International Trade Forum

The International Trade Forum is the magazine of the International Trade Centre (ITC). It focuses on trade promotion and export development, as part of ITC’s technical cooperation programme with developing countries and economies in transition. The magazine is published quarterly since 1964 in English, French and Spanish.


Sri Lanka sweetens its offerings of fruits, vegetables for export

On any given day, rain or shine, Ruwan Hemage tends to his farm in Loluwagoda, Sri Lanka, about 70 kilometres outside the capital city of Colombo. Hemage, his wife and two hired workers cultivate a variety of crops on the six-hectare farm including coconuts, bananas, papayas and ginger. The main focus, however, is on pineapples, which are intercropped with or grown in close proximity to coconuts to produce a greater yield on the land. About 90% of the pineapples are exported to the Middle East.


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