India’s fruit, vegetable output rises 3.7% to over 213 mn tonnes in 2010-11

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NEW DELHI: Country has witnessed a increase of 3.7 per cent in fruit and vegetable output to over 213 million tonnes in the financial year 2010-11. The rise is boosted by the increase in the area under cultivation. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Agriculture Mr Harish Rawat has…


Vegetable shortage raises prices in Hanoi

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Bad weather conditions coupled with heavy infestation of pests in vegetables has caused prices to rise as well as create a supply deficit in markets in Hanoi, as per the Department of Industry and Trade. The recent two very severe storms in the Northern Provinces caused heavy flooding in many parts, especially in the fertile…


Vietnam’s fruits and vegetable exports may reach $500m in 2011

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The country’s fruits and vegetable exports in 2011 may touch some $500 million, according to Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). In the first half of 2011, Vietnam’s export turnover for fruits and vegetables fetched $297.8 million, rising 29.8 percent from the same period last year thanks to strong demand from different markets. The statistics…


Vegetable exports likely to reach USD 500 million this year

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The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) forecast the figure while the demand of world’s markets continues to rise. Vietnam’s major vegetable products for export include blue dragonfruit, pineapple, mango, avocado, papaw, jackfruit and canned and processed vegetables. Taiwan (China), the US, the EU, Japan, Russia, Canada and China still represent the main import markets…


City plans safe fruit, vegetable village

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The Ho Chi Minh City government has approved a plan to develop safe vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants from now until 2015. Accordingly, the local authorities will plant around 5 new flower species and plan a fruit and vegetable village in Cu Chi District. The project aims to develop production, distribution and apply safe technology…


Fruit, vegetable demand up by 60 pc

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MUSCAT — Shopping malls and grocery shops across the Sultanate have witnessed more than 60 per cent increase in demand for fruit and vegetables during Ramadhan. All shopping malls, including Lulu Hypermarket, Family Shopping Centre, KM Trading, Safeer Hypermarket, City Centre, Sultan Centre and Khimji Marts are supporting Ramadhan activities and have made elaborate arrangements…


Vege growing getting harder

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Vegetable growing is becoming an increasingly hard row to hoe, say Nelson market gardeners. Robbie Conning has been growing greens at Hope for 30 years and says the last three have been the most difficult he’s experienced. Increasingly fickle weather, rising compliance and fuel costs and marketing strategies that favour bigger growers mean "it isn’t…


Authorities urged to monitor vegetable prices at the wholesale market

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DOHA: The Consumer Protection Department has been urged to take strict  steps to control vegetable sales and prices at the wholesale market, reported an Arabic daily yesterday. Vendors at the wholesale market refuse to sell certain vegetables to retail customers and some are sold at very high prices, customers complain. Many customers complain that the…


The unbearable lightness of beans

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I HAVE a theory – to true broad bean lovers, a slightly heretical one – as to why so many GYOers choose to grow this vegetable over other, perhaps more productive kinds. My hunch is this; that for some gardeners, it’s really not so much about enjoying the distinctively earthy flavour of those plump green…


Vegetable exports to Saudi Arabia still pending

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AMMAN – Traders are "disinclined" to export agricultural produce to Saudi Arabia as the local market is witnessing a high demand on fruits and vegetables, a senior official said on Sunday. Ministry of Agriculture Secretary General Radi Tarawneh said no shipments of local vegetables have yet been sent to the Saudi markets as traders prefer…


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