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AUSTRALIA MANGO SEASON IN FULL SWING...

Australian Mango Industry Association Ltd.Australia produces an average of 60,000 tonnes of mangoes per annum, with the season starting mid September and extending through until mid April. The juicy and uniquely flavoured Kensington Pride mango is the main variety produced in Australia, followed by the R2E2, Keitt, Kent, Palmer and Brooks. Grown throughout the lush, green sub-tropical and tropical regions of Australia, the major production areas are in Queensland, northern New South Wales, the Northern Territories and Western Australia. Production regions include Gin Gin, Carnarvon and Kununurra in Western Australia; Darwin and Katherine in the Northern Territory; Mareeba / Dimbulah, the Burdekin, Bowen, Rockhampton / Yeppoon, Bundaberg, Gympie and the Lockyer Valley in Queensland; and northern New South Wales. Mangoes are to an extent biennial bearers of fruit, although the production trend for the Australian industry is estimated to be increasing at approximately 8% per year. The mango …

HARVEST HAS BEGUN FOR AUSTRALIA'S R2E2 MANGO...

R2E2 MANGO

This is one of the largest of the mango family. 
It's round, with a high flesh-to-seed ratio. The skin colour is beautifully varied, with a red blush over a gold background. 
The flesh is sweet, aromatic and firm enough to hold its shape when sliced or cubed. 
The odd name is derived from the row and field position of the original seedling tree grown at the Bowen Research Station in 1982. 
R2E2s have been commercially available since 1991 and they are now the third-most popular mango in the country, after kensington pride and calypso. 
The harvest of R2E2s has begun and will peak through November and December. Like other mango varieties, allow R2E2 to come to ripeness at room temperature. 

This mango has a longer shelf life than most but, once ripe, it can be stored in the fridge.


Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/cuisine/whats-in-season---october-18-roundup-20111019-1m79b.html#ixzz1bIA6qA9A

PAKISTAN MANGO PRODUCTION EQUALS 425 MILLION (4kg) CARTONS...

Mango exports decline

OCTOBER 20, 2011
IQBAL MIRZA






Total quantity of mangoes exported during the season which ended last month represented less than five percent of the total production which stood at 1.7 million tons. This was despite the fact that the demand for Pakistani mangoes and mango products was constantly on the rise in overseas markets, particularly in China, UK and UAE, according to the CEO of Harvest Trading, Ahmad Jawad.


Experts believe that there exists huge potential to export about 35 to 40 percent of total production of mangoes, which is over and above the domestic demand.



Jawad told Business Recorder that in exports, Pakistan's focus hitherto remained limited to the Middle East, the United Kingdom and some European countries. Despite this, among the mango exporting countries, Pakistan enjoys the distinction of being the fourth largest exporter of this delicious fruit. With a little more effort, the country can become a leading mango exporting country on the globe.



The…

MANGO PRODUCTION DECLINES IN GOA, INDIA....

Goa sees drastic decline in agricultural produce

TNN | Oct 20, 2011, 02.55AM IST





PANAJI: The amount of land under cultivation in Goa is declining, bringing down the state'sagricultural produce steadily over the years.

In 2006-07, 52,985 hectares of land was under paddy cultivation, resulting in 1,93,418 tonnes of produce. This year, the amount of land underpaddy cultivation has come down to 46,612, with the production down to 1,72,489 tonnes.

Mango production has been one of the worst hit over the years, even as the area of mango plantations has gone up. While in 2006-07, 4,414 hectares of land yielded mangoes with a production of 19,280 tonnes, records indicate that in 2010-11 of the 4,750 hectares of land where mangoes were grown only a produce of 9,284 tonnes was generated.

Vegetable production is also under decline. In 2006-07, vegetables were being grown in 8,213 hectares of land yielding 84,290 tonnes of produce. This year, the land under vegetable cultivation has come down to 5,…

C.H. ROBINSON AND THE CONSUMER BRAND RELATIONSHIP...

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TROPICANA IN THE MANGO DEAL...

THE FDA'S HIDDEN AGENDA WITH PTI & FSMA...

Where is the FDA headed?



Currently we at USFoodTRACK feel it’s the clear direction of the FDA to enforce established fees under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
 The law gives the FDA the authority to levy fees in two areas: re-inspections and failure to comply with a re-call order. The FDA defines these fee assessments as quoted below:



“Fee for Re-inspection of Domestic and Foreign Facilities: The fee will be assessed for a re-inspection of domestic and foreign facilities conducted under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act to determine whether corrective actions have been implemented and are effective and compliance has been achieved to FDA’s satisfaction, as a result of a previous inspection of this facility that had a final classification of Official Action Indicated (OAI) conducted by or on behalf of FDA, when FDA determined the noncompliance was materially related to food safety requirements of the FD&C Act. “



“Fee for Non-compliance with a Recall Order: …

USDA FAS LOOKING FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Volume 18, Issue 208






New Members Sought for Agricultural Policy and Trade Committees


The Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is inviting applications for membership on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade for a term to expire June 9, 2015. 

The ATACs cover animals and animal products; fruits and vegetables; grains, feed, oilseeds and planting seeds; processed foods; sweeteners and sweetener products; and tobacco, cotton and peanuts. Because new appointments will be made periodically to establish staggered terms, nominations will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

The APAC has the following responsibilities: advise, consult with and make recommendations to USDA and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative concerning U.S. trade policy and the matters arising in the administration of such policy; provide information and advice regarding negotiating objectives and bargaining…

IMPORTANTISIMO CONGRESO EN LIMA SOBRE EL SECTOR FORESTAL...

Para abordar el desarrollo del sector forestal y el cambio climático
HOY SE INICIA EL CONGRESO FORESTAL LATINOAMERICANO (V CONFLAT)





Se espera la participación de 700 asistentes de países de América Latina


Redacción

Lima, 19 Octubre (Agraria.pe) Para impulsar el desarrollo del sector forestal en el continente, hoy se inaugura en la Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM), el Congreso Forestal Latinoamericano (V CONFLAT) denominado “El Futuro del Mundo depende de los Bosques”, que contempla la presencia de 700 asistentes venidos de diversos países de la región.


El V CONFLAT, que se prolongará hasta el 21 del presente mes, se constituirá en un espacio de diálogo en la cual se tiene previsto proponer, debatir, intercambiar y difundir los conocimientos que contribuyan en la conservación y uso sostenible de los recursos forestales ante la crisis ambiental, que sufre la región y el planeta.


Durante el foro internacional se tiene prevista la participación del ingeniero peruano, John Leigh, o…