May 01, 2015 / Week N° 18
April 29th, 2015
India’s Assocham has put forward a plan of action to transform mango exports but weather challenges will be a setback this year.
April 20th, 2015
Peru’s table grape exports rose by more than a fifth in the 2014-15 campaign.
April 16th, 2015
The National Mango Board is encouraging retailers to carry out promotional activities to move an expected increase in supply.
April 15th, 2015
Following the reopening of the EU market, Indian mango exporters could reportedly soon gain broader access to the U.S. as well.
April 8th, 2015
Four years of work from Peru to ease U.S. import restrictions on mangoes, citrus and peppers are reportedly about to pay off.
April 3rd, 2015
An international project aims to improve the shelf life of fruit through an easily accessible nanotech formula.
April 1st, 2015
While recent torrential rain in northern Peru has affected large areas of rice production, the extent of the damage to fruit crops is as yet unclear.
March 19th, 2015
Hainan mango growers are optimistic about market opportunities in mainland China, South Korea, Japan and Russia.
February 20th, 2015
New government support will make the Japanese market much more accessible for India’s mango industry.
February 18th, 2015
An Australian mango exporter says it is beginning a three-year export program to the U.S.
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.
A Peruvian mango industry head says he is “confident” a recent visit by Korean officials went well.
February 4th, 2015
It’s a busy season for fruit traders in China, and Thailand will be looking to make an impact.
A collaborative project funded by the International Development Research Centre has shown nanotechnology could help boost Asian mango shippers’ profits by 15%.
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.
September 2nd, 2013
Automated fruit harvesting is the ultimate goal of Australian robot trials that have shown positive results in field intelligence.
August 29th, 2013
Mexico’s Roger Gay discusses a need for better direct access to Europe and the prospects of better tasting irradiated mangoes.
August 27th, 2013
Ecuadorian mangoes and pineapples could find a greater place in the Chinese market.
August 15th, 2013
More airlines can transport fruit to the U.S. from Pakistan but irradiation restrictions remain a concern for exporters.
July 9th, 2013
After a Salmonella alert last year, Agrícola Daniella is ready to send its mangoes to the U.S. market again.
June 20th, 2013
Peru’s Promango plans to import 23 mango varieties from a U.S. gemplasm to widen the industry’s production portfolio.
June 12th, 2013
More late season mango varieties are being planted further north in Mexico and helping increase exports to the U.S.
May 20th, 2013
Australian inspectors are expected to visit Pakistan soon to review the country’s mango export procedures.
May 17th, 2013
Higher prices for Camposol’s mainstay crop raised profitability in the first quarter, with a bigger avocado deal around the corner.
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.
May 9th, 2013
Michael Worthington says Australian growers need to consider how to deal with potentially higher fresh produce imports.
April 29th, 2013
Austrian importers bypassed indirect distribution centers with an aerial shipment of mangoes directly from the Philippines.
April 22nd, 2013
Mango buyers in the U.S. spent US$23 more per store trip than the average produce shopper.
April 3rd, 2013
Thailand’s Natural Fruit Company has sought to sue a British human rights researcher for US$10 million in libel claims.
April 2nd, 2013
The Philippine government hopes the mango sector will record juicy growth in the coming years through special programs.
March 28th, 2013
The Philippine Mango Industry Foundation has received a financial boost from the government.
March 27th, 2013
Peru’s mango season suffered from strikes that pulled down output.
March 21st, 2013
Mexico mango producers have their eye on the Asian market, but the sector must first make improvements.
March 13th, 2013
Organic Alliance has sent its first organic Tommy Atkins and Ataulfo mangoes from Mexico to the U.S.
March 1st, 2013
Camposol’s profits have dropped amid higher sales rates, with a significant avocado volume increase in store for 2013.
February 28th, 2013
Fresh Colombian mangoes are ready to enter the U.S. market but with strict delivery requirements.
February 18th, 2013
Juan Carlos Rivera explains the positive situation Peru’s mango industry is now in after a staggered start.
February 12th, 2013
India will give almost US$1.5 million to mango producers that experienced extensive production losses.
February 7th, 2013
Even with outside challenges, Ecuador’s mango export volume grew 10-15%.
January 29th, 2013
The Indonesian government continues down its protectionist path with a ban on tropical fruits from Taiwan.
From strikes to shipping problems, several factors have created an unstable start for Peruvian mango exports.
January 17th, 2013
India expects clearance soon to export mangoes to yet another new market – South Africa.
January 10th, 2013
An impressive comeback for Peru’s mango exports has been attributed to good weather.
January 7th, 2013
Mango volumes were up 10%, dominated by Tommy Atkins and Kent varieties.
January 2nd, 2013
Financial assistance and a grower-exporter registry form part of a package to keep Peruvian mango farmers on their feet.
December 26th, 2012
With mango prices threatening to fall as low as US$0.39 per 20kg box, Peruvian farmers are struggling to stay afloat.
December 18th, 2012
A mango recall earlier in the year has meant more inspections and big questions at the U.S. border.
December 4th, 2012
India still holds a small U.S. mango market share, but irradiation is helping the country get a foot in.
November 20th, 2012
After a hard 2011-2012 season, Peruvian mango production is expected to bounce back to normal.
