April 19, 2014 / Week N° 16

Posts Tagged India

U.S.: Washington Apples sits out of Indian cricket campaign

April 16th, 2014

Low import volume has pushed Washington Apples to refocus its marketing efforts in India.

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Supply shortage to drive up Indian mango prices

April 16th, 2014

India’s ASSOCHAM has released an estimated reduction rate for the country’s mango production this year.

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India: Mahindra signs JV with Univeg

April 14th, 2014

A US$16.7 billion company from India and a US$3.2 billion Belgian group will combine forces as part of a landmark produce agreement.

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India: IG International set for record Chilean apple imports

April 14th, 2014

From apple scarcity to a flood of Iranian kiwifruit, IG International’s Tarun Arora explains Indian market trends, along with a few export ventures.

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From Israel to India: Barhi dates in for bumper crop

April 1st, 2014

It has taken time for Barhi date production to take off in India, but this year’s harvest could bring record volume.

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EU bans Indian mangoes, eggplant

March 26th, 2014

EU members moved to ban five Indian fresh produce categories, effective until the end of 2015.

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India’s Tata Group partners with Rallis for branded grapes

March 26th, 2014

India’s Star Bazaar will offer branded grapes in an effort to raise fruit quality for the nation’s middle class consumers.

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Tesco announces joint venture with Tata in India

March 24th, 2014

Tesco’s joint venture with the Tata Group will bring 12 new retail stores to India.

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India tightens rules to dodge EU produce export ban

March 18th, 2014

All Indian produce exports to Europe will now have to be routed through government approved packhouses.

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“There’s a lot of room for growth” in blueberries, says USHBC

March 18th, 2014

After last week’s IBO conference in Mexico, two experts revealed plans for building blueberry demand.

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Indian govt scraps onion export restrictions

March 6th, 2014

In the face of a bumper crop and falling domestic prices, India has removed price limits on onion exports.

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India: Mahindra to raise the bar with fruit brand Saboro

March 3rd, 2014

US$11 billion Indian company Mahindra outlines plans for grape and apple branding.

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Cornerstone in place for India’s biggest perishables market

February 25th, 2014

Modelled after Rungis in France, the US$242 million Gaunnar perishables market is on its way in India.

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Indian grape exports running late

February 20th, 2014

An Indian grape shipper says weather set back harvest times, but volumes will be up.

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Indian mango exporter eyes European, North American markets

February 13th, 2014

New direct trade routes out of India could help Delicious Mangoes expand its focus on Europe.

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Fruit imports have grown despite slowdown, says Dürbeck

February 12th, 2014

The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe

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Indian shipper plans serious pomegranate ramp-up

February 11th, 2014

Marketing under the Kimaye brand, a dramatic rise in pomegranate production is in store for India’s INI Farms.

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Fruits, rice drive Indian ag export growth

February 10th, 2014

Growth in Indian agricultural exports was driven by products such as Basmati rice and mango pulp.

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Indian govt mulls Bangalore airport cold storage facility

February 4th, 2014

New refrigeration capacity in Bangalore airport could be a “major boost” for perishables traders in the region.

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India’s foreign investment policy may attract modern retail

January 27th, 2014

Amendments to India’s foreign direct investment could mean a boost to the modest modern retail sector.

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California walnuts ride marketing momentum in India

January 20th, 2014

California walnut exporters aim to ride a wave in India that has seen their compatriots’ almonds and pistachios soar in popularity.

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India: Syngenta aims for horticultural project rollout

January 13th, 2014

Syngenta Asia’s Prashant Belgamwar discusses seedless watermelon and grape projects in India.

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Tesco’s Indian retail tilt to deepen ties with Tata

December 20th, 2013

Tesco’s chief executive officer for Asia explains plans for India and exciting times ahead for the supermarket chain.

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U.K.: Tesco makes Indian retail pitch

December 19th, 2013

Tesco has taken a necessary step to gain greater access to India’s prospective retail market.

