of fruit rotting in farmlands and causing a loss of over Rs 1 bln (€12 mln). According to Pineapple…

Thai growers get ready to satisfy China’s growing appetite for durians

From March to July each year, Thai durian farmers are all geared to address China’s craving durians. When durian season is in full swing, up to 8,000 durians are picked in one…

Vietnam: year-round dragon fruit supply thanks to local investments

Vietnamese dragon fruit has a strong potential for the European market. Vietnam grows three dragon fruit varieties: white flesh, purple pink and red dragon fruit. Purple pink and red dragon fruit is slightly sweeter than the white flesh variety. Under the correct storage conditions dragon fruit can be…

Pineapple extract may help treat Alzheimer's disease

An extract derived from pineapple stem may potentially improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease generally characterized by…

India: Cyclone-affected farmers dump mangoes in canals

In the Annamayya district, the inclement weather has made it impossible for mango farmers to garner profits from their produce. Unseasonal rains in November and December last…

Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute attempts to revamp coconut production

The Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute Mikocheni centre has embarked on a campaign to revamp coconut production in the coastal regions of Tanga, Lindi, Mtwara and…

China to conduct another round of audits on Kenyan avocados

Avocado exporters may have to wait longer to access the Chinese market after it emerged that the Asian country will conduct another round of audit before allowing Kenya’s…

Opportunities open up for local producers

Georgia: Avocado imports increasing rapidly

Georgian avocado imports increased by 130% in volume in Q1 of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021. The main suppliers of valuable fruit are the Netherlands and Turkey.…

'Pineapple protest' by Vazhakulam farmers in Thrikkakara, Kerala

Yesterday, the Thrikkakara assembly constituency in Kerala witnessed a unique protest as pineapple farmers from nearby Vazhakulam gave away their produce for free. As many as…

Celebrating 10 years of California Avocado Month

Ten years ago, the California Avocado Commission first observed June officially as California Avocado Month and is enthusiastically promoting this long-standing tradition. As an ode to the past 10 years, the Commission has enlisted the culinary talents of Southern California-native, Chef Nyesha Arrington…

AAA Growers' first sea freight avocados selling well in Dubai market

AAA Growers' first sea freight Hass avocados arrived at the Al Aweer Market, Dubai last week. "The product sold quickly due to the excellent quality," said Paul Huish, Commercial Manager at the company. "Kenya generally has a bad name in the market, but we are doing things differently. Fruit is coming…

Mango packhouse opens in Nayarit, Mexico

Empaque Don Jorge I (EDJI) opened its doors this past weekend and is currently packing Crespo organic Ataulfos from El Grupo Crespo’s Nayarit orchards. EDJI is the hometown hydro-thermic packhouse of El Grupo Crespo and is home to El Grupo Crespo’s three proprietary brands: Crespo Organic, RCF as well as…

The nearly 40-year evolution of Mission Produce

From the ripe revolution of avocados to expansion into mangos

Mission Produce was founded in 1983, at a time when avocado consumption rates were low. Annual U.S. consumption was fewer than two pounds per person, and little to no data existed for European consumption. Back then, there were still green skins on the market, but there was also a rising awareness of the…

Peruvian avocado exports in the first quarter of the year amounted to $224.7 million

The Netherlands accounted for 46% of the total value of shipmentsAccording to a report by the Agrodata website, Peru exported 117,297,835 kilos of avocados between January and…

Thai fruits enter the Nanning market in Guangxi

On May 14, according to Thai media reports, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Thai Consulate General in Guangzhou, the Nanning Foreign Trade Promotion Office, and Shenzhen Baiguoyuan Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd. held the "2022 Thailand Fruit Festival" in Nanning, Guangxi, China to promote Thai fruits…

Mexican avocado growers seek asylum in US after threats

An extended Mexican family crossed into the US this weekend, seeking asylum after threats from suspected criminals forced them to flee their avocado farm. This underscores how…

