Call for Abstracts – International Conference on Tropical Fruits Pests and Diseases

Submit your Abstracts now for the International Conference on Tropical Fruit Pests and Diseases (TROPED) 2018!   The inaugural TROPED 2018 which carries the theme “Sustainable Solutions for Tropical Fruit Pests and Diseases” paves the way forward for the sharing and exchange of case studies, research developments and technological advancements in the management of pests […]

SAMOA: Banana exports breakthrough

Samoa can officially begin exporting fresh banana and plantains to New Zealand again.   The breakthrough comes under a new export plan the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries have agreed upon.     The good news for banana farmers come after a long hiatus since Samoa stopped exporting […]

CHINA: Peruvian flame mangoes a welcome arrival

Leading Peruvian supplier Camposol has teamed up with Dole China to introduce a line of Kent mangoes to the Chinese market.   Branded under the name Peruvian Flame Mangoes, the fruit entered the Asian nation in the lead-up to Chinese New Year celebrations. Dole is distributing the fruit through offline retail channels such as Olé […]

INDONESIA: Mangoes, dragon fruit to enter Australian market

Indonesia will soon export mangoes and dragon fruit to Australia, a decision made during the 21st meeting of the Working Group on Agriculture, Food and Forestry Cooperation (WGAFFC) between Australia and Indonesia, held in Melbourne from Feb. 14 to 15.     The Agriculture Ministry’s Agriculture Quarantine Agency head, Banun Harpini, who acted as cochair […]

AUSTRALIA: Melbourne is hosting a festival dedicated to the super smelly durian fruit

The world’s most noxious fruit has long had a reputation amongst backpackers through Southeast Asia for its foul stench and for many trying it out is a rite of passage, albeit often an unpleasant one. The taste is an acquired one, to say the least, but if you find you’re missing it, Melbourne is hosting […]

USA: The fruit that tastes like chocolate pudding

Recent headlines that chocolate supplies could fall short of demand by as much as a million tonnes by 2020 have been alarming. Those in despair over the news can take heart, however, as substitutes are available to get you through the rough times, including one that is actually relatively healthy – black sapote.     […]