All posts tagged "Banana production"

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    Dole Farm in Chile Receives Rainforest Alliance Certification

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.–(Business Wire)–Dole Food Company announced today that the Huelquen Farm has been successfully audited to the Sustainable Agriculture Network Standard and is now Rainforest Alliance Certified™. Huelquen Farm, located in Paine, Chile, grows 100 hectares of grapes under the Dole label as well as private labels. Huelquen Farm mixes traditional...

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    Indian banana grower develops a way to grow bananas without pesticides

    For a long time the banana plantations in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj have relied on pesticides. Now, eco-friendly...

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    EU-funded programme breathes new life into Jamaican banana sector

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Stakeholder activities under a $677.85-million (€5-million) European Union (EU) grant-funded programme to revitalise Jamaica’s banana sector, which had been seriously impacted by the weather in recent years, are far advanced. The Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures (JBAM) Programme, being implemented by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), aims to spur...

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    Entrepreneurs in New Zealand test growing tropical fruit

    New Zealand imports about 72,000 tonnes of bananas annually, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation. Each New Zealander eats around 18kg of bananas a year – an estimated cost of about $88 per household, or more than $142 million a year. New Zealand imports more bananas per capita than any other...

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    Banana industry in Ecuador wants to change the rules

    The associations of producers and exporters of banana are requesting an amendment to the current banana law and regulations to prevent the country from losing more competitiveness in the world market, to increase production, and to create new jobs. To this end, the Association of Production, Marketing and Export of Bananas (Acorbanec),...

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    India and Pakistan are trading bananas again

    “The strain between the two countries, coupled with drought-like conditions in Maharashtra, had hit exports to Pakistan....

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    The banana disaster: An example of history repeating

    The banana is the world’s most popular fruit crop, with over 100 million metric tons produced annually...

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    Dole buys TucFrut

    Dole Food Co. said it has bought TucFrut farms and packing facilities in Chile to boost the...

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    Breakthrough against banana diseases?

    Researchers at the University of California, Davis, and in the Netherlands have discovered how a group of...

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    Banana production rebounds in Ivory Coast

    It’s been two years since the June 2014 flood destroyed over 50,000 tonnes of banana within a period less than 72 hours at Nieky plantation in Ivory Coast which has now resumed normal production. The flood that had completely destroyed 1300 hectares of banana, which represents 22% of the national production estimated...

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