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EURO MARKET REPORT: PERU KENTS ALMOST DONE & AFRICA COMING ON

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
IMO


April 5, 2011




Sources in Europe tell the IMO that the last of the Peruvian fruit has left and that volume is winding down with typical end of season quality issues.


This has given an opportunity for some Venezuelan fruit by air into the Paris market, before African mangos hit the European market in the next two weeks.


Mali, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal and Kenya will be shipping Valencia, Ameli, Kent and Keitt varieties.


One source explains that the French market particularly enjoys the Ameli variety.


With transit times from Africa to southern Spain running in the 7-10 day range, African fruit enjoys a competitive advantage in the European market place.

INDIA : ETERNAL PROMISES OF FAME AND FORTUNE MADE TO LOCAL MANGO GROWERS

CHENNAI: 


The mango season will arrive only after polls. 


But mangoes are the biggest poll issue in Krishnagiri, which cultivates the king of fruits on about 40,000 hectres every year. 


During the season, the constituency puts about 3.25 lakh tonnes of mangoes on the market.


 These include the varieties such as AlphonsoNeelamSenduraMalgova and Totapuri. 

PERILS FACING HONEY BEE POPULATION COVERED BY WORLD PRESS

By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor The Independent Newspaper, United Kingdom Wednesday, 30 March 2011 NORMALLARGEEXTRA LARGE
GETTY IMAGES A bee collects pollen from a flower in Kew Gardens





























RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL : EJEMPLO DADO EN GUATEMALA

Chiquita y Cooperativa para la Educación se asocian para romper el ciclo de pobreza en Guatemala

Cooperativa para la Educación (CoEd) sin animo de lucro con sede en Cincinnati recibió recientemente el apoyo internacional de Chiquita Brands.

La donación de US$10.000 ayudará a la organización del Programa de Libros de Texto Guatemala, que llevara por primera vez libros de texto a más de 1.200 jóvenes en zonas rurales de Guatemala.

MEXICO: ANALIZA ESTRATEGIAS PARA APOYO A PRODUCTORES DE MANGO

México: Analizan estrategias de apoyo a productores de mango

Con relación a la problemática que atraviesan varios productores de mango en la entidad, particularmente en Tecomán y Armería, Sergio Martínez González, director general del Centro de Agronegocios de Colima (Cedagro), consideró que ha sido palpable la baja de producción, sin embargo, dijo, existen estrategias que el Gobierno busca implementar para mejorar la situación.

“Hace 10 años, Colima exportaba poco más de 2 millones de cajas, había más de 10 empaques con tratamiento hidrotérmico y Colima ocupaba los primeros lugares del país, por diversas razones, en estos momentos no creo que lleguemos a 700 mil cajas”, así planteo el panorama que actualmente vive el mango en Colima el director de Cedagro.


FRESHPLAZA OFFERS NEW PRODUCT TO COORDINATE SOCIAL MEDIA

Got a facebook?

As FreshPlaza’s online network tacler keeps progressing through its alpha testing period, the community behind it also keeps growing. 


Today, the total of people online at the same time reached a record height of 42. We’re still adding and tweaking features, temporarily hiding others, while we test and fix bugs and work with the feedback our community is giving us.


 It helps a lot to really improve the network, while at the same time it’s costing us some extra time to get it all ready.

PRIMUS LABS ROLLS OUT NEW LOOK

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We all want and need food safety, but industry standards are continually being updated and improved. No matter what your supply chain focus is, you can depend on PrimusLabs' expertise and commitment to your food safety. PrimusLabs prides itself on merging technologies to optimize the return on investment for its clients' food safety efforts.  

CONASUR : COMPROMISO CON LA SEGURIDAD ALIMENTICIA

4 de Abril de 2011 Luego de dos días de trabajo en comisiones y plenarios, que contaron con la participación de los ministros de Agricultura de Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil y el viceministro de Uruguay, el Consejo Agropecuario del Sur (CAS) culminó su XX reunión ordinaria con una declaración que aúna los criterios de todos los representantes del Conosur respecto al común acuerdo de resguardar la seguridad alimentaria mundial. En este contexto, uno de los temas principales dentro de la discusión y la declaración final se refirió a la actual volatilidad de los precios de los alimentos y los commodities, asuntos que según los ministros no serían causas principales de la escasez. “La inseguridad alimentaria corresponde con una situación de pobreza estructural en la que se encuentra sumida gran parte de la población mundial”, concluye el documento emanado.

