People will still buy Philippine Cavendish Bananas no matter what

Packing14Can’t believe the crazy pricing and fluctuation in Cavendish Banana import-export industry.  Buyer still buy even price is crazy high.

We now seek new long term buyers.  Interested buyers can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com for further details.  See below for actual operation video clips

 

 

 

 

Cheap Creative Services

Help me help youI am more of an entrepreneur now than an artist.  Come to think of it, I was able to 1nestablished an export-trading business through just capitalizing on my skills and experience in the arts, corporate admin and basic international exposure.  I am willing to offer my services to those who need it:

  • Feasibility Study (my work has been requested in Asia, African countries and selected European countries for years now)
  • Business Plan
  • Product Sourcing
  • Business Registration (Preferably in the Philippines)
  • Creative Sales or Services (e.g. basic website development, brochures, pamphlet, logo, company profile, Trademark, Letterhead, other related)
  • Sales Support or List of Buyers for a particular products
  • Brand/Trademark design and/or Registration
  • Boosting of Sales through online Sales through online Trade Sites (e.g. Alibaba, tradekey, etc.)
  • Finding buyers from China and other countries
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Critical Areas in Business Losses Prevention
  • I do the sales myself most of the time.
  • Export Sales List and Mapping to counter cheating and non-compliance to agreement
  • Presentation or Video clip.
  • Investment opportunities
  • Others (you may mention your requirement; I will reply if workable on my part)

“Help me help you!”

You may inquire at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

I refuse to take shortcuts.

Part 1 (Live-cut Harvest Area)

Cavendish Banana Export is one of the top export earners in the Philippines.  But it is not as easy as it sound.  There is no short-cut if you want to succeed in it whether you are a grower-farmer, an exporter-trader or an importer.  I am facilitating this business since 2007, many do not survive as it is not for the painted-heart.  I’ve seen a lot of hopeful business people of all sorts.  Most of us who remain standing learn the hard way.  The process could not be learn from books and from articles written in the internet.  There is no other way but to dive and immerse to the real thing.  You can either lean as a group/company or as individual entrepreneur willing to face the challenges and pitfalls.

I was in the corporate sector with well-rounded experience in admin and corporate services, and an awardee for work excellence … my experience is not enough.  I have earlier background in Advertising and creative arts to support my sales … not enough.  My long years in e-commerce and B2B is not a guarantee that I can easily land a deal nor a safeguard from scams and cheaters.  One could not believe that so many are very good in cheating and scamming, and the ones who are sincere are taken for granted or doubted.  Let me tour you to the basic process in image presentation:

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The center of the center in Cavendish Banana plantation in the Philippines is Davao region.  It expands to other provinces across Mindanao.  Too huge, as far as the eye can seDelicious Sweet Banana from Davao Philipinese and one week is not enough to tour the plantation.  Where in fact, I can say that the plantation total dimension is bigger than a small country like Singapore.

It took me years to find what I am looking for:  Cooperative Well Administer Plantation that can supply according to our standard and tolerance.

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Plantation Area should have quarantined entrance-exit points with guard.  Not all plantation are reliable as not all growers have ample capitalization for a well maintained, well sprayed and well fertilize banana plantation.  Till to this day I am still learning even though I already facilitated export to a number of countries since 2007:  China, Vladivostok Russia, Kuwait, Bulgaria, Iran, Egypt, Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Dubai, etc.

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Good Plant stand with 5 leaves up.

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Professionally Coded both by colored ribbon and markings

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Export quality inspected inside-out, with regular report

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Live-cut harvest (harvest will not start unless our representative supervisor approve what tree to harvest).

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Very careful handling from harvested tree to Aerial Tractor (transport of banana bunches from harvest area to packing-processing plant.

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Please continue to part 2 (Packing Operation)

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You can email us directly for your quote and questions

email:  sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

 

 

We Seek New Long Term Buyers

We are capable to deliver Fresh Quality Cavendish Banana.

email us directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

Pineapples

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Interested buyer/importer can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

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.

 

Healthy Cravings / Healthy Food Option

I know how unhealthy the foods we mostly buy and crave for, especially if you grew up in an urban setting.   But lately when my wife was diagnosed with breast ailment, we were told by her Doctor that the ailment was somehow the effects of what she eats and her work-life lifestyle (we were also told that emotional stress contributes).   We were fortunate that there is now what we called, Alternative Doctors/Medications.  The expenses is heavy but quite lower if we go to the traditional Doctors as they will surely prescribe operation, biopsy, chemo theraphy and the like.  I have nothing against the traditional but there is now what we call freedome of choice.  Anyway, aside from the natural/alternative medications my wife is undertaking, we were also required by her Doctor to purchase a “Juicer” so she can regularly drink pure carrot or juice from Vitamin-C rich fruits.  One of the best source of natural vitamin C my wife could have.  Below is the type of Juicer I am talking about…

