The Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Western Australia is offering a PhD horticulture scholarship through a project on jackfruit. Specifically, the project will investigate the comparison of pre-harvest and post-harvest fruit characteristics, post-harvest physiology, consumer attributes and economic evaluation of the supply chain of Jackfruit produced in different preharvest settings.Continue Reading

SOURCE: Athira M, The Hindu Frozen ripe jackfruit is the latest addition to the growing market of value-added products from jackfruit. Bibil Thomas, a 29-year-old software engineer from Kumily in Idukki district of Kerala, has launched Jackobyte, which retails frozen ripe bulbs of jackfruit with a shelf life of threeContinue Reading

SOURCE: Dhaka Tribune The farmers said wholesalers and their representatives from different parts of the country flock to the upazila every year when the harvesting season begins. Despite bumper production, jackfruit growers in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur are incurring losses due to a lack of customers and falling prices broughtContinue Reading

Government officials are holding discussions with China on exporting Malaysia’s honey jackfruit and swiftlet nests following the successful export of frozen whole musang king durians and MD2 pineapples to that country.   Agriculture minister Salahuddin Ayub said procedures and protocols were being prepared by the ministry for the export ofContinue Reading

A Kerala town has made it mandatory for all new buildings to plant native fruit trees as a condition for the grant of the occupancy certificate, without which the building cannot be occupied.     The Left-governed civic body in Kodungallur, Thrissur district, enforced the new rule on World EnvironmentContinue Reading

In October last year, a techie turned agriculturist, Yathish Shetty from Bengaluru, along with his wife, launched an online portal ‘Local Farmer’ exclusively for farmers to sell their produce directly to the customers.   Around the same time, 150 kilometres away in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, Shivanna, an engineer turnedContinue Reading