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IF EXPOALIMENTARIA IS ANY INDICATOR...EXPECT PERU TO FLOOD THE USA MARKET THIS SEASON WITH MANGOES...

New products abound at Expoalimentaria in Peru
10/03/2011 4:20:42 PM
Fred Wilkinson





Fred Wilkinson
Nancy Tucker, Produce Marketing Association's vice president of global business development, talks with Mauricio Moscoso, director of marketing and business development for Proyecto PRA, Sept. 28 on the expo floor at Expoalimentaria. His organization works with USAID on development projects in Peru.LIMA, Peru — The following news items were gathered from the show floor at Expoalimentaria Sept. 28-29.


Among the more than 500 exhibitors were 56 fresh produce exporting companies that handle products including asparagus, avocados, citrus, grapes and mangoes.



AFEX

San Isidro-based AFEX intends to increase mango shipments to the U.S., said Ioana Lazar, marketing director.

The company has been shipping kent mangoes to the U.S. for two years, she said, with 40% of AFEX’s 30 container loads going to the U.S. and 60% to Europe.

The company plans to reverse those percentages this season, sending 60% of…

SAFMARINE LOSES AUTONOMY WITHIN A.P. MOLLER GROUP...

Safmarine swallowed

Denmark’s AP Moller-Maersk is merging the management functions of South African container line Safmarine into Maersk Line to save money.



Its Antwerp head office will close, as well as regional branches in Shanghai, Dubai, Cape Town, and Mumbai, along with support functions currently carried out in Singapore and Cape Town.







About 240 people will be affected by the changes.



Maersk Line chief Eivind Kolding said Safmarine is an important component in its liner business strategy, but the need to ensure "management efficiencies and control cost" lead to the decision.



Current CEO Tomas Dyrbye will leave the company, with a successor due to be announced soon.



Kolding added: "We are sad to have to consider losing some very strong colleagues, who have made an important contribution to the company and helped change the way we think about shipping.



“All changes are subject to consultation and we are working with our employees to find a fair outcome for everyone affecte…

BRAZIL INJECTS U$1 BILLION USD OVER THREE MONTH PERIOD IN ORDER TO HELP EXPORTERS...

The Government of Brazil is attempting to bring the local currency in line with International currencies so that exporters can compete in the Global market place.


The Government announced a plan to disburse the equivalent of U$ one billion dollars over the months of October, November and December in the hopes that the country's exporters will be able to afford local cost of production in an uncertain global economy.


Local economic sources are reporting that the Reais (Brazil currency) was devalued by as much as 15% in the month of September. The Reais is trading at a two year low against the U$ dollar.


The Government of Brazil intends to inject the money into the local economy in the hopes of bringing down local costs when converted to foreign currencies thus making exports a more viable option for the country's producers.


Mango exporters have been particularly affected by the strong Reais this year.


Sale of mango at the farm gate had been more appealing than incurring added expens…

BRASIL APOYA EXPORTADORES DE MANGO CON IMENSA INYECCION DE CAPITAL AL MERCADO CAMBIARIO...

Liberan R$1,95 billones en Brasil para fomentar las exportaciones

3 de Octubre de 2011




Medida se toma en medio de la incertidumbre por la crisis internacional

Con el objetico de fomentas y promover las exportaciones del país, la presidenta de Brasil Dilma Rousseff autorizó la liberación de R$1,95 billones (US$1.000 millones) que serán distribuidos entre los Estados, el Distrito Federal y los Municipios, informó Globo Rural On-line.                                  



De acuerdo a lo reportado por el medio los fondos serán transferidos por el Tesoro Nacional y el Ministerio de Finanzas de Brasil en tres cuotas de R$650 millones el último día hábil de octubre, noviembre y diciembre.

La medida se toma en medio de la incertidumbre generalizada que existe frente a la crisis económica mundial.

El gobierno brasileño ya había otorgado incentivos este año a la industria por un valo de US16 mil millones y aumentó un 30% un impuesto interno para la venta de automóviles importados, informó ANSA.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 13TH NATIONAL MANGO CONGRESS IN THE PHILIPPINES...

Mangoes to boost economic growth in Mindanao

Monday, October 03, 2011 06:10:24 PM



Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala speaks during the 13th National Mango Congress in Sarangani province in Mindanao. 




Sarangani Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez receives a token of appreciation from the organizers of the Mango Congress - Virginia de la Fuente, president of the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc., and Fred Dumasis, president of Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Association. (Photo by Russel Delvo)



SARANGANI (Mindanao Examiner / Oct. 3, 2011) – Global demand for fresh fruits, including mangoes from the Philippines, may rise as consumers shift to healthier diets, a US official said.

Ross Wherry, chief of party of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) program, said the continuing expansion of fruit industry, specifically mangoes, is starting to boost the economic growth in Mindanao and helps to create a more conducive and…

PHILIPPINE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE SUPPORTS MANGO INDUSTRY AT 13TH NATIONAL MANGO CONGRESS...

PIA Press Release
Monday, October 03, 2011


Secretary Alcala assures support for Philippine mango industry
by Beverly Paoyon



GUMASA, Glan, Sarangani, Oct 3 (PIA) -- Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala guaranteed the Philippine mango industry with his department’s support as he graced the 13th National Mango Congress at Isla Jardin del Mar resort in Gumasa.



“Rest assured that the DA (Department of Agriculture) will continue with support programs including the establishment and rehabilitation of nurseries and foundation scion grove, household and village processing assistance and crop improvement especially for climate change adaptability,” Alcala told the 322 delegates on September 30 at the end of the three-day congress.



Alcala reported a seven percent growth in the annual production of mangoes in 2010 which was reportedly “prompted by the continuous flower induction in Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Bicol Region and all the Visayas regions.”



However, a decline of 5.3 percent during the early mo…