April 19, 2014 / Week N° 16
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.
December 19th, 2013
Tesco has taken a necessary step to gain greater access to India’s prospective retail market.
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.
November 12th, 2013
In a no-trust vote, the Delhi High Court has ordered the government to reassess produce pesticide levels.
November 6th, 2013
India’s IG International and Atharva International have formed a joint venture to export fruits and vegetables abroad.
The U.S. Apple Export Council recently invited Indian and Central American importers to visit orchards and packhouses.
October 30th, 2013
India’s Mahindra & Mahindra is set to launch its own fruit brand which it plans to take global.
October 9th, 2013
Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.
October 4th, 2013
A new partnership will help Australian and Indian researchers work together to tackle common horticultural challenges.
August 23rd, 2013
Australian researchers have the developing world in mind with GM bananas, but results could have broader implications.
August 21st, 2013
Growers in India’s Karnataka state hope to send organic produce to European consumers.
August 20th, 2013
India is expected to have an average apple crop, contrasted by growing imports and local demand.
August 14th, 2013
Pipfruit NZ will take a delegation of growers to India later this month to work on an industry cooperation agreement.
August 13th, 2013
Two Australian biosecurity officers have potentially saved the country’s citrus industry from devastating disease HLB.
July 25th, 2013
Depreciation of the rupee and a cheap supply from Iran have made U.S. apples less appealing on the Indian market.
July 22nd, 2013
India’s Assam state is pushing rooftop farming to provide fresh vegetables in urban zones.
July 17th, 2013
India will now accept walnuts from the United States that first undergo methyl bromide fumigation.
July 5th, 2013
India’s new food security bill could provide relief to the poor, but can the nation’s infrastructure handle it?
June 18th, 2013
U.S.-led sanctions have not prevented a fruitful trade relationship between Iran and India.
May 31st, 2013
An Indian government panel is seeking to reel in usage of restricted pesticides on imported fruits.
May 24th, 2013
India’s Uttar Pradesh state is considered the next fruit hub, but infrastructure may create problems.
May 20th, 2013
A U.S.-based think tank has criticized Indian trade policies that may jeopardize the agricultural supply chain.
May 15th, 2013
Germany has provided a welcome testing ground for mangoes from India’s Rapid Import and Exporters.
May 14th, 2013
If production during the monsoon season goes well, India’s mango shipments to the U.S. could jump significantly.
April 12th, 2013
More Indian shoppers are connecting to the internet to fill their kitchen cabinets.
April 10th, 2013
The Washington State Apple Commission hopes to bowl the competition over by supporting cricket.
March 11th, 2013
Growing populations in China and India are driving food security pressures and demand for ammonia-based fertilizers.
February 22nd, 2013
Port strikes and general congestion have made headaches for Indian fruit importers.
February 14th, 2013
India’s leading fruit distributor has slated a US$25 million investment plan in cold storage facilities over two years.
February 12th, 2013
India will give almost US$1.5 million to mango producers that experienced extensive production losses.
February 11th, 2013
India’s seed industry would like to return to its old income tax exempt status.
February 1st, 2013
Indian grape exports to the European Union were around 10 times higher year-on-year in January.
January 17th, 2013
India expects clearance soon to export mangoes to yet another new market – South Africa.
January 7th, 2013
Around 30% of produce goes to waste in India’s top banana-growing region.
December 28th, 2012
India’s Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees may be asleep on the job, farmers claim.
December 27th, 2012
A lac-based coating has potential to elongate fruit shelf life for up to two weeks.
December 24th, 2012
Mahagrapes’ Sachin Korde discusses the prospects for this Indian table grape season.
December 20th, 2012
We hear New Zealand, U.S. and Chilean perspectives on India’s apple market obstacles.
December 13th, 2012
India has a large fruit market but one importer says little trade effort has been made by Chile.
December 4th, 2012
India still holds a small U.S. mango market share, but irradiation is helping the country get a foot in.
