January 27, 2015 / Week N° 05
January 27th, 2015
Halls International’s Ate Kalsbeek discusses some of the new items lined up after the acquisition of Columbus Exotics.
U.S. and South Korean market developments are on the cards for Peruvian mango shippers in February.
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 19th, 2015
Fruit exporter Pico plans to expand its core offering while adding new crops such as pomegranates and avocados in the mix.
January 16th, 2015
Peru’s mango exports to date are significantly down on packed volumes during the same time last year.
The Mango Ecuador Foundation is optimistic about gaining access to the Chinese market before next season.
January 15th, 2015
The third phase of an Israeli-Indian horticultural technology, research and trade project is now underway.
January 14th, 2015
While most Australian litchi and mango growers have traditionally focused on the domestic market, they will now have a new sales outlet thanks to the official opening of the U.S. market for their crops.
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 13th, 2015
Colombian growers were able to raise exports of a range of exotic fruit crops to the EU last year.
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
Financial challenges mean mango cultivation could face the chop in parts of the Punjab.
Mango trees in a central Mexican state had their flowers in full bloom last month.
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.
November 25th, 2014
A Chinese agribusiness hopes the Australian FTA will also lead to simplified quarantine protocols for fruit imports, and has also signaled plans to include South African sourcing.
November 18th, 2014
Central American Produce says volatile mango import volumes from Latin America mean buyers must act now.
November 17th, 2014
Australia’s fresh fruit, vegetable and orange juice sectors are all set to gain after the signing of an FTA with China.
Airfrieght shipments are limiting Peruvian mango growth in Japan and China, but Chile holds no such problems.
November 14th, 2014
A Colombian team found natural-based coatings kept mangoes in better condition for longer.
October 23rd, 2014
An affiliate of Mexican grower Triple H plans to open a new in/out fruit processing facility in the U.S. next month.
October 10th, 2014
Despite reduced Latin American mango production, Kingston Fresh will import more Ecuadorian fruit this season.
September 30th, 2014
Peru’s mango grower body has emphasized a lower crop will not compromise export quality next season.
September 24th, 2014
They probably won’t stir up the market, but Jamaican mangoes have been approved for export to the U.S.
September 22nd, 2014
We take a visit to Peru with a buyer mission organized by SIPPO, which is also looking to find new partners in Colombia.
September 17th, 2014
An EU delegation recently visited India to inspect the country’s mango supply chain.
September 15th, 2014
Maersk says that like avocados and bananas, mangoes also stand to benefit from controlled atmosphere containers.
Although it doesn’t reduce weight, a study shows mango consumption could lower blood sugar levels in obese adults.
September 5th, 2014
China’s Silk Road economic belt strategy is expected to lead to more Central Asian fruit imports.
September 1st, 2014
An Ecuadorian mango sector spokesperson says the industry needs to improve in various areas to boost trade.
August 20th, 2014
The NMB is due to hold another web seminar today on mango ripening practices, with ‘more progress to be made’.
August 18th, 2014
Ecuador’s broccoli growers hope to replicate their Japanese success in Russia now that key competitors are gone.
August 12th, 2014
The Peruvian mango industry hopes to start a pilot scheme of its new quality seal later this year.
August 7th, 2014
An Israeli company better known for its citrus fruit and avocados is making headway in the mango market.
A Pakistani mango exporter starting a U.S. deal argues his fruit is miles ahead of the Mexican competition in quality.
August 6th, 2014
Fruit farmers in Kenya, Nigeria and Malawi are expected to benefit from Coca Cola’s expansive ‘Source Africa’ initiative.
August 4th, 2014
We speak with the man behind India’s renowned “practically seedless” Sindhu mango.
July 28th, 2014
A report says El Niño bodes positively for Brazil’s mango industry, and not so well for a key competitor.
July 23rd, 2014
Seedless grapes are now commonplace, but what about a seedless mango? Indian researchers think it could be the next big thing.
July 18th, 2014
Malawi Mangoes aims to be the ‘leading agro-processing company on the African continent’ in five years.
July 9th, 2014
One company’s plight shows another reality from Pakistan’s tough restrictions imposed on mango exporters.
July 4th, 2014
Mexican mango shipments are down considerably this week compared to the same time last year.
June 26th, 2014
Peru’s El Niño phenomenon is not in a strong phase, yet slight temperature upticks are having an effect on mango, grape and citrus crops.