With our regular use of this juicer, grinded elements were just wasted so my wife decided to turn it into something useful (I can eat)..  My wife basically turned the supposed to be waste into something called, “healthy cravings.”  Let me show you some…

Below is my favorite:

Vegi Burger. I can’t believe when I tasted it… the vegetable burger patty looks very much the same with what I buys in the known food chain,  but actually made up only of grinded carrots  and fruits.   I my self can’t believe that I am eating such.  The burger bread, tomatoes, lettuce, the ketchup  and cheese blends to the to the taste so you won’t notice that the burger patty is vegi.   Of course, I only ate it as the cheese, the type of bread with sesame seed and processed ketchup are not yet allowed to my wife’s diet as she is still under alternative medication.

Vegi Empanada (better to eat with sweet and sour ketchup type of condiments or any known sauce usually associated with this type of food)

Vegi Siomai/Vegi Dumplings (my wife made two types:  smoked and fried)

Vegi Lumpia Shanghai (better to eat with sweet and sour ketchup type of condiments or any known sauce usually associated with this type of food)

In the near future, we plan to try other recipe as well (e.g. Siopao, Vegi Donut, Cola Drink alike, Vegi Chocolate bars, Vegi Cake, etc.).

Since 2008 I am already making a business plan proposal in line with healthy food options and research facility that will develop this products for healthy conscious consumers.    It’s just that I have not yet entrusted with a capitalization and joint venture partners.    The world now is turning into organic products trading.  I am taking this seriously and I am willing to initiate a research group that will develop healthy craving products alike with known processed and fast food products.  I have consulted already a Physicist and a College Dean professor  and have come up with workable plans.  I know this is possible, I just need funding and support. Just imagine below items being offered as competitor to known brands (looks very much the delicious enticing product customer crave yet in fact, they are only alike but as Healthy Options or Healthy Cravings…

Cola Drink Alike Known Brand yet only as Healthy Options

Flavored Donuts Alike Known Brand yet only as Healthy Options

Coffee Alike Known Brand yet only as Healthy Options (blended with moringa and other organic products)

Burger Alike Known Brand yet only as Healthy Options (blended with moringa and other organic products)

There’s more… Chicken/Beef alike (vegi meat); Toothpaste, Tea,  Juice, Cracker Snack, etc.  This is no longer impossible these days as the technology is already there for support.

This could be a form of livelihood business, source of income to many and healthy options to sick and well alike.  If you are ill, you need not sacrifice too much.   If someone would entrust us for a capital or joint venture/investment, we are willing to mass produce the products for the benefit of heath conscious consumers or someone who are craving but could not eat meat or processed food.

Coconut Water Wonders

All my life I live in a place where coconut trees and fruits are everywhere and easily bought.  Who would have thought it contains one of the most nutritious elements in the planet our body can in take:

  • Coconut Water is More Nutritious than whole milk – Less fat and NO cholesterol!
  • Coconut Water is More Healthy than Orange Juice – Much lower calories
  • Coconut Water is Better than processed baby milk- It contains lauric acid, which is present in human mother’s milk
  • Coconut water is naturally sterile — Water permeates though the filtering husk!
  • Coconut water is a universal donor– Its identical to human blook plasma
  • Coconut Water is a Natural Isotonic Beverage – The same level we have in our blood.
  • Coconut water has saved lives in 3rd world countries thru Coconut IV.
  • “Coconut water is the very stuff of Nature, biologically Pure, full of Natural Sugars, Salts, and Vitamins to ward off fatigue… and is the next wave of energy drinks BUT natural!”, according to Mortin Satin, Chielf of the United Nation’s Food & Agriculture Organization
  • Coconut water contains more potassium (at about 294 mg) than most sports drinks (117 mg) and most energy drinks
  • Coconut water has less sodium (25mg) where sports drinks have around 41mg and energy drinks have about 200 mg
  • Coconut water has 5mg of Natural Sugars where sports and energy drinks range from 10-25mg of Altered Sugars
  • Coconut water is very high in Chloride at 118mg, compared to sports drinks at about 39mg. 

As early as World War II, coconut water is already been tapped for medicinal use.  It’s a natural isotonic beverage, with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood.

As per researched, the coconut was found to provide many benefits beside medicinal use.  As to food usage, the fruit and its content can be turned into milk, meat, sugar and oil as well as functioning as its own dish and cup.  The husk was also burned for fuel by natives, but today a seed fibre called coir is taken from the husk and used to make brushes, mats, fishnets, and rope. A very potent fermented toddy or drink is also made from the coconut palm’s sap. Coconut oil, a saturated fat made from dried coconut meat, is used for commercial frying and in candies and margarines, as well as in non-edible products such as soaps and cosmetics.

If anyone wishes to source for coconut products, kindly e-mail me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com.  Please provide details to quote accordingly.