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2019/07/15

REGISTER DRAGON FRUIT NETWORK: MARKETING AND THE WHOLE VALUE CHAIN WORKSHOP

Registration of the workshop on Dragon Fruit Network: Marketing and the Whole Value Chain
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2019/09/17

The cultivation of dragon fruit is consolidated in the province of Malaga

The production of dragon fruit or pitaya has experienced such a boom in Malaga in recent years that last year a cooperative dedicated to the production and marketing of this fruit was created in La Axarquía. This is Pitaya España, which brings together producers from all over Spain and even Portugal and which will soon open a headquarters in Velez-Malaga dedicated to exports and imports.
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2019/09/17

First report of reddish brown spot disease on red-fleshed dragon fruit in Malaysia

Scientists of University Sains Malaysia (Penang, Malaysia) have detected firstly the reddish brown spot disease on dragon fruit in Malaysia. They collected stems of red-fleshed dragon fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus) with reddish brown spots from Negeri Sembilan and Johor states, then analysed the symptomatic samples in terms of morphology and DNA sequences.
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2019/09/04

Special Mission to develop the Dragon Fruit Value Chain in Vietnam

Between March 12 and 20, 2018, Mr. Guus Paardekooper, MCNV’s General Director, visited Vietnam for networking and resource-mobilization purposes regarding the dragon fruit value chain project.
Other stakeholders attending to the process were the directors of Dutch partners Bureau Leeters and Land Water Food Consult, and, from the Vietnamese side, the Vietnam Farmers Union (VNFU).
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2019/09/02

Burgeoning South African dragon fruit industry

The South African dragon fruit industry is still in its infancy but consumers are becoming increasingly aware of this exotic fruit from the Americas. Those on South African shelves come mostly from Vietnam.
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2019/09/02

Hainan dragon fruit leads China towards a green and healthy lifestyle

"Compared to other regions in China, Hainan has its own climate advantages. Its tropical weather makes for the best production environment for dragon fruit. The decision to place the fields in the west of the island were made after serious considerations.
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2019/08/28

Dragon fruit cultivation has further development in Europe

For most products, consumers are rarely affected by the appearance of the product when buying, but the dragon fruit is an exception. According to Emily van Dyck of Special Fruit company, the pink skin and white flesh of dragon fruit must have a good appearance. “The appearance of dragon fruit is very important,” said the Belgian importer. 
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2019/08/28

The exotic fruit that is grown only 75 minutes from LA

The California dragon fruit season is just about to commence. Growers are expected to start picking the first fruits during the next week or so. The cooler than usual weather conditions earlier this year has resulted in the harvest being pushed back by a couple of weeks, however producers are not too concerned and had anticipated this. Growers like Moonland Produce - producer of the California Sweet Dragon variety - say that yields are going to be higher this year.
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2019/08/26

Dragon fruit cultivation shaping the economy of Panchagarh

The fruit is proving commercially viable for farmers
Dragon fruit, a special cactus species, is very popular in the US, Vietnam, Mexico, and other countries.
Due to its complex disease-prevention capabilities, medicinal properties, as well as abundance of vitamins and nutrients, cultivation of this foreign fruit is rapidly increasing  in Bangladesh.
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