CHINA: FruVeg Expo in Shanghai from 15th – 17th November 2012

The 2012 edition of FrugVeg Expo is expected to show an exceptional growth, as much as 300% according to organiser, Eric Xiao from Himu Fairs China. The FruVeg Expo is set to become the major event in the fruit and vegetable sector in China. The exhibition space will increase to 10,000m².The exhibition has also scheduled […]

INDIA: State-level Fest Bears Sweet (Jack)Fruit

Beltangady, Jun 18: The two-day state-level jackfruit fest, organized to emphasize the market potential of the fruit concluded at Dharmasthala, Beltangady taluk on Monday June 18, The fest was organized under the joint aegis of Agriculture Research Centre, Brahmavar and Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project, Dharmasthala and in association of Krushi Samaj, Mangalroe and […]

PHILIPPINES: San Carlos City eyes world record for biggest jackfruit

SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan, Philippines – This agricultural city is eyeing a Guinness record for the biggest jackfruit. Its pride: A jackfruit which is 74 centimeters or 23.19 inches long and with a circumference of 136 cms or 53.54 inches – and still growing. Its grower, former city councilor Elpidio Fermin, told The STAR in […]

5th ISTSF successfully held in Guangzhou, China

The 5th International Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits (ISTSF) was held in Guangzhou, China on 18-20 June 2012.

TFNet holds its 5th General Assembly in Guangzhou, China

The Fifth General Assembly (GA) of the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) was held in Guangzhou, China on 21 June 2012, a day after the 5th International Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits.   Eight country members, 2 associate members, 2 expert members and 10 observers attended the Assembly. Observers included representatives from the Afro-Asian […]

Post-symposium field trip held for 5th ISTSF participants

Participants of the 5th International Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits (ISTSF) went on a field trip to different places of interest on 20 June 2012, a day after the symposium.       In the morning, participants visited the banana plantations of the Zengcheng Xianghui Banana Farmers’ Cooperative. Established in 2009, the cooperative focuses […]

Malaysia hosts 7th International Postharvest Symposium

The 7th International Postharvest Symposium (7th IPS) was held in the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 25-29 June 2012.   Bearing the theme “Postharvest for Wealth and Health,” the 7th IPS featured sessions on preharvest effects; physiological and molecular mechanisms; physical and chemical treatments; postharvest pests and diseases; antioxidants, bioactive compounds […]

Vietnam Celebrates Annual Southern Fruit Festival

HO CHI MINH CITY: The 16th Vietnamese Southern Fruit Festival was held at the Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City from 1 – 23 June 2012. The festival was a joint collaboration between the Municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. It is an […]