Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from October 16, 2011

USA MANGO IMPORTERS MUST HEED PMA MESSAGE: TIME TO FOCUS ON QUALITY (FLAVOR) OVER QUANTITY...

Fresh Summit call for fruit ‘decommoditization’



October 17th, 2011

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has called on the horticultural industry to take steps towards the ‘decommoditization’ of its products, through focus on flavor, adding value and tapping in to social media.                                                                                                                 



PMA president Bryan Silbermann told attendees at the PMA Fresh Summit in Atlanta that despite the economic challenges facing consumers, there was still great potential to attract them in new ways.


“Let’s not believe our own preconceived notion about fresh foods only appealing to the more affluent and educated consumers – it ain’t necessarily so,” he said.

“What is so, is that marketers and retailers have to listen to the needs of their consumers and engage them in defining what the offering is for those demographic groups.

“I dislike the word ‘commodity’ almost as much as I dislike the title ‘VP of Peris…

CENTRAL AMERICAN RAIN STORMS COULD TAKE A TOLL ON MANGO CROP IN GUATEMALA & NICARAGUA...

Death toll from rain in Central America rises to 74










SAN SALVADOR | Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:12pm EDT

(Reuters) - The death toll from torrential rains in Central America over the past week has jumped to 74 over the past 24 hours, with a further 20 lives lost in El Salvador, authorities said on Sunday.

A tropical depression that swept in from the Pacific on Wednesday caused mudslides, chaos on roads and forced thousands of people to abandon their homes in the chain of countries between Mexico and South America.

On Saturday, the death toll stood at 45 in the region, home to some of the poorest countries in the Americas. El Salvador was the worst affected overnight, with accidents pushing up the total number of victims there to 27.

"The majority of these people were killed by mudslides in their homes," local emergency services official Jorge Melendez told reporters at a news conference.



Guatemala also reported more dead, bringing its death toll to 28, while the total rose to 12 in Honduras.…

"A CHAVEZ LE QUEDA POCO TIEMPO"..SEGUN SU PROPIO MEDICO...

Exmédico de Chávez afirma que expectativa de vida del mandatario es de dos años



EFE/Palacio de MirafloresEl presidente venezolano, Hugo Chávez, durante un encuentro con miembros de la coalición Gran Polo Patriótico, en el Palacio de Miraflores de Caracas (Venezuela), el jueves.

MUNDO
"La información que yo tengo de la familia es que él tiene un sarcoma, un tumor de muy mal pronóstico y estoy casi seguro que esa es la realidad", dijo el médico venezolano.

Domingo 16 Octubre 2011




El presidente venezolano, Hugo Chávez, tiene un "tumor de la pelvis" que es "muy agresivo" y "la expectativa de vida puede ser de hasta dos años", afirmó Salvador Navarrete, quien integró un grupo médico que cuidó al mandatario, en entrevista publicada el domingo por el semanario mexicano "Milenio".

"Soy el cirujano de la familia (Chávez) y me reuní con otro de sus médicos (de la familia), compartimos la información disponible y coincidimos plenamente en este di…

AUSTRALIA PROVIDES ASSISTANCE FOR PAKISTAN MANGO INDUSTRY...

Australia provides $1.5m for agriculture sector
SUNDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2011 16:20






LAHORE: Australia has provided $1.5 million foran Agriculture Sector Linkages Programme (ASLP) in Pakistan by the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), said UVAS Project Director Hassan Mehmood Warriach.

Talking to APP here on Sunday, he said, "ASLP is a key program of the Australia-Pakistan Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy 2010-2015 which aims to collaborate strategically to improve livelihood systems for the rural poor in Pakistan and build linkages between the agriculture sectors of Australia and Pakistan".
Under this umbrella of ASLP there are five projects including mango production, mango supply chain, citrus production, social sciences and dairy project, the project director added.


The dairy projects being implemented in Punjab and Sindh aimedat improvement dairy production of small holder dairy farms by improving current extension services, he added.


Charles Sturt Univers…

RETAIL UNIT PRICING DROP .52 EACH ON MANGOES IN SOUTH FLORODA FROM ONE WEEK TO THE NEXT...

Last week Mexican end of season mangoes were on special at 2 for $3.00....










This week, the per unit price has dropped to .98 each....



Pictures are courtesy of Juan Pablo Lozano, J.P. IMPORTS, INC., Boca Raton , Florida....





BRAZIL TOMMIES SELL FOR .98 EACH IN SOUTH FLORIDA (FRESH MARKET) SUPERMARKETS...

