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DEMAND FOR PULP DRIVEN BY DIVERSIFICATION BY MAJOR PLAYER COCA-COLA SETS UP FARMING JOINT VENTURE IN INDIA...

‘Mango cultivation has not kept up with demand'






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For higher yields: Mr Atul Singh (left), President and CEO, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia, and Mr Atul Jain, Joint Managing Director, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd, at a press conference in Mumbai on Wednesday. – Shashi Ashiwal


Packaged drinks push up pulp demand






MUMBAI, SEPT. 15:





The Jain Irrigation-Coca-Cola India initiative – Unnati – is to push up mango yield, which has seen a steady fall in the last 10 years. India, the world's largest producer of mango, has seen its market share falling from 50 per cent in 1999 to 45 per cent currently.

Mr Atul Jain, Joint Managing Director, Jain Irrigation, said the area under mango cultivation has not kept pace with the growing demand due to long gestation period and volatility in prices.

The technique adopted under Ultra High Density Plantation has been standardised and commercialised at the company's R&D farm of 100 acres at Udmalpet in Tamil Nadu, he said.

It is estimat…

COCA-COLA & JAIN IRRIGATION TO MAKE INITIAL INVESTMENT OF $2 MILLION IN PROJECT TO ENCOURAGE HIGH DENSITY MANGO FARMING IN INDIA...

Jain Irrigation and Coca-Cola to invest US$2mn in mango project












India Infoline News Service / 18:06 , Sep 14, 2011







The project will encourage sustainable, modern agricultural practices and help double mango yields, thereby increasing the income of the farmers.







Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. said on Wednesday that the Company and Coca-Cola India have launched "Unnati" - a partnership project with farmers for large scale high yield mango cultivation.




The project will encourage sustainable, modern agricultural practices and help double mango yields, thereby increasing the income of the farmers.







Ultra-high density plantation (UHDP) is a farming practice that leads to mango orchards attaining their full potential in 3-4 years and also allows nearly 600 trees to be planted in an acre instead of the conventional method of planting 40 trees in an acre.







During the first phase of the project, 200 demo farms of size between 1 and 3 acres will use the UHDP technique for mango cultivation while…

HUGE NEWS OUT OF AUSTRALIA: APPLICATION FOR EXPANDED PEST FREE ZONE WOULD ALLOW MANGOES TO ENTER USA MARKET FREE OF HOT WATER TREATMENT...SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER WINDOW COULD HAVE A NEW OWNER IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE...

Under the regulations in Sec. 319.56-5, APHIS requires that determinations of pest-free areas be made in accordance with the criteria for establishing freedom from pests found in International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) No. 4, ``Requirements For the Establishment of Pest Free Areas.'' The international standard was established by the International Plant Protection Convention of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization and is incorporated by reference in our regulations in 7 CFR 300.5. In addition, APHIS must also approve the survey protocol used to determine and maintain pest- free status, as well as protocols for actions to be performed upon detection of a pest. Pest-free areas are subject to audit by APHIS to verify their status. 

 APHIS has received a request from the Government of Australia to recognize new areas of that country as being free of Ceratitis capitata, the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly), and to recognize other areas of the co…

GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA REQUESTS USDA / APHIS AMPLIFICATION (CERTIFICATION) OF MED FLY FREE ZONE...MAKING NON HWT MANGO SHIPMENTS TO USA POSSIBLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE...

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 178 (Wednesday, September 14, 2011)] [Notices] [Pages 56730-56731] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2011-23431] ======================================================================== Notices Federal Register ________________________________________________________________________ This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. ======================================================================== Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 178 / Wednesday, September 14, 2011 / Notices [[Page 56730]] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health I…

EARLY SEASON MEXICAN MANGOES COULD SEE NEW ROUTE TO MARKET AS CHIQUITA SIGNS ON TO PUERTO CHIAPAS EXPANSION PLANS...

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




www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




September 14, 2011









Current Cruis Ship Pier at Puerto Chiapas













Overview of the potential site for expansion of Puerto Chiapas.




With the news that Chiquita Brand could possibly  be shipping from the newly expanded "Puerto Chiapas" (Formerly, Puerto Maduro) near Tapachula, Mexico, Mexican mango shippers from the early season zones will have a new route to USA markets.




Puerto Chiapas is a small port town that handles the export of agricultural products grown in the Soconusco region, an area of rich lowlands and foothills. The surrounding area has some beautiful beaches, including Playa Linda in Puerto Chiapas and San Benito.




Amid reported interest from US multi-national Chiquita the Gramosa Group has secured the concession to develop the Mexican port with an US$11m investment.

Grupo Gamosa has been in business since 1986 and will also operate ports on the Mexican Pac…

PERU SE PREOCUPA POR POSIBLE CAIDA EN LAS EXPORTACIONES...

Perú: Evaluarán esta semana mecanismos de protección para las exportaciones


14 de Septiembre de 2011

Los ministerios de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Mincetur) y de Economía y Finanzas evaluarán esta semana la manera de enfrentar una eventual crisis global y definir los mecanismos de protección de las exportaciones, señaló hoy el titular del Mincetur, José Luis Silva.

“De todas maneras nos reunimos esta semana y estamos viendo en qué momento se tomarán las medidas para apoyar al comercio exterior, para lo cual tendremos una reunión con el MEF y con el sector privado en los próximos días”, indicó.

Manifestó que el gobierno está anticipándose a una crisis mundial por lo que aumentará el gasto público en los próximos meses, promoviendo que la demanda local pueda suplir en parte una eventual menor pedido de los productos peruanos desde el exterior.

“Queremos promover que el gasto público se acelere y que la producción local se vea favorecida, como la del sector construcción u otros, supliendo e…

IMO BLOG CELEBRATES SIX MONTH MILESTONE...75,000 PAGEVIEWS...3,000 POSTS...AND MANY LESSONS LEARNED ALONG THE WAY...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, california




www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




September 14, 2011






While the International mango Organization (IMO) was founded over 11 years ago, it was not until we activated our Blog with google that we had an idea of the organization's "reach".


On Mrach 14th , 2011 the IMO started up an existing Blogspot account (GOOGLE) and immediately saw results through google analytics.


The first few days the average viewership would cross in to the double digits. We used to dream of hitting 100 pageviews in a day...by the end of March the IMO BLOG had registered 2,162 pageviews !


In April, the IMO BLOG's first full month 11,787 viewers visted the blog.


May saw 14,225...June jumped to 15,674 pageviews...July slowed down to 13, 943 pageviews...and August dropped to 11,405 pageviews as the peak of the mango season was winding down...so far in September, there have been 5,203...yesterday the IMO BLOG saw a spike…