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Coverage of Asia’s local and international fruit and vegetable suppliers, including news and analysis of key areas such as production, trade, exports, logistics, and research and development.

Japan bananas

Rising costs hit Japanese fruit market


Rising production and logistics costs are pushing fruit prices up and consumer consumption and expenditure down

Shaffe Master's in Fresh Produce

Shaffe launches Master’s degree for fresh produce industry professionals


Association says the international qualification is the first Master’s designed by the industry and for the industry

Port of Los Angeles Adobe Stock image

Californian ports to receive investment boost


US$2.3bn investment has been earmarked for port infrastructure improvements and upgrades

Fedefruta met with government officials on Friday

Crisis meeting for Chilean fruit producers


With many producers on the brink of bankruptcy, Fedefruta met with the government on Friday to discuss new measures to ease the crisis

Northwest cherries 2022 promotional event in Guangzhou, China

Northwest cherries kick off China campaign


Health benefits of cherries to be highlighted at promotional events held in a number of Chinese cities

Pure Harvest greenhouse tomatoes

Pure Harvest secures investment to fund expansion


Agribusiness raises US$180.5m from global investors to invest in R&D and open new Asian markets

Westfalia's refinery produces avocado oil for a wide variety of uses

Westfalia takes avocado oil refining closer to circularity


New plant in Kwa Zulu Natal finds innovative ways of using waste generated from the refining operation

Tarras Orchard-001T

NZ cherry exporter seeks new partners abroad


Hortinvest in New Zealand is capturing the imagination of Chinese consumers with its cherries’ story, and hopes to do the same in the UK and Europe too

T&G Hawkes Bay apple orchard New Zealand

T&G signs sustainability-linked loan


First sustainability-linked loan in New Zealand’s horticulture sector commits T&G to emissions reduction target

South African rand

Ukraine war causes concern in South Africa


Cape leaders meet to discuss the crisis which has already cost the country an estimated R77bn


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Pakistan Sindhri mangoes on display in London

Festival showcases mangoes from Pakistan in Dubai


Pakistani mangoes are aiming to “connect hearts”, the “mangolicious way”, during a two-day promotional event in the UAE on 1-2 July


Camposol reports good progress towards year-round avo supply


As its avocado season enters full swing, the company has announced plans to strengthen sourcing in Spain, Morocco and Portugal

Ecuador bananas

Ecuador banana exports affected as strike enters second week


Acorbanec says losses are already running into tens of millions of dollars

IGP Citricos Valencianos field

Citri&Co inks deal with PSP Investments


Canadian investment fund to acquire European agricultural properties with Citri&Co to operate and manage farmland

Persian limes

Peruvian lime exports jump in value, fuelled by strong US demand


US leapfrogs Chile to become the main destination for Peruvian limes so far this year