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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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

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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.

 

Key Chain with Social Responsibility

Key Chain designs are available per piece or wholesale basis,  in line with our efforts to  support projects for Less Fortunate Youth and Children who are very much eager to attend Christian Camp but their parents could not send them  due to financial limitations.  We as well organize our own Vacation Bible School for Elementary Kids and Preschoolers since 1991.  Please buy our key chain as all income will go to In Christ We Live Family Christian Center Youth and Children, inclusive of our own donations.  Please see below designs for you to choose from.  Price are as low as US$0.34 per piece depending on current US$ to Philippine Pesos currency exchange (equivalent to PhP15.00 per piece for retail).

Note:  Above cost does not include delivery (to be quoted separately upon giving us your address.

Please e-mail me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com for details or if you prefer wholesale.

Inquire or Buy now as out it of will help change a youth’s life for the better.

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Walking in the Clouds

This is one area in the Philippines where at times you will literally walk in the clouds.

I have been to Tagaytay City Philippines and knew of its breathtaking view since I was a kid.  But it was only recently that I realize that there is more to Tagaytay than its view…

  • Low cost of living
  • Near to farms and plantations so food harvest are fresh
  • Very accessible and near to Metro Manila
  • Only minutes away from Hospitals,  Downtown Area, Taal Lake, Shopping Malls and other establishments
  • With Cool and Refreshing Climate
  • Police Stations are within reach (within reach and easy to contact)
  • There is a Fire Station
  • Domestic and International Airports is more or less 1 hour away
  • Healthy Living
  • Perfect for Retirees and migrant tourist
  • Fruits, Meat and Vegetables are abundant
  • People are friendly
  • Tourist destinations are every where
  • Has Zoo, Horse-back riding, Park and Nature Appreciation Sites
  • Urban living in a rural environment is possible
  • Others

I actually grew up in the urban Metro Manila until finished college and work in a corporate company.  I thought, I will settle there because I am now in this beautiful City of Tagaytay.

Who would have thought that I will get married in this special place and settled for good?  I even have achieved one of the most inexpensive wedding yet a bit elegant.  But my wedding was just one thing.  Settling in Tagaytay is another and I was glad we settled here.  Why?  I think it will better if you yourself visit and observe why many are migrating here now a days and settle for good.  A number of them are Tourist and Overseas Filipino/Contract Workets (OFW/OCW).  Many are retirees (foreign and locals).

Let me show you some photos of one of the most desired residential subdivision in Tagaytay:

IT IS CALLED CROSSWINDS TAGAYTAY

–a premiere leisure community nestled in the hillsides of Tagaytay.  It is developed by Brittany Corporation, a Vista Land subsidiary that is distinct for unique upscale real estate developments and specializing in the creation of themed, luxury residential properties.

RESIDENTIAL LOT:
Peak View & Cedar Brooks – custom home sites to build your future chalets on. Lot sizes ranges from 450 to 1,000 sq.m.

Pine Grove – custom homes sites which offers prime lots where you can build your own Swiss chalets. Phase 1 lot sizes ranges from 400 – 600 sq.m. Phase 2 lot sizes from 225 to 374 sq.m.

MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING
Swiss Quadrille – has three (3) enclaves of quad units built on wide lots following the natural contours of Crosswinds’ hills.

DUPLEX HOME
Deux Pointe – duetto series situated on the highest and most prime location in Crosswinds. It is the only high peak property still available in Tagaytay today. A choice of spacious 2-bedroom (Duetto Tresor), 3-bedroom (Duetto Primo), and 4-bedroom (Gran Duetto) homes.

There are others to choose from and there are even not so expensive areas and condo units.  Did you know that there Robinson’s in Tagaytay and SM Residence is already under construction?

For more details, you may inquire directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com