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The Philippines Entering Lucrative Agarwood Industry

A DRAFT administrative order that may pave the way for the commercial propagation of the agarwood-producing Aquilaria tree species in the Philippines amid the pandemic is now being reviewed by a technical working group of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Central Office. Once it passes the crucial assessment, the draft administrative order will be submitted to the Office of the Secretary of the DENR for signing, finally putting in place guidelines for the establishment of commercial or backyard tree farms for the purpose of producing agarwood. A DRAFT administrative order that may pave the way for the commercial [...]

Thailand’s Durian Exports to China up 14% on the Year

It is currently the durian season in Thailand. Chanthaburi, a producer in eastern Thailand, set the record of receiving orders for 20 tons (approximately 10,000) of fresh durians from Chinese buyers in one day. The product will be transported to the Port of Shenzhen by chartered flights and distributed to all parts of China within 1 to 2 days. Industry insiders said ripe durians taste the best when consumed within 3 days after being harvested. Alongkorn, consultant to the Minister of Agriculture of Thailand, said Thai durian fruit export companies have increased their quality control this year, following stricter regulations on [...]

Agroforestry Group Not Part of Plantations International

The Agroforestry Group in Malaysia has today announced that their rebranding has been fully completed with the name change of Plantations International Agarwood Sdn Bhd to AFG Agarwood Sdn Bhd . All Agroforestry Group clients with Agarwood within Malaysia now fully fall under Agroforestry Group. Also all logos to represent the new Agroforestry Group identity. Mr. Paul Martin, Managing Director Agroforestry Group stated, "I would like to highlight that operationally there has been no impact with all our offices, banking, regulatory approvals and plantations remaining in place. More importantly, all existing client Sales and Management contracts remain unchanged and are not affected [...]

Musang King Durian Investments Popular in China

Two years ago, an oversupply of Malaysian Musang King Durian Investments set mouths watering across the region. A kilogram of the highly prized Musang King Durian variety was going for about $17, nearly half the usual price, according to local reports. Hearing the news from afar, I could only enviously imagine gourmets gorging on the glut. The durian is the "king of fruits". Its first-time eaters who brave warnings about spiky Musang King Durian shells and overpowering odors are rewarded with the opulently luscious, custard-like flesh. For many of them, it is the start of a lifelong culinary addiction-but usually only [...]

China’s 2020 Fruit Imports Surpass $10 Billion – Durian Leading the Way

According to a report from the fruit branch of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products, China’s customs statistics indicate that the value of fruit imports exceeded $10 billion for the first time in 2020, reaching a total value of $10.26 billion — an 8% increase over the previous year. In contrast, the total fruit import volume declined by 8%, reaching 6.302 million tons. The decrease in import volume was largely attributable to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global supply chains. The top nine fruits in order of import value [...]

Mango Investment Projects

Mango is one of the most favorite fruit worldwide and it is used for making various valuable products. Currently, only 3% of mangoes are processed into valuable product. So, we are going to give brief introduction to some of the potential opportunities in mangoes sector. The detail of which is discussed below: Mango Juice Mango juice is one of the most  popular mango investment products in Pakistan and recognized as the favorite fruit for every age fruit lovers. For the past several decades, mango juice is one of the most consumable juice which being consumed by the Pakistanis and all over [...]

February 2021 News Update

Welcome to our February 2021 Plantations International update. In this issue... We have some very exciting news! New Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam New Plantation Management Company in Malaysia Mango Plantation in Thailand on Schedule Clients Harvests Proceeds Can Now be Paid Directly into a Visa Debit Card New Tahitian Vanilla bean grow-house in Cambodia New Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ~ Plantations International is very pleased to announce the opening of a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The new representative office trades under the name of Royal Plantations Co. Limited and [...]