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Tough rules continue impeding Indian mango exports to Japan

December 12th, 2013

Indian authorities expect a decline in the country’s mango shipments this year in the face of difficult protocol measures in destination markets.

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India: Delhi High Court orders pesticide reassessment

November 12th, 2013

In a no-trust vote, the Delhi High Court has ordered the government to reassess produce pesticide levels.

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Indian companies form fruit export venture

November 6th, 2013

India’s IG International and Atharva International have formed a joint venture to export fruits and vegetables abroad.

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Reverse trade mission yields fruit for eastern U.S. apple industry

November 6th, 2013

The U.S. Apple Export Council recently invited Indian and Central American importers to visit orchards and packhouses.

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Indian car company shifts gears into banana business

October 30th, 2013

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra is set to launch its own fruit brand which it plans to take global.


Chile looks to new fruit markets, better access

October 9th, 2013

Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.

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Horticulture Australia signs deal with Indian govt

October 4th, 2013

A new partnership will help Australian and Indian researchers work together to tackle common horticultural challenges.

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GM bananas: from nutrition to disease resistance

August 23rd, 2013

Australian researchers have the developing world in mind with GM bananas, but results could have broader implications.

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Indian organic growers prepare for European market

August 21st, 2013

Growers in India’s Karnataka state hope to send organic produce to European consumers.

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India: apple demand puts pressure on local supply

August 20th, 2013

India is expected to have an average apple crop, contrasted by growing imports and local demand.

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NZ offers India support to sweeten apple tariff cut talks

August 14th, 2013

Pipfruit NZ will take a delegation of growers to India later this month to work on an industry cooperation agreement.

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Australian authorities intercept citrus pest in curry leaves

August 13th, 2013

Two Australian biosecurity officers have potentially saved the country’s citrus industry from devastating disease HLB.

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India: U.S. apples struggle against a cheaper offer from Iran

July 25th, 2013

Depreciation of the rupee and a cheap supply from Iran have made U.S. apples less appealing on the Indian market.

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Indian state promotes urban farming

July 22nd, 2013

India’s Assam state is pushing rooftop farming to provide fresh vegetables in urban zones.

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U.S. walnuts accepted for import in India

July 17th, 2013

India will now accept walnuts from the United States that first undergo methyl bromide fumigation.

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India implements expansive food subsidy plan

July 5th, 2013

India’s new food security bill could provide relief to the poor, but can the nation’s infrastructure handle it?

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India-Iran fruit trade blossoms despite barriers

June 18th, 2013

U.S.-led sanctions have not prevented a fruitful trade relationship between Iran and India.

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India: panel suggests tougher import controls for pesticides

May 31st, 2013

An Indian government panel is seeking to reel in usage of restricted pesticides on imported fruits.

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Indian state experiences fruit boom despite difficulties

May 24th, 2013

India’s Uttar Pradesh state is considered the next fruit hub, but infrastructure may create problems.

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U.S. think tank: Indian policy hurting ag trade and innovation

May 20th, 2013

A U.S.-based think tank has criticized Indian trade policies that may jeopardize the agricultural supply chain.

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Indian mango exporter finds market in Germany

May 15th, 2013

Germany has provided a welcome testing ground for mangoes from India’s Rapid Import and Exporters.


India could send record mango volume to U.S.

May 14th, 2013

If production during the monsoon season goes well, India’s mango shipments to the U.S. could jump significantly.

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More Indians go online to check off grocery list

April 12th, 2013

More Indian shoppers are connecting to the internet to fill their kitchen cabinets.

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U.S.: Washington apples hit for six in India

April 10th, 2013

The Washington State Apple Commission hopes to bowl the competition over by supporting cricket.

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Asia-Pacific agriculture drives global demand for ammonia

March 11th, 2013

Growing populations in China and India are driving food security pressures and demand for ammonia-based fertilizers.

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Port strikes and congestion cause delays for Indian produce imports

February 22nd, 2013

Port strikes and general congestion have made headaches for Indian fruit importers.