Photo courtesy of Juan Pablo Lozano,
               J.P. IMPORTS, INC.,  Boca Raton, Florida





Cheaper than last week, 2 for $3.00 on Mexican fruit....



ECUADOR SE AISLA CADA DIA MAS EN LA REGION ANDINA...

Ecuatorianos ven con recelo a sus vecinos Colombia y Perú







QUITO, 16 octubre 2011 (AFP) - La mayoría de los ecuatorianos tenía hace un año una opinión negativa de su vecino Colombia y muchos desconfiaban de Perú, mientras que admiraban a Estados Unidos y España y consideraban a Venezuela como el país más influyente de la región, según un estudio publicado en Quito.


Basado en una encuesta realizada entre septiembre y octubre de 2010, el trabajo de la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales indica que en esa consulta 68,3% de los ecuatorianos expresó desconfianza hacia a Colombia, con quien en ese entonces estaban rotas las relaciones diplomáticas.


Pese a ello, 50,4% consideraba buena la relación con ese país y 40% la juzgaba mala.


Sobre Perú, 70,3% estimó bueno el vínculo contra 16,6% que lo calificó como malo, pero 41,9% manifestó sentir desconfianza y 30,2% confianza, agregó el estudio, apoyado por el Programa de la ONU para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y la Corporación Andina de Fomento (C…

WELCOME MESSAGE TO PMA FRESH SUMMIT ATLANTA 2011

FIVE NEW MEMBERS AT IMO LINKEDIN DISCUSSION GROUP IN PAST WEEK...

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


www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com










October 16, 2011









The LINKEDIN discussion group for the International Mango Organization (IMO) continues to grow.


This past week saw five new members sign up bringing the total membership to 159 members.


This week the following members joined:



New Members: Last 7 Days:


GROUP

Rama Mohan Ratakonda, Asst. Director of Horticulture at Horticulture Department

Guntur Area, India


GROUP

Helen Tirado, sales at M. Hidary & Company, Inc.

Greater New York City Area

GROUP

Papa Ousseynou Sané, Directeur, Action Sud Ziguinchor, Mise en place de chaînes d'approvisionnement sur les produits agro-alimentaires

Senegal

GROUP

dr.vijay kumar yadav,Manager-Research & Development and Quality Assurance at DS Green Agrotech Pvt.Ltd.(DS Group)

India


1st

John R. Fugazzie,Director Dairy/Frozen at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company

Greater New York City Area

Join the IMO discussion group on LINK…

NEW LEADER AT PMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2011-2012 TERM...

Rich Dachman to lead 2011-12 PMA board of directors
By Press Release | October 15, 2011


The 2011-12 Produce Marketing Association board of directors took office during the association's 2011 Fresh Summit International Convention & Exposition in Atlanta. Chairman of the Board Rich Dachman, vice president of produce at Sysco Corp., based in Houston, was joined by three other officers and 29 directors.

"I'm honored to have the opportunity to serve the industry in this position, especially as PMA sharpens its focus and follows through with its rebranding, focused on growth," Mr. Dachman said in an Oct. 14 press release. "There's a lot of work ahead, and I'm looking forward to the close collaboration in the coming year with my outstanding colleagues. Our industry itself is going through a reimaging as all eyes are on fruits and vegetables to solve the many dietary challenges that face our country. Our behind-the-scenes-efforts will have a big impact as we se…

FOOD SAFETY THE BIGGEST CONCERN AT PMA FRESH SUMMIT 2011 ATLANTA...

Outbreaks pose biggest challenge to industry, PMA’s Silbermann says

10/15/2011 10:43:40 PM
Bruce Blythe



Doug Ohlemeier


PMA president Bryan Silbermann delivers his state-of-the-industry address Oct. 15 at Fresh Summit 2011.ATLANTA -- The fresh fruit and vegetable industry is grappling with the biggest challenge it’s ever faced as it combats deadly foodborne illness outbreaks during a time of rapidly growing demand for healthier foods, Produce Marketing Association president Bryan Silbermann said.



Produce growers and shippers are under the microscope these days, Silbermann said Oct. 15 during a state-of-the-industry address at the PMA’s annual Fresh Summit 2011. Citing recent deaths linked to tainted cantaloupes and sprouts, Silbermann urged the industry to step up safety efforts to prevent further outbreaks.

“It does not matter whether you grow ship or sell along this supply chain, I want you to consider some fundamental truths we must accept as we look for ways to turn this tide around,” Si…