Philippines

Filipino produce continues to enter new markets

Filipino produce continues to enter new markets

Published on May 19th, 2020

 

The Philippines continues to open new markets around the world for its agri-food products, even during the Covid-19 pandemic. In just the last two months, the country has sent its first avocados to China, its first cocoa to Belgium, its first coconut milk to Russia. A 7.7-ton load of avocados was shipped by Dole Philippines from Davao to Shanghai on March 31st. The first shipment of avocados will be sold at the stores of supermarket chain Hema Xiansheng, owned by Alibaba, but there are plans to supply more stores in the future.

First Philippine avocados land in China

First Philippine avocados land in China

Published on Apr 16th, 2020

On 31st March, the first ever shipment of Philippine avocados (7,656 tons of Hass) was sent by Dole to China. A ceremony was held to mark the occasion on April 1st at a Dole processing and distribution centre in Shanghai, with local and Philippine dignitaries in attendance, as well as representatives of the sector. The opening of the Chinese market follows several other successful ventures for Dole in the East. In 2017, the company sent its avocados to the Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

Produce platform to support Philippine’s poor expanded

Produce platform to support Philippine’s poor expanded

Published on Apr 14th, 2020

 

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture has announced it is to ramp up its Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita (Kadiwa) programme to serve more poor urban households during the country’s lockdown. Launched in 2019, Kadiwa is a market system for selling fresh produce at lower prices to help the poor. According to the Department of Agriculture, the programme will feature a multi-platform system, which includes a Kadiwa Express and a Kadiwa Online division.

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Nahder & Ibrahim has over 5,000 acres of bananas under cultivation

Nahder & Ibrahim has over 5,000 acres of bananas under cultivation

Published on Jun 17th, 2016

Bahrain’s leading distributor of fruit and vegetables has been successfully developing banana operations from the Philippines.

Launched 12 years ago, this includes production on more than 5,000 acres of its own banana plantations, as well as distribution in Asian markets like China and Japan.

Nahder & Ibrahim also supplies all of the GCC countries, as well as Iran.

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