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India: IG International to double cold storage capacity

February 14th, 2013

India’s leading fruit distributor has slated a US$25 million investment plan in cold storage facilities over two years.

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Indian government approves aid for mango growers

February 12th, 2013

India will give almost US$1.5 million to mango producers that experienced extensive production losses.

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India’s seed sector asks for government support

February 11th, 2013

India’s seed industry would like to return to its old income tax exempt status.

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Sharp uptick in Indian table grape exports

February 1st, 2013

Indian grape exports to the European Union were around 10 times higher year-on-year in January.

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Indian mangoes may soon enter South African market

January 17th, 2013

India expects clearance soon to export mangoes to yet another new market – South Africa.

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World’s top banana producer aims for higher export presence

January 7th, 2013

Around 30% of produce goes to waste in India’s top banana-growing region.

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Farmer complaints prompt audits for India’s produce committees

December 28th, 2012

India’s Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees may be asleep on the job, farmers claim.

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Indian scientists on path to improve fruit shelf life

December 27th, 2012

A lac-based coating has potential to elongate fruit shelf life for up to two weeks.

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Water shortage to impact Indian export grape deal

December 24th, 2012

Mahagrapes’ Sachin Korde discusses the prospects for this Indian table grape season.

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Apple exporters take on Indian tariffs, methyl bromide proposals

December 20th, 2012

We hear New Zealand, U.S. and Chilean perspectives on India’s apple market obstacles.

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Chile needs more presence and promotion, says Indian importer

December 13th, 2012

India has a large fruit market but one importer says little trade effort has been made by Chile.

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Irradiation opens U.S. for Indian mangoes

December 4th, 2012

India still holds a small U.S. mango market share, but irradiation is helping the country get a foot in.

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India’s growing fruit processing sector to spark postharvest progress

October 1st, 2012

India’s burgeoning fruit processing industry could fuel improvement in the country’s postharvest system.

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Chile urged to exploit India’s rising cherry and kiwifruit demand

September 19th, 2012

Chile needs to intensify its marketing in India to make the most of lower import tariffs.

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Australian-Indian partnership to develop iron-rich bananas

August 30th, 2012

Australian and Indian researchers aim to develop a banana that will help reduce anaemia rates.

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Next decade to prove fruitful for growers, claims economist

August 23rd, 2012

Oliver Flake told PMA Fresh Connections Southern Africa about the gains to be had in developing markets.

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UN pushes for global strategy to deal with national droughts

August 23rd, 2012

The U.S. drought has prompted global organizations to discuss a worldwide water deficit management strategy.

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Kiwifruit milestone for southern India

August 21st, 2012

Researchers have successfully grown kiwifruit for the first time in southern India but yields are still low.

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Opinion: nanofilm holds key to extending South Asia’s fruit shelf life

August 17th, 2012

K.S. Subramanian discusses a joint Indian-Sri Lankan-Canadian project to improve packaging technology.

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China reluctant to renew Indian mango and grape imports

August 9th, 2012

India’s commerce ministry is concerned China won’t renew an import deal for mangoes and grapes.

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Asian Regulatory Round-up: GM labels and health claims

July 27th, 2012

Adrienna Zsakay sums up labeling law changes in China, India and Indonesia.

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Irradiation changes to help South Asian mangoes, traders claim

July 26th, 2012

Mangoes exports to the U.S. are expected to be easier under new irradiation treatment rules.

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U.S. authorities amend irradiation treatment rules for southern states

July 24th, 2012

More parts of the U.S. will be able to have irradiation treatment plants, while new rules are set for Indian and Thai fruit.

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India’s table grapes jeopardized by lack of rain

July 18th, 2012

Up to 15% of table grape growers in India’s Maharashtra state face having no yields due to rain shortages.

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Asian Regulatory Round-up: overhauls throughout the continent

July 5th, 2012

Adrienna Zsakay takes a look at the raft of food regulation changes taking place across Asia.

