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China Demands Premium Musang King Durian

MALAYSIANS will not have any durian to savour if all of the fruits are exported to China, says Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Sim Tze Tzin. “We are producing 300,000 tonnes of durians a year while we are currently exporting 5.8%, or 17,000 tonnes to China. “On comparison, Thailand exports 300,000 tonnes a year “And if China has the same demand for durians from Malaysia, there will be none left here,” he said in ministerial reply on issues raised during debates on the mid-term review of the 11th Malaysia Plan. However, he gave the assurance that there is adequate supply of [...]

China Buying up Musang King Durian Plantations

Malaysia’s Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Sim Tze Tzin has refuted a nightmare scenario for his durian loving countrymen, that claimed that Malaysians will have no Musang King durians left if demand for the 'king of fruits' increases in China. "We are producing 300,000 tons of durians a year, currently exporting 5.8% -or 17,000 tons- to China. In comparison, Thailand exports 300,000 tons a year and if China has the same demand for Musang King durian from Malaysia, there will be none left here," he said. However, he assured the people that there is an adequate supply of durians for locals, [...]

Musang King Durian Demand in China

The Demand for Malaysian Musang King durians soars in China. It signals the imminent arrival of opportunities and potential challenges to durian farmers. Last November, 165,000 Chinese citizens arrived at a festival in Nanning to get their hands on a premium Musang King durians. These people were not waiting excitedly for the new iPhone or the latest gadget. They were hoping to try the Malaysian Musang King durian. The thorny fruit has soared in popularity across China. Imports of durians into China reached US$1.1 billion in 2016. China’s durian imports have tripled in the last ten years and are currently climbing [...]

The History of the Mango Tree

It is a matter of astonishment to many that the luscious mango, Mangifera indica L., one of the most celebrated of tropical fruits, is a member of the family Anacardiaceae–notorious for embracing a number of highly poisonous plants. The extent to which the mango tree shares some of the characteristics of its relatives will be explained further on. The universality of its renown is attested by the wide usage of the name, mango in English and Spanish and, with only slight variations in French (mangot, mangue, manguier), Portuguese (manga, mangueira), and Dutch (manja). In some parts, of Africa, it is called [...]

United Nations Warns of World Food Crisis

The Covid-19 crisis has attacked the world at almost every angle and has certainly exposed dangerous deficiencies in the global food system. In many countries that rely on traditional farming techniques, the lockdowns are slowing harvests, while millions of seasonal labourers are unable to work. Food waste has reached damaging levels, with farmers forced to dump perishable produce as the result of supply chain problems. Thus, the world stands on the brink of a food crisis worse than any seen for at least 50 years, the UN has warned as it urged governments to act swiftly to avoid disaster. Although harvests [...]

The 2020 Agricultural Water Summit

The Agricultural Water Summit, the first event focused on the water crisis affecting the agricultural industry, has announced a new date in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event has been moved to Sept. 22, 2020, and will still take place at the Monticello Conference Center and Hotel in San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile. The Agricultural Water Summit will provide an excellent opportunity for different actors related to water in agriculture and other affected industries to come together for a dynamic and in-depth conversation. Innovation, education and cooperation will key critical in the search for new solutions for the use, reuse [...]

China’s Demand for Musang King Durian not affected by Covid-19

According to the Plantations International's Market Dynamics Research Team  (MDR), the demand for Malaysian Musang King durians on the Chinese market remains as robust as ever. Even though the spread of the novel coronavirus has interrupted supply chains to various degrees, lets not confuse supply chains with market demand. The overall all market demand for Malaysian Musang King durians in the Peoples Republic of China market place is as strong as ever and many Chinese buyers where rushing to pre-order Musang King durians to get ahead of any potential short term supply issues that the epidemic may cause. A large number [...]