‘Now we’ve learned a better approach’: how dragon fruit farmers in Binh Thuan are embracing sustainability in the race to reach global markets
January 28, 2024 | UNDP Viet Nam | In Binh Thuan province, dragon fruit farmers like Nguyen Van Thanh are embracing modernization to overcome economic challenges. Devastated by factors like the COVID-
Coastal farmers urged to step-up coconut production
April 22, 2024 | Kenya News Agency| Agricultural experts and stakeholders in Kenya's coastal region advocate for prioritizing coconut production, emphasizing its potential to boost both local and
May 02, 2024
China’s durian output to quadruple in 2024, processing poised to permeate with demand ‘on a rapid rise’
April 24, 2024 | South China Morning Post | China anticipates a fourfold increase in domestic durian production this year, aiming to meet soaring demand. Despite facing challenges like typhoons and li
Durian worth 130 bn baht will be exported this year, most to China
April 21, 2024 | Thai PBS World | Thailand aims to export one million tonnes of durian, valued at 130 billion baht, predominantly to China. Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao directs efforts to en
May 02, 2024
Transforming Suriname’s pineapple industry: UN-led initiative targets sustainable growth
JJanuary 15, 2024 | FAO| FAO and UNIDO have collaborated to support Suriname's pineapple sector, focusing on organic production in indigenous communities. The project aims to transform Suriname in
Mango farmers in erstwhile Mahabubnagar hope for better days ahead
March 25, 2024 | Telangana Today| A Cluster Development Programme (CDP) for mango farmers in Mahabubnagar, delayed for three years, is set to begin this monsoon. Implemented by the National Horticultu
‘Carbon footprint’ tracking for Vietnamese dragon fruits applied for first time
March 06, 2024 | SGGP | The Binh Thuan Province implements a UNDP-supported project promoting private sector involvement in low-carbon agriculture, focusing on sustainable dragon fruit cultivation. Th
US firm tapped to wipe out pests in PH mango farms
February 22, 2024 | INQUIRER.NET | The Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Philippines is collaborating with Sun & Earth Microbiology LLC, a US biotechnology firm, to address the longstanding Cecid
Mar 07, 2024
Pineapple board targets to grow plantations for the fruit in the country to 20,000ha
February 21, 2024 | The Star | Malaysia's Pineapple Industry Board aims to expand pineapple plantations to 20,000 hectares by 2025, focusing on Sabah and Sarawak. Currently, there are 17,000 hecta
Mar 07, 2024
Farmers demand punishment for YouTubers spreading misinformation about dragon fruit
December 25, 2023 | Dhaka Tribune | Farmers in several districts of Bangladesh, including Chuadanga, Meherpur, Jhenaidah, Kushtia, and Jessore, are demanding punishment for YouTubers spreading misinfo
Feb 01, 2024
Dragon fruit and sesame seeds: The Honduran Dry Corridor, a laboratory of resistance to the ravages of the climate
December 10, 2023 | EL PAÍS |  Francisco Rodríguez, a Honduran farmer, returns from working in the U.S., facing erratic climate patterns in Yoro, a region severely impacted by climate change. Alternat
Drought crisis threatens avocado and mango farms in Axarquía
December 07 | Euro Weekly News|Severe drought conditions are devastating avocado and mango farms in Spain's Axarquía region, with production dropping by 80%. This unprecedented situation is causin