COSTA RICA: Rambutan exports to Chile to start this year

Since 2011, Costa Rica has been promoting its products in Chile, managing to steadily increase its export volumes to this South American market.   “We are quite satisfied with the results obtained since we started the process in 2011. We have kept growing, not as quickly as we would like, but with a clear upward […]

VIETNAM: Prices of red-fleshed dragonfruit rises

Prices of red-fleshed dragon fruit has drastically risen, said Nguyen Van Than, chair of Dub My Cooperative in Cang Long District, in the Mekong delta province of Tra Vinh on March 24.   Traders have agreed to buy the fruit at VND 47,000 per kilogram at the farms but the cooperative does not have enough […]

HONDURAS: Banana association requests government support to revive the industry

Implementing measures supported by the government, the sector wants to revive the production of bananas in light of the loss of 40% of crop areas and reduced exports.   Hector Castro, President of the National Association of Banana Producers (Aprobana) “said they are seeking government support so that they can be positioned among the top […]

MEXICO: Mango exports to Russia underway

With an international focus and government support, Mexican mangoes are reaching new markets, including Russia. Ecofruits director Salvador Simental discussed outlook for the 2014 season and the importance of mango export growth.   “This year, the product is delayed by about 15 days. We believe there will be slightly lower production than last year, but […]