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WORLD BANK PARTNERS WITH AMAZON GROUP TO IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY...

Dear colleagues,



Fundação Amazonas Sustentável and the World Bank, with the technical support of Carbon Decisions International and the Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas, have developed a methodology for reduced emissions for deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) that was today approved by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). This methodology is more robust and has a wider scope than previous REDD methodologies, which allows it to address unplanned deforestation worldwide.

For further details, please see below press release or contact us for more information.

Elizabeth Cavalcanti, Fundação Amazonas Sustentável, ph: +55 11 4009 8900, elizabeth.cavalcanti@fas-amazonas.org

Isabel Hagbrink, Carbon Finance Unit, World Bank, ph: +1 202 458 0422, ihagbrink@worldbank.org













NEWS RELEASE





NEW METHODOLOGY FOR MEASURING EMISSION REDUCTIONS FROM REDUCED DEFORESTATION STANDS TO UNLOCK CARBON REVENUES FOR …

PARTICIPANTS AT THE FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (FTBG) 19TH ANNUAL MAMGO FESTIVAL...COURTESY OF KEN LOVE, PRESIDENT, HAWAII TROPICAL FRUIT GROWERS...

KEN LOVE (on the far right) NORIS LEDESMA (middle)

The Look on Richard Campbell's face is priceless...






Perpetuating the misinformation...no such thing as a "Champagne" mango...a figment of someone's imagination

Someone trying to teach the good Dr. Richard Campbell a thing or two about mangoes....

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES PROMOTES MANGO PRODUCTION AT MAJOR AGRICULTURAL FAIR...

Farms urged to plant mangoes, lemons

Caline Malek
Jul 16, 2011



Judges inspect lemons and mangoes during the Liwa Date Festival.



PAWEL DWULIT / THE NATIONAL




LIWA // The mango and citrus plantations on Fujairah's coastline could soon be facing stiffer competition as farmers across the country are encouraged to increase their production.


As the Liwa Date Festival introduced both fruits to its competitions a few days ago, hundreds of mangoes were gathered from farms in Liwa, Ras al Khaimah, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

The UAE provides a good environment for mangoes, which need deep soil for their extensive root systems.


"The sandy soil in the UAE makes it very suitable for mango trees to grow," said Dr Ahmad Fathallah El-Shiekh, a fruit specialist at the Ministry of Environment and Water in Fujairah. "It allows water to access the tree's root system much easier than clay soil and the high humidity in Fujairah is also key for their growth."

The fruit is native to southern …

ORGANIC FUNGICIDE DEVELOPED IN THE PHILIPPINES SHOWS PROMISE IN WAR AGAINST ANTHRACNOSE & SCAB...

Antica effective against mango diseases
July 15, 2011, 3:12pm




MANILA, Philippines -- A new organic fungicide developed by a chemical engineer from Cebu is proving to be a promising material for controlling two major mango diseases, namely anthracnose and scab.


This is the organic fungicide Antica developed from plant extracts by Gigi Zaballero, a chemical engineer who heads Ahcil Laboratories based in Mandaue City, Cebu.



In an experiment conducted at the National Mango Research and Development Center of the Bureau of Plant Industry in Jordan, Guimaras, researchers Y.J. Yonder and R.S. Orquia reported that Antica compares well with a standard inorganic (chemical) fungicide (Amistar) in its effectiveness against anthracnose and scab diseases.



The dosage observed to be most effective for Antica is 400 ml per 100 liters of water. A lower rate of 300 ml per 100 liters of water has also been observed to be effective. The solution can be applied on the leaves, the flowers and the fruits.



The resea…

BANGLADESH MANGOES ARE IN SEASON YET DANGEROUS RIPENING PRACTICES ARE SCARING AWAY CONSUMERS...

People going bananas over mangoes



Sat, Jul 16th, 2011 1:52 am BdST







Kamal Hossain Talukder
bdnews24.com correspondent



Chapainawabganj, July 16 (bdnews24.com) – Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj may be supplying most of the best-variety mangoes across the country, but the people in these two districts prefer staying away from them, thanks to the harmful chemicals used for ripening.



"I don't buy mangoes for a long time. The children cry for mangoes, but I don't buy. They're contaminated with harmful chemicals," said a primary school teacher, Jamal Uddin at Rajshahi city.



Father of two, he said they have to control the urge for mango eating considering its health hazard.



Asked where chemical-free mangoes could be found in Rajshahi, a human hauler driver, Monjurul Karim, said, "Nowhere other than mango orchards."



