March 01, 2015 / Week N° 09
February 23rd, 2015
The Indian government has relaxed the minimum export price (MEP) on potatoes that was initially introduced last June.
February 20th, 2015
New government support will make the Japanese market much more accessible for India’s mango industry.
February 19th, 2015
Revenue surpassed US$1 billion for the largest citrus shipper in the U.S. last year, bolstered by a new partnerships in India and Brazil.
February 17th, 2015
One EU importer believes Indian mango sales may initially be affected by a damaged reputation.
February 12th, 2015
An Indian grower is gearing up for renewed mango exports to Europe, but thinks exchange rates will impact produce trading overall.
February 4th, 2015
An Indian company’s investment in Czech cherry orchards is set to pay dividends in the coming years.
A collaborative project funded by the International Development Research Centre has shown nanotechnology could help boost Asian mango shippers’ profits by 15%.
February 2nd, 2015
A report says there could be a connection between litchi seeds and an unknown illness in a northern Indian region.
January 28th, 2015
A government-backed organization in Himachal Pradesh intends to significantly improve apple storage options in the state.
January 23rd, 2015
The Indian Agricultural Research Institute’s Anand Singh discusses what’s next in overcoming EU bans on produce imports.
January 22nd, 2015
India’s mango farmers are jubilant at the news they will soon be able to export their fruit to Europe again.
January 20th, 2015
“It vindicates our opinion that the ban should never have been put in place,” says Monica Bhandari.
European plant health experts are content with India’s assurances that mango exports to the EU will be free of quarantine pests.
“Everything points towards the easing of restrictions,” one source told www.freshfruitportal.com.
January 15th, 2015
The third phase of an Israeli-Indian horticultural technology, research and trade project is now underway.
January 14th, 2015
Sopan Kanchan says bouts of inclement weather have been ‘nothing the Indian grape industry can’t handle’.
Keith Vaz has urged Europe’s politicians to vote in favor of the Indian produce trade during a vote to take place in a week’s time.
January 12th, 2015
India is next in Australia’s sights after a series of FTA breakthroughs with China, Japan and South Korea.
January 8th, 2015
A Defra spokesperson has confirmed the European Commission will vote soon on whether to lift a ban on Indian mangoes.
January 6th, 2015
IG International is confident about Chile’s cherry potential and is also launching a new dragonfruit program.
Financial challenges mean mango cultivation could face the chop in parts of the Punjab.
December 16th, 2014
Maharashtra grape farmers suffering crop damages have protested against the government’s lack of action after recent bad weather.
December 11th, 2014
Zespri’s kiwifruit sales have doubled in India as more consumers become familiar with the exotic fruit.
December 9th, 2014
An increasing number of Indian table grape growers are learning how best to produce their fruit to meet high international trade standards.
December 4th, 2014
Although Europe’s ban on Indian mango imports was originally set to last until the end of 2015, experts from the Asian country claim trade could start up again much sooner.
Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd has reached a deal with three Indian research groups to improve horticulture.
December 3rd, 2014
BVF’s Marc Evrard discusses his expectations for an incipient pome fruit program in India.
November 28th, 2014
Two Argentine apple shippers are delighted at the new Indian market access, with both saying they were surprised at the news and that a strong future is in store.
November 7th, 2014
Groups from Israel, India and Australia will cooperate on projects to improve food supply and water use.
November 4th, 2014
A state-backed company in the Indian region of Tamil Nadu has its sights set on boosting infrastructure to ship its Cavendish and native bananas to the world.
October 23rd, 2014
The number of products covered by a 2007 trade agreement between Chile and India is set to shoot up six-fold.
September 17th, 2014
An EU delegation recently visited India to inspect the country’s mango supply chain.
September 5th, 2014
First it was hail, now heavy rainfall poses a threat to this year’s apple crop in Kashmir.
September 2nd, 2014
New Zealand cherry industry players discuss several steps underway to make the most of booming opportunities in Asia.
August 29th, 2014
New rules mean it will now be much easier for Indian onion growers to sell their produce outside the country.
August 25th, 2014
Danfoss India has ambitious plans to resolve infrastructure problems that are leaving a third of bananas by the wayside.
August 19th, 2014
Authorities are assessing the damage of hail in Kashmir, where some pome fruit orchards have had a ‘total loss’.
August 18th, 2014
IG International’s Tarun Arora looks at the Indian crops to benefit from Russia’s import ban, and how the move will affect European and Middle Eastern growers’ orientations toward his country.
August 11th, 2014
Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.
August 7th, 2014
India is next on the list of countries where the U.S. cranberry industry plans to pump up exports with new funds.
August 4th, 2014
We speak with the man behind India’s renowned “practically seedless” Sindhu mango.
July 28th, 2014
One of the most recognizable faces in Indian cinema is now officially a representative of the country’s leading fruit-growing state.
July 25th, 2014
An Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) expert looks at the important role of horticulture in development.
July 23rd, 2014
Berry Gardens and Syngenta will be among the beneficiaries of a U.K. grant for agricultural innovation projects.
Seedless grapes are now commonplace, but what about a seedless mango? Indian researchers think it could be the next big thing.
July 17th, 2014
We take a look at the latest of several centers supported by Israel that are raising Indian horticultural productivity.
July 8th, 2014
Indian scientists have called for natural parasites to combat heavy infestations of the banana leaf roller.
July 3rd, 2014
The Indian government has raised the minimum export price for onions by two thirds.
