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VIEWERS COMMENT : Eco Fresh Exports (INDIA)

Hi Will

Many thanks for showing interest in my post on Fresh Indian Mangoes

I have copied my good friend Nagesh in this email too as he is the man on ground.


 At EcoFresh we specialise in many kind of fresh fruit and vegetables out of Indian sub-continent. 


Please click on below link to see what is on offer


http://www.ecofreshexports.com/

Dedicated team of professionals with own growing farms as well as strong ties with out growers 


for fine specialist products

Kindly advise if we can progress to export any products for you

With kind regards


Saj Rafique




Planning & Procurement Manager at Topflora Limited

INDIA : CROP FORECASTING A ROLLER COASTER RIDE IN 2011

IMO NOTE: It seems as if everyday, we are posting a different outlook for mango crop in India. 


Perhaps it is the size of the sub continent or the range of the growing region or just the range in the reporting.  


Following forecasts from India can get very confusing! (Today the news is upbeat. Whatever that means!) (Slowly, Slowly catch a monkey!)


Source: The Times of India


VARANASI: Good news awaits mango lovers in the coming months.

If predictions of the horticulture department proves true, varieties of mango are going to be available in huge quantity in the market.


 Despite the recent hailstorm which caused a loss of 30-40 per cent to the crop, the department is hopeful of huge production. Insects, pests and diseases which damage crops are not visible this time.

In-charge of horticulture mission Jyoti Kumar Singh said on Monday that the mango trees are considered to be `alternate bearer' as after a good crop in a year no proper flowering takes place next year. 


The year 2008-09 was a…

INDIA : TRICKS OF THE MANGO TRADE

Gujarat keen to replace calcium carbide with ethylene gas for mango ripening
Monday, April 11, 2011 08:00 IST 
Irum Khan, Mumbai

With the upcoming mango season, the Gujarat Food & Drug Control Administration (FDCA) is determined to curb the use of calcium carbide for fruits ripening, particularly mangoes, in the state, as the chemical is believed to have harmful effect on human health.

In a one-day training programme on “Awareness on fruit ripening using scientific and legal methods,” organised by the FDCA for wholesale fruit merchants, retailers and other stakeholders, the premier law enforcement agency for food and drugs, encouraged the manufacturers to use ethylene gas as an alternative to calcium carbide. The programme was attended by around 150 participants.

KENYA : THE TARGET OF AFRICA FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENT

Coca Cola announces US$ 62 million in Kenya
Written By:Rose Kamau/Agencies,    Posted: Mon, Apr 11, 2011
Coca-Cola has announced a US$ 62 million investment in Kenya over the next three years. The investment which will be channeled towards modernization of equipment and expanding existing capacity as well as increasing the company's presence in juice reinforces the US$ 12 billion investment commitment for the continent by the year 2020.  Already, the beverage giant has pumped US$ 6 billion into the African economy over the last decade. The announcement by Coca Cola follows reports that US-based Pepsi Cola and London-based SABMiller are considering the establishment of manufacturing plants in Nairobi, Kenya.

OZONE : THE NEXT FRONTIER IN FOOD SAFETY?

Breaking News on Food and Beverage Processing and PackagingOzone storage system slashes fresh produce spoilage - researchBy Rory Harrington, 11-Apr-2011Related topics: Processing Technology, Quality & Safety
Storing fruit and vegetables in an ozone-rich environment significantly reduces spoilage caused by fungal spores, according to research from the UK. Ozone treatment could also be an effective and safe replacement for post-harvest pesticides as it leaves no residues on foods, said lead researcher Dr Ian Singleton, of Newcastle University, who recently presented his findings at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference. The scientists have further found that exposing fruit such as tomatoes to ozone prior to storage acts as a vaccination against infection, boosting their ability to resist fungal spores. Antimicrobial properties Fungal contamination is the most common cause of spoilage of stored fruit, salads and vegetables and the risk of microbial contamination inc…

JAPON : LENTO RECUPERACION EN LOS PUERTOS A RAIZ DE TERREMOTO

Los puertos de Tokyo vuelven paulatinamente a la normalidad 

Tras el pasado terremoto y posterior maremoto del 11 de marzo pasado, la infraestructura de Tokyo vuelve de a poco a la normalidad. El movimiento telúrico de 7,4 grados registrado ayer jueves no habría causado mayores daños materiales.

La condición general en los puertos de Japón, después del terremoto y respetivo maremoto que afectó las costas del país, es de paulatino retorno a la normalidad, señala un informe dado a conocer por Odepa. Mientras las autopistas están operativas en un 99%, la red de trenes rápidos opera en un 62%. Con respecto a puertos y aeropuertos, estos se encuentran habilitados en 92% y 100% respectivamente. 

VIEWER COMMENTS : ARNIE ROTNE (IASQ) STUART, FLORIDA

Captain,
Here is the tree (Mango) just outside my bedroom window. 
Our mangos are just now growing, and now you can see every morning I think - MANGO !!!
I will be offering some topic headings and some ideas to work with IMO moving forward - agreed that 10 is a good number to get more press and stories out to the market.

Best Regards,
Arne Rotne President BioShield Services LLC

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MINISTROS DE AGRICULTURA DE PERU Y MEXICO EN REUNION CALIDO

11 de Abril de 2011
El ministro de Agricultura, Rafael Quevedo, y el secretario de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación de México, Francisco Mayorga, acordaron promover la cooperación sanitaria en el marco de la reciente firma del Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) bilateral.
Durante una visita del ministro mexicano al país, Quevedo aseveró que en el marco del TLC resulta necesario retomar las negociaciones de acceso fitosanitario de algunos productos de interés peruano a ese mercado, como las paltas y cítricos.

VIEWERS COMMENT : JOHAN BOTHA (IDC) SOUTH AFRICA

IMO NOTE : The tragic loss of Mike Campbell has touched us all. IMO friend Johan Botha in South Africa sums it up so eloquently.
Hi Will,
Thanks for sending me you newsletter.
 It was very sad for me reading about the death of Mike Campbell, that pioneer of mango farming in Zimbabwe.
 I knew him and his family personally and had the greatest respect for the way he operated. 
He went the extra mile to support the mango industry of Zimbabwe and his death is a great loss.
 I am at a loss of words to describe what Mugabe and his followers have done to destroy a once beautiful farming country, but feel a great sadness knowing that even with his eventual and inevitable removal it will take decades to restore what has been lost.
Kind regards,
Johan Botha Senior Agriculture Specialist Food, Beverage and Agro Industries Industrial Development Corporation  Tel:  +27 (0) 11 2693680 Fax: 086 210 3036 johanb@idc.co.za www.idc.co.za