February 26, 2015 / Week N° 09
February 25th, 2015
“I’d prefer an average volume crop of good size to a massive crop of small fruit,” says Seven Fields’ Brett Jackson.
February 23rd, 2015
After making its name in dragonfruit, Colombia’s Asoppitaya plans to move into organic crops and other tropical fruits.
February 20th, 2015
New government support will make the Japanese market much more accessible for India’s mango industry.
February 13th, 2015
Whether it’s edible-skin squash, a unique citrus fruit or fresh wasabi, Japanese horticultural companies are banking on growing overseas interest in their national cuisine.
January 15th, 2015
Australia’s second-largest horticultural export destination will now start reducing tariffs on items like citrus fruit, grapes and asparagus.
November 20th, 2014
A decision by Japan’s MAFF will now allow for much greater volumes of Chilean cherries this Christmas.
November 17th, 2014
Airfrieght shipments are limiting Peruvian mango growth in Japan and China, but Chile holds no such problems.
November 11th, 2014
South Korea has finally opened the door to Persian limes from Mexico, with table grapes next in line for approval.
October 1st, 2014
Toshiba says the crops grown in its near-sterile factory in Japan will have extended shelf-life and superior freshness.
September 24th, 2014
As of January 2015, Japan and Canada will be able to trade organic produce without the need for further certification.
August 12th, 2014
Mexico’s avocado shipments to its three biggest importers increased by around a third from January to June.
August 4th, 2014
Panasonic believes indoor farming will lead to more affordable premium Japanese crops in Singapore.
August 1st, 2014
Peru’s Hass avocado representative body says it is on track to enter Japan, China and Korea in 2015.
July 2nd, 2014
An Argentine citrus industry representative says growers urgently need the U.S. and Brazilian markets to be opened if they are to improve their lot.
July 1st, 2014
Australia’s AHEA will have access to new funding to boost online communication and trade relationships in Asia.
June 23rd, 2014
AHEA is optimistic for Australia’s horticultural exports despite government forecasts for a reduction in 2014-15.
June 11th, 2014
SENASA has found cold treatment eliminated fruit fly pests, paving the way for shipments to Japan.
May 21st, 2014
Peru’s latest citrus export expectations have been lifted since April, while a fresh market access deal edges closer.
May 7th, 2014
New Zealand’s wine sector was not able to beat apple growers’ phenomenal rise in export values last year.
May 2nd, 2014
China and South Korea will be tariff-free for Peruvian table grapes next year, while work continues to open up the Japanese market.
Honduras hopes to increase its melon export campaign by two million boxes this season.
April 16th, 2014
The first exports of Australian table grapes to Japan marks the country’s second produce milestone in a week.
April 11th, 2014
A relaxation in requirements could see more parts of Japan and the Philippines shipping fruit to the U.S.
April 10th, 2014
Mandarins, oranges and macadamia nuts are a few Australian products expected to profit from the Japan FTA.
April 7th, 2014
Horticulture is expected to be one of many beneficiary industries from an Australia-Japan FTA.
March 18th, 2014
After last week’s IBO conference in Mexico, two experts revealed plans for building blueberry demand.
February 14th, 2014
After a decade of talks, Argentina will be able to ship fresh oranges and mandarins to Japan.
January 7th, 2014
An impending South Korea lime deal is one of a raft of new market openings slated by the Mexican government.
January 3rd, 2014
Chile will now enjoy extensive tariff exemptions in Japan and South Korea.
December 16th, 2013
American Airlines’ Carmen Taylor discusses new produce flight routes and the investment needed to keep perishables in top condition.
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.
December 5th, 2013
Japan is Florida’s top grapefruit export market but volume in recent years has suffered.
November 26th, 2013
The U.S. has taken interest in Japan’s fruit market due to the Asian nation’s declining national supply.
November 20th, 2013
Peru’s Provid has announced grape export expectations for this season, and hopes for Japanese market access by 2015.
October 22nd, 2013
A Japanese research team says it has found a method to produce fruit from apple trees in about a year.
October 18th, 2013
Karen Caplan from Frieda’s Specialty Produce says not all heirloom apples were created equal.
Consumers are focusing in on brix levels before making purchases in Japan’s demanding fruit market.
October 4th, 2013
Consultancy Maximixe has released its forecast for next year’s Peruvian avocado crop.
September 30th, 2013
The U.S. and Japan have joined forces on certification to establish equivalency across a US$36 billion organic sector.
September 24th, 2013
First Lenovo, now another Asian technology giant is moving into the world of horticulture.
September 12th, 2013
A recent approval is expected to “establish a bridgehead” for Korean fruit exports to Latin America.
August 29th, 2013
Mexico’s Roger Gay discusses a need for better direct access to Europe and the prospects of better tasting irradiated mangoes.
An aging population and a shift away from fresh fruit are affecting Japan’s stonefruit market growth possibilities.
August 7th, 2013
Peruvian officials hope to win Japan’s favor and enter the nation’s avocado market.
July 19th, 2013
Mexican horticultural exporters are viewing several Asian countries as “high value” markets.
June 26th, 2013
Citrus Australia has seen a sharp uptick in orange demand in China, and is optimistic for U.S. prospects under the new import system.
June 7th, 2013
Chile’s Carlos Cruzat says kiwifruit marketer Zespri is testing the limits of fair competition in Japan and South Korea.
April 17th, 2013
The U.S. Trade Representative has listed several sanitary and phytosanitary measures holding back exports.
April 2nd, 2013
Dole will play a much smaller role for certain commodities, following a major transfer to ITOCHU Corp.