Observing the fear among the customers, mango traders in Rajshahi are announcing that their produce is chemical-free.



Moktar Hossain, a wholesale…

THE BIG QUESTION IN KONA, HAWAII IS....WHEN WILL THE THIRD MANGO FESTIVAL BE HELD ????

Healing Garden & Mango Festival





Kailua-Kona, Big Island

The Healing Garden & Mango Festival will be held at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort in Kailua Kona sometime next summer. 
The Healing Garden Festival will be held in collaboration with the 3rd Annual Mango Festival and will feature cultural presentations, speakers, children’s programs, plants produce, cooking demos, and educational presentations, music & entertainment.

Next Event not yet scheduled for 2011, which usually takes place in late July.

Hawaii Health Guide
638-0888
Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort
78-6740 Alii Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

(no website is currently posted for this event)

If you plan to attend this, tell them Road Taste sent you!

If you recently attended this event, please feel free to leave a comment:

KEN LOVE & THE HAWAII TROPICAL FRUIT GROWERS...

FROM 2010:
The Second Annual Mango Festival





Someone wisely said "Life is uncertain, eat dessert first" and I guess I must believe it since I wrote about Hector's Heavenly Rose Mango Cake presentation at the recent mango fest in Kona instead of writing about the festival itself first.


Hawaiian Mangos poster by Ken Love - Hawaii Tropical Fruit





By all appearances, The Second Annual Hawaii Healing Gardens Mango Festival held this past Saturday, July 31st at the Keauhou Outrigger Beach Resort in Kona was a smashing success!


There was mango everything....from the fresh fruit, to mango gazpacho (delicious), mango upside-down cake, mango smoothies, mango talks, mango posters, mango products, Hector's previously mentioned mango cake and even honey bees making mango honey.



I had first attended another event in Kona on Friday afternoon, so I spent the night at the hotel to be there for the mango fest on Saturday. My room had a beautiful view of both the ocean and the mango fest…

GUEST SPEAKER KEN LOVE, PRESIDENT, HAWAII TROPICAL FRUIT GROWERS, SHARES SOME OBSERVATIONS (PICTORAL) FROM THE RECENT FAIRCHILD MANGO FESTIVAL IN MIAMI, FLORIDA...

Ken Love, President of the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, was guest speaker at the recent mango festival held at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens (FTBG) in Miami, Florida.

Here are some mangoes from the more than 100 that were on display, that caught his discerning eye.






















NEVER TOO EARLY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH A REAL FRESH & HEALTHY MANGO...

NEW RULES FOR FOODS SOLD TO/FOR CHILDREN...WILL THE NMB TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NUTRITIONALLY DEFECTIVE MANGOES THEY PROMOTE???

Makers of food, drinks marketed to children propose their own rules
The plan from the industry, in a move to keep the government from enacting stronger regulations, puts limits on sugar, calories, sodium and saturated fat in products.



Under the government's proposal, for example, a bowl of Banana Nut Cheerios would not make the cut because of an excess of sugar. (Vivek Prakash / Reuters)






By Andrew Seidman, Los Angeles Times

July 15, 2011

Reporting from Washington— In an effort to forestall proposed government regulation of food and beverage products that can be advertised to children, some of the biggest companies in the industry have put forth their own, self-imposed measures.

The industry's plan targets a number of food types, including juices, dairy products, grains, soups and meals. It holds companies to limits on the amount of calories, sugar, sodium and saturated fat allowed in foods promoted to children.


The self-imposed regulations, announced Thursday, would give compa…

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (FTBG) 19TH ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL NUMBERS ARE IN...

Mango Fest Attracts 9,500, Spotlights Hawaii
EVENT REPORT   07.15.11 9:40 AM The 19th annual International Mango Festival at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables kicked off on Saturday, bringing in both local and Hawaiian chefs, vendors, and specialists to share information about cooking, growing, and eating mangoes. Each year, the two-day festival concentrates on mangoes from a different region; this year, Hawaii was the highlighted locale.

Natalie White Bernal, director of special events at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, led event production and management efforts for the festival, which attracted more than 9,500 attendees. Morning festivities began with the Mango Bites sampling seminar, where Zico Coconut Water and mango salad from sponsor Whole Foods Market were doled out. Mango tastings, flavor evaluations, and an aroma seminar followed in the garden house on the lawn, and other outdoor events included adult and child yoga and meditation classes, and making…