November 19th, 2012
The Philippine mango industry has taken a battering in recent years, but re-development is underway.
November 13th, 2012
Mango supply hasn’t been able to keep up with demand in the U.S., according to Ken Nabal.
November 6th, 2012
The Mango Ecuador Foundation has found up to 30% of U.S. arrivals are going for inspection.
November 5th, 2012
AMHPAC’s Eric Viramontes discusses Mexico’s shifts in traceability and protected horticulture.
October 26th, 2012
Fair Trade USA certified produce imports have taken a significant leap in the last two years.
October 23rd, 2012
Ecuador started its mango season with a bang, entering the U.S. market at higher quantities than expected.
October 22nd, 2012
New and improved CSIRO-developed mango cultivars will hopefully be available to Aussie growers next year.
October 19th, 2012
Subtrop’s Rudolf Badenhorst says South Africa looks to be in for a good mango harvest in December.
October 10th, 2012
Pakistani growers are frustrated with bureaucrats for failing to give clear guidelines for Australian exports.
October 9th, 2012
The Dominican Republic has high hopes for a new mango processing center for boosting grower incomes.
October 8th, 2012
Good yields helped push up Mexico’s mango exports in the first eight months of 2012.
September 24th, 2012
Rolf Blancke describes the search for a rare creamy fruit that is being swallowed up by palm oil plantations.
A new mango drying technology is expected to cut costs for Philippine food processors.
Australia’s mango industry is in line for a more balanced crop for returns this year.
September 14th, 2012
Banana, grape and avocado exports have had the highest growth rates in the Peruvian fruit industry this year.
September 12th, 2012
The Peruvian mango industry has forecast a sharp uptick in shipments for the 2012-13 season.
September 7th, 2012
Distributors have urged retailers to understand the specifics of the current mango salmonella scare.
September 6th, 2012
South Africa is working on increasing its mango exports by gaining market access to India and China.
August 31st, 2012
Mexican groups say there is ‘insufficient evidence’ to link their mangoes to the current salmonella outbreak.
We cover a botanist’s journey to document exotic and wonderful tropical fruits from around the globe.
August 30th, 2012
The director of Pakistan’s largest mango exporter talks about innovative treatment and new export markets.
August 24th, 2012
Brazilian mango exporters look set to gain from a delayed start to the Ecuadorian season.
August 23rd, 2012
Canada’s demand for high quality and value added products has worked in favor of Peruvian horticulturalists.
August 21st, 2012
U.S. distributor Kingston & Associates continues to expand its import scope with mangoes from Brazil.
August 17th, 2012
K.S. Subramanian discusses a joint Indian-Sri Lankan-Canadian project to improve packaging technology.
August 14th, 2012
Colombia has started exporting mangoes to Japan after gaining access late last month.
August 13th, 2012
Pakistani mango growers claim they are missing out on US$30 million worth of U.S. sales due to flight constraints.
Slightly higher temperatures have led to later flowering for Peru’s mango crop.
August 9th, 2012
India’s commerce ministry is concerned China won’t renew an import deal for mangoes and grapes.
August 2nd, 2012
Pakistan looks set to miss its mango export target for the second consecutive year.
July 26th, 2012
Mangoes exports to the U.S. are expected to be easier under new irradiation treatment rules.
July 23rd, 2012
U.S. mango imports were slightly down in week 28.
July 20th, 2012
Produce Geek Jonathan Steffy explains how fruit seasonality can work for importers.
July 18th, 2012
Brazil’s fibrous Tommy Atkins mangoes are proving less popular in Europe.
July 10th, 2012
Peru has locked in the majority of its forthcoming mango shipments in Europe and the U.S.
Dominican Republic Mango Cluster executive director Gisela Taveras reflects on her country’s buoyant industry.
July 9th, 2012
Export volumes may have dipped but Lambayeque’s frozen mango returns have improved.
July 4th, 2012
Pakistan is convinced its inaugural mango shipments to South Korea will be well received.
July 3rd, 2012
Pakistan is poised to increase its mango shipments thanks to U.S. help on post harvest infrastructure.
June 26th, 2012
Peru’s agricultural union has warned production cuts are likely in summer due to weather phenomenon El Niño.
June 25th, 2012
Mexican mango shipments to the U.S. this month are outstripping predictions due to a particularly hot summer.
June 19th, 2012
The Dominican Republic aims to bolster its exports of ethnic, organic and gourmet mangoes.
June 15th, 2012
A new mango hot water treatment plant in Karachi is expected to unlock fresh export destinations for Pakistan.
June 7th, 2012
An Indian scientist has decoded a bacteria that leads to disease in mangoes, pomegranates and citrus fruits.
June 4th, 2012
Market researcher IBISWorld expects Australia’s fruit industry to grow by 4.4% annually until 2016-17.
June 1st, 2012
Mango production in a key Bangladesh growing area is expected to drop dramatically due to splitting problems.
Researchers from India, Sri Lanka and Canada are testing nano-film with the aim of reducing post harvest losses.
May 28th, 2012
Australian scientists have found the mango peels of two cultivars can inhibit fat cell generation.
Readypac marketing director Tristan Simpson discusses fresh cut fruit and the opportunities of yogurt parfaits.
May 25th, 2012
U.S. mango imports from Mexico fell last week, but volumes are expected to rebound significantly.
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