INDIA: Fruits of the latest technology

  It is quite common to see banana bunches weighing about 20-25 kg in the market. But, a farmer from Theni district has produced a bunch with 257 bananas of the Grand Naine variety. The bunch was the major attraction for farmers and visitors, who attended the foundation day of National Research Centre for Banana […]

AUSTRALIA: Watermelon industry to adapt for export to Japan

by  Jodie Gunders, Matt Brann, and Anna Vidot, abc News   Both countries this week announced they’ve agreed on rules for market access, which will allow Australian watermelons, along with pumpkins, to be sold in Japan.   Australia’s trade agreement with Japan has already eliminated tariffs on pumpkins and watermelons, with other melon tariffs due to […]

INDIA: Peruvian Hass avocado gain market access

  Avocados may not be a common item in the diet of the average Indian, but with a population that is on track to being the world’s largest after 2022 there is a bright future for the crop in the South Asian nation.   It’s an export opportunity that the New Zealand avocado industry is already capitalizing on, […]

1 Million Fruit Trees Planting Campaign Launched in Davao City, Philippines

The 1-Million Fruit Trees (1-MFT) planting campaign was launched on 1 September 2016 in the Tagum Agricultural Development Company, Inc. (TADECO) during the field trip held with the Tenth Board of Trustees (BOT) Session of the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet).   It was attended by 26 delegates from 11 countries, including a representative from the Food and […]

TFNet conducts ISTF2016 in Davao City, Philippines

The International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet), the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippines (BPI), and the PhilFruits Association, Inc. (PFA) jointly organized the International Symposium on Tropical Fruits: Towards Sustainable Fruit Production and Global Food Security (ISTF2016) on 29-31 August 2016 in Davao City, Philippines.   The symposium aimed to discuss different […]