April 24, 2014 / Week N° 17
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.
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