The world's four most traded tropical fruits are pineapples, mangoes, avocados and papayas. In 1996, imports of these four fresh fruits were worth US$2.2 billion. FAO forecasts a steady growth in this relatively new sector of the international market.

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Panama: farmer checking papaya fruit on the tree
FAO photo by G. Bizzarri

More photos in this series:
  • Ghana: avocados and other fruits being sold on the roadside
  • Malaysia: buying and selling in the local fruit and vegetable market
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