INDIA: How a farmers’ group is reviving the jackfruit

A farmer producer organisation (FPO) in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district is putting the humble jackfruit back on the table. Long ignored in the region, the jackfruit actually lends itself to being transformed into a value-added product or two. However, not much attention is paid to its cultivation by most farmers as it is not the […]

International Jackfest 2018 to focus on product development and marketing

The International Symposium on Technology Intervention for Effective Utilization and Marketing of Jackfruit (Jackfest 2018) will be held in Kerala Agriculture University (KAU), Kerala, India on 9-15 July 2018, organized by Department of Agriculture Development & Farmers’ Welfare and KAU.     As the official state fruit, Kerala produces 10% of the total jackfruit in India. It provides countless […]

INDIA: Jackfruit Coffee, Anyone?

The idea that Malayalis adore the humble jackfruit is clearly an understatement.   In Kerala, you don’t just love the bulbous and fleshy ‘chakka’, you are either smitten by it or obsessed with it. How else would you explain the unanimous decision to choose it as the official state fruit?     I belong to […]

MEXICO: Jackfruit Mexico switches to 100% dried product

Harvesting kicks off this week for Yucatán Peninsula-based Jackfruit Mexico in the company’s first season dedicated solely to dehydrated product, plugging into the booming trend for the fruit as a vegan alternative to meat. The campaign also fits nicely with the Tulum Veg Fest this weekend where the company will be exhibiting and hosting workshops […]