ISSUE 30: MAR-APR 2017

TFNet CEO presents paper entitled "Enhancing Agricultural Exports" during the 2018 Malaysian Budget Discourse

Dr. Desa Hassim, TFNet CEO, was invited by the Malaysian Ministry of Finance on 10-12 April 2017 as a speaker during the 2018 Budget Discourse held in Putrajaya.


Study visit to Vietnam visit held for Malaysian government officers

Eleven officers from different government agencies in Malaysia visited the rice production areas and research centers in Mekong Delta, Vietnam on 10 March - 2 April 2017.


TFNet holds networking meeting with Landskap Malaysia

A networking meeting with Landskap Malaysia and its sister organization, Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Center (TRCRC) was held at its headquarters in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


AUSTRALIA: Mango growers concerned about competition with Indian imports

Revised trade protocols mean mangoes from India will be allowed into Australia as early as this year, provided the fruit is irradiated before entering the country.


CHINA: Avocado imports soar as locals develop taste for ‘butter fruit’

China's soaring appetite for avocados, driven by demand from its burgeoning healh-conscious middle-class, has made the "butter fruit" - unheard of a few years ago - the country's star performer in the imported fruit market.


THAILAND: Durian to be upgraded as GI product

A campaign to promote durian has been launched in Kamala, roughly nine months after pineapples with a price tag of 1,500 baht (USD 45) hit the markets in Phuket last year.


USA: Popularity of Avocado Festival continues to grow

The Avocado Festival’s reputation and popularity continues to grow each year. The Avocado Festival is the largest event held in unincorporated San Diego County and promotes Fallbrook while providing a economic benefit of approximately $1 million in sales.