Thailand's mangosteen production will increase by 38% to 380,000 tons this year

It is the season for the production and listing of critical economic fruits in Thailand now, such as durian, mangosteen, and rambutan. According to the Ministry of…

Durian supply down by nearly 60 percent, says group

Durian prices to increase by 100pc this year, Malaysian ministry predicts

It seems like Malaysian durian fans will have to deal with an expected 100 per cent price increase during this year’s durian season. Deputy Agriculture and Food Industry…

Green Sea Agriculture Co Ltd

Chinese firm invests $70 million in mango project

A Chinese company has invested nearly $70 million to grow six varieties of mangoes in Stung Treng province for export to the Chinese market, with plans to channel a further…

China opens new air route for durians from Thailand

The first Tianjin Air Cargo flight carrying Thai durians landed at Nanning Airport in Guangxi, China on Friday, opening a new shipment route for Thailand’s prime fruit export.…

Koppert recommends producers start releasing "Neoseiulus californicus"

May and June are important months in the biological control of the Persae mite in avocados

"The months of May and June are of decisive importance to ensure the success of the biological control of the Persae mite in avocados (Oligonychus persae), which can cause the tree's leaves to fall, exposing its branches, fruits, and increasing the risk of heatstroke burns. It's in these months that…

Lychees are freshly listed in Yulin, and the price reaches 20 to 50 yuan per kilogram

Lychees were launched onto the market recently, and the price is between 20 yuan and 50 yuan/kg, slightly higher than in the same period last year. At present, the lychees…

New Zealand: Largest exporters confident in Chinese market

New Zealand's largest exporters of kiwifruits have expressed confidence in the future of the Chinese market and further expansion opportunities. Chinese sources say the…

Demand for Vietnamese dragon fruit increasing in Australia & New Zealand

Demand for Vietnamese dragon fruit in foreign markets is increasing, with many importers interested in high-quality fruit from Vietnam. The Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency, the…

Plateau State intent on attracting investors in exotic crops and perishables

A team of agri-business investors from South Africa has said it will invest in farming, processing and export of exotic crops and perishables in Plateau State. The Managing…

100 tons of mangoes from Satkhira to be exported to Europe

Mango harvesting in Rajshahi has started

Mango harvesting of the current season started last Friday everywhere in Rajshahi district, to ensure the natural ripening of the seasonal delicious fruit. Farmers can harvest…

Indore: Mangoes too expensive for the common man

Mangoes are becoming more and more expensive all over India. The mango season is here once again, but unfortunately, this seasonal fruit is now beyond the common man's reach.…

Gilles Lagache, Terragaïa:

“Zespri kiwis still have great potential to grow on the French market”

Three weeks ago, the import company Terragaïa started the campaign of the Zespri SunGold kiwi. The sales of this product have been growing steadily for some years on the French market. “Zespri SunGold kiwis are a ‘true good product’,” explains Gilles Lagache, general director of Terragaïa. “The fruit is…

Lucknow's Dussehri mango belt will see decreased yield this season

Sources from Malihabad - Lucknow's Dussehri mango belt - say the yield this season is likely to be much less than previous years. And it is not just Dussehris; the mango…

Papaya movement largely tied to promotional support

Supplies of papaya look to be strong currently. “A few weeks ago we had some issues because it seemed like they were changing growing areas or something. There was a…

Season's first shipment of SunGold kiwifruit arrived in Los Angeles this week

Zespri’s first-ever charter vessel to the U.S. arrived in the Port of Los Angeles on May 9 delivering SunGold™ kiwifruit to meet growing consumer demand. This shipment kicks off another anticipated season as more consumers look for delicious and nutritious options to add to their basket. Zespri’s…

