The Malaysia Banana Congress 2021 was held online on 7 – 8 September 2021, after a pre-event workshop on 3 – 6 September. The congress was organized by the Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR), University of Malaya, Malaysia, with International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet) was one of
The Lancang/Mekong river originates from the Tibetan plateau in China and ends at the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) mechanism launched in 2016, signifies the multilateral cooperation between riparian states along the 4,350 km river comprising Cambodia, PR China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Agriculture is
The aggressive nature of COVID-19 has prompted Governments to impose protective measures to control its spread, including different forms of lockdowns. Despite efforts by countries to minimize impact, inevitably, the different forms of lockdowns imposed have affected the food supply chain with regard to production, distribution and market.
China is fast becoming a leading producer of dragonfruit (Pitaya). According to China’s Southern Daily newspaper, China had only 3,400 hectares of dragonfruit in 2011. In 2018 the total area had increased substantially to 40,000 hectares, with more additional areas expected in the coming years. In 2019, it was reported
Article based on DFNet’s workshop on Marketing and the Whole Value Chain for Dragon Fruit, 9-10 September, My Tho City, Vietnam. Dragonfruit or pitaya (Hylocereus sp. and Selenicereus sp.) is gaining popularity with expanding global markets and increase in production areas as observed in Vietnam, China, India and some
With a large population, growing income levels and bullish consumer spending, China has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Agriculture, especially the food industry is one that has grown tremendously, not only for products produced locally, but also products that are imported. Fruit is one
The global consumption of pineapples continues to grow, due to an increasing demand spurred by demographics, more discerning consumers, cheaper and improved logistics and distribution ecosystem, and rising incomes. In 2017, Malaysia was ranked 18th in the list of pineapple world producers and 22nd as the world’s pineapple exporter.
The durian fruit has grown in popularity in the past few years due to increased demand from consumers, especially from China. The fruit also has a significant export market to Southeast Asian countries, Australia, and other western countries. The boost in the durian market is partly due to the
Talaad Thai is the biggest wholesale market for agricultural products in Thailand. Built on an area totalling about 80 hectares, the collection and distribution centre is situated about 60 km north of capital Bangkok. Complete with its own container yard, banks and cold chain facilities, it also has a POSSEC
Sabah, the second largest Malaysian State with an approximate area of 73 million hectares, is situated in the North Eastern part of Borneo Island. The State is a popular tourist destination for its pristine beaches, beautiful islands, tropical forests and the highest mountain in South East Asia. Sabah is also