TFNet welcomes BDS Publishing as new Associate Member

Burleigh Dodds Science (BDS) Publishing recently joined TFNet as an Associate Member.     It is a new “climate smart” publisher that builds a database of review chapters, each written by a leading expert, which systematically covers major crop varieties and each step in the value chain for their production: from breeding to harvest.   […]

ISTF2017 Proceedings now available!

The Proceedings for the 2017 International Symposium on Tropical Fruits (ISTF2017) is now available to download at the symposium website: http://www.itfnet.org/istf2017/proceedings.php   ISTF2017 was held in Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji on 23-25 October 2017, organized by the Fijian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet), and Fiji Institute of Agricultural Sciences (FIAS), with […]

TFNet and CABI to strengthen collaborations in 2018

International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) and Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) held a meeting on 10 January 2018 at the TFNet headquarters to discuss possible collaborations on projects or activities.   The meeting was attended by 4 TFNet staff and 6 CABI staff, including TFNet CEO Dr. Desa Hassim and CABI Regional Director […]

Indonesia launches two new mango varieties

Two new mango varieties named Agri-Gardina 45 and Gadung 21 were launched during the Indonesian Mango Mass Propagation and Germplasm Exibition Cukur Gondang, Pasuruan, East Java on 3-5 November 2017.     Dr. Ellina Mansyah, Director of the Indonesia Tropical Fruit Research Institute (ITFRI), says that both varieties have a unique taste and texture. Head of Indonesian Center […]

TFNet CEO presents keynote paper during the Food and Society International Conference 2017

Held at Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur from 18th to 19th November 2017, the Food and Society International Conference 2017 was organized by the Asia-Pacific Food Studies Network, the Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), and the National University of Malaysia (UKM).   With topics based on themes such as taste, culture, education, and communication; the conference […]

TFNet CEO guests in the 25th Philippine National Fruit Symposium

Bearing the theme “Tropical Fruit Diversification and Production for Health and Economic Benefits,” the 25th Philippine National Fruit Symposium was organized by the PhilFruits Association at the Aziza Paradise Hotel in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on 7-10 November 2017.     Thirty seven papers were presented during the symposium. The paper on “Macadamia conservation, propagation, […]

ISTF2017 field trip showcases Fiji’s growing tropical fruit industry

A one-day field trip was organized by the Fijian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on October 25 for the delegates of the 2017 International Symposium on Tropical Fruits (ISTF). The itinerary includes various locations of interest that feature Fiji’s tropical fruit industry, including a nursery, a model farm, a wet market, and an export facility.   […]

TFNet holds 11th BOT meeting in Fiji

The Eleventh Board of Trustees (BOT) Session of the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) was held in Nadi, Fiji on 26 October 2017, a day after the International Symposium on Tropical Fruits (ISTF2017).     It was attended by 13 Board Members from 7 TFNet member countries, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and […]

Fiji hosts International Symposium on Tropical Fruits

The 2017 International Symposium on Tropical Fruits (ISTF2017) was held in Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji on 23-25 October 2017, organized by the Fijian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet), and Fiji Institute of Agricultural Sciences (FIAS), with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). (UPDATE: Powerpoint […]

TFNet joins MARDI’s Green Campus Initiative

The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) organized the Green Campus Initiative on 5 October 2017 in the MARDI Headquarters in Serdang with support from  the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) and other agencies. The initiative launched by YBhg. Datuk Dr. Sharif Haron, Director-General of MARDI was developed to improve the quality of the […]

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

The Straits Hotel & Suites, Melaka became the venue of choice for this year’s collaborative event between the NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women (NIEW) and the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet). This marks a second collaborative effort between NIEW and TFNet. Officiated by the CEO of TFNet, Dr. Mohd. Desa Hassim and Mdm. […]

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 […]