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.

 

Rice Retailing Business Plan

It seems many Filipinos are desiring to enter into business but most don’t know where to start as they don’t know how to make a feasibility study or business plan.  Just this month, I already made 2: one is a Software-Hardware Development Business Plan and the other is Rice Retailing.  Both of which are former OFW or Overseas Filipino Worker.  I was told that they have the experience and ability but lacks capitalization so they would want to grab what OWWA and Land Bank of the Philippines is offering to them.    First I made a full blown Feasibility Study but they were told to only submit 2-3 pages.  With my experience with BID Network, I was able to immediately provide a Business Plan Fact Sheet or the summary format.  With my experience, I was able to help and earn though not all can pay as many only ask for my help.  So far, below are the list of topics I produced for requestors in London, Africa, Philippines and other countries:

1. Cavendish Banana Cultivation and Import-Export potentials

2. Moringa Cultivation and Processing

3. Hardware-Software Development and Audio-Video Image Capture and Analysis (embedded technology programming, Windows programming for iPad/iPhone applications and high level image capture used for satellite imaging, missile targeting system, digital camera technology, etc.)

4. Maize Cultivation and Milling

5. Rice Trading

6. Setting-up your business in Singapore

7. Setting-up your business in the Philippines

On progress:  Soya Beans Cultivation and Sorghum

 

If God willing, I will joint venture with a funder to formalize my Consulting business as there are times that I need to site visit locations for further research and analysis.  My desire is that one day I could establish my consulting company either in Singapore or in Tagaytay City Philippines.  I am willing to collaborate with other firms and big companies for a sutainable consistent work with promising income potentials.

Business Concierge

Many wishes to have their own business but in reality, only few succeeded as it is not as easy as other thought of it.  Thanks to internet, one can found a lot of stories and information.

A feasibility study is basically an analysis of the viability of an idea.   In short, it is one form of risk management to whatever one intends to establish.  Business is easier said than done.  Without feasibility study is a risky business.  With it is passing through the right direction because it help answer the essential question of “should we proceed with the proposed project idea?”

Feasibility studies has its different uses, format and purpose but goal of most who are utilizing it agrees to  main goal – determine the viability of their idea before proceeding with the development of a business.    For you to not fall into common traps in business, I am willing to provide my sincere support and can serve as your personal Concierge or someone who can provide the business necessities you and your company needs:

  • Start-up Business Tips

  • Feasibility Study/Business Plan
  • Research
  • List of Small Business Ideas
  • Getting Started
  • Marketing Plan
  • Branding
  • Business Registration Procedure and Requirement
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Clips/Power Point Presentation
  • Office/Home Office Lay-out
  • Risk Management
  • Import-Export Online Monitoring and Files archiving
  • Product/Service Sourcing
  • Forms
  • Letters
  • Free Website
  • Blogging
  • Order Monitoring
  • Other Requirement

No one is an island in the field of business as education, experience and money are not enough and is 

not a guarantee for success.   Believe or not, many end in losses of their hard earned money and wasted a lot of time.  Sad to say, there is no “UNDO” command button to regain what you own.  One common reason for the mistake is that most Entrepreneur invested in their desired business but did not put a dime to produce Feasibility Study Study or Business Plan.  Without it is like entrusting your money to the wind or building a building without structural design and computation.

Please take note that a Feasibility Study and other form of preparation is not just for Seller, but also crucial to Buyers and Importers.  One clear proof to this is one of client’s experience as stated in my other document

https://fyi09.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/critical-areas-in-loss-prevention-cavendish-banana-import-export/

Feasibility Study et al

Above was the latest Feasibility Study I made for two weeks after rigid research, as per requested by an Investor based in UK.

The Cavendish Banana Cultivation and Export Feasibility Study was done a week before I started on my work for the UK Investor.  Such was requested by a Filipino based in Davao Del Norte.