July 1st, 2014
Around 14% of Himachal Pradesh orchards will come under a scheme aimed at raising orchard productivity.
June 30th, 2014
After a decision to limit export prices on onions, India has now applied a similar measure to potatoes.
June 23rd, 2014
Pipfruit NZ has said it believes it can work with India to resolve any trade issues.
June 20th, 2014
Fresh and dried fruit companies were part of a recent Afghan delegation to visit New Delhi for trade promotion.
June 18th, 2014
Some Indian districts have banned litchi sales, but scientists and growers say there is no link between the fruit and an outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).
June 12th, 2014
India’s PM hopes other parts of the country can emulate Sikkim, which is on track to becoming a fully organic state.
A state government source says many orchardists think India’s new Prime Minister will ban apple imports.
June 10th, 2014
The new Indian Government has pledged to crack down on dangerous chemicals used to artificially ripen fruit.
June 6th, 2014
After acting in more than 180 films, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan will likely take to the stage of Maharashtra’s fruit and vegetable industry.
June 3rd, 2014
With branded product, an Indian company has a long-term goal to rival banana suppliers from Latin America and the Philippines.
May 28th, 2014
The Washington Apple Commission has revealed its long-term plan to boost sales in India.
May 26th, 2014
The U.K. Government has pledged closer collaboration with India to negotiate re-opening mango import access in the future.
May 23rd, 2014
Leicester MP Keith Vaz says nothing can be done to reverse the EU’s ban on Indian mangoes over the summer.
May 22nd, 2014
From papadums to sweets to juices, Indian researchers are aiming to improve the way jackfruits are utilized.
May 21st, 2014
The last time India had a bumper litchi crop, growers were able to export the excess to Europe and the Middle East.
May 19th, 2014
If projections come to fruition, U.S. importers can expect a lot more Indian mangoes this season.
May 16th, 2014
An EU spokesperson has contradicted an Indian press report that the controversial mango ban has been lifted.
May 15th, 2014
Ripe Now’s Lewey Hook is focusing more efforts on West African mangoes now that India-sourced trials have had to be put on hold.
May 13th, 2014
The government of India’s largest kinnow mandarin-growing state hopes to incentivize producers by promoting the fruit’s health benefits to the public.
May 8th, 2014
Several U.K. MPs told Parliament the ban on Indian mangoes was “EU bureaucracy going too far”, but a DEFRA rep cited “major shortcomings” in the South Asian country’s export system.
May 7th, 2014
David Cameron “looks forward” to discussing the ban on Indian mangoes with the country’s next prime minister.
The Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons has granted parliamentary debate on the EU mango ban for this Thursday.
With Europe cut off, Indian mango farmers are having to look to new markets to balance their sales portfolios.
May 6th, 2014
Indian politicians have criticized the EU while lambasting their own authorities over a ban on mangoes.
May 5th, 2014
Babar Durrani discusses steps for Pakistan to avoid the fate of India, which has lost access to the EU mango market.
Retail experts give the lowdown on underlying cultural and economic factors behind India’s supermarket boom.
April 29th, 2014
Monica Bhandari questions why Indian mangoes can’t be subjected to heat treatment instead of an outright EU ban.
Leicester East MP Keith Vaz is determined to “save the mango in Britain”.
April 21st, 2014
The Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board explains a new program to build four cold storage centers.
April 16th, 2014
Low import volume has pushed Washington Apples to refocus its marketing efforts in India.
India’s ASSOCHAM has released an estimated reduction rate for the country’s mango production this year.
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.
From apple scarcity to a flood of Iranian kiwifruit, IG International’s Tarun Arora explains Indian market trends, along with a few export ventures.
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.
March 26th, 2014
EU members moved to ban five Indian fresh produce categories, effective until the end of 2015.
India’s Star Bazaar will offer branded grapes in an effort to raise fruit quality for the nation’s middle class consumers.
March 24th, 2014
Tesco’s joint venture with the Tata Group will bring 12 new retail stores to India.
March 18th, 2014
All Indian produce exports to Europe will now have to be routed through government approved packhouses.
After last week’s IBO conference in Mexico, two experts revealed plans for building blueberry demand.
March 6th, 2014
In the face of a bumper crop and falling domestic prices, India has removed price limits on onion exports.
March 3rd, 2014
US$11 billion Indian company Mahindra outlines plans for grape and apple branding.
February 25th, 2014
Modelled after Rungis in France, the US$242 million Gaunnar perishables market is on its way in India.
February 20th, 2014
An Indian grape shipper says weather set back harvest times, but volumes will be up.
February 13th, 2014
New direct trade routes out of India could help Delicious Mangoes expand its focus on Europe.
February 12th, 2014
The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe
February 11th, 2014
Marketing under the Kimaye brand, a dramatic rise in pomegranate production is in store for India’s INI Farms.
February 10th, 2014
Growth in Indian agricultural exports was driven by products such as Basmati rice and mango pulp.
February 4th, 2014
New refrigeration capacity in Bangalore airport could be a “major boost” for perishables traders in the region.
January 27th, 2014
Amendments to India’s foreign direct investment could mean a boost to the modest modern retail sector.
January 20th, 2014
California walnut exporters aim to ride a wave in India that has seen their compatriots’ almonds and pistachios soar in popularity.
January 13th, 2014
Syngenta Asia’s Prashant Belgamwar discusses seedless watermelon and grape projects in India.
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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