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THE POLITICAL EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ...

CIA urged to be more open about climate change




US government agency says CIA should abandon its traditional culture of secrecy and begin sharing its intelligence on the issue




Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent
guardian.co.uk


Monday 14 November 2011 16.34 EST





Flooding in Bangkok this month. The CIA has been urged to be less secretive about climate change following an epic year of natural weather disasters. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images




After a year of epic weather, drought, heatwaves, hurricanes and floods, America's intelligence establishment has come out with a bold new suggestion: maybe it's time the CIA stopped treating climate change as a secret.



A new report from the Defence Science Board – a US government agency – urges the CIA to step outside its traditional culture of secrecy and begin sharing the intelligence it has been gathering on climate change.



The report, Trends and Implications of Climate Change for National and International Security, go…

AAAS ANNUAL MEETING SET FOR VANCOUVER, B.C. ...

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Flattening the World: Building a Global Knowledge Society







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#1: Framing, Influencing, and Informing

These are critical and exciting times for science. AAAS offers one of the very best vantage points to explore the life cycles of matter and galaxies, unlock biology's potential, assess climate change in northern latitudes, reveal the science behind policy-making, and more. Sessions are spread over 13 tracks.



#2: Hear Prominent Lectures by S&T Luminaries

Plenary lectures by Nina V. Fedoroff, Mike Lazaridis, Ismail Serageldin, and Frans B.M. de Waal. A plenary panel will arm s…

SETTING UP A GOOGLE+ PAGE FOR YOUR BUSINESS ...

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STRATEGIES FOR PHILIPPINE MANGO EXPORTERS CONTEMPLATING THE CHINA MARKET ...

Export opportunities abound in China

Business Option
By TEODORO P. ESTACIO
November 15, 2011, 1:04am


MANILA, Philippines — Don’t be surprised to see banana chips, coconut water and other coco by-products, dried sea cucumber, Alamid coffee, fresh mangoes, fresh bananas, rice, local Fruit wines and other agricultural products from the Philippines being displayed in the biggest agri-products showroom and trading center in Shanghai.

Exporting to a big market as China is not easy especially if you are a first time exporter. If you are not familiar with this market, you may have to hurdle many factors like knowing the language, the laws that affects your exports, bilateral trade agreements and the right connection to promote your products.

But many business advisors will tell you that you have options .You may enter this market in many ways but the risks and the challenges can make someone surrender immediately. One can actually do trading in five different ways namely – you can choose an agent o…

PERU SUPERA LOS DOS MIL MILLONES EN EXPORTACIONES HORTOFRUTICOLAS...

Afirmó Fernando Cillóniz, presidente de la consultora Inform@cción

Perú: Rebasamos los Us$ 2.000 millones en exportaciones hortofrutícolas



“Superaremos los US$ 2.000 millones en exportaciones hortofrutícolas”, afirmó Fernando Cillóniz, presidente de la consultora Inform@cción, durante su presentación en Eurofruit Congress 2011. 

Asimismo, destacó que entre los años 2000 y 2010, los envíos de este rubro pasaron de US$ 200 millones a US$ 1600 millones.


“Pensamos que este crecimiento se sostendrá en el futuro”, afirmó el experto, quien explicó que sus expectativas se basan en el incremento de las importaciones de sistemas de riego para la agricultura, que permitirán tecnificar alrededor 20 mil Has en 2011.


“Esta tecnología permite convertir tierras pocos rentables (donde se sembraba pallares, algodón o maíz), en cultivos de palta o uva. De esta forma, las ganancias se multiplican”, destacó el expositor.





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En el caso de la uva, se estima un crecimiento de entre 20% y 25% anual. Esto se …

IMO BLOG CELEBRATES 8 MONTH MILESTONE ....

The IMO BLOG (MANGO WORLD MAGAZINE) CELEBRATES 8 months in our digital format.








Officially converted to a blog via Google's BLOGSPOT service on March 14, 2011, the IMO BLOG has enjoyed smashing success and wonderful support from viewers like you from around the world!


Over 3,500 articles have been posted and are now part of the IMO LIBRARY.


Thanks to Google Analytics, we are pleased to share some of our milestones that viewers helped make possible.


This first chart shows that October (full month) with almost 40,000 pageviews, was our best so far.


With only 14 days into November, we are on track to surpass the October milestone.


What started out as a 30 pageview day has grown to 500 pageview averages and finally in October the IMO BLOG crossed over into uncharted territory with daily averages now in the 1,400 daily pageview range.


While Google only tracks the top 10 in each category, it is safe to say that the IMO BLOG is followed in every mango producing country in the world as well as ma…

TURKEY REPRESENTS A POTENTIAL MARKET FOR MANGO EXPORTERS ...

Vast Opportunities for Cotton and Mango Farmers in Turkey

Posted by Angel Navuri on December 13, 2010 at 9:11am
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By Angel Navuri

MANGO and cotton farmers in the country can now benefit from huge market opportunities available in Turkey. 
There is a ready market for Tanzanian cotton in the country. Mangoes and passion fruits which Tanzania has in plentiful supply also do not grow in Turkey and this provides a unique export opportunity. 

Turkey also wants to cultivate cotton in Tanzania for export to feed its ever expanding textile industry. 

According to the Turkish Ambassador Dr Sander Gurbuz, Turkish cotton production is currently unable to satisfy the needs of its growing textile industry. The country is now importing cotton from Tanzania. 

Still the industry demands remain higher than current supply, and so Turkey wants to invest in cotton farming in Tanzania to boost exports. Plans are currently underway to find suitable land for the project. Every week the Turkish embassy receiv…

A CONVERSATION WITH ANDRE van der WIEL of tacler.com about mango production and Peru ...

November 14, 2011 (Times are California USA)
A clip from this morning's tacler.com MANGO DISCUSSION GROUP between Will Cavan of IMO and Andre van der Wiel of Tacler.com





Mangoes

Will Cavan (IMO)

04:57:51
:
Ataulfos tend to run small so there is a premium for large fruit (10 count)

Mangoes

Andre van der Wiel (TACLER)

04:58:27
:
at those levels, Im supposing grower returns should be sufficient?


Mangoes

Will Cavan (IMO)

04:58:36
:
majority of sizing tends to run in 16 - 24 count per 4kg carton



Mangoes

Will Cavan (IMO)

04:59:07
:
hard to tell as Ataulfo yields are about half of Tommy atkins



Mangoes

Will Cavan (IMO)

04:59:44
:
3-6 MT / hectare versus 10-20 MT/H for Tommy



Mangoes

Andre van der Wiel (TACLER)

05:00:45
:
hmm, if you're unlucky you may have 3MT Ataulfo vs 20MT Tommy



Mangoes

Andre van der Wiel (TACLER)

05:00:50
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then Id rather have the TA



Mangoes

Will Cavan (IMO)

05:01:23
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Brazil even can get as high as 30 MT !!/H



Mangoes

Will Cavan (IMO)

05:01:47
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I wrote about Peru versus Ecuador yields...



Mangoes

Will Cavan (IMO)

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