New avocado partnership offers smoother supply from Mexico

A unique opportunity to keep shelves stocked with high quality Mexican avocados has arrived, thanks to the addition of AvoWorks to the Oppy-Eco Farms go-to-market strategy. Adeac's packing plant.  Avoworks, a recently formed consortium featuring Michoacán grower-packers Adeac, AvoHit and La Viña and featuring…

Once again, Peru positions itself as the British market's main avocado supplier

In 2021, the UK imported $20.866 billion worth of agricultural products. Spain, the Netherlands, and Belgium stood out among the British market's agricultural suppliers,…

PolyNatural's Shel-Life Avocado

How to extend the life of the avocado without interfering with the forced maturation process and the use of AC

PolyNatural has developed Shel-Life®, a 100% natural and certified organic solution that extends the shelf life of fresh fruits, such as pomegranates, stone fruit, and avocado. Shel-Life Avocado works as a second skin for the avocado that permits decreasing dehydration, maintaining firmness during…

Maoming lychees are exported to the Philippines for the first time

Maoming City, Guangdong Province is known as "the hometown of lychees in China". Now is the ripening season for lychees. This year, thanks to the entry into force of the…

"Our yellow dragon fruit is an excellent product for babies and mothers"

Yellow dragon fruit or 'yellow pitahaya' is also known as 'swallow's nest' in China. This fruit looks like regular dragon fruit but with a yellow fruit peel. The yellow dragon fruit is sweet and rich in nutrients. Although still rare, the yellow dragon fruit is gradually becoming a more common sight in…

Taiwan registers new pineapple variety with Japan's fruit authorities

The Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) said this week it had registered a new pineapple variety that it developed in 2019 with Japan's agricultural ministry  The new…

The current situation will be analyzed at Ginger Week 2022

Global overproduction of ginger negatively affects Peruvian exports

Ginger shipments in the first two months of 2022 amounted to $14,633,000, i.e. 18.8% less than the $18,040,000 achieved in the same period of 2021, according to data from…

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

FSSAI destroys 14.7 tons of artificially ripened fruits in Coimbatore

During spot checks conducted in fruit stalls in Coimbatore on Wednesday, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) seized and destroyed 14.7 tons of…

Hass Avocado board continues industry webinar series with nutrition spotlight

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is hosting the next instalment in its complimentary industry webinar series on May 26, 2022 from 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. PT. The webinar, “Leveraging…

Better quality rambutan from Guatemala this season

The Guatemalan rambutan season is getting an earlier start this year. “We are starting this season two weeks earlier compared to last season and we will have greater distribution of our production,” says Edilson Hernández of Prime Tropics. “We will also have a larger market window starting the season in…

Costa Rican cyberattack another shipping challenge for pineapples

While supplies of pineapples from Costa Rica are available, the logistics are another story. Adriana Garcia from Chestnut Hill Farms says Costa Rica is supplying approximately 96 percent of the pineapples to both Europe and the U.S. right now. “The availability of containers is low and we don’t seem to have…

"Colombia is the world's leading producer and exporter of cape gooseberries"

Cape Gooseberries are the second exotic fruit most exported by Colombia. According to data presented by the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), Colombia…

Puerto Rico's mango industry wants its own quality seal

The Puerto Rican mango industry, which has been advancing and organizing itself more and more, now aims to have its own quality seal in the future, according to Veny Marti, the president of the mango production company Martex Farms of Puerto Rico. "It's not being formally organized, but there is a…

Cartel violence threatens harvests of avocados, limes and peaches in Mexico

Mexico's produce industry has taken another hit from cartel violence, as tens of millions of dollars worth of peaches seem to be lost as farmers abandoned their fields. An…

Guava production supplements tourism

Fruit growing stands out in Norte Pioneiro, Brazil

The EBC (Empresa Brasileira de Comunicação) will portray tourism and fruit growing in Norte Pioneiro on a national network, through the Caminhos da Reportagem program. A team…

