SOURCE: Thi Ha, Vietnam Express Vietnam’s durian growing area has been expanding on average 24.5% annually since 2010 to 131,000 hectares now, the fastest among its key crops, leaving authorities concerned about oversupply. The central highland region has the biggest durian area at nearly 70,000 hectares, followed by the MekongContinue Reading

SOURCE: Nelson Joe, Post Courier The Kainantu district development authority in Eastern Highlands province has embarked on commercializing avocado going forward. Eastern Highlands Governor Simon Sia has joined the local MP William Hagahuno and his DDA members, chief of Executive officer Viencent Agusave and the project coordinator Livingston Fontenu andContinue Reading

SOURCE: Agatha Ngotho, The Star Researchers have developed an initiative to combat the destructive papaya mealybug in Kenya. Researchers at the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (Cabi) have introduced a parasitic wasp, a natural predator, to coastal counties to help control the papaya mealybug pest. The tiny wasp helpsContinue Reading

SOURCE: Daniel Boffey, The Guardian UK refusing to commit to EU pledge to stop cutting tariffs on big producers despite bananas being as cheap today as three decades ago. It is one of the few British supermarket staples to have bucked the trend during the cost of living crisis, withContinue Reading

SOURCE: Lois Calderon, CNN Philippines Japanese investors met with Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual to flag what they said was the less-than-desirable quality of Philippine pineapples and bananas amid climate change, coupled with Manila’s traffic congestion that added to supply chain woes. The dialogues were held on Monday as a delegationContinue Reading

SOURCE: Times of India Dragon fruit is cultivated on over 2,000 acres across Karnataka and avocado on at least 1,000 acres, according to Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) scientists. The revelation was made at a three-day seminar organised by Indian Council of Agricultural Research-IIHR on its Bengaluru campus toContinue Reading