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HAITI MANGO SECTOR PART OF IDB RECOVERY PROJECTS

Haiti - Reconstruction : In Calgary, discussion about Haiti
27/03/2011 13:48:56















Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) said that many projects of the international organization in Haiti are under way. 

 He made ​​this statement on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the IDB which is held from March 25 to 28 in Calgary (Canada), meeting which is attended by the most high government officials from 48 member countries of the Bank, whose some finance ministers and central bank presidents.

Moreno, who took part in a forum on innovative business models in Haiti, has also declared that he is confident that the new Haitian government will be able to reach a consensus for the development of the country, noting that the members of his institution pledged to inject $200 million by year in Haiti and over a period of ten years, in addition to cancel $484 million of debt.
 The president specifies that the IDB will focus on agricultural develop…

IMO TO FORM EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE ON GLOBAL MANGO CROP

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California


March 27, 2011


The IMO has announced today in a mailing to the Global Mango Community the first steps toward the formation of a clearing house for accurate and fluid reporting on mango production and crop forecasting.


The first step is the identification of leaders on a country by country basis to assist with the data compilation for this one of a kind project.


The project plans to track the following data:

USDA PROGRAM IS WHERE MANGO INDUSTRY SHOULD INVEST

USDA to expand federal produce program for schools
Source: Producenews.comBy Joan Murphy | March 25, 2011
WASHINGTON — An additional 950,000 students could be snacking on free fruits and vegetables at school next year, bumping up the number to 4 million children nationwide, under grants announced March 23 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund its popular Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program.

ROUND UP OF GUEST SPEAKERS AT AGRITRADE 2011 - GUATEMALA

ANTIGUA, Guatemala — Seminars at trade shows, while informative, don’t always come through with something you can act on once you return to the office.
Chris Koger
News Editor If Guatemalan exporters attending a morning seminar at the Agritrade Expo and Conference March 18 don’t take action on what they heard, shame on them.
Gerlach Bill Gerlach, Louisville, Colo.-based director of marketing and research for World Variety Produce, Los Angeles, not only discussed what specialty items his company is interested in, he implored exporters to follow through by contacting him.
The list ranges from rhubarb and non-tommy atkins mangoes to Asian eggplants and Tainung-variety papayas.