TFNet supports Agri Malaysia 2016

Agri Malaysia 2016 is an international exhibition organized by Expoglobe and One International Exhibition to be held on 22nd – 24th September 2016 at the Melaka International Trade Center, Malaysia. It is supported by the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet), the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) and its agencies, and the private sector. […]

TFNet holds workshop on Revitalizing the Malaysian Tropical Fruit Industry

  The workshop on Revitalizing the Malaysian Tropical Fruit Industry: Enhancing Linkages among Small-Scale Producers and Others Stakeholders in the Value Chain was held at the Institute Pengurusan Peladang in Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia on 8-10 August 2016. The workshop was organized by TFNet and supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Malaysia.   […]

Other Events

International Society for Horticultural Sciences – Symposiums VI International Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Date: 26-28 September 2016 Venue: Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt X International Symposium on Banana: ISHS-ProMusa Symposium on Agroecological Approaches to Promote Innovative Banana Production Systems Date: 10-14 October 2016 Venue: Montpellier, France IV International Symposium on Guava and Other Myrtaceae Date: […]

TFNet CEO to attend regional meeting on banana

GUANGZHOU, CHINA: TFNet CEO Mohd Desa Hassim will attend the Banana Asia Pacific Network (BAPNET) steering committee meeting on 23-26 August 2016 at the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GDAAS).   The meeting will review the status of the occurrence, threat, and impact of Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race 4 (Foc TR4) in the Asia Pacific […]

INDIA: Scientists work on new sugar-free mango

    Mango is the most loved seasonal fruit in India. However, physicians advice diabetes patients to stay off from the delicacy.   Researchers at the Maharana Pratap University for Agriculture and Technology (MPUAT) are making efforts to modify a mango variety with less glucose content that even the diabetes patients could devour without worry. […]

MEXICO: Mexican forests cut down for lucrative avocado crops

by Mark Stevenson, The Australian   Americans’ love for avocados and rising prices for the highly exportable fruit are fuelling the deforestation of central Mexico’s pine forests as farmers rapidly expand their orchards to feed demand.   Avocado trees flourish at about the same altitude and climate as the pine and fir forests in the […]

INDIA: Farmers advised to raise mango, guava and papaya

by Sivaganga, The Hindu   The Department of Horticulture has proposed to take up high-density mango and guava cultivation and introduce hybrid papaya under National Horticulture Mission this year by offering a total subsidy of Rs. 3  crore (USD 446571.90) to farmers.   Addressing a district-level seminar on fruit cultivation here on Saturday, Minister for Khadi […]

CHINA: Strong prices for late mango harvest

by Maarten Gernay, Fresh Plaza     “So far this year, the rainfall in Huaping county’s mango district is relatively average. Even though the cold air currents of the beginning and end of spring 2016 had an influence on the small amount of mango trees that were blooming at that time, the influence was very limited. […]

CALIFORNIA, USA: Bananas could be extinct in next 5 years; Deadly Sigatoka complex shutting down immune systems of bananas

by  Ritwik Roy, International Business Times      World’s banana supply is facing a lethal threat from a fast-advancing disease compound, known as the Sigatoka complex. University of California plant pathologist Ioannis Stergiopoulos believes that this disease has the power to wipe out bananas from the world in the next five to 10 years.   Out […]

INDIA: NRCB in all-out fight against Panama disease in Cavendish banana crops

by D Vincent Arockiaraj, times of india     Cavendish banana comprises 60% of the total banana cultivation in India. Recently, Fusarium wilt has begun infecting Cavendish banana cultivation across the country, said director of the National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB), Trichy, Dr S Uma.   Speaking at a meeting to celebrate the 23{+r}{+d} ‘Foundation […]

PHILIPPINES: Trade agency revives banana fiber industry in DavNor town

In a bid to revive the banana fiber industry in the municipality of Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte,  the Department of Trade and Industry – Davao del Norte Provincial Office pushed for a market linkage between Marsman Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (MARBCO) and TADECO Homes – a leading exporter of handcrafted items in the region. […]

PAKISTAN: Over a third of mango harvest wasted due to postharvest inefficiency

  Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Regional Standing Committee Chairman Ahmad Jawad said that the average export of Pakistani mangoes during the last five years was around 90,000 tonnes only despite the fact that the country produces around 1.8 million tonnes of mango annually but export volume has been very low […]