MEXICO: ATAULFO PRUDUCCION GOLPEADA EN UN 80%

4 de Abril de 2011 El presidente de la Junta Local de Sanidad Vegetal de Fruticultores del Soconusco, Eusebio Carlos Ortega Contreras, dijo que en 2010 se tuvo una producción de unas 30 mil toneladas de mango con calidad de exportación, mientras que en la presente apenas se llegará a 17 mil. La producción de mango ataulfo en la entidad, líder del producto a nivel nacional, se desplomó alrededor del 80 por ciento en los dos últimos años, principalmente por condiciones climáticas.

NUEVO ADMINISTRADOR PARA PARA EL PUERTO DE CALLAO, PERU

APM Terminals Callao obtuvo la concesión por los próximos 30 años El consorcio internacional APM Terminals Callao se adjudicó la concesión de Terminal Norte Multipropósito  del puerto del Callao, informó la agencia peruana de noticas Andina.
Fotografía: La Republica.pe De acuerdo a lo reportado esta superó la oferta realizada por otro conglomerado mundial, el consocio Terminal Internacional Multipropósito del Callao. APM Terminals Callao está integrado por las empresas APM Terminal y Callao Port Holding de los Países Bajos y Central Portuario de Perú.

CONFUSION EXISTS OVER CERTIFICATION PROCESS

GlobalGAP defends role after Peru mango affairGarbutt: Peru bolt-on due shortly GlobalGAP has hit back at accusations it has been undermined by allegations of worker abuse in the Peruvian mango trade. A report by Dutch research organisation SOMO last week implicated several large Peruvian exporters in allegations over working hours, wages and equal opportunities. The International Mango Organization (IMO) called on GlobalGAP to “step up to the plate” on the “thorny issue” of workers’ rights in an online article entitled : "How Relevant Is GlobalGAP Now?"

MORE BAD NEWS FOR BEES: THIS TIME IN AUSTRALIA

April 4th, 2011 The Asian Honey Bee (AHB) poses a serious threat to Australia’s agricultural crops, but a Federal Government advisory committee announced earlier this year that eradication would not be ‘technically feasible’. After pressure from independent Senator Nick Xenophon, the Consultative Committee on Emergency Plant Pests has decided to review its possibilities for eradication of the Asian honey bee outbreak, reported the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). An Asian Honey Bee outbreak in the Solomon Islands had a devastating effect on crops An Australian Government report released in 2010 estimated 65% of Australian agricultural production depends on pollination from European honey bees, with a value of around US$1.76 billion (AUD$1.7 billion) annually. But the onset of the Asian Honey Bee could threaten the European bee species, with serious implications for the horticultural industry, as was the case in the Solomon Islands. Agriculture Department deputy secretary Rona Mell…

PERU'S BIGGEST PORT HAS NEW MANAGEMENT

April 4th, 2011 Amid strikes over labor rights in Peru’s Puerto Callao, international consortium APM Terminals has been awarded a concession for the port’s northern terminal, reported Andina.com.pe. The award came after a third tiebreaker of negotiations to decide which bidder would give the highest discount for specific services, with APM Terminals offering 100% in the end, the story reported. The story reported bidder Terminal Internacional Multipropósito del Callo offered 85.5%.

THE NATIONAL MANGO BOARD (NMB) ACT & HISTORY

PART 1206—MANGO PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND INFORMATION 
Section Contents
Subpart A—Mango Promotion, Research, and Information Order 
Definitions
Highlighted points from the "Act":

§ 1206.34   Procedure. 

(a) At a Board meeting, it will be considered a quorum when at least ten voting members are  present.
(b) At the start of each fiscal period, the Board will select a chairperson and vice chairperson who will  conduct meetings throughout that period. 
(c) All Board members will be notified at least 30 days in advance of all Board and committee meetings unless an emergency meeting is declared. 
(d) Each voting member of the Board will be entitled to one vote on any matter put to the Board, and the motion will carry if supported by one vote more than 50 percent of the total votes represented by  the Board members present.