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What is happening to our durians?

I AM getting a bit worried about the fate of the King of Fruits in Malaysia. Imagine, if only a fraction of the 1.3 billion people in China decide that they prefer durians over mandarin oranges, will there be any left over for us back home?

FGV, PLS Plantation plan durian JV

KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd is teaming up with PLS Plantation Bhd to look into the planting of cash crops, primarily durians, in unplanted areas not suitable for oil palm.

Exports of a local favourite continue to grow

While there are many Malaysians who profess a love of durians, few are passionate enough about the so-called “King of Fruits” to make it the foundation of an export-oriented business since the fruit isn’t exactly well-known outside of South-East Asia.

King of fruit

WE love durians. In 2014, we consumed 349,000 tonnes, an average of 11.2 kg per man, woman and child.

Ministry eyes direct durian exports to China within two years

SERDANG: The Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry expects durians from Malaysia to be exported directly to China between one and two years from now.

'Cooling off' measures choke supply

Imagine if a regulatory body decided to limit the number of durians purchased by each individual in order to lower the price of durians so that everyone would have the chance to taste the King of Fruits. What would happen?