June 24th, 2014
Costa Rica’s mango exports have dropped off for the third consecutive year in 2014.
June 20th, 2014
Preliminary studies have shown large Peruvian mangoes can be effectively treated with hot water.
June 17th, 2014
The Philippines’ Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) is hopeful for further market development in the U.S. and Australia.
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.
May 28th, 2014
Excellent mango quality in Mexico means growers are positive this season, despite some market issues.
With exports due to rise 15% this year, Peru’s produce industry will be making its mark at the London Produce Show.
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
Profitability outpaced sales growth for Peru’s Camposol in what was a stellar first quarter for 2014.
Leicester MP Keith Vaz says nothing can be done to reverse the EU’s ban on Indian mangoes over the summer.
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.
Pakistani government and industry have stepped up their game to prevent fruit fly incursions in mango exports.
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 14th, 2014
Could mango consumption be key to treating various human diseases? New research on animals is very promising.
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
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.
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 24th, 2014
Asohofrucol hopes Colombia’s strikes do not cause road blockages, and expects minimal disruptions to harvests.
April 23rd, 2014
Peru’s mango industry was able to both raise volume and maintain good prices in foreign markets this season.
April 21st, 2014
The Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board explains a new program to build four cold storage centers.
April 16th, 2014
India’s ASSOCHAM has released an estimated reduction rate for the country’s mango production this year.
April 15th, 2014
Tomatoes, bell peppers and eggplants suffered some of the worst damages from Cyclone Ita in Australia.
April 11th, 2014
A relaxation in requirements could see more parts of Japan and the Philippines shipping fruit to the U.S.
March 26th, 2014
EU members moved to ban five Indian fresh produce categories, effective until the end of 2015.
March 25th, 2014
Mexico’s Ecofruit discusses the current mango season and prospects in Russia.
March 3rd, 2014
Transportation time for Pakistani fruit exported to China will be cut to 70 minutes by air.
February 21st, 2014
Peru’s national mango association is on track to exceeding export forecasts with a sharp rise in shipments.
February 13th, 2014
New direct trade routes out of India could help Delicious Mangoes expand its focus on Europe.
February 6th, 2014
With ideal market windows, Senegalese mango growers expect continued growth with the help of a Dutch program.
January 27th, 2014
Colombia has highly ambitious goals for export leadership in the future for strawberries and papayas.
January 17th, 2014
Spain accounts for less than 1% of Ecuador’s mango exports – a percentage Pro Ecuador hopes to change.
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 13th, 2013
Nestlé’s Chaunsa Project will support mango production in Pakistan’s southern Punjab.
November 8th, 2013
Despite frosts, Peru is on track to send its first mangoes to the U.S. and Europe.
October 28th, 2013
Oppy’s James Milne says the U.S. is moving to a more fixed ‘European’ produce sourcing model as growers seek to cut risks.
October 25th, 2013
Torrential rains damaged and delayed harvests in western Mexico, but the inclement weather has brought some positives to growers.
October 22nd, 2013
Colombian and Brazilian scientists have found value added potential in mango peels due to beneficial bioactive compounds.
October 17th, 2013
Weather has been favorable so far for Ecuadorian mangoes and volume should remain up.
Brazil’s overall fruit exports are expected to increase, despite severe drought in the northeast.
October 11th, 2013
Good flowering should set Peru up for over 10% growth in its mango exports.
October 9th, 2013
New technology will help trade to and from far-flung regions with commodities like bananas, avocados, mangoes and asparagus.
October 3rd, 2013
Pakistan’s US$150 million horticultural goods market in Russia has been shut down due to “systematic violations”.
October 1st, 2013
California’s Freska Produce expects Ecuadorian mango volume to see a marked increase.
September 30th, 2013
China has completed a pest risk analysis for Pakistani mangoes and signed a new export protocol.
September 27th, 2013
Peru’s Promango will be increasing its offering with dried mangoes for the local and international markets.
September 23rd, 2013
Australia’s mango industry is excited about U.S. export prospects but realistic about the challenges involved.
September 19th, 2013
Australian mango growers have been given a pleasant surprise as the season gets underway, with the approval of U.S. market access.
September 4th, 2013
Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture found traces of several banned or restricted pesticides on fresh fruit samples.
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