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WHEN CROP PROJECTIONS WORK: THE AUSTRALIAN MODEL

AU: Northern Territory mangoes ripe for success

The Northen Territory’s iconic mangoes made more than $43 million for the industry last year, despite an unusually wet season, according to NT Primary Industry Minister Kon Vatskalis. 


Northern Territory mango production for the 2010 season reached around 17 800 tonnes - representing about 2.4 million trays. 

LABOR UNIONS FLEXING THEIR MUSCLE IN PERU MANGO INDUSTRY

By Will Cavan
IMO


March 25, 2011


There is a storm brewing in Europe and its is headed across the Atlantic to the Peruvian Agricultural sector.


Unless this Public relations nightmare is faced head on the consequences could be devastating for an already weakened mango industry in Peru.


The IMO has warned the mango industry for over a decade of the importance of Socially Responsible behaviour, only to be brushed off.  Now Three major Peruvian mango Exporters are about to reap what they have sown for years. The implications go far beyond the companies named and could potentially give Peru's agricultural export sector a black eye.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT SLAMS PERU'S MAJOR MANGO EXPORTERS

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
IMO


March 25, 2011


A report published by Dutch Social Responsibility advocate SOMO (Financed by Dutch Government) leveled serious allegations of worker abuse against Major Peruvian mango export operations; Camposol / Empafrut, Sunshine and Saturno.


These allegations are a Public relations disaster for the Supermarket Chains mentioned (Tesco, Ada, Sainsbury, Albert Heijn and  Rewe) as well as major importers (Wealmoor, MWW & Bakker Barendrecht) and will damage the image of Peruvian fruit in a very Socially responsible market place.


The ultimate loser will be the Peruvian mango economy coming off a poorly managed export season with major losses mounting. In the end as in all export operations the farmer will suffer.


Peru will have to go on a major Public Relations blitz coupled with a Concerted system of reforms that may potentially set Peruvian Exports to Europe back years.


This report will have a major impact on Peruvian agricultural exports.

EBEAM TECHNOLOGY IS THE FUTURE...AND THE FUTURE IS NOW

By Will Cavan
IMO


March 25, 2011


At our first Global mango Conference in 2000, the IMO brought this issue to the forefront of the mango industry.


It is the only viable alternative to HWT /Vapor forced air USDA/APHIS/PPQ protocols for mango variety with higher Brix and thinner skin than the current varieties in the market place.


The evidence is overwhelming.


The technology is safe.


It is time that the mango industry let the consumer decide.


They already have in other commodities with a resounding YES!

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT EBEAM (ELECTRON IRRADIATION) FOR MANGO

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (F.A.Q.)

Although treatment of foodstuffs has been used for many years to reduce and remove bacteria and increase shelf life, there are still many misconceptions and misunderstandings about the process.


 Significant research about the different irradiative techniques has been done and documented over the years and one of the best resources for answers to consumer questions about irradiative treatment is the Center For Disease Control.


To link to their website, click the "Frequently Asked Questions" folder on the RIGHT sidebar. Below you will also find the 10 most frequently asked questions we get from our customers.


 As a business, SADEX strives to keep the customer and consumer "in the know;" if you can not find the answer to your question on this site, feel free to contact us at 712-252-3505 or 888-44 SADEX to have your questions answered personally.


10 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Irradiative TREATMENT:



NUEVA PLANTA PROCESADORA COMPRA 300 TONELADAS DE MANGO EN CHIAPAS

México: Mexifrutas compra 300 toneladas de mango en Chiapas

"Por lo pronto en estas instalaciones únicamente se procesará mango pero en un futuro muy cercano también se hará lo propio con la papaya y la piña", destacó.

Con una derrama económica cercana a los 125 millones de pesos, la empresa Mexifrutas abrió su planta en Arriaga Chiapas, la cual compra 300 toneladas de mango a productores de la Costa y Soconusco de Chiapas, Desde ahí, el gobernador de Chiapas, Juan Sabines Guerrero, señaló que en Chiapas es posible detonar la agroindustria. 


“Chiapas ha convocado a ir cambiando la vocación de la tierra y a ir generando la reconversión productiva y cambiar la forma de cultivo; pero el paso indispensable es que llega la agroindustria, en Chiapas no tenemos por qué tener industria con chimeneas no es la vocación de la entidad a pesar de que tenemos el 45 por ciento de la producción de energía hidroeléctrica, el 6 por ciento de la producción de energía hidroeléctrica, el 6 por cie…

ENTREVISTA CON EL DIRECTOR DE DESAROLLO Y INVESTIGACION DE MELISSA'S

Berenjenas, mangos, pitahayas, aguacates, chiles, entre otros
Demanda de diversas variedades de frutas y verduras en EU

En el pasado Agritrade, Bill Gerlach director de investigación y desarrollo de la importadora de frutas y verduras estadounidense Melissa´s dio una conferencia sobre las Oportunidades para diversificar la oferta exportable de Guatemala.


En dicha conferencia, Bill Gerlach afirmaba que países como Guatemala con latitud de 15° tienen la oportunidad de sembrar diversidad de variedades de frutas y verduras gracias a climas no tan fríos ni calientes.

CRITICAL DATA IS NECESSARY FROM NMB

IMO POSITION PAPER
By Will Cavan
Executive Director


March 25, 2011


Executive Summary:


It is critical to understand what the per capita consumption of mango by demographic sector in the USA.


This needs to be broken down by variety of mango


By Ethnic origin of consumer (mango preference and predisposition to consume mango versus other fruits and vegetables)

NMB PREACHING TO THE CHOIR

IMO NOTE: It seems that the National Mango Board (NMB) does not understand the needs of the very growers it claims to represent. The critical issues of market penetration by demographic segment (per capita consumption by sector) have not been addressed.
There is no plan or realistic target of promoting mango consumption in the USA.
Raising the assessment to 6.6 cents per 4 kg is way under funded a serious proposal would be in the 25 - 50 cent per carton.
Time for a viable plan of action or disband the Board.

AGRITRADE 2011 SUMMARY

Agritrade 2011 a successGill McShane | 21 March 2011 |  Central America welcomes 3,000 trade visitors to biennial trade show and conference event held last week in Guatemala Agritrade, Central America’s premier exhibition and conference event for the fresh produce industry, has heralded a successful 2011 edition, which took place in Antigua, Guatemala on 17-18 March.