ISSUE 35 – 2017 in Review

In this issue, we are reviewing all the events for 2017.

ISSUE 34 – November 2017

The November 2017 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed features the International Symposium on Tropical Fruits (ISTF2017), the 11 TFNet Board of Trustees Meeting, and new tropical fruit varieties.

Other highlights include:

  • AUSTRALIA: High tech map of avocado, macadamia and mango orchards helps disaster response
  • MALAYSIA: New preservation tech will help make durian cheaper in future
  • PHILIPPINES: Farmers ink deal for monthly export of 8MT of papaya to South Korean firm
  • ECUADOR: Ministry and banana producers establish a road map
ISSUE 33 – September-October 2017

The September-October 2017 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed features the International Workshop on Digital Marketing for Women Entrepreneurs held in Malaysia, AgriMalaysia 2017, and various tree planting activities.

Other highlights include:

  • VIETNAM: EU potential market for fruit and vegetable exports
  • FIJI: Breadfruit delicacies
  • BANGLADESH: Only 5% mango found in mango juices
  • VIETNAM: Student invents bioproduct to preserve fruit
ISSUE 32 – July-August 2017 

The July-August 2017 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed features the International Workshop on Production, Value Addition, and Marketing of Jackfruit held in India, ICAAS 2017, a Village Development Forum in Indonesia.

Other highlights include:

  • INDIA: Banana chips get more pricey
  • VIETNAM: Dragon fruit exports to Australia to begin soon
  • MEXICO: Growers aim for Guinness World Record with biggest guacamole
  • MALAYSIA: McDonald’s all sold out of Durian McFlurry
ISSUE 31 – May-June 2017

The May-June 2017 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed features Khazanah Research Institute’s Brown Bag Seminar series and feature articles on eating fruits in Ramadan and Fusarium Wilt.

Other highlights include:

  • MALAYSIA: Chinese snapping up durian farms, prices to rise
  • AUSTRALIA: Grower prepares for first crop of bananas since banana freckle detection
  • INDIA: Banana farms are being blamed for the death of babies
  • USA: Rambutans are shifting from ethnic to mainstream in North America
  • COSTA RICA: First pineapple shipment to China a success
ISSUE 30 – March-April 2017 

The March-April 2017 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed features the 2018 Malaysian Budget Discourse and study visit to the Mekong Delta.

Other highlights include:

  • THAILAND: Durian to be upgraded as GI product
  • USA: Popularity of Avocado Festival continues to grow
  • MALAYSIA: Drought in Malaysia increases price of durians and delays peak season to end July
  • PAKISTAN: Solar energy can be utilised to increase crop production
  • TAIWAN: Banana, pineapple prices to soar following typhoon
ISSUE 29 – January-February 2017

The January-February 2017 issue of the TFNet Newsfeed features a study visit to Thailand and profiles of two new TFNet officers.