New book discusses how to achieve sustainable mango cultivation

Burleigh Dodds Science (BDS) Publishing, the newest Associate Member of TFNet, has released a book on “Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Mangoes.” It is edited by Dr. Victor Galán Saúco, Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias (ICIA), Spain and Dr. Ping Lu, Charles Darwin University, Australia.     Matt De Bono, Marketing Manager for BDS Publishing, describes […]

Interesting durian recipes

Durian is one of the most popular fruits in Southeast Asia. While most people like eating it fresh, the “king of fruits” can be prepared into interesting dishes.   Here are some classic and innovative durian recipes that you can try at home.   Durian Crepe (Recipe by QL Chef, www.qlkitchen.com)   The sweet and creamy […]

TFNet CEO’s New Year Message

A HAPPY 2018 TO ALL!   Let me begin by thanking all of our esteemed members, partners, and stakeholders for the fruitful collaborations in the past year. May the new year be even more productive for TFNet and all of its members.   OUR FRUITFUL YEAR   In 2017, TFNet continued to facilitate international cooperation […]

INFOGRAPH: Friday Fruit Facts (#016) – Lychee

It is said that a romance between an ancient beauty and the emperor of China has led to the decline of a dynasty. This tragic romance then became the inspiration for the famous poem “The Song of Everlasting Sorrow”. In today’s Friday Fruit Facts, we travel beyond time to explore one of #China’s greatest treasure, […]

FEATURE: Fiji’s new Green Pearl guava is sweet, crisp, and nutritious

On 25 September 2017, The Fijian Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with Taiwan Technical Mission introduced the Green Pearl guava variety to the local market. Minister Inia Seruiratu of the Ministry of Agriculture Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management officially launched the variety.     “Daily consumption of fruit and vegetables is important […]

INFOGRAPH – Friday Fruit Facts (#015) – Starfruit

This fruit is a symbol of spirituality in Javanese culture. It’s five-point star shape symbolizes the five points in spirituality and is called the pancasila (panca meaning five and sila meaning attitude). This refers to the five taboos in life: Madat (smoking opium), Mabok (intoxication), Main (gambling), Maling (theft), and Madon (adultery). For this week’s […]

INFOGRAPH – Friday Fruit Facts (#014) – Breadfruit

Touted by some as “the fruit with the potential to feed the world”, this fruit has seen its share of ups and downs. From the inspiration for a hit song in Jamaica to being tossed overboard during a mutiny, this week’s Friday Fruit Facts is the humble breadfruit.   CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

INFOGRAPH – Friday Fruit Facts (#013) – Guava

In this week’s Friday Fruit Facts, we rave about the native of South America, the versatile and nutritious guava which is touted as a superfruit.   CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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 […]

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

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 […]