Guava: A nutritious tropical fruit

Guava (Psidium guajava) is valued for its delectable taste and aroma. Guava can be considered as the ‘apple of the tropics’ for its high vitamin C and mineral content. It is native to tropical America where it occurs wild. Early Spanish and Portuguese colonizers brought it to New World, the East Indies and Guam. It […]

FAO and TFNet conduct workshop on smallholder inclusion

A workshop on Policy interventions  to facilitate smallholder integration into tropical fruits value chain and market access was held in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam on 5-6 July 2013. The workshop was a joint collaboration between UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet). The workshop also referred to a current […]

TFNet Holds 7th Board of Trustees Session in Vietnam

The 7th Session of the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) Board of Trustees (BOT) was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 4 July 2013, a day after the International Symposium on Superfruits: Myth or Truth.     The Board of Trustees meeting was Chaired by HE Dato’ Mohd Hashim Abdullah, Secretary General of […]

Vietnam hosts international symposium on superfruits

The first “International Symposium on Superfruits: Myth or Truth?” was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 1-3 July 2013, organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet), and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam (MARD).   The Symposium aimed to define superfruits, present scientific […]

Superfruit Symposium participants visit fruit farms in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Participants of the International Symposium on Superfruits: Myth or Truth went on a field trip to the Mekong Delta on 3 July 2013, a day after the Symposium.   In the morning, the participants visited the Southern Horticultural Research Institute (SOFRI) at Tiengiang, Vietnam. Institute Director Dr. Nguyen Minh Chau presented an overview of the […]

The unique mango trees of Japan’s Ishigaki Island

 Ishigaki Island is a part of the Yaeyama Islands, located southwest of Okinawa Prefecture. It is 410 km away from the main island of Okinawa and 1,950 km away from Tokyo City. With an area of 222.6 square meters, this small island is famous for its mangoes. In summer, mango fruits produced from this Ishigaki […]

TFNet participates in CIRDAP meeting

The International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) further expanded its linkages with like-minded organizations by participating in a workshop South-South Technical Cooperation for Sustainable Rural Development on 20-21 May 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia, organized by the Center on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP).   The workshop aimed to build stronger collaborations among […]