December 6th, 2012
Culinary curiosity has sparked a niche market for Japanese yuzu limes.
December 5th, 2012
Japan has joined Peru’s list of available avocado market destinations without cold treatment.
November 20th, 2012
Philippine banana exports to China are recovering, while strategies look to Russia, Europe and the U.S.
October 12th, 2012
Fressure Foods is harnessing New Zealand’s avocado crop surplus with value adding profitability.
October 5th, 2012
Peru’s Camu-camu exports have increased thanks to a growing appetite for dry extracts of the fruit.
September 14th, 2012
Dole has responded to claims Japan’s Itochu is set to buy its Asian fruits and vegetable division.
August 31st, 2012
Chile’s cherry exports are set to rise significantly as China and Japan lower their import tariffs.
August 14th, 2012
Colombia has started exporting mangoes to Japan after gaining access late last month.
July 30th, 2012
Sergio del Castillo explains why Peru’s mandarins have become such a runaway success.
July 25th, 2012
A Japanese inspector has given the nod to Argentina’s cold treatment practices for oranges and mandarins.
July 10th, 2012
Peru has locked in the majority of its forthcoming mango shipments in Europe and the U.S.
July 5th, 2012
New Zealand scientist Russell Poulter draws conclusions after Psa sequencing from strains across four continents.
July 4th, 2012
Pakistan is convinced its inaugural mango shipments to South Korea will be well received.
June 14th, 2012
The U.S. blueberry industry is working with Japanese authorities to solve an excess residue issue.
June 7th, 2012
Scientists hope to exploit the potential of an Asiatic pear variety as its genome has now been sequenced.
June 4th, 2012
Researchers from around the globe have put together a genome sequence for the common tomato.
May 24th, 2012
Australian navel orange producers have decided to slow down production to avoid a saturated market.
May 21st, 2012
South Africa’s small grapefruit sizes are causing export headaches this season.
May 14th, 2012
Tariq Khan explains the infrastructure and export obstacles facing Pakistani mango growers.
May 8th, 2012
Peruvian president Ollanta Humala’s visit to Asia this week is expected to broaden the country’s exports.
May 7th, 2012
Australia’s first grapefruit shipment to Japan is a healthy diversification for growers facing low demand at home.
March 20th, 2012
Zespri will soon ship its first kiwifruit for the season to Japan.
March 12th, 2012
Chilean producers are upbeat about their Summerkiwi cultivar expecting to double exports this season.
February 24th, 2012
Peru’s bananas prove an export hit in The Netherlands recording a 36% increase in shipments.
February 21st, 2012
Mexico’s fruit exports have shown strong growth of nearly 19% with avocados as the top performer.
January 16th, 2012
The Australian citrus industry hopes the government will follow the U.S. in testing Brazilian juice imports.
January 13th, 2012
U.S. moves to test orange juice for pesticides have caught Brazilian exporters by surprise.
January 4th, 2012
NZKGI president Neil Trebilco details the 2011 experience of kiwifruit disease Psa and what can be learned for 2012.
December 30th, 2011
New Zealand’s bumper avocado crop has led to lower prices, exacerbated by poor market information.
December 28th, 2011
Peru’s weekly mango exports have more than tripled since the start of December.
Mexico has staked its guava-exporting claim in the U.S. market.
December 27th, 2011
Peru’s organic exports have skyrocketed as the country continues to look for new markets.
December 23rd, 2011
Chile’s walnut growers and exporters predict a bright future.
December 21st, 2011
Mexico has intensified its strawberry production to post record exports.
December 15th, 2011
The fruit fly headache for mango exporters could be a thing of the past thanks to genetic engineering.
December 12th, 2011
Chilean avocado producers have to keep their eye on the bigger picture and keep a steady flow of exports.
November 25th, 2011
One of Brazil’s key lemon and fruit growing areas is to gain US$3 million to improve post harvesting practices.
November 17th, 2011
Zespri´s chief executive has announced a campaign to lift kiwifruit export tariffs in Asia.
November 3rd, 2011
A leading Mexican packing industry figure says the country’s lime exports should be fine despite HLB.
October 6th, 2011
Mexico is ready to comply with Japan’s new mango importer protocols, providing buyers continue to foot the bill.
September 16th, 2011
South African fruit exporters have raised concerns about their prospects in Europe due to the debt crisis.
August 22nd, 2011
A South African grapefruit promotion campaign in Japan has showed improved results over the season.
July 20th, 2011
New Zealand may only export a small amount of avocadoes by global standards, but this year growers are forecasting a record crop.
July 15th, 2011
Australian growers are expected to start exports of a Japanese-developed fruit called Sumo citrus this week.
June 16th, 2011
Australia’s stonefruit industry is out to capture Asian markets with shorter shipping timeframes than its competitors.
May 19th, 2011
NZ kiwifruit company Zespri says the season has got off to a slow start, but demand has been strong in Asia.
May 18th, 2011
Peru’s rapidly-growing grape export industry will now have access to the South Korean market.
May 13th, 2011
Chile’s blueberry exports to the U.S., the Netherlands and Asia rose dramatically in 2010-11.
May 9th, 2011
Chile has ramped up its kiwifruit portfolio with three different varieties.
April 15th, 2011
New Zealand’s post-harvest companies can no longer consider avocadoes a secondary crop to kiwifruit, says businessman.
April 12th, 2011
South African producers have finally sent Barlinka grape shipments to South Africa after waiting 25 years, with successful results for phytosanitary tests.
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