Midlands Province, Zimbabwe

Kwekwe district grower reaps rewards for his passion fruit

The Kwekwe district, in Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province, is a well-known maize and wheat farming belt, but Sam Gomba has embarked on a journey to avoid the region's traditional…

Sascha Suler, BioTropic Ltd, on the cultivation project in Costa Rica:

"Costa Rican organic turmeric is seeing increasing demand, not least because of good storage properties"

In 2017, the portfolio of Duisburg-based import company BioTropic Ltd was expanded to include ginger and turmeric from Costa Rica. Almost five years after the first-time procurement of the vegetables, plant manager Sascha Suler draws a positive balance. Despite the tense freight situation, this season…

Bangladesh

Pabna district litchi production to hit record high

Litchi cultivation is on the rise in Pabna, where the seasonal fruit now plays a vital role in agro-economics as farmers in the district are looking at a record production due…

Saudi Arabia

Jazan mangoes: Annual production of 65,000 tons

Saudi Arabia’s Jazan region has made huge strides in developing mango cultivation, expanding its production by increasing the number of farms. One of the targets of the Saudi…

Export delays lead to unsatisfactory ginger prices

The ginger market last year was very sluggish. In previous years, the basic price at the growers could be sold at about 6-10RMB, but last year, it was only 1.4RMB per kilogram…

Delayed start to the Mexican lychee season

The lychee season has begun out of Mexico. “We are on week one of 10 of the Mexican lychee season,” says Yasmani Garcia of Sweet Seasons in Pharr, Texas. “This year we were expecting to begin the lychee season on the 5th of May but it has been delayed until the 17th of the month.” He notes that for Sweet…

Seasonality is in the bag with avocado ‘Party Pak’

West Pak Avocado proudly announces the official launch of Party Pak. This bag of jumbo fruit transitions with every season, featuring a new look and reason to celebrate the goodness of avocados. Festive seasonal packaging highlights recipes on the grab-and-go bag, while the American Heart Association’s…

Tenerife doubles its avocado area

Avocado has become the fastest-growing agricultural product on the island of Tenerife. Its cultivated area has doubled in 10 years and its production has increased from 1.7…

Dharmapuri mangoes of Tamil Nadu will be more expensive after pest attack

The famous Dharmapuri mangoes of Tamil Nadu are set to get more expensive as a result of pest attack leading to shortage. According to farmers, the prices are yet to be fixed…

RCEP agreement boosts SE Asian exports to China

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the free trade deal to date that took effect on Jan. 1, 2022, has further boosted its sales this year. The…

"Our fresh-keeping technology reduces dehydration of dragon fruit during transport, and keeps the leaves from withering"

The dragon fruit season in Southeast Asia has officially begun. The export volume of sea-freight dragon fruit grows bigger every day. However, the global shipping crisis, shortages of shipping containers, and pandemic conditions, all cause shipping delays that negatively affect the product quality of…

Kenya: More financial help to increase avocado production

Nakuru County Government has increased financial allocation for avocado seedlings distribution program to Sh 52 million up from Sh 42 million allocated last year, in a move…

Major crop damage in Andhra Pradesh from cyclone Asani

500 hectares of banana, areca nut, papaya and mango orchards have been damaged in Kurnool and Anantapur districts following heavy gales and rains on Monday evening due to the…

Peruvian passion fruit exports increased by 10.1% in the first two months of 2022

In the first two months of the year, passion fruit exports have registered a year-on-year increase of 10.1% totaling 6,180,000 dollars, according to the Association of…

Miyazaki Kanjyuku mangos selling at $168 for a box of three

Miyazaki Kanjyuku mangos flown in by air selling for $168 for a box of three were recently seen at FreshWay in Markham, a Chinese supermarket in Toronto.  The store regularly sells…

Mari Luz Iglesias, of Iberian Exotics: "We are already carrying out various exotic crop projects in Portugal, Spain and Italy"

"Our goal is to help producers find an economically profitable alternative and facilitate its marketing"

