Trade and markets
 

Tropical fruits

Global prospects for major tropical fruitsShort-term outlook, challenges and opportunities in a vibrant global marketplace. Tropical fruits constitute a comparatively new group in global commodity trade, having emerged on the international marketplace in significance only from 1970 onwards, thanks to advances in transportation, trade agreements and shifting consumer preferences in favour of these fruits (Special Feature of Food Outlook, November 2017). 

Medium-term prospects for raw materials, horticulture and tropical products
This publication puts the focus on a set of selected Raw materials, Horticulture and Tropical (RAMHOT) Products, namely sugar, tea, banana, tropical fruits, citrus products, Jute, and hard fibres. A medium-term outlook is generated for each of these products, and an analysis is undertaken to assess underlying market drivers and the factors likely to shape market performance over the next 10 years.

Smallholder participation in the tropical superfruits value chain: ensuring equitable share of the success to enhance their livelihood
The production and trade of tropical fruits generate income, improving the livelihoods and food security of producers, who are almost exclusively smallholders in developing countries.

Current Situation and Medium-Term Outlook for Tropical Fruits
This document provides an assessment of the current market situation and medium term projections to 2014 for tropical fruits. Statistical tables are annexed and a statistical compendium on production, imports, exports, consumption and prices is also available from the Tropical Fruits Compendium.

Workshop on smallholder integration into tropical fruits value chain
5-6 July 2013, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The workshop was a joint collaboration between FAO and International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet). The workshop also referred to a current joint FAO and TFNet study on tropical fruit smallholders in Indonesia and Vietnam.

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