Cav Banana, et al

We export all-in pack

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You can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

We also offer Banana Chips, Coconurt  Sugar, Banana Chips, Pineapples, etc.

Size does matter in Cavendish Bananas

 

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Davao Philippines’Cavendish Bananas is known deliciously sweet.

  • Philippine is now the 2nd Largest Exporter of Bananas in the world.
  • The majority of these shipments are destined for the growing regional markets of China, the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, Russia to satisfy their demand for fresh produce
  • Exports of Philippine bananas for the last quarter of this year are expected to rise following China’s lifting of restrictions on Philippine exports early this month.
  • Below are the 15 countries that accounted for the highest dollar value worth of bananas exported from the Philippines during 2015:
  1. Japan: US$176.9 million (40.2% of total bananas imports)
  2. China: $109.2 million (24.8%)
  3. South Korea: $51.6 million (11.7%)
  4. Iran: $33.8 million (7.7%)
  5. United Arab Emirates: $19.2 million (4.4%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: $12.9 million (2.9%)
  7. Kuwait: $8.7 million (2%)
  8. New Zealand: $6.5 million (1.5%)
  9. Hong Kong: $5.2 million (1.2%)
  10. Singapore: $5.1 million (1.2%)
  11. Malaysia: $2.3 million (0.5%)
  12. Taiwan: $2.1 million (0.5%)
  13. North Korea: $1.7 million (0.4%)
  14. Bahrain: $1.1 million (0.2%)
  15. Qatar: $912,000 (0.2%)
  • Among the above countries, the fastest-growing consumers of Philippine bananas exports since 2011 were: Bahrain (up 822.2% in value), Saudi Arabia (up 638.1%), Malaysia (up 312.3%) and Kuwait (up 195.4%).Production system ranges from backyard to highly integrated operation with the latter catering to the export market.
  • Weak demand in the EU.
  • Total import of fruit by the Philippines from 2008 till 2013. The highest volume of imports occurred in 2012 reaching 240,477MT while the lowest was in 2008 to 187,265MT. The average annual growth rate was 3.68% during this time period.
  • Philippine farms produced a total of 8.65m tonnes of bananas valued at P117.15bn ($2.6bn) in 2013, down from a peak of 9.23m tonnes worth P108.13bn ($2.4bn) the previous year, according to PSA data. Concerted efforts over the past two decades to expand banana production have led to the commodity becoming the country’s most valuable crop as well as its most profitable agricultural export.
  • The past years, the yield dramatically been reduced due to destruction brought about by the strong typhoons that hit the country particularly the major producing areas in Mindanao. Another calamity was the most recent “El Nino.”  Nevertheless, these are not typical and Mindanao is not a typhoon belt.
  • Overall, the average annual growth rate was 0.26% and 16%, respectively for production and area for the six-year time period.
  • The farms are generally small in size (1-5 ha) with minimal care resulting to low yield.
  • Big farms are typically managed by Cooperatives, Organizations and Investment Companies

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This business walk an extra mile for its clients.  It literally exist to assist.

Interested importers can email us directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com for further details.

 

Bird’s Eye View

Many of us only see rare birds on zoo.  Little did we know that bird watching is already a business in many countries?  Philippines is one of the few countries who have the most of the bird species known and still to be discovered.

Below are a few of the more than 570 species of birds and more or less 180 of them are only found in the Philippines.  The most endangered is the Philippine Eagle.

  • Black-faced coucal Philippine hawk-owl
  • Stripe headed rhabdornis
  • Flame breasted fruit dove
  • Writhed hornbill
  • Philippine serpent eagle
  • Philippine trogon
  • Flame-templed bambler
  • Tarictic hornbill
  • Celestial monarch

Latest rare species that faces high risk of extinction was discovered in Babuyan island on 2004.  It was named “Calayan Rail

The Colasisi is the smallest Philippine Parrot

Bird watching is more than a hobby.  Many of the bird watchers are armed with expensive binoculars, professional cameras with long lenses, light clothing, backpack, hats, etc.  Some even made a career on it.  They hikes in inconvenient places as forest, cemeteries, fields, name it.  Known reference as published by Oxford Press is “The Guide to the Birds of the Philippines,” by Robert S. Kenedy et. al.

For more info on Philippine birds, you can join the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP).  You can find them on the net at http://www.birdwatc.ph.  WBCP is also known in helping Department of Environment and Natural Resources Philippines (DENR) in collecting data for the Asian Waterbird Census for its annual global survey on water birds.

Caution.

Don’t catch Bird Flu.  There is an ethical battle cry…”just watch, don’t catch.”

Rules are just simple:

  • Stay away from sick birds
  • Never ever handle dead ones
  • Capture not from the wild

If one follows these simple basic rules then the danger of contracting bird flu is remote.

For more information on bird flu, visit http://www.doh .gov.ph.

Known Bird Watching Sites Outside Metro Manila.

  • Mt. Makiling, Laguna
  • Quezon National Park
  • Angat Watershed Bulacan
  • Subic Freeport Zone, Zambales
  • Mt. Polis, Mountain Province
  • Candaba marshes, Pampanga
  • St. Paul’s Underground River, Palawan
  • Tubbatahha Reefs National Park, Palawan
  • Iwahig Penal Colony, Palawan
  • Ursula Island, Palawan
  • Mt. Kanlaon, Negros
  • Mt. Talinis and lake Balinsasayao, Negros
  • Tabunan, Cebu
  • Olongapo island, Cebu
  • Rajah Sikatuna National Park Bohol
  • Mt. Kitanglad Range, Mindanao
  • Mt. Apo National Park, Mindanao
  • Paper Industries Corp. of the Philippines, Surigao del Sur

There are also in Metro Manila.

  • National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
  • Manila Film Center, Pasay City
  • American War Memorial, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
  • Hagonoy Pumping Station, Taguig
  • Tambo Mudflats, Parañaque

Thanks to Mike Lu for his writings to where I gathered many of the above information.

Photos are excerpt on Google Images

Safari at SM City is a Big Hit

Something light for now.

I grew up in Quezon City Philippines and I could not deny how things have changed for the better in this place since my childhood days.  Due to humid climate, I mostly do my daily trades and sites/blog posting recenly at SM City Mall North EDSA and Trinoma (both in Quezon City).  Last holy week season, I admire SM City’s effort to promote non-traditional Biblical themes — “Noah’s Ark with life size moving animal stuff.  Recently, they again bark on the same animal style stuff.  It’s just  that this time they incorporate the animal stuff in an African theme named, “SAFARI.”  I noticed that people of all ages flocked and the kids loved it.  Even teens and young adults enjoy showing of animal stuff and many took their pictures.  The exhibit was showcased at SM City North EDSA “Sky Garden.”  Better to show the photos I took my self so viewers of my blog will relate…

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