1st International Symposium on Jackfruit held in Bangladesh

The 1st International Symposium on Jackfruit and other Moraceae was held at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh on 18-20 November 2012. The symposium was organized by Bangladesh Agricultural University Germplasm Center (BAU-GPC), Fruit Science Society of Bangladesh (FSSB), Seed Science Society of Bangladesh (SSSB), International Society for Horticultural Research (ISHS) and International Tropical Fruits Network […]

TFNet, CABI, and Bioversity International team up for MAHA International

International organizations Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI), International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet), and Bioversity International collaborate on a booth for the Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture, and Agrotourism (MAHA) International show on 23 November to 2 December 2012 at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang.       With the theme “International Partnerships in the Promotion […]

Success is sweet for Davao’s Golden Pomelo

Hailed as Davao’s pomelo king, Carmelito Mercado is arguably the top pomelo producer and distributor in the Philippines. From his humble beginnings as a trader, Mercado’s determination and thirst for knowledge to improve his business has bore fruit. In 1982, Mercado inherited his family trading business. As surplus of langsat and rambutan easily spoil, he […]

TFNet participates in APO Workshop on Packaging and Labeling Standards for Food Products in Singapore

In line with its goal of enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SME), The Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) conducted a workshop on Packaging and Labeling Standards for Food Products at the Gallery Hotel, Singapore on 16-21 September 2012. Eighteen participants from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam attended.  […]

PHILIPPINES: Agri dept paints rosy outlook for PH banana industry

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The Department of Agriculture said the outlook for Philippine bananas remains rosy despite the current row with China over its more stringent standards and the ban on exports to Iran, primarily because of the expansion of the markets in at least five countries, including two in Europe. Constancio Maghanoy, DA director for Southern […]