MALAYSIA: Cold spell to affect pomelo harvest

With the current cold spell and the incessant rain destroying flowers on pomelo trees, farmers fear that this may affect this year’s harvest.   With rainy days starting even before the start of 2018, consumers are told to expect fewer fruits during harvest in six months’ time.     At the Go Chin Pomelo Nature […]

MALAYSIA: LPP identifies potential area for durian cultivation

Realising the potential of durian as a new source of income, the Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP) has identified a 119-hectare area to be developed for durian cultivation this year, said its chairman Tan Sri Zainal Dahalan.   He said durian provided a new economic opportunity and could benefit LPP members nationwide as the fruit was […]

MALAYSIA: The fruit that smells like gym socks is skyrocketing in China

China’s love of a pungent, football-sized thorny fruit is skyrocketing, and Malaysia wants a piece of it.   The value of China’s fresh imports of durian fruit has climbed an average of 26 percent a year over the past decade, reaching $1.1 billion in 2016, according to United Nations data. Thailand dominates that market, but […]

MALAYSIA: Govt to allocate RM1m to develop Perlis harumanis mango industry

The Perlis harumanis mango will be even sweeter in the future with the injection of RM1 million by the government to develop the industry.   Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the allocation was for drainage and planting of the trees as well as other logistics needed to increase the productivity and marketing of these mangoes.     […]