World Banana Summit in Davao

It will be held in the Philippines from the 5th to 6th of November and will focus on changes in production, export, marketing and consumption of bananas.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The first world banana summit will take place during the 12th Davao Trade Expo (DATE), addressing all issues of the industry, a major source of income, employment and exports to many countries.

Discussion on compared practices and evaluation of producers in the Philippines, Costa Rica, India, Ecuador, Malaysia and Indonesia, among others will take place. Representatives of banana companies from these countries are invited to share policies of commercial practices which have helped improve global competitiveness.

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Regional Event on Agriculture and Livestock Breeding

February 2015

From 3 to 7 May in Guatemala City topics will be addressed such as innovation and technology transfer in the cultivation of grains, vegetables, fruit, animal production and renewable natural resources.

The LX Annual Meeting of the Central American Cooperative Program for the Improvement of Crops and Animals will focus on the generation of technology innovation for sustainable agriculture.

China Imports More Fresh Fruit

October 2014

Changes in consumption patterns and the increase in household incomes is boosting imports of fresh fruit such as bananas.

From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER):

As banana consumption by Chinese people increases, importers are expanding the areas from which this fruit is provided.

World Congress of Coffee Scientists in Costa Rica

September 2012

The 24th edition of the biennial conference of the Association for Science and Information on Coffee, ASIC 2012, will be held in Costa Rica, from 11 to 16 November 2012.

It is the first time that the gathering of the International Conference on Coffee Science (ASIC) takes place in a Central American country.

Dubai Could be a Banana Hub for the Middle East

November 2009

Banana growers from Costa Rica are planning a distribution network in a region where banana consumption keeps on growing.

In the Middle East, demand for banana is on the rise. Annual banana imports have almost tripled in the last decade, growing by around 16 per cent a year between 2001 and 2007, from 257.000 tonnes to 737.000 tonnes, according to Corbana (Banana Corporation of Costa Rica) data.

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