Welcome to the April 2021 edition of our agent newsletter. First off, congratulations to the agents who achieved agent appreciation awards this month. Great job team, keep up the amazing work!
In this edition, we will discuss:
- Mango Plantation Update
- FTA Helps Maintain Mango Export Volume
- Thai Fruit Exports to FTA Markets Up 107 Percent
- Durian Plantation in Malaysia
- Covid News Thailand
- Thai Culture Corner
Mango Plantation Update
Things are getting exciting! The response for the mangoes has been overwhelming and positive across the board.
As agents, this product will prove to be a simpler opportunity to present since everyone knows and loves mangoes. Since it is a fruit-bearing tree, it offers annual harvest payouts, and for 25 years. With the banana intercropping, while the mango trees develop, the clients are able to see returns from year one!
Due to the popularity and huge interest from clients, we are already in the negotiation for phase 2 land acquisition.
“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” — Thomas Jefferson
FTA Helps Maintain Mango Export Volume
Mango exports have been able to maintain a growth curve for exports due to their high demand. South Korea and Malaysia are among the biggest importers.
“A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud.” ―
Thai Fruit Exports to FTA Markets Up 107 Percent
Thai fruit exports saw a 107% growth in just the first two months of 2021. Total exports equal 461m USD for a total of 94.9% of total fruit exports.
“Thai exporters are the true beneficiaries of the FTA (free trade agreement).”
Agriculture is a fundamental source of national prosperity. – J. J. Mapes
Durian Plantation in Malaysia
Phase 1 organic Musang King Durian is in the ground. We are one of only four companies in the entirety of Malaysia to have organic certification. Like the mango plantation, this product offers annual harvest payments for a 25-year term. This fruit is extremely popular with the entire Asian market and Chinese buyers in particular.
“The story of family farming underscores a legacy of sustainability.” — Amanda Zaluckyj, The Farmer’s Daughter USA
Covid News Thailand
Despite a recent uptick in cases (only a few hundred and no new deaths), there have been no new lockdowns and no ban on interprovincial travel for the upcoming Songkran holiday (Thai New Year). The country is still moving towards the October 1st full border opening.
“When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.” — Daniel Webster
Thai Culture Corner
HOW TO ENJOY SONGKRAN (THAI NEW YEAR)
Due to Covid concerns, the water splashing will be kept to a minimum this year. Under normal circumstances, the celebration looks like the video above.