TFNet holds its 6th General Assembly in Sri Lanka

The Sixth General Assembly (GA) of the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 5-6 August 2015, a day after the 5th International Symposium on “Sustainable Production and Marketing of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits with Focus on Potential Superfruits”.     Eight Country Members, two associate members, two expert members, […]

Sri Lanka hosts TFNet International Symposium on Production and Marketing of Tropical Fruits

The International Symposium on “Sustainable Production and Marketing of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits with Focus on Potential Superfruits” was held in Sri Lanka on 3-4 August 2015, jointly organized by the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet), Ministry of Agriculture Sri Lanka, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Centre on Integrated […]

PAKISTAN: Mango Festival attracts huge gathering in Ankara

by Sarfraz Ali, Daily Pakistan   A large number of Turks had a first hand experience of the taste, juiciness and aroma of the famous Pakistani mango varieties as they converged at Pakistan House in Ankara on Friday evening to feast on a wide spread of mango delights made out of freshly-arrived mangoes from Pakistan. […]

USA: Watermelon Festival aims to boost local economy

The yearly Watermelon Festival brings in thousands of people from all over the area and other states, which is helping small business owners and the town of Winterville.   “This is probably the best one I’ve done all summer,” said Hannah Niemaz.   Over 150 vendors pay in advance for a spot at the Watermelon […]

RUSSIA: Watermelon Festival to Take Place in Russia’s Volgograd Region

Russia’s southwestern Volgograd Region is hosting a traditional watermelon festival on Saturday.   The festival will take place in the city of Kamyshin, according to organizers. Visitors will have the opportunity to attend an agricultural fair, a watermelon parade, a “Watermelon Kids” competition and a scarecrow contest, as well as a parade of sailing ships. […]

MALAYSIA: Agrobazaar Malaysia in Singapore marks first year on successful note

The Agrobazaar Malaysia in Singapore, the first permanent platform for Malaysia’s fruits and agro-based products overseas, has marked a successful first year, with a birthday celebration.     Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said: “We are doing well and most importantly, it signifies strong bond and enduring ties between Malaysia […]

PHILIPPINES: 3rd Durian Festival to run until September 21

by Jenny Molbog-Mendoza, Sun Star   Visitors and Dabawenyos alike can still enjoy the much-loved Davao fruit at the 3rd Durian Festival at SM Lanang Premier’s The Fountain Court until September 21.   The exhibit, which opened last August 14, features different varieties of the King of Fruits, from native Filipino varieties to Thai ones. […]

INDIA: Research on to get five more products using banana

by  A. Muralitharan, The Hindu   The post-harvest technology unit of the National Research Centre for Banana at Podhavur near here has taken up research programmes for producing five more new products using banana.   The products for which research is seriously on are production of banana fruit juice based jelly, stem juice based jelly, central […]