Tropical fruit has become very important in global trade, especially in Europe, where the demand has been growing rapidly in recent years. Imports have grown hand in hand with the consumption (for which future prospects are looking good), so the fact that the continent's southernmost regions can have…

Carlos Cruzat, president of the Chilean Kiwi Committee: "This year can still be considered good, but you have to be careful"

"Large stocks of European kiwifruit have delayed the start of the southern hemisphere kiwifruit campaign in Europe"

The Chilean kiwifruit season started in week 8 with the harvest and export of the first fruits of this new season, in which the sector expects to ship between 150,000 and 155,000 tons. However, the start has been slower than expected and this has been reflected in export statistics. As of week 16,…

USDA

Imports play dominant role as U.S. demand for avocados grows

The U.S. appetite for avocados has really taken off since the early 2000s. From 2000 to 2021, the quantity of avocados available per person, a proxy for consumption, tripled to more than 8 pounds per person. The United States has produced an average of about 400 million pounds of avocados each year since…

Despite increased food prices

Queensland farmers are dumping truckloads of avocados

It’s a conundrum: why are thousands of avocados being dumped amid the highest food price inflation in years? Australian farmers claim it’s a necessary evil to prevent them…

Logistics issues slow Chile’s start on kiwi exports

Kiwi supplies in North America are still transitioning out of mostly European fruit. “There’s still Italian fruit available because there were a lot of logistics problems getting the product timely into the U.S. So it’s in clean up mode there,” says Roland Berndt of Sierra Produce based in Orange,…

Industrial Property Right Protection

Ghanese yam exports can generate US$78 mln annually by only using IPR Protection

Ghanese industry players who are working in the Industrial Property Right Protection space wish to uncover some low hanging revenue fruits that the nation could innovatively…

“The upcoming weeks will be the peak when it comes to demand for the Egyptian mango”

More volumes of Egyptian mangoes are expected, as production has been increasing on a yearly basis. Although a lot of the production is meant for local consumption, more than 60,000 tons will be exported this year. One exporter feels they’ll be really competitive in terms of pricing this year. According…

Avocado pits turned into works of art

At first glance, the works of Jan Campbell, an Irish artist look like small, exquisitely crafted wood carvings, with delicate lines and rich emotions, but these exquisite carvings are not carved in wood, but avocado pits. These carvings of avocado pits originated in 2014 when she was making avocado sandwiches for…

Durian production falls by 60%, and the overall price skyrockets

The price of Musang King durians in Malaysia is expected to increase by about 15% this season

Starting in May every year, the durian season reaches its peak. In addition to the repeated epidemics this year, the price of fuel oil and fertilizer is increasing due to the war between Russia and Ukraine. The lockdown of Shanghai port has seriously affected the transportation of goods. Moreover, the…

"This season the mango production volume in Panzhihua is expected to decline"

The domestic mango season in China is about to begin. The mango production volume in Panzhihua is expected to decline this season because weather conditions have been less than ideal. Manager Tan of My Rural Agricultural Science and Technology Co., Ltd., recently talked about conditions in Chinese mango…

"Chinese market has become more familiar with kiwi berries"

Kiwi berries are also known as mini kiwi fruit. The overall surface area devoted to kiwi berry plantation in China is still rather small, so the market supply volume is…

Overproduction & diseases affecting crop main reasons for price fall

Low prices worry Kerala and Karnataka ginger farmers

Ginger farmers in Kerala and Karnataka usually prefer to harvest ginger roots  by the first week of April as they get the maximum price for their produce at that time. But more…

Malaysia: Durian growers predict price increases due to shortage

Durian lovers will have to pay more as the prices for the fruit are expected to be at least 30% higher this year due to lower produce and increasing fertilizer costs. Durian…

Hans-Jörg Friedrich, member of the board of the Pfalzmarkt:

"With the rising temperatures, we will start growing kiwis in the 'vegetable garden of Germany' in the future"

