ISSUE 33: SEP-OCT 2017

Fiji to host 11th TFNet BOT Meeting and ISTF2017

The Government of Fiji and the International Tropical Fruits Network are organizing the International Symposium on Tropical Fruits (ISTF2017) and the 11th TFNet Board of Trustees Meeting on 23-26 October 2017 in the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji.


TFNet joins AgriMalaysia 2017

Agri Malaysia 2017 was an international exhibition organized by Expoglobe and One International Exhibition held on 22-24 September 2017 at the Setia City Convention Center, Shah Alam, Malaysia.


International Workshop on Digital Marketing for Women Entrepreneurs held in Melaka, Malaysia

The International Workshop on Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Agri-Food Business through Tropical Fruit Value Chain: Transitioning from Traditional to Digital Marketing was held from the 3rd to 5th October 2017.


TFNet joins Malaysia’s “Largest Mango Tree Planting” activity

4000 mango seedlings of the Harumanis variety were planted by 2000 people at the same time on Sept 19, setting the record for “Largest Mango Tree Planting” on the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR).

TFNet joins MARDI's Green Campus Initiative

The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) organized the Green Campus Initiative on 5 October 2017 in the MARDI Headquarters in Serdang with support from  the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) and other agencies.


VIETNAM: EU potential market for fruit and vegetable exports

The Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association has forecast that the proportions of Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports will go up in the near future.

FIJI: Breadfruit delicacies

During a successful trade mission to Australia last week, one of our Fijian-grown crops garnered plenty of attention at the Sydney Fine Food Show - breadfruit. 


BANGLADESH: Only 5% mango found in mango juices

Lab testing has found that mango drinks produced by four local companies contain only 5% mango pulp on average, which is only half of what is required in such drinks in line with Bangladesh Standard Specifications (BDS).


Vietnam: Student invents bioproduct to preserve fruit

Tran Le Anh Khoa is now a third-year student at the HCMC Food Industry University majoring in analytical chemistry. Born in Tien Giang province, one of Vietnam’s largest dragon fruit growing areas, he understands the problems of local farmers.


USA: San Francisco gets a new vegan "Jackfruit Cafe"

The new Jackfruit Cafe specializes in vegan fare made with jackfruit, a starchy, unripe fruit native to southeast Asia. 


PAKISTAN: Officials come up with plan to promote guava fruit

The provincial agriculture department has chalked out a plan to promote guava fruit cultivation in selected districts of the province.


KENYA: Bets on avocado to enhance food security

The government has marked avocado and sweet potatoes as two important crops for food security, proper nutrition and trade expansion.


ZAMBIA: Farmers to be trained on how to fruit dry using solar

During a meeting held with the Deputy Head of Mission, Patricia Chanda, My-Zambia My-Africa ideas on a project they are calling My-Mango My-Zambia which involves training local communities to dry and preserve mangoes.

  As a reference for the upcoming 11th TFNet Board of Trustees meeting in Nadi, Fiji on 26 October 2017, below are the released TFNet Newsfeed issues for the past year.  

25th Philippine National Fruit Symposium

Theme: Tropical Fruit Diversification and Production for Health and Economic Benefits

7-10 November 2017, Aziza Paradise Hotel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines