Cambodian dragon fruit being exported to China

Summarized by Ms. Natacia Ann Esguerra Administrative Assistant, CFA-UA&P Vietnamese conglomerate Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) is on its second export of 100 tons of dragon fruit to China from its Ratanakkiri plantation in Cambodia. HAGL also exports bananas to China. It invested in planting 14 types of fruits for export to diversify its Cambodian

Ecuador: Banana led exports in 2016

The banana sector is very satisfied with the signing of the multi-party agreement between Ecuador and the European Union. Eduardo Ledesma, the president of the Association of Exporters of Bananas of Ecuador (AEBE), said that the signing of this agreement generated many expectations for the banana sector. In this sense, they announced that a public-private

Vitamin E in maize could lead to more nutritious crop

Scientists from Cornell University and colleagues from other institutions have identified genes that control Vitamin E content in the maize grain. The researchers used different types of genetic association analyses to identify 14 genes across the maize genome involved in the synthesis of vitamin E. Six genes were newly discovered to encode proteins that contribute

ServSafe March 2018 is set!

The Center for Food and Agri Business is opening its registration for the ServSafe Certification Course on March 20, 2018. This session will be using the latest ServSafe Manager 7th Edition book. What is ServSafe? ServSafe is a one-day training course with certification exam. It is a widely-recognized food safety program registered under the Educational

Indonesia has reduced tariffs on Australian raw sugar 

Australian Prime Minister Turnbull and Indonesian President Widodo reached agreement to each reduce tariffs on a key commodity as a mark of progress towards the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) currently under negotiation.  Indonesia will reduce tariffs on the import of Australian raw sugar and Australia will eliminate import duties on Indonesian herbicides and