October 1st, 2012
India’s burgeoning fruit processing industry could fuel improvement in the country’s postharvest system.
September 19th, 2012
Chile needs to intensify its marketing in India to make the most of lower import tariffs.
August 30th, 2012
Australian and Indian researchers aim to develop a banana that will help reduce anaemia rates.
August 23rd, 2012
Oliver Flake told PMA Fresh Connections Southern Africa about the gains to be had in developing markets.
The U.S. drought has prompted global organizations to discuss a worldwide water deficit management strategy.
August 21st, 2012
Researchers have successfully grown kiwifruit for the first time in southern India but yields are still low.
August 17th, 2012
K.S. Subramanian discusses a joint Indian-Sri Lankan-Canadian project to improve packaging technology.
August 9th, 2012
India’s commerce ministry is concerned China won’t renew an import deal for mangoes and grapes.
July 27th, 2012
Adrienna Zsakay sums up labeling law changes in China, India and Indonesia.
July 26th, 2012
Mangoes exports to the U.S. are expected to be easier under new irradiation treatment rules.
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.
July 18th, 2012
Up to 15% of table grape growers in India’s Maharashtra state face having no yields due to rain shortages.
July 5th, 2012
Adrienna Zsakay takes a look at the raft of food regulation changes taking place across Asia.
June 26th, 2012
India is optimistic about the export potential of a new sweet plum developed by researchers in the Punjab.
June 7th, 2012
An Indian scientist has decoded a bacteria that leads to disease in mangoes, pomegranates and citrus fruits.
June 5th, 2012
Chilean walnut producers are eyeing up new markets off the back of an excellent growth in export prices.
June 4th, 2012
Researchers from around the globe have put together a genome sequence for the common tomato.
June 1st, 2012
Researchers from India, Sri Lanka and Canada are testing nano-film with the aim of reducing post harvest losses.
May 31st, 2012
Peru will now have a new outlet for its avocado and asparagus production following Indian market entry approval.
May 21st, 2012
Poor weather and a pest threat have impacted mangoes in a key Indian fruit-growing state.
May 17th, 2012
India increased its grape shipments to Europe by a whopping 63% this season.
May 10th, 2012
An Indian grape growers’ group is looking to South African varieties.
May 3rd, 2012
A new Indian variety of mango with a reddish skin and sweet flavor has been named after a young politician.
April 30th, 2012
Chilean ag minister Luis Mayol has met with Indian Ambassador Pradeep Kapur ahead of an Asian tour.
April 27th, 2012
Hail and rain have dashed hopes for a high mango yield in parts of the Indian state of Karnatka.
April 20th, 2012
The South African is under pressure to ensure fruit export opportunities move further up the BRICS agenda.
April 19th, 2012
Walmart CEO Mike Duke outlines green goals, including the ditching of unsustainable palm oil by 2015.
April 16th, 2012
Retailer Walmart has started a program it claims will empower 60,000 women in developing countries.
April 11th, 2012
A high Australian exchange rate has shifted the attention of Indian importers to South African oranges.
March 23rd, 2012
An FTA could make India “capable of consuming all of Chile’s produce”, says a leading fruit importer.
March 21st, 2012
One U.K. importer has seen mango prices double due to rough weather conditions in India.
March 6th, 2012
New Zealand avocado growers have high hopes about technology which will allow them to export beyond the Pacific Rim.
March 2nd, 2012
The Pakistani cabinet has decided to ease its restrictions on Indian imports by the end of the year.
February 17th, 2012
APM Terminals says India needs massive investment to raise its shipping status to handle trade growth.
February 3rd, 2012
India has great grape-growing conditions this year, but European market dynamics may force export delays.
January 26th, 2012
India’s avocado industry has identified several regions with strong Hass-growing potential.
January 17th, 2012
Outgoing Pipfruit NZ CEO Peter Beaven discusses growing conditions and the market outlook in 2012.
December 23rd, 2011
Chile’s walnut growers and exporters predict a bright future.
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