November 1, 2012
Pakistan produces over 14 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables of which almost one-third is wasted and never reaches the consumer.
Reposted from Fresh Plaza
Pakistan produces over 14 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables of which almost one-third is wasted and never reaches the consumer. High post-harvest losses not only lower incomes of producers and traders, but also reduce the quantity available in local market as well as for export. Despite large production, our fresh produce exports are negligible (three per cent) and also fetch lower prices in international markets. So far Pakistani exporters have not been able to penetrate into high end supermarket chains, which account for about 80 per cent of the fruits and vegetables sales in the EU and other developed countries. Mango export earns about $24 million annually and around 60-70 per cent of good quality varieties is exported to the Middle East and 15-16 per cent to Europe. More…
October 24, 2012
Pakistan has reportedly sent mangoes to Japan on a trial basis.
Reposted from The News International
LAHORE: In a meeting at the Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) head office, the PHDEC claimed to have accelerated efforts to set up a Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT) Plant before the next mango season. In its efforts to tap into the higher end Japanese market, Pakistan has reportedly sent mangoes to Japan on a trial basis. On the initiative of the Ministry of Commerce, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is likely to help in setting up a VHT plant in Pakistan. More…
May 10, 2012
Reposted from Market Watch
by Lindsay Robison
Haiti’s Francis mango is back for a short six to eight weeks at WholeFoods Market. Starting now and for a limited time, shoppers will find this exclusive Fair Trade(TM) Certified fruit under the grocer’s Whole Trade program, which drives meaningful dollars into the struggling Haitian economy. More…