NEW ZEALAND: Tropical Fruit Growers NZ membership soars

Tropical Fruit Growers of New Zealand membership has soared since a Northern Advocate report in March last year publicised the potential for profit in growing bananas, pineapples and other tropical plants in Northland and other warmer parts of New Zealand.   Back then, the group had about 20 members experimenting with growing tropical fruit commercially. […]

FAO: Tropical fruit trade set to reach new peak in 2017

Global trade in avocados, mangos, pineapple and papaya is set to reach a new peak in 2017 though climate change threatens the output of tropical fruit in many growing regions, the United Nations food agency (FAO) said on Thursday.   Exports of the four main tropical fruits have been growing faster than all other internationally […]