PAKISTAN: In the ‘food basket of Khanpur’, a tough season for Lychee

HARIPUR: At the mercy of hot weather and water scarcity, the most sought after seasonal fruit, lychee, is rotting away in Khanpur valley. The damaged crop has caused considerable loss to the farmers, who have no option but to sell the fruit at lower rates. A visit to the Panjkatha locality, touted as “the food […]

PERU: Challenging full season U.S. debut for Peruvian avocados

When Peruvian avocados first entered the U.S. without cold treatment late in the peace in 2011, a gap in supply made for a fortuitous warm-up. The terrain has not been so kind this year. With a Mexican overhang and a slightly larger Californian crop, Peruvian exporters have had to contend with tougher market conditions, not […]