INDIA: Tamil Nadu eyes market as European kids go bananas over fruit

A recent study conducted among children in Europe found they favoured the Indian Red banana and Njalipoovan or Ney Poovan (Elakki), bringing hope to farmers in Tamil Nadu. Significantly, the National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB), Tiruchy is expecting an inspection by European agencies to sanction the export of bananas to European countries.   “We […]

PERU: Sharp rise for avocado exports in 2017

Peru’s avocado exports soared in both volume and value during the 2017 season, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri).   The entity said export volumes rose 27% year-on-year to 247,000 metric tons (MT), with the value soaring 46% to US$580 million.   According to International Trade Center data, in 2016 Peru became […]

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 […]

VIETNAM: China makes up three-fourths of fruit exports

Vietnam exported US$240 million of vegetables and fruits last month, taking the total to US$2.86 billion in the year to end-October, up 42.6% year-on-year. Revenue from vegetable and fruit exports exceeded that of Vietnam’s key export products such as rice, crude oil and coal. Analysts said the target for some US$3 billion from vegetable and […]

LAOS: Bananas topping list of agricultural export earners

Bananas are expected to be the nation’s highest revenue earner among agricultural exports this year, retaining the top spot achieved last year despite a decrease in exports by value. This year, Laos expects to earn about US$184 million from banana exports, down US$13.8 million compared to last year, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce reported. […]

PERU: El Niño cuts organic banana production

Adverse weather has led to a 16 per cent fall in exports of organic bananas from Piura according to the Banana Technical Board.   President Marcia Herrera Reto said shipments were on course to reach US$112m this year compared with US$152m in 2016.   The fall is due to the higher incidence of pests brought […]

VIETNAM: Tien Giang seeks measures to boost star apple exports to US

Measures to boost star fruit exports to the US were discussed at a conference held in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on November 14.   According to Pham Anh Tuan, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, star fruit is among the locality’s seven competitive fruits and entering the US market opens big […]