SRI LANKA: Pineapple and passion fruit cultivation zones to be established

The Ministry of Agriculture has decided to establish pineapple and passionfruit cultivation zones in Moneragala under the accelerated agriculture development program, “We Grow – We Eat”, implemented under the guidance of the Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera to establish specific crop zones.   The agriculture zones will be established under the World Bank assisted Agricultural […]

KENYA: Passion fruits take county by storm as farmers seek higher returns

Wilkister Osando fully understands what agribusiness is and enjoys every bit of it.   On her farm in Borabu, Nyamira County, there are 400 passion fruit plants. Their leafy vines are weighed down by the green-purplish gleaming fruits, dangling from their plants.     It is a beautiful scenery and one cannot hold back the […]

KENYA: Passion fruits open EU markets for Kitale farmer

Farmer Ephantus Mwangi in Kitale had not considered farming until he and his wife Pauline visited the Netherlands at the invitation of a Dutch couple with whom they worked on youth mentorship. Their passion was helping pregnant teens, young mothers and babies, and they set up a rescue home outside Kitale town.   Visiting that […]

KENYA: Passion fruit farming set for better times ahead

The prospects of passion fruit farming in Kenya could change for the better if plans to upgrade the fruit into a major horticultural crop are adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture.   This is after details emerged that the country’s production of the crop has been on the decline for the past decade in which […]

CHINA: E-commerce giant Alibaba’s drones deliver passion fruit to islands

      Source: Xinhua