Improving Safety and Quality

of the Sri Lankan fruits and vegetables

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Hazel Technologies starfruit largeTropical produce items are some of the most nutritious and healthy fruits on the market and are growing in popularity with curious and health-minded consumers. For grower-shippers, they are some of the most valuable types of produce as well, but have always suffered from severe shelf-life limitations. Source -  Publication Date - 01/03/2017

grapes01The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2015, it increased by 13% and nearly reached 30 billion euros (European Union: 27.1 billion Euros). Almost all the major markets enjoyed double-digit growth rates. At BIOFACH, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the Agricultural Market Information Company AMI are presenting the 2015 data of the European organic sector (February 15, 2017 from 5 to 5.45 pm at BIOFACH in Nuremberg, Room Copenhagen).  Source - Publication Date - 01/03/2017 

coconut1Consistency is the name of the game when it comes to the imported organic coconut market. “The supply of organic coconuts is consistent with what it’s been for the past few years,” says Mayra Velazquez de Leon of San Diego, Ca.-based Organics Unlimited. “Changes in supply are always slow with coconuts, mainly because a tall coconut palm can produce up to 75 coconuts a year.” And, she adds, it takes a minimum of six to ten years for a young tree to produce its first fruit with peak production from these trees happening once they’re between 15-20 years old. Source - Publication Date - 01/03/2017

AvocARADBelgium currently has a good demand for avocados. “We currently offer especially Spanish avocados, and I expect the season to last for another six weeks. In any case, there is not much supply. I get the impression that there is not much product on the market in Brussels. Because of this, prices are much higher than normal,” says Jan Vermeiren from Exofi. Source -   Publication Date - 01/03/2017

  onion10Onion prices have touched a five year low, with the average price that farmers could fetch being Rs 450 per quintal at the Lasalgaon APMC, which is the largest market for onions in India. The fall in price is mainly due to excessive production in the state, lack of storage and processing infrastructure and the low prices quoted by traders. Source -  Publication Date - 01/03/2017

mangoecuContinuing adverse weather this season, including severe cold and fog in the nights and high temperatures during the day, powdery mildew and anthracnose are affecting mango flowers and tender mango pods in the northern coastal districts. Source - Publication Date - 14/02/2017