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Miri Division can become pineapple producer: Uggah

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MIRI: Impressed with what he saw during his visit to the largest MD2 or ‘super sweet’ pineapple (Ananas comosus) plantation in Senadin here yesterday, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas is optimistic this division could become a pineapple producer in the near future. The 12.5-acre pineapple plantation, run by Eastern Union Agriculture Development Cooperative, is […]

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Money in MD2 pineapples

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BESUT: People in Terengganu can earn some additional income by growing the new MD2 (ananas comosus) pineapple variety on a bigger scale, with help from the state government. Terengganu Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Plantations and Commodities Committee chairman Datuk Muhammad Pehimi Yusof said the state government and Terengganu branch of the Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (LPNM) […]

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Sarawak Set To Be Pineapple Export Hub

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Sarawak farmers will no longer be facing problem to plant premium export quality MD2 pineapple soon as the government has resolved the seedling shortage issue. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas told the media here yesterday that industry players are now allowed to bring in the suckers as the government has reviewed its […]

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Malaysian pineapples in demand in China

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PONTIAN (Johor) • Apart from the Musang King durian craze, Chinese consumers have also developed a taste for Malaysia’s pineapples. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek said the Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (MPIB) aimed to increase production by 20 per cent next year to cope with the demand from China. Demand from the […]

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Imports Now Hit Mangoes As Well As Pineapples

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The declining fortunes of agriculture, which does not seem to be attracting the attention of policymakers, have now compelled Blue Skies, the biggest fresh fruit processor in the country, to import pineapples and mangoes for processing. Blue Skies now imports 30% of smooth cayenne, an indigenous Ghanaian pineapple, from Togo and Ivory Coast. The company […]

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Demand for MD2 pineapple variety strong, likely to grow

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KUALA LUMPUR: The demand for Malaysian pineapples, especially MD2 variety, is strong and likely to continue to grow, bolstered by innovations in juice, fresh cut and prepared food sectors.Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (MPIB) Chairman, Datuk Samsolbari Jamali, said MD2, a hybrid pineapple, was well-received by the world market due to its sweeter taste, high vitamin […]