FIJI: Breadfruit delicacies

During a successful trade mission to Australia last week, one of our Fijian-grown crops garnered plenty of attention at the Sydney Fine Food Show – breadfruit. Root crop exporter, Farmboy, had taken a few packs of frozen breadfruit to test the market and to our joyful surprise discovered this common, yet often underutilized fruit, was […]

TFNet joins AgriMalaysia 2017

Agri Malaysia 2017 was an international exhibition organized by Expoglobe and One International Exhibition held on 22-24 September 2017 at the Setia City Convention Center, Shah Alam, 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.   The […]

INFOGRAPH – Friday Fruit Facts (#012) – Acerola

Size does not matter when it comes to this tiny ruby-like fruit. The acerola is a powerhouse for Vitamin C. Find out more about it in this week’s Friday Fruit Facts.   CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

INFOGRAPH – Friday Fruit Facts (#011) – Wild Durian

Did you know that the #durian fruit is the frequent answer to many #riddles in folklore?   In Lampung, southern #Sumatra: “Ditjuluk sakik, dikanik bangik” “It is painful to the touch (the spines); it is delicious to the taste (the aril)”). In Minangkabau : “Ambi duri, bapaga duri, sarugo didalam, narako diluwa” (“His name is […]

PHOTOS: TFNet joins Malaysia’s “Largest Mango Tree Planting” activity

KEDAH, MALAYSIA: 4000 mango seedlings of the Harumanis variety were planted by 2000 people at the same time on Sept 19, setting the record for “Largest Mango Tree Planting” on the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR). The programme was organized by the Department of Agriculture and Malaysia Agriculture College, with support from agencies under the […]

INDIA: Whatever happened to the plan to jazz up jackfruit?

I knew it was time to do a follow-up story on jackfruit when I went shopping in Trader Joe’s and saw 20-ounce cans of “Trader Joe’s Green Jackfruit In Brine.” For only $1.99!   Which raises the question: Who in America is buying canned jackfruit in brine?   Before I answer that question, let’s flash […]

INFOGRAPH – Friday Fruit Facts (#010) – Hala Fruit

For this week’s Friday Fruit Facts, let’s take a dip into the warm waters of the Pacific and savor the beauty of the hala fruit. All hail the hala!   CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Fiji to host 11th TFNet BOT Meeting and ISTF2017

The Government of Fiji and the International Tropical Fruits Network are organizing the International Symposium on Tropical Fruits (ISTF2017) and the 11th TFNet Board of Trustees Meeting on 23-26 October 2017 in the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji.   Bearing the theme “Food Security amidst a Changing Climate: Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Tropical Fruit […]

International Workshop on Digital Marketing for Women Entrepreneurs to be held in Melaka, Malaysia

International Workshop on Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Agri-Food Business: Transitioning from Traditional to Digital Marketing Date: 2-6 October 2017 Venue: The Straits Hotel and Suites Melaka, Malaysia   Organized by: NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women, Malaysia (NIEW) Ministry of Women, Family, and Community Development, Malaysia (KPWKM) International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet)   Workshop overview Social […]

INFOGRAPH – Friday Fruit Facts (#009) – Tamarind

The #tamarind is deeply intertwined into the fabric of South Asian society, be it from its use in food culture to religious reverence. Even the famed poet Rabindranath Tagore was awed by the tamarind tree that it became part of his literary inspiration. For this week’s Friday Fruit Facts, we walk along the rich history […]