Public lecture on tech transfer and adoption to be held in Malaysia

The Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is organizing a public lecture on the “Impact of Technology Transfer, Commercialization, and Technology Adoption in Horticulture Crops” on 11th October 2016 at the Faculty of Agriculture in UPM, supported by the International Tropical Fruits Network, The International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences, and Persatuan Perkhidmatan Pegawai Pertanian. The [...]

TFNet supports Agri Malaysia 2016

Agri Malaysia 2016 is an international exhibition organized by Expoglobe and One International Exhibition to be held on 22nd – 24th September 2016 at the Melaka International Trade Center, 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. [...]

TFNet holds workshop on Revitalizing the Malaysian Tropical Fruit Industry

  The workshop on Revitalizing the Malaysian Tropical Fruit Industry: Enhancing Linkages among Small-Scale Producers and Others Stakeholders in the Value Chain was held at the Institute Pengurusan Peladang in Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia on 8-10 August 2016. The workshop was organized by TFNet and supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Malaysia.   [...]

TFNet CEO to attend regional meeting on banana

GUANGZHOU, CHINA: TFNet CEO Mohd Desa Hassim will attend the Banana Asia Pacific Network (BAPNET) steering committee meeting on 23-26 August 2016 at the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GDAAS).   The meeting will review the status of the occurrence, threat, and impact of Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race 4 (Foc TR4) in the Asia Pacific [...]

TFNet joins FAO/AFMA workshop on PPPs for agro-industrial development

TFNet CEO Dr. Desa Hassim participated in the Regional Training Workshop on Agribusiness Public-Private Partnerships and Territorial Investment Approaches for Agro-industrial Development organized by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific (AFMA) at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok in Thailand on 20-22 [...]

Regional workshop on dragon fruit diseases to be held in Thailand

With support from the International Tropical Fruits Network, the Food and Fertiliser Technology Center (FFTC) for the Asian and Pacific region, the Mekong Institute, and New Zealand Plant & Food Research are co-organizing a Regional Workshop on the Control of Dragon Fruit Diseases at the Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 4-8 September 2016.   The [...]

TFNet launches GAPTROF during the 33rd FAO APRC

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, one out of three people in developing countries suffer from micronutrient malnutrition caused by the lack of essential vitamins and minerals. Poor diet is the cause of micronutrient malnutrition, which can lead to various chronic illnesses and fatigue. Children are particularly more vulnerable and [...]

TFNet to hold a workshop on revitalizing the Malaysian fruit industry

The International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) is organizing  a workshop on “Revitalizing the Malaysian Tropical Fruit Industry: Enhancing Linkages between Small-Scale Producers and Other Stakeholders in the Value Chain” in Langkawi, Malaysia on 8-10 August 2016.   The workshop will include participants from the public and private sector, including policy makers, researchers, extension officers, farmers, and [...]

TFNet attends FAO’s intersessional meeting on citrus greening disease

The Intergovernmental Group on Citrus Fruit of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with support of Chinese Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GDAAS), recently organized the Intersessional Meeting on Citrus Greening Disease (Huanglongbing) on 2-4 December 2015 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Guangzhou City.     The meeting gathered about 30 experts [...]

TFNet CEO pays courtesy calls to stakeholders in Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND: TFNet CEO Dr. Desa Hassim paid a courtesy visit to Kanit Likhitvidhayavuth, Deputy Director General of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DOAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative (MOAC) on the 17th December 2015.   During the visit, he encouraged the DOAE to join TFNet and represent Thailand as a country member. Thailand is an important [...]

New Year Message from the CEO

I wish you members and friends of TFNet a happy new year!   In 2016, TFNet turns 16 years and will continue to play a major role in facilitating international cooperation in production, consumption, logistics, markets, and trade development in the global tropical fruit sector.  I would like to take a moment to update you [...]

TFNet CEO Presents on the Global Pineapple Scenario in the National Pineapple Conference in Malaysia

TFNet CEO Dr. Desa Hassim attended the Malaysian Pineapple Conference held in Riverside Hotel, Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia on 1-2 December 2015.   The conference was organized by the Malaysia Pineapple Industrial Board (MPIB), supported by the State government of Sarawak during the celebrations of the National Farmers, Livestock Breeder and Fishermen Day. This national event [...]