African Indigenous Fruits with Potential Health Benefits

Africa is a treasure trove for medicinal plants found nowhere else in the world. Traditional African medicine is effective and still remains as the main source of remedies for the continent, servicing the needs of up to 80% of the population. Though little research and development has been done, these plants remain a viable source […]

PINEAPPLE – Research and Development

Introduction / Agronomy Postharvest and Processed Products Market and International Trade Research and Development   Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits | Rare Fruits Research and Development

PINEAPPLE – Market and International Trade

Introduction / Agronomy Postharvest and Processed Products Market and International Trade Research and Development   Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits | Rare Fruits Market and International Trade

VIETNAM: Rambutan exports rise along with quality

VIETNAM – With the adoption of quality agricultural practices in the country, Vietnamese rambutan fruit can now meet the technical standards required to enter exacting markets like the US and the EU. The Ministry of Industry and Trade said rambutan accounts for the largest export earnings of any fruit, topping US$2.5 million last year and […]

Management of Fusarium Wilt in Bananas Intercroppped with Chinese Leeks

Fusarium wilt, caused by fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (or simply Foc), is a disease that threatens banana production worldwide. From the 1950s to 1960s, Foc race 1 devastated the Central American and Caribbean banana plantations that grew the ‘Gros Michel’ variety. This made the farmers switch to the Cavendish variety. Since then, Foc […]