BANANA – Nutritional Value

Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits    Introduction  Name, Taxonomy, Botany  Nutritional Value  Common Varieties  Agronomy Pest & Disease Management  Post-harvest & Processing  Market and International Trade  Research and Development   Nutritive Components Banana has been a very important diet in many parts of the world. Some Asian cultures generally eat […]

BANANA – Name, Taxonomy, Botany

Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits   Introduction  Name, Taxonomy, Botany  Nutritional Value Common Varieties Agronomy Pest & Disease Management Post-harvest & Processing Market and International Trade Research and Development   Names (Common names): Pacific islands:aga‘ (ripe banana) (Chamorro) chotda (Chamorro, Guam, Northern Marianas) fa‘i (Samoa) leka, jaina (Indian derivation) (Fiji) […]

BANANA – Introduction

Back to >  Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits   Introduction  Name, Taxonomy, Botany  Nutritional Value Common Varieties Agronomy Pest & Disease Management Post-harvest & Processing Market and International Trade Research and Development   Introduction: Banana is one of the most important commercial tropical fruits traded. Eve was said to have used banana leaves […]

MEXICO: Mexico to denounce Costa Rica for suspending avocado imports

  Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa, the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, confirmed to EL MUNDO on Thursday that Mexico will denounce Costa Rica to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for suspending Hass avocado imports claiming that they took this measure to defend their food security.   On Thursday morning, Calzada Rovirosa […]

SPAIN: “I don’t think citrus fruits have a future; avocados are the trendy fruit”

  The poor results achieved in the most recent citrus campaigns, combined with the growing popularity of tropical fruits, are leading to significant changes in the fields of Cadiz and Malaga.   “Five or six years ago, avocados started being planted in Valle del Guadiaro, Cadiz, where the yield per hectare is above average and […]

IRAN: Iranian melons expected to flood Bulgarian market

  Iranian watermelons are expected to flood the Bulgarian market in the summer, as their price, taking logistics costs into account, will be really low, predicts Alexander Yotsev, board member of the Bulgarian Industrial Association and executive director of the Union of food business operators in Bulgaria.   The import is expected to start long […]

AFRICA: Ministry to roll out avocado farming project in Uasin Gishu

by Dickens Luvanda, hivisasa   The Ministry of Agriculture intends to partner with the county government of Uasin Gishu to sensitise locals on the importance of avocado farming.   The ministry also intends to provide avocado seeds to every interested farmer in the county.   Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett said the ministry has already found ready […]

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