RAJSHAHI, July 16 (BSS): With onrush of huge sellers and purchasers the market of Fazli, king of mango, has gained momentum in Rajshahi and Chapainawabgonj districts, famous for mango production, on the last leg of the mango season.
In addition to creating employment for over one and half lakh people, transaction of more than Taka 1500 crore are happened centering the mango farming, trading and transporting during the peak season.
Besides, the production has been increased remarkably as a result of enhancing significance of the seasonal cash crop and farmers' attention to the nursing and caring of mango trees.
Likewise, large numbers of people are seen engaged in creating new more mango orchards on the cultivable lands in the vast barind tract and char areas.
According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), there are around 19 lakh mango trees on 25,000 hectares of land in the two districts.
Mango, the king of fruits, was dressed up and put on display by women who earn a living from the fruit.
Bottles of sparkling mango wine, cheese, syrup, hot sauce, an English-style chutney, cakes, sweets, amchar, kuchela, mango talkari, soaps, jewelry, all the local varieties of mango, juices, wooden utensils, mango preserves and other decorative and beauty products were on sale during the third annual Mango Festival held at University Field Station, St Joseph, recently.
The festival, organised by the Network of Rural Women Producers, attracted a group of producers from Grenada who won the Best Booth prize.
Spokesperson for the Network, Gia Gaspard Taylor, said that there were more products on display this year.
"An increased number of women producers have stepped forward to take part in the festival," she said, adding that there was a great deal of potenti…
Pakistani mango exporters have met the stringent quality standards of Japan and the first consignments were dispatched a few days ago.
Pakistani mango exporters have met stringent quality standards imposed by Japan and the first shipment of the fruit went to the Far Eastern country a couple of days ago, traders say.
Mango is being processed in a vapour heat treatment plant provided by Japan years ago in 1981. Owing to non-utilisation earlier, the plant had stopped working but fruit traders in collaboration with state-run Trade Development Authority started a drive in early 2010 to make the plant operational.
Before the start of exports to Japan, around 400 kilogrammes of mango was processed in the plant. To inspect the quality of these mangoes, Deputy Director Yokohama Plant Protection Station Nobutoshi Soma arrived in Karachi and after examination declared the fruit fit for export.
Co-ordinator of Mango Fest, Gia Gaspard-Taylor, second from left, UN/FAO Ambassador to Suriname Fidelia Gran Galon, right, and Norma Hamlet/Chair of the Atlanta/Port-of-Spain Sister City examine the mango cutter at the UWI Field Station, Mt Hope. Photos: Brian Ng Fatt
The romance of the mangoes came to fruition earlier this month, at UWI Field Station, Mt Hope.
Billed as Mango Fest 2010, it was hosted by the Network of Rural Women Producers with support from the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (IICA) and UWI’s Faculty of Science and Agriculture.
The Tourism Development Company also lent its expertise. Co-ordinator of Mango Fest, Gia Gaspard-Taylor, said: “It’s the third in the series of Mango Festivals. We have seen increased interest. Women from Rio Claro, Princes Town, Plum Mitan and Mayaro took part. “We have seen growth and improvement in mango products. We want to encourage it because it…
By Will Cavan Executive Director International Mango Organization (IMO) Vista, California
Saturday, 16 July 2011
It only takes one on behalf of many to file a class action lawsuit:
In the United States federal courts, class actions are governed by Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 23] and 28 U.S.C.A. § 1332 (d). Class action lawsuits may be brought in federal court if the claim arises under federal law, or if the claim falls under 28 USCA § 1332 (d). Under § 1332 (d) (2) the federal district courts have original jurisdiction over any civil action where the amount in controversy exceeds $5,000,000 and any of any member of a class of plaintiffs is a citizen of a State different from any defendant;any member of a class of plaintiffs is a foreign state or a citizen or subject of a foreign state and any defendant is a citizen of a State; orany member of a class of plaintiffs is a citizen of a State and any defendant is a foreign state or a citizen or subject of a foreign state.Nationwide…