PHILIPPINES: Inspection fee kills mango exports

by Lydia C. Pendon, The Manila Times   Mango producers in the island province of Guimaras are not willing to shell out P2 million for an export inspection fee, and will just concentrate their efforts on supplying the domestic markets that happens to be more profitable.   This was announced by Gov. Samuel Gumarin of […]

Banana Fusarium Wilt: Return of the Catastrophic Plant Disease

Based on a presentation by Dr. Altus Viljoen during the TFNet Workshop on ‘Enhancing Market Access for Tropical Fruits in East Africa and GCC Countries through Quality Improvement, Proper Post Harvest Handling and Pest and Disease Management’ in Khartoum, Sudan on 4-5 March 2015.   Half a century ago, the global banana industry was on […]