TFNet welcomes Dr. Mohd Desa Haji Hassim as new CEO

The International Tropical Fruits Network has appointed Dr. Mohd Desa Haji Hassim as the new Chief Executive Officer, who assumed the post starting 1 June 2015.   Dr. Desa took over upon the retirement of Yacob Ahmad, who served as CEO since August... 

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International Symposium on the ‘King of Fruits’

  Article contributed by Yacob Ahmad   The Durian, also known as the King... 

June 24, 2015 | Continue »

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Tropical fruit symposium to be held in Sri Lanka

  UPDATE: For more information about the Symposium, click here.   Developing... 

May 28, 2015 | Continue »

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Workshop on Market Access for Tropical Fruits held in Sudan

The workshop on ‘Enhancing Market Access for Tropical Fruits in East Africa and... 

March 13, 2015 | Continue »

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Minimal processing grants Malaysian tropical fruits access to various markets

Minimal processing of fruits is becoming popular due to the increasing consumer preference... 

January 29, 2015 | Continue »

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Supply chain and marketing workshop aims to improve agriculture in Myanmar

A knowledge sharing workshop on ‘Supply Chain and Marketing of Agricultural Crops’... 

December 24, 2014 | Continue »

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TFNet joins consultation workshop on banana Fusarium wilt at the FAO Headquarters

The global banana industry, is currently under threat from a wilt disease caused... 

December 24, 2014 | Continue »

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FAO, TFNet, BAPNET hold side event on Banana Fusarium Wilt TR4 in Rome

The banana wilt disease caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporium cubense (Foc) Tropical... 

October 29, 2014 | Continue »

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TFNet displays fresh and processed tropical fruits during the 70th CCP Meeting in Rome, Italy

The International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) was invited to participate in the... 

October 29, 2014 | Continue »

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TFNet participates in workshop on increasing production and market access for tropical fruits in Vietnam

In the current agricultural scenario, there are more opportunities for tropical fruits... 

October 29, 2014 | Continue »

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TFNet / CIRDAP collaboration MOU signed in Hanoi, Vietnam

One of the recent issues regarding agriculture is the growing concern of climate... 

September 27, 2014 | Continue »

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Banana Fusarium Wilt: Return of the Catastrophic Plant Disease

Based on a presentation by Dr. Altus Viljoen during the TFNet Workshop on ‘Enhancing... 

May 12, 2015 | Continue »

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India’s Unique Treasure: Red Fleshed Jackfruit

‘Toobugere Jackfruit Growers Association’ of  Karnataka , India, is the only... 

January 14, 2015 | Continue »

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Research Needs to Align with Commercial Practice: Alternative Concept for Market Access Protocol

The main challenges in developing tropical fruit for the export market are to ensure... 

November 20, 2014 | Continue »

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Strategy for Combating Fusarium Wilt in Bananas through Conventional Breeding, GMOs and Cultivation Techniques

Currently banana is grown on an area of 300,000 ha in China, with Guangdong province... 

November 20, 2014 | Continue »

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Lychee production in Vietnam

The Lychee (Litchi chinensis) is cultivated in China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand,... 

July 3, 2014 | Continue »

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Rose apple: crunchy and refreshing tropical fruit

The name rose apple may refer to any of the following fruits in the Syzygium species,... 

June 12, 2014 | Continue »

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Soursop: beyond the fruit juice

Prized for its delectable taste and juicy pulp, soursop is a popular fruit in South... 

April 28, 2014 | Continue »

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Therapeutic values of superfruits, beyond nutrition and their value addition for commercialization

Superfruits are fruits that are not only full of nutrients, but are also rich in... 

April 28, 2014 | Continue »

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FIJI: Nature’s Way Cooperative launches certified ‘Fiji Red’ papaya seed

by Kyle Stice*   The Fiji Papaya industry will now have access to locally produced,... 

April 22, 2014 | Continue »

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The dabai story: experience in commercializing an underutilized fruit

Dabai (Canarium odontophyllum Miq.) is an indigenous fruit from the Burseracea family... 

March 13, 2014 | Continue »

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