Pfalzmarkt eG is staying the course in difficult times, showing that fruit and vegetable production in the Palatinate can be relied on. For several years now, there has been a decline in demand for lettuce, but this product will not disappear completely from German markets, says Pfalzmarkt CEO Hans-Jörg…

USDA

Southern Region News Release Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts

Florida utilized avocado production for 2021 totaled 14,220 tons

Avocados: Florida's utilized production for 2021 totaled 14,220 tons, down 17 percent from 2020 while its associated value of production was down 3 percent to $13.4 million. Wind damage and laurel wilt disease were primary contributors to lower avocado production in 2021. Blueberries: Georgia's utilized…

Cinco de Mayo saw US avocado prices soaring

Last week, prices for a carton of 48 Hass avocados hit a high of about $78.75 on average. That reflects the price for avocados coming into the United States from Mexico at the…

Magdaline Kamau - Mofarm Exporters

European demand for Kenyan avocados is still rising for Hass, while exporter prepares for Chinese exports

The ban on exporting avocados from Kenya was lifted in the first week of March for the Fuerte variety and in the third week of March for the Hass variety. The ban had been imposed by the Kenyan government on 31 January this year to ensure that no immature avocados were exported. “So far, the harvest has…

Pilar Núñez Reina, of Sugoiport: "We are interested in investments in agriculture from foreign capital"

"Our gulupa production has the potential to reach up to 60 tons per month"

Colombia, which accounts for an estimated 10% of the planet's biodiversity, is one of the world's megadiverse countries, identified as such by the Environmental Conservation Monitoring Center, an agency of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the world's leading environmental authority. The…

Malaysian durian lovers will see prices go up as production drops by 60%

Malaysian durian producers have warned consumers that they will need to fork out more for the fruit as production fell by 60% this year. Allegedly, they gave two reasons for…

Japan pledges to reduce restrictions on oranges & mangosteen from Thailand

Yesterday, Japan’s visiting Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Kaneko Genjiro promised his Thai counterpart Chalermchai Srion that his country would make it more…

Pakistan: High winds hit mango farms in six Sindh districts

High winds and the heatwave are damaging mango crops in six districts of Sindh. The affected districts are Mirpurkhas, Tando Allah Yar, Hyderabad, Matiari, Sanghar and Tando…

Jean-Baptiste Pinel, Primland:

“French consumers are increasingly sensitive to a segmented offer of kiwis”

As the campaign of French green kiwis is about to end, Jean-Baptiste Pinel, director of Primland, is giving an update on the season. “We are selling our last French green Oscar kiwis. This year, the volumes were slightly smaller than last year.” But the market was actually balanced because, despite the…

Lower volumes for Indian mangoes

"Demand will go up as mango prices domestically go down"

It’s been rough for the mangoes from India, as weather conditions resulted in lower volumes and some quality issues. On top of that the cost of freight can be challenging. However, with the domestic price of mangoes going down, one exporter has hopes that demand for export will pick up soon. According to…

Peruvian mangos and blueberries are in the process of entering 6 new markets each

Peru's agro-export sector is working with the support of the National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa) to carry out phytosanitary adaptation processes to achieve access to new…

Peru prepares to export more than 1,000 tons of American Beauty pitahaya to Europe

Peru expects to start exporting more than 1,000 tons of pitahaya of the American Beauty variety to Europe via the Terra Project by November of this year. The pitahaya will be…

IG International welcomes its inaugural stock of avocados from Tanzania

India’s leading fresh fruit importers, IG International, have announced that they’ve received and duly welcomed their inaugural batch of first-grade Tanzanian avocados from Avo Africa, Tanzania on May 2nd, 2022. This is the first-ever shipment of avocado cultivars from the East African nation. The…

NZ: Kiwifruit licenses are selling for top prices

Zespri releases licenses to grow the fruit yearly. Growers will then bid for these. This year, 350 hectares for gold kiwifruit were up for grabs - half of what was offered…

Yesy Lalupu Valladolid of Fairtrasa Peru

"Organic avocado market's high costs and low prices adversely affect small-scale Peruvian growers"

Small-scale avocado growers in Peru are having a tough time. Fairtrasa aims to help these growers, especially in their current situation. The pandemic and the war between Russia/Ukraine war is greatly affecting those farmers, mainly regarding logistics. Then there are the increased costs like fuel and…

Vietnam: Avocado and durian cultivation can aid coffee farmers cope with cost increases

Coffee growers in Vietnam are currently planting more profitable crops like avocados, black pepper and durians, which is helping them cope with the soaring fertilizer and fuel…

Yweenns Ferraz, export manager of the Brazilian company Lima Citros, of Grupo Tonheiro

"We expect to reach one million Tahiti lime plants in the coming years"

According to foreign agribusiness statistics published on the portal of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (AGROSTAT), in 2021, Tahiti lime shipments totaled 144.94 million kilos, increasing by 21% over 2020; and in this first quarter of 2022, export data reflect a new…

University of Alicante, Spain

Researchers present packaging material made from pineapple waste

A team of scientists from the University of Alicante in Spain claims to have developed a food packaging material from pineapple waste that can increase shelf life. The…

Brazil is among the global leaders in fruit production

Brazilian fruit growing, in addition to valuing the country's plant and cultural wealth, is supported by the three pillars of sustainability (economic, social and…

Karana Foods wants to offer more sustainable jackfruit-based meat alternative

Singapore-based food tech startup Karana Foods has been looking at ways to increase biodiversity, as well as a way to support farmers, consumers and chefs, through a meat…

At least 10,000 tons of Cambodian mangoes bound for Korea every year

South Korea aims to import at least 10,000 tons of mangoes from Cambodia annually. This was confirmed by Pan Sorasak, Ministry of Commerce, during his meeting with Gyuhwa…

Rabobank

Industry diversifies export markets

US avocado trade will become increasingly lopsided

Given the strong demand for avocados, the disparity between US imports and US exports is set to widen further. US exports reached a multi-year high in 2013, fuelled by strong domestic production. Since then, a combination of flat to declining national production and vigorous domestic demand have restricted…

ASOPROA and AVA-ASAJA will organize the 2nd International Avocado Cultivation Day on May 25 in Valencia, Spain.

"The future of avocados in Spain"

The Spanish city of Valencia will become the avocado capital on Wednesday May 25 on the occasion of the celebration of the 2nd International Avocado Cultivation Day, organized…

Henk van der Meij, Hars&Hagebauer:

"Short Ivorian mango season after unexpectedly drawn-out Peruvian one"

"It's always something with the mango market," says Henk van der Meij of Hars&Hagebauer. "For example, the Peruvian season's tail end was unexpectedly long, due partly to shipping delays. There were decent volumes of those mangoes of reasonable quality on the market until last week." "So the first part…

Largest papaya tree in the world found in Paraná, Brazil

The largest papaya tree in the world has been found in western Paraná. The tree was verified by the Guinness Book of September 2, 2021. The tree is 14 meters and 55…

Brazilian producers will intensify papaya traceability

Although papaya is one of the most exported fruits by Brazil, especially to the European Community, internal obstacles still prevent exports from growing. Currently, according…

Interview with Daniel Oppermann from Import Promotion Desk:

Great growth potential in German markets for exotics from Ecuador, Colombia and Peru

The Import Promotion Desk, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), mediates between German importers and medium-sized "exporters in emerging growth markets". Daniel Oppermann, a specialist in sourcing and marketing fresh fruits and vegetables, spoke with us…

Avocado-growing regions in Northland, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay

Climate change will affect where NZ crops can be grown in the future

The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research has released a series of fact sheets about climate change impacts on the spatial footprint of horticultural crops. This research was completed under the Ministry for Primary Industries Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) project…

