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A MANGO TREE OF HOPE FOR THE CHILDREN OF SUDAN ....

PHILIPPINES CLAIMS TO HAVE THE WORLD'S SWEETEST MANGO ....

Sweet success


THE national fruit is the world’s sweetest.




The Carabao Mango – rated in 1995 by the Guinness Book of World as the sweetest fruit in the world – is known in other countries as the Manila Super Mango.

India is the world’s largest mango producer, followed by China, Australia, Mexico and the United States. The Philippines occupies sixth slot, with 4 percent of world harvests, and is the largest supplier of fresh mangoes to Japan with a market share of 65 percent.

Thailand produces more mangoes but the Philippines exports more. Still, the Philippines gets just 7 percent of the global mango pie.

In Gross Value Added, mango contributes an average of P12.5 billion per year, according to the Bureau of Agricultural Research.

Mango harvests grew by 10 percent last year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) estimates. The 2010 El Niño warm weather contributed to the growth because flowers bloomed in the absence of rain.

Philippine mango exports first grew big time in the early 1990s. By 201…

HOW TO HELP THOSE NOT AS FORTUNATE WITH AS LITTLE AS $1.00 CONTRIBUTION ...

Thursday, November 24th Happy Thanksgiving! 
 In anticipation of stuffing both turkeys and ourselves this Thanksgiving, we've been featuring a variety of nonprofits this week that tackle hunger in some unique ways. We can't think of a better way
to say "thanks" for all that we have than to share it. $1 Buys Eight Meals
$10 Feeds a Family for Almost a Week
It's Thanksgiving. And we can think of no better way to celebrate than featuring the preeminent hunger relief charity in the US.  Feeding America supplies food to 37 million people a year, yet it's easy to make that number even bigger.  $1 feeds someone eight meals. So $10 is just about enough to buy a family of four food for a week.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Now let's all put a few more place settings at the table, without the extra dishes.   Give $1 Connect with us:Follow us on TwitterBecome a fan You're receiving this newsletter because you are subscribed to Philanthroper.com. Contact us at info@…

DR. RAMON BARBA RECOGNIZED FOR LIFETIME BODY OF WORK THAT INCLUDED TRIPLING YIELDS OF MANGO AND YEAR-ROUND INFLORESENCE ...

A milestone in mango history
BY BENITO S. VERGARA



THERE was a time when it was only during summer when children climbed mango trees to pick the fruits. Now mangoes are available the whole year round.

This was made possible by the research of Filipino scientists, particularly Dr. Ramon C. Barba.

Not only are mangoes available the whole year here but also in other countries because mangoes have become a major Philippine export.



For a fruit industry to really develop, a guaranteed, regular annual production is needed. However, mango flowering is seasonal and oftentimes erratic. Sometimes, flowering occurs only on alternate years.



Carabao mango (Mangifera indica L.) generally flowers in March and April. Flowering may be induced by smudging: burning plant wastes under the trees to produce a smoky fire.

Although this process often results in early flowering, it is laborious, hazardous and does not completely guarantee its occurrence.

In the past, smudging was generally practiced in February and Mar…

PHILIPPINES SCIENTIST AWARDED FOR HIS LIFETIME RESEARCH ...

Tripling yields, placing mangoes on world
market year-round

BY PAUL M. ICAMINA



FOR his many contributions that have had unprecedented impact on agriculture, Dr. Ramon C. Barba, now 72, was awarded the 2011 Umali Award by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) last Wednesday in Los Baños.






The plant scientist from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) is the first Filipino to receive the award and the third recipient in Southeast Asia.

The $10,000-award, given to outstanding Southeast Asian scientists, is named after the late National Scientist Dioscoro L. Umali, a founding Director of SEARCA and former Assistant Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.




Foremost among Barba’s researches was a breakthrough discovery in 1974 of mango flower induction by potassium nitrate, making it possible for fruits to be available all year round.


The use of potassium nitrate is low-cost and benefits both farmer…

ADD MANGO TO THE RECIPE THIS THANKSGIVING ...

Thanksgiving Recipe: Ham, Mango, Cranberry, Walnut and Kahlua Turkey Sauce

Food - Food - Recipes

Written by Rosa Alonso






Try this versatile and delicious turkey sauce, easy and quick to prepare (you'll want to skip the gravy on your pavo this year, believe me). 

 The sauce can also be combined with bread pieces to make a wicked stuffing.

A potpourri of flavors and textures, with a mango/Kahlua (coffee liqueur) twist, this sauce is amazing over pork, too. Just squeeze half a lemon over sauce and mix when serving on your pernil / lechon. Citrus is the perfect complement to pork.




INGREDIENTS:

1 can Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce - Ocean Spray or favorite brand

1 medium size mango, not too ripe, cubed

1 cup walnuts

1 6-8 oz cooked ham steak, cubed (usually in the meat section

2 tablespoons whipped salted butter (Breakstone's is my favorite)

1/4 - 1/2 cup real Kahlua (to taste - try 1/4 first, I like more Kaluah) 
Note: use the real Kahlua (bottle says KAHLUA in big bold letters) not Tia Maria…

tacler.com continues to set new records ...

tweaks to tacler


tacler created 2 new records past days. There were 107 people online last Monday and we received over 3000 messages in a 24-hour time span.

To further improve the commercial perspectives for our users and make buying and selling more easy, we’ve added the following changes:


Buying messages from our users are now preceeded by a written letters WTB (want to buy)


Selling messages from our users are now preceeded by written letters WTS (want to sell)


We request everyone who wants to buy or sell, to start their messages in groups with WTB or WTS


We’ve added highlight colors for different types of messages. Blue is BUY, yellow is SELL, pink is NEWS/INFO, orange is a download pricelist or special offer.


Group message history was updated with highlights as far back as November 15

You should no longer have to reinitiate your private conversation sessions after logout.

Alpha Team members now carry a newly designed badge with an A on it. 




Regarding our language groups Nederlands, Españo…

MAERSK VESSEL WAKAYAMA DELIVERS ECUADOR MANGOES TO THE PORT OF MIAMI (November 22, 2011) ...

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




www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




November 24, 2011












Maersk vessel WAKAYAMA discharged seven containers for five USA importers at the port of Miami on the 22nd of November 2011.










USA IMPORTERS:




C.H. ROBINSON received three containers from PIVANO S.A. for a total of 15,840 (4kg) cartons.


CENTRAL AMERICAN PRODUCE received one container from DUREXPORTA for a total of 5,280 cartons.


J&C ENTERPRISES received one container from BLIX S.A. for a total of 5,280 cartons.


NEW LIMECO received one container with 5,280 cartons from JMW TROPICAL.


WORLDS BEST TROPICAL received one container with 5,040 cartons from PIGMALIAN S.A.






Ecuador's peak volume will begin arriving next week and continue for a few weeks before volumes subside towards the end of December.


Sizing is running predominantly small out of Ecuador this season.