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"DEBT FORGIVENESS PROGRAM" TO HELP FUND PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT TRACEABILITY SYSTEM FOR MANGO EXPORTERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH UNITED NATIONS (UN) INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION...

UN, gov’t to pursue export standards system
By Aileen Garcia-Yap
Cebu Daily News
8:07 am | Wednesday, September 28th, 2011



TO further raise the country’s exports to world market standards, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) said it will implement the Philippine Traceability System project in partnership with different government agencies.

MAJOR PORT EXPANSION AT INDIA'S LARGEST PORT GIVEN THE "GREEN LIGHT" AFTER HOLDUPS...

Plan For $1.5 Billion Indian Terminal Back on Track


JOC Staff | Sep 27, 2011 1:20PM GMT
The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story

Container terminal will double Port of Jawaharlal Nehru's capacity to 8 million TEUs
Plans to build a $1.5 billion container terminal at the Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) got back on track after the consortium of Singapore’s PSA International and India's ABG Group received the contract from port management.

The fate of the terminal that will double the capacity of India’s largest port was uncertain in recent months, due to a string of litigation filed by disqualified bidders. 
The project, considered largest foreign direct investment in the Indian port sector, will double the port’s capacity to 8 million 20-foot container equivalent units from 4.1 million TEUs.

BRAZIL MANGO EXPORTERS CONTINUE TO IGNORE GLOBAL ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS...AS THEY TRADE VOLUME FOR MARKETS RATHER THAN REDUCE EXPORTS ACROSS THE BOARD...

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


www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




September 27, 2011




With recent arrivals surpassing preseason "floors" of 100 containers per week, Brazilian shippers are redirecting volume from the USA market to the European market.




The last two weeks have seen volume leaving Brazil for the USA market drop from 116 containers to the 90 container range, a 22% reduction from previous high volumes.


The IMO questions if this will be enough as the international marketplace is going through economic contractions.



THE NEW FACEBOOK: FIVE CHANGES & WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...

Five Facebook Changes and What You Need to KnowBy 
Published September 27, 2011  Are you wondering what to make of all the new Facebook changes? This article takes a detailed look at how theNews Ticker, Smart Lists, News Feed, Subscribe feature and Timeline will impact marketers and business owners. It’s been quite a rollercoaster recently with all the new Facebook changes. Some changes have already happened (i.e., News Feed and the new Smart Lists) and other changes will be coming as a result of the Facebook F8 conference. Let’s dive into these changes in detail and talk about the changes to come in the next few weeks with the new 

CSAV ANNOUNCES IMPROVEMENTS TO MEXICO - EUROPE LOOP WITH USA STOPS FOR MANGO EXPORTERS...

CSAV Announces Improvements to SAMEX Service
Created by HButler on 9/27/2011 3:18:22 PM


CSAV is upgrading its South Atlantic U.S. – Mexico Express Service (SAMEX), although the port rotation will remain unchanged.

Going forward, the service will will be operated with 3,500-TEU vessels, the carrier said, and an additional ship will be deployed. A weekly frequency will be retained.

WALMART ANNOUNCES PLANS TO CONVERT 75% OF STORES TO SOLAR...

Walmart has announced its plan to install solar panels on up to 60 additional stores in California, expanding the company's solar portfolio to more than 75 percent of its stores in the state, making California the first state in the nation where Walmart has devoted this level of commitment to renewable energy. 


THE COCA-COLA (INDIA) - JAIN IRRIGATION MODEL IS ONE THAT MANGO GROWERS & ASSOCIATIONS SHOULD EXPLORE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE...

Coca-Cola India, Jain Irrigation Partner with Farmers to Boost Mango Production


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Eurasia & Africa - Coca-Cola India and Jain Irrigation have launched a unique partnership to help India’s mango famers double their yields and increase their incomes through the use of modern farming practices.

Project Unnati will promote the use of Ultra-High Density Plantation (UHDP) practices, which help mango orchards reach their full potential in three to four years, compared with seven to nine years with traditional planting methods. These sustainable techniques also allow nearly 600 trees to be planted on a single acre, compared to the conventional method of 40 trees per acre.

COME MEET THE GANG AT NEW YORK PRODUCE INC....BOOTH # 234...AT THE PMA FRESH SUMMIT...ATLANTA....

If you are going to this year's PMA Fresh Summit in Atlanta, don't forget to stop by New York Produce's booth #234. 
I will be there as will my fellow NYP Associates. Come and meet the owners, Elio & Jorge Valdivia. GM Ari San Emeterio and our Director Of Sales Manny Sanchez. Marketing and Merchandizing Specialists, Rob Ferri, Cristian Rubi and Michael Ramos. Salesmen extraordinaire, Bob Vora and Rodin Diaz. 

Did I mention the "Salutti Girls"?