Mixed feelings for Muthalamada mango farmers

For the farmers of Muthalamada, the mango city of Kerala, the current season has been a mixed one. Unseasonal rain coupled with awful thrips attacks nearly decimated the…

Relief for Thai durian exports as China reopens land checkpoints

China has reopened all of its land Customs clearance checkpoints for Thai durians after closing them in the middle of this month, an adviser to the agriculture minister said…

Mareeba Orchards

North Queensland company growing the natural snack food market with healthy fruit

Leading Australian dried fruit products producer has sensed the need to grow the healthy snack food market, particularly given the tropical dried fruit market is still small as a result of a lack of natural and quality product. Mareeba Orchards highlights that a large portion of the tropical dried fruit…

New $40 million Te Puke packhouse will provide certainty for kiwifruit growers

The opening of a new packhouse and four cool stores in Te Puke will provide the necessary reassurance to the burgeoning kiwifruit industry. The $40 million, 5,400 m2 packhouse…

Vietnam promotes frozen sapodilla fruit in Australia

Vietnam’s frozen sapodilla was one of the highlights at a trade promotion event held by the Vietnam Consulate General in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, and…

Jabuticaba is fresh on the market, and the niche fruit market has a bright future

Recently, Jabuticaba has hit the markets. It is called a "tree grape" because it looks like a grape and grows on the branches. It is a high-end fruit native to South America. It is not common in the Chinese market, and the price is relatively expensive. Many people have  heard the name but didn’t know it what…

Guangzhou Fruit Wholesale Market Report - Week 17

Thai durians stand out among the various imported fruits in Guangzhou market

Guangzhou suffered another wave of Covid-19 cases in April. The city was marked with a 'star' in the Chinese travel app. This indication significantly limited the movement into and out of Guangzhou, as well as inside the city. A week ago on Friday the star was removed. The most recent outbreak of…

Mass exports began 10-15 days earlier than last year

Garlic export season starts in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan garlic exports have increased significantly over the past ten days. According to preliminary data by the Customs Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan…

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Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board aims to treat 2,000 tons of mangoes for export

The Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board aims to treat nearly 2,000 tons of mangoes in its facility in Vashi for exports between April and July this year. Bhaskar…

The many beneficial effects of eating mangos

There are many positive effects of eating mango, but one of the biggest benefits of mango is its high vitamin C content. Kiran Campbell, RDN: "One major health benefit of…

Cape Produce NZ - Hothouse Persimmons

"This year the quality is the best we have seen"

A growing New Zealand persimmon supplier and exporter says it has been able to offset impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic on international trade, by increasing the price, thanks to the exceptional quality of the fruit. Cape Produce NZ is the exclusive marketer of all the hothouse persimmons from the…

Tourism Authority of Thailand offers virtual ‘Amazing Durian’ experience

Yesterday, the Tourism Authority of Thailand launched a “durian metaverse”, the first of its kind that offers virtual tours of Thai durian orchards and an opportunity to…

Sales of bagged avos for informal trade on the up

"Fuerte prices ought to be 20% higher, given the available volumes"

The many public holidays have reduced the amount of avocados on the municipal markets while recent cool and rainy weather has dampened avocado (and general fruit) sales. There are around 10,000 cartons on the Johannesburg market at the moment coming down from 40,000 cartons two weeks ago, according to an…

Some 4.5 tons of illegally ripened mangoes seized in Trichy

Yesterday, the Trichy Food Safety Department seized some 4,500 kg of mangoes that were ripened through illegal methods, i.e. using chemicals. The officials collected two…

Westfalia expands avocado operations into India

As a multinational supplier of avocados and a range of fresh vegetables and fruit, Westfalia is expanding its operations into India where it will supply local markets, retailers and wholesale markets with locally produced avocados and avocados from their global network of farms. In order to introduce…


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