ISSUE 22 – October/November 2015This double issue features new TFNet ordinary members from the Philippines and TFNet CEO Dr. Mohd Desa Hassim’s visit to Japan.Other highlights include:

- AUSTRALIA: Queensland farmer helps build mango industry in Vietnam

- PHILIPPINES: Korean makes millions on PH mango

- CANADA: Pineapple now a leather alternative for shoes

- COSTA RICA: Tight pineapple market expected until year-end

- BRAZIL: Watermelon exports more than double during start of season

ISSUE 21 – September 2015The September issue features TFNet CEO Dr. Mohd Desa Hassim’s visit to Fiji.Other highlights include:

- MALAYSIA: Formula to get rid of black spots in papaya developed

- VIETNAM: Fruits and vegetables exports expected to top $2b in 2015

- PHILIPPINES: Durian faces threat from climate change, new crops

- USA: 3D printing could help save avocado, other trees

- UGANDA: Mukono gets disease-free banana tissues

ISSUE 20 – August 2015The August issue reports on the recently held events in Sri Lanka, mainly the International Symposium on “Sustainable Production and Marketing of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits with Focus on Potential Superfruits” on 3-4 August 2015 and the The Sixth General Assembly (GA) of the International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) on 5-6 August 2015.Other highlights include:

- AUSTRALIA: Panama tropical race 4 response stretches budgets and friendships in banana heartland

- MALAYSIA: Frozen ‘D24’ and ‘Musang King’ durians from Terengganu now available in China

- NEW ZEALAND: Creative solutions come from banana shortage

- MEXICO: Country upgrades phytosanitary status of Chiapas mango growers

- COSTA RICA: Pineapple exports to U.S. down 19% in H1

ISSUE 19 – July 2015The July issue provides more updates on the upcoming “Sustainable Production and Marketing of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, with focus on potential superfruits” to be held in Sri Lanka.Other highlights include:

- INDIA: Women make noodles from jackfruit

- PHILIPPINES: Del Monte Arabia investing $250M in pineapple plantation in Palawan

- PAKISTAN: Mango production lower this year

- PERU: San Mateo de Otao to export Cherimoya directly to Canada

- MALAYSIA: Durian charity festival will benefit terminally ill children

ISSUE 18 – June 2015The June issue provides more details on the symposium on “Sustainable Production and Marketing of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, with focus on potential superfruits” to be held in Sri Lanka. Also featured is an article on the international durian symposium held in Thailand.Other highlights include:

- PHILIPPINES: PhilFruits Association to hold 23rd National Fruit Symposium

- VIETNAM: Fruit, vegetable exports grow in first five months

- AUSTRALIA: Starfruit thrives after Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit, destroying other crops

- PERU: Lima to host 8th World Avocado Congress

- JAMAICA: Banana industry vigilant against new threat

ISSUE 17 – April-May 2015The seventeenth issue announces the new TFNet CEO Dr. Mohd Desa Haji Hassim. Also featured is an announcement on the symposium on “Sustainable Production and Marketing of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, with focus on potential superfruits” to be held in Sri Lanka. An article on banana fusarium wilt is also featured.Other highlights include:

- INDIA: Kerala pioneer eyes new horizons for jackfruit industry

- AUSTRALIA: New South Wales remains free of two major banana diseases

- MEXICO: Pitahaya season starts in Sinaloa

- ECUADOR: Banana producing countries concerned about Panama disease

- USA: Next generation GMOs include pink pineapples

ISSUE 16 – March 2015The March issue reports on the TFNet workshop on “Enhancing Market Access for Tropical Fruits in East Africa and GCC Countries through Quality Improvement, Proper Post Harvest Handling and Pest and Disease Management” held in Khartoum, Sudan.Other highlights include:

- MALAYSIA: MARDI works to protect diversity of fruit crops

- FIJI: Papaya export down

- STUDY: Canines, drones battle deadly avocado fungus

- COLOMBIA: Growers want a spot in U.S. guacamole bowls

- MOZAMBIQUE: Firm exports 3,000 tonnes of bananas to South Africa

ISSUE 15 – February 2015The February issue announces TFNet workshop on “Enhancing Market Access for Tropical Fruits in East Africa and GCC Countries through Quality Improvement, Proper Post Harvest Handling and Pest and Disease Management” to be held in Khartoum, Sudan.Other highlights include:

- VIETNAM: Ministry consults about promoting agro-produce in global market

- CHINA: Warming up to Malaysian durian

- ISRAEL: Papaya breeder wins Fruit Logistica Innovation Award

- THAILAND: Task force to tackle main crop prices

- KENYA: Pioneer of grafted mango now enjoying boosted income

ISSUE 14 – January 2015The first issue of the year features an article on the red jackfruit in India and minimal processing of Malaysian tropical fruits.Other highlights include:

- BANGLADESH: Govt to aid entrepreneurs to grind out jackfruit chips

- AUSTRALIA: Mango and lychee farmers given green light to export to US

- INDIA: For guava lovers, the bigger the better

- DOMINICA: Reaching out for banana aid

- TANZANIA: Avocados are the new ‘gold’ in Kilimanjaro