Globally, the trend towards healthy and natural foods, due to increased health awareness and the fight against obesity, will lead to a boom in the demand for dehydrated fruits. Dehydrated fruit consumption is expected to reach 4 million tonnes in 2020. The Global Industry Analysts (GIA) estimate ranks dehydrated fruits as a high potential export
The Philippines has gained membership to the International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), a development seen to further spur the local halal industry by strengthening trade between the Philippines and other member countries. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) on Wednesday signed a full membership agreement with the IHAF.
Smallholders farm roughly 40 percent of Indonesian land planted with oil palm trees, but account for only 30 percent of its palm oil output due to lower yields because of low quality seeds and outdated farming techniques. Industry leaders plan to address that inefficiency next year through more investment in and collaboration with smallholders. Smallholder