SOURCE: Lucía Vásconez, El Comercio TRANSLATION: Freshplaza Data published by the Central Bank of Ecuador (ECB) confirms that banana and plantain exports between January and August 2021 have decreased when compared to the same period of the previous year. In this period, shipments of Musaceae to international markets reached aContinue Reading

SOURCE: Livemint A team of Indian scientists has used tea and banana waste to prepare non-toxic activated carbon, which could useful for industrial pollution control, water purification, food and beverage processing, and odour removal. The newly developed process avoids usage of toxic agent for synthesising activated carbon, thus making theContinue Reading

SOURCE: Andrew Spence, InDaily An Adelaide company that has spent more than 15 years perfecting its system of turning banana plantation waste into food packaging has completed a factory-scale trial to demonstrate the commercial viability of producing pizza boxes, burger clamshells, meal containers and dishes. The share price of publicly-listedContinue Reading

SOURCE: Van Phuc, Saigon Online Dragon fruits are classified as a key export fruit product and often in the groups of commodities in Vietnam registered export sales of more than US$1 billion each. Despite the fact Vietnamese dragon fruit has access to several global markets, including China, Thailand and Indonesia,Continue Reading

SOURCE: Ida Lim, Malay Mail Coconut was what Malaysians ate the most in terms of weight in 2020 out of 14 fruits included in an official study, with the second being durians. In the Department of Statistics Malaysia’s (DOSM) report released today, the per capita consumption or the yearly individualContinue Reading

SOURCE: Samantha Dick and Matt Brann, ABC More than 160 seasonal workers from Vanuatu have landed in Darwin to bolster the Northern Territory’s mango-picking workforce for this year’s harvest. The workers arrived on a chartered flight from Port Vila on Tuesday and will spend the next 14 days at HowardContinue Reading

SOURCE: Mintu Deshwara, The Daily Star Farmers are enjoying tremendous success cultivating papaya in fallow lands in Sreemangal upazila of Moulvibazar district, thanks to bumper yield and a reasonable market price. Favourable weather conditions and the availability of cheap fertilisers led to a huge harvest this season, according to theContinue Reading