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.

 

Awesome Archipelago

If picture paints a thousand words, Philippines is beyond you can imagine…




These are just tip of the iceberg.  Visit Philippines and see to believe.

Philippines is so rich in tourist destination and natural resources.  Sad to say, its people only need capital support.  You may inquire at denissalvatierra2yahoo.com for details.

Vicky Wallace and Her Bee Farm in Bohol

Image is excerpt from Google Images

Who would have thought that a high earning US base Filipino Nurse and a mother would trade all she owned in America, in exchange of her one chance to establish a community building organic farm in Bohol Philippines.  Better known as Bohol Bee Farm.

The lady in the spot light is “Vicky Wallace,” a New York based nurse-turned-farmer.”  I loved what she said…

“You make good money in the States but you have to ask yourself what is it all about.”   I had three jobs. I hardly saw my kids. So after the school year there ended, I brought them here.”

She also said that returning to the Philippines to start a business was one of the best decisions she made in her life.

Rough Start for Vicky

As always, the non-traditional are the ones persecuted for their unorthodox vision.  It was when Vicky’s husband died in 1988.  She began to rethink of her priorities as a mother and in life.  As mentioned, it wasn’t an easy decision to make.  Nonetheless, Vicky was firm on her decision, no matter what other people said.  Let me quote her mother’s own words, , ‘Why are you dragging your kids to the Philippines, ‘as if it was a bad thing,” she relates.   Good thing Vicky did not give up.  Now, Bohol Bee Farm is a blessing not just to her family but to the whole province of Bohol as it also attracts tourist and it branch out to other possibilities and entrepreneurial opportunities.  Let me again quote another words of Vicky…

“But I never regretted my decision. What kept me going was the thought that I didn’t want to live a life where my children grew up not knowing who I was because I was always working, and later their children would grow up the same way.”

“What kept me going was the thought that I didn’t want to live a life where my children grew up not knowing who I was because I was always working, and later their children would grow up the same way.”

Vicky bought lands where she invested some of her earned money, of which they settled in of it.  She started selling vegetables to her children’s classmates. Later the parents married to foreigners went to the farm themselves and harvest their preferred vegetables. She also expanded to homemade bread.  Her success in homemade bread starts when she baked breads that suits customer’s tastes.  She observed that foreigners don’t like it sweet.  In the contrary, locals love their kamote bread, which is slightly sweeter.  Bee Farm’s herb bread is a hit to foreigners and hopes to win Filipinos tastes soon.  There’s no stopping this lady as she also offered muffins and crafts, something she learned in the US.

More of Bohol Bee Farm on their site…

http://www.boholbeefarm.com/

What’s Your Top Beaches?

I saw a site wherein Top 10 Beaches are named as the best in the world.  

  1. Clifton Beach, Capetown, South Africa
  2. Pink Sands Beach, Harbor Island, the Bahamas
  3. Larvotto Beach, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  4. Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
  5. South Beach, Miami, Florida
  6. Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece
  7. Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  8. Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  9. Maroma Beach, Yucatan, Mexico
  10. Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles 

As I read and view the photos, the beaches seem nice.  I just wonder why not even one beach from South East Asia was chosen.  

Philippines is now considered by renowned marine scientist as the “Center of the Center” for marine biodiversity.  How in a world Philippines became the center of the center yet not one of its beaches is not included even on the least of the top 10?  I ask because the beaches are the main issue here.  Isn’t it that the word “beach” pertains primarily to the body of water and the natural formations and living organism underneath?  Isn’t it the second focus is the natural formation of land and sand above sea level?   

Let me show you some of Philippines’ beaches.  Better if you visit them yourself to experience real paradise. 

Check and compare yourself…

You ain’t seen nothin yet!

Visit the Philippines  beaches and you won’t believe what you will see!            To see is to believe!

You may be disappointed with Philippines’s infrustructure upon your arrival as it is not as developed compared to other countries.  But the experience is worth the trip.  Philippine world class beaches are truly awesome beyond words to express.    They are literally paradise.