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

SOURCE: Joshua Minchin, New Food Arla Foods Ingredients is partnering with other bodies in a new four-year project to turn papaya fruit into a nutritious and affordable snack for low-income consumers in Ethiopia. Led by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the project brings together multiple public-private partners. TheirContinue Reading

SOURCE: Sainiani Boila, Fbc News With increased papaya and pineapple production, the Agriculture sector is now packaging them as dried fruits for the international market. Output has increased to 4000 and 7000 metric tonnes respectively. Agriculture Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy says the commodities will help farmers and generate income forContinue Reading

SOURCE: New Food Magazine Scientists from the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International have mapped the potential global spread of the devastating papaya mealybug (Paracoccus marginatus), highlighting new areas in Africa, Asia and the Americas into which this pest could potentially invade. The papaya mealybug, which is native to MexicoContinue Reading

SOURCE: Matt Russell, Freshplaza Demand for Australian papaya has returned to normal, following the increase in retail purchasing immediately following the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. North Queensland growers, Skybury, noticed a small reduction in demand following the ‘panic buying’ that Australia went through, but it has now levelled out with retailersContinue Reading

SOURCE: Ryan Finnerty, Hawaii Public Radio With hotels, restaurants, and farmers largely shuttered, demand for fresh, local produce has plummeted. The loss of revenue puts future harvests at risk. Local farmers are experiencing a cash crunch, according to Brian Miyamoto, director of the Hawaii Farm Bureau. He says a wideContinue Reading

SOURCE: Noticias de Almeria TRANSLATION: Freshplaza Scientists from the AGR-200 Research Group of the University of Almería, working in partnership with the nursery Vitalplant, have carried out a project on the “Influence of early sexing and papaya plant size on the production and quality of fruits grown in greenhouses inContinue Reading

Bananas and papaya, representative tropical fruits, are being cultivated on a farm on Anmyeon Island in Taean County, South Chungcheong Province.   Bananas produced at the farm are sweeter than imported ones due to large daily temperature differences and abundant sunshine. In addition, the yield per tree has reached 50Continue Reading