July 25, 2014 / Week N° 30
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.
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.
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