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New sweet plum developed in India

June 26th, 2012

India is optimistic about the export potential of a new sweet plum developed by researchers in the Punjab.

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Indian scientist pinpoints pathogens that lead to bacterial canker

June 7th, 2012

An Indian scientist has decoded a bacteria that leads to disease in mangoes, pomegranates and citrus fruits.

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Chilean walnut exporters search new markets as prices soar

June 5th, 2012

Chilean walnut producers are eyeing up new markets off the back of an excellent growth in export prices.

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International group sequences tomato genome

June 4th, 2012

Researchers from around the globe have put together a genome sequence for the common tomato.

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South Asian-Canadian project testing nano-film effects on shelf life

June 1st, 2012

Researchers from India, Sri Lanka and Canada are testing nano-film with the aim of reducing post harvest losses.

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India gives green light to Peruvian asparagus, avocados

May 31st, 2012

Peru will now have a new outlet for its avocado and asparagus production following Indian market entry approval.

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Indian mango exports to the U.S. drop from key state

May 21st, 2012

Poor weather and a pest threat have impacted mangoes in a key Indian fruit-growing state.

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India posts record European grape export figures

May 17th, 2012

India increased its grape shipments to Europe by a whopping 63% this season.

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India to adopt South African grape varieties

May 10th, 2012

An Indian grape growers’ group is looking to South African varieties.

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New Indian mango will make debut appearance this season

May 3rd, 2012

A new Indian variety of mango with a reddish skin and sweet flavor has been named after a young politician.

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Chile and India look for fruit trade opportunities

April 30th, 2012

Chilean ag minister Luis Mayol has met with Indian Ambassador Pradeep Kapur ahead of an Asian tour.

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India: hailstorm batters mangoes in Karnatka

April 27th, 2012

Hail and rain have dashed hopes for a high mango yield in parts of the Indian state of Karnatka.

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SA producers call on govt to prioritize horticulture in BRICS summits

April 20th, 2012

The South African is under pressure to ensure fruit export opportunities move further up the BRICS agenda.

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Walmart pledges to get tough on sustainable goals

April 19th, 2012

Walmart CEO Mike Duke outlines green goals, including the ditching of unsustainable palm oil by 2015.

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U.S.: Walmart launches ‘Women in Factories’ empowerment program

April 16th, 2012

Retailer Walmart has started a program it claims will empower 60,000 women in developing countries.

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South African orange exports to India set for boost in 2012

April 11th, 2012

A high Australian exchange rate has shifted the attention of Indian importers to South African oranges.

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Opinion: the ‘huge potential’ for Chilean fruit in India

March 23rd, 2012

An FTA could make India “capable of consuming all of Chile’s produce”, says a leading fruit importer.

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Variable weather hits Indian mangoes

March 21st, 2012

One U.K. importer has seen mango prices double due to rough weather conditions in India.

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NZ: Avocado growers hope science will expand export markets

March 6th, 2012

New Zealand avocado growers have high hopes about technology which will allow them to export beyond the Pacific Rim.

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India and Pakistan to strenghten cross border trade links

March 2nd, 2012

The Pakistani cabinet has decided to ease its restrictions on Indian imports by the end of the year.

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India should grow port operations in line with economic standing, says APM Terminals

February 17th, 2012

APM Terminals says India needs massive investment to raise its shipping status to handle trade growth.

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Indian grape exporter considers E.U. shipment delay

February 3rd, 2012

India has great grape-growing conditions this year, but European market dynamics may force export delays.

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India aims for commercial avocado trials

January 26th, 2012

India’s avocado industry has identified several regions with strong Hass-growing potential.

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Pipfruit NZ forecasts growth in India, Australia this year

January 17th, 2012

Outgoing Pipfruit NZ CEO Peter Beaven discusses growing conditions and the market outlook in 2012.

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Chilean walnut producers look to Asia, Middle East for export promise

December 23rd, 2011

Chile’s walnut growers and exporters predict a bright future.

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