Maize Cultivation for Tanzania and Uganda is my latest project (also requested by the same UK Investor who ask me Moringa Cultivation Feasibility Study).  He is also requesting for Beans Propagation as per below cover page.My other line-up projects are as follows:

– Doing/Establishing your business in Singapore

– Doing/Establishing your business in the Philippines

– Church Building/Multi-purpose Hall Feasibility Study

– Cavendish Banana Import-Export Philippines as per requested by a South Korean

– There’s more!

Cavendish Banana Importer/Exporter first need a Feasibility Study

An importer/exporter/investor needs a Feasibility Study first to manage risk and avoid waste of time and losses of money.

I can quote right away to requesting importer/buyer, through the company I represent (I represent a trading company).  But to educate importers and buyers for them to manage risk and avoid disappointments, I am willing to offer my sincere services .  I can provide a credible feasibility study based on actual survey and direct visit to farms and farm owners.  I already help a number of importers from Middle East and Europe.  I am also offering my services to other importers as well.  Otherwise, importer who just inquire and order may result to head ache as they do not know whom they trade with and the systems involve in it.  This is risking large amount of money and in the end the trial and error commonly lead to waste of time and money. 

I can lead importers and investors to farm owners and/or direct exporters to get low price, at the same time do a feasibility study for a systematic approach and system.  I had clients who availed of these services but I need budget for the following:
1. Plane fare round trip to Davao from Manila (farm locations are very far and risky for first time visiting foreigner importers)
2. Accommodations for a week or two of stay in Davao
3. Food allowance
4. Land transportation allowance.
5. Miscellaneous expense
Below is the actual video taken in the heart of Cavendish Farms in Davao for my client in Europe:
Feasibility Study is very important to be very sure of more profit, reliability of whom the importer will cooperate with, risk management, etc.

Most Grower’s and Trader’s offer:
Class A    456 hands per 13.5kg box
FOB Davao – to be given upon request
Class A/B    789 hands per 13.5kg box
FOB Davao – to be given upon request
Option in buying:

1. FOB (bananas are packed in a 13.5kg box with registered brand – ready for packing).   We just need a container as the bananas are packed and is ready for loading.  We need a customs broker/forwarder to assist from booking to sailing, once the container reaches destination port until the consignee receives the bananas.
2. C&F (just add the shipping cost and other fees related to it)
3. Fruit Cost / Fruit Buying only –  I will help you buy the fruit directly from my grower contacts.   This means that I will coordinate with box manufacturer and supplier of other packing materials.  You need to rent a packing house and people to  pack the bananas.  If we do this, we may cut on cost and expenses. But  you need to pay my contact for the use of box with their brand and export license.
I can facilitate FOB or C&F (throgh the company I represent), or I can lead an importer/investor to the farm grower and provide feasibility study.  This is not as simple as it sound and if I will be entrusted, I will spare the importer/investor the hard work and risk involve.  But this won’t be as simple as setting a meeting or telling the location and contact details.  The reason I need support is I need to go first to the risky yet heart of Cavendish Farms in Davao Philippines.   It is my sincere service offer as I noticed that many importers and buyers suffered losses by doing trial and error and losing a lot of money along the way.
Below is the actual copy of the feasibility study I submitted to a particular importer base in Europe.  It turned-out very useful and profitable.
Below is the actual table of contents to answer all issues involve and gathered necessary information an importer/importer should know.  Such is also beneficial to concerned organizations and government agencies. The proponent chose what is used by a particular US government agency for feasibility study format and content.
Note:   I am also willing to make a video or power point presentation format, image bank, free website, etc.
If anyone is interested, I can be reach through my direct email:  denissalvatierra@yahoo.com
I am not limited to Philippines.  I can also go to India, China, Equador and/or other countries an importer is aspiring to import Cavendish Banana.  If given the support and assistance, I can do an actual survey for an importer or investor to spare them to dirty work and other hassles.  In return, I will do all the necessary survey from direct visit, pinpointing of direct farms and coming-up for a credible Feasibility Study.
I can also be entrusted to do a feasibility study for other agricultural products as Moringa propagation, Rice Trading, etc.