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PERU'S MANGO GROWERS FAIL TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE ...

The Dangers of Climate Change



It has been a while now since scientists first warned us about climate change and its potential impact on the planet. 

Now that global warming is an indisputable fact, it is only a matter of time before it becomes an effective threat to our lives and environment. 
Unfortunately, some of the people most likely to be affected by this change are farmers living in southern countries. 

Fair Trade might be a part of the solution for coffee producers.




Even if most governments have ratified the Kyoto Protocol in the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, there is still a strong ongoing political and public debate worldwide regarding the actions that should be taken to reduce the impact of future global warming.



The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that average global surface temperatures will likely rise a further 1.1 to 6.4 °C (2.0 to 11.5 °F) during the twenty-first century. 

Some of the expected consequences of the increasing global temperat…

PLANTAINS MAY BE NEXT CROP FOR PERU'S MANGO FARMERS ...

Peru's mango producers victim of climate change





The farmers of northern Peru have been fighting the damaging effects of global warming for a while.

 As  reported in an article earlier this year, Peru is the third most affected country in the world by climate change. 

The northern region of Piura is among the areas that are seeing the greatest effects. 

Massive deluges at unexpected times and temperatures that are consistently higher than the norm are evidence of the larger climatic disruptions taking place across the planet.








Recently, we received a disturbing news report from one of our partners in Piura, CEPICAFE, on the devastating situation of mango farmers in the coastal regions. 

For the second consecutive year, 8,000 producers of the tropical fruit – this area of Peru being a major source of the world’s mango exports between January and March – will have to cope with record low yields.

According to Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture, only 45% of the 15,000 hectares of mango plantations…

4 KILOMETER HIGH PLUME OF ASH IN ECUADOR COVERS FARMS AND AFFECTS LUMINOSITY ....

MANGO PRODUCTION IN GUAYAQUIL IS IN DIRECT PATH OF VOLCANIC ASH PLUME AS WINDS BLOW OUT TO PACIFIC OCEAN ...







The Tungurahua volcano and its neighboring Sangay volcano are two of the most active volcanoes of Ecuador. Although the Tungurahua volcano is in an almost permanent state of activity, authorities had to declare an Orange alert after recent incandescent flows and some violent explosions.






No end to eruptions at Tungurahua volcano



by Staff Writers
Quito (AFP) Dec 4, 2011







There was no sign Sunday that eruptions at Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano would cease any time soon, geologists monitoring the activity said.
Experts with the Geophysical Institute (IG) said that since dawn "powerful roars and explosions sounding like cannon blasts" coming from the volcano could be heard in the area, rattling windows and shaking the ground in nearby towns.
Geologists also reported a columns "with a moderate to high load of ash" rising four kilometers (2.5 miles) above the crater. …

CHINA HOLDS THE KEY TO CLIMATE CHAGE TALKS SUCCESS OR FAILURE IN DURBIN, SOUTH AFRICA ...

COP 17: Update on December 05, 2011










05.12.2011



In order to analyse and assess the negotiation process with regard to future climate policy, our experts Andreas Kohn, Daniel Scholz and Matti Nygren are on-site and providing daily updates on the climate negotiations in Durban.


Sixth day: Amalgamation day


Saturday was moderately busy at the ICC. 

Large protests were held outside the perimeter, and members of the Occupy-movement were found camping inside the conference grounds. 

The two subsidiary bodies, SBI and SBSTA, mainly concerned with technical and scientific issues, have concluded their work and sent a set of draft decisions to the COP. 

A number of open issues remain in those draft decisions. 

Guided by Dan Reifsnyder, the AWG-LCA has been slowly bulldozing its way forward through the textual walls built at the previous conference Panama, the EU and the US are heading for a possible confrontation about the roadmap, and a big portion of the BASICs remains as elusive as ever.


The main event…

VALUE ADDED COMPONENT HAS NOT BEEN IMPLIMENTED IN PAKISTANI MANGO INDUSTRY ...

Sindh government failed to set up agro-based industrial units


DECEMBER 06, 2011

RECORDER REPORT








Sindh government failed to establish agro-based industrial units of different vegetables, mangoes, guavas, red chilies, rice milling and dates in various districts of province under the "Modernisation/ Rehabilitation and establishment of industrial units in rural Sindh" project, Business Recorder learnt.




Sindh Board of Investment (SBOI), Planning and Development department and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda) had initiated agro-based industries project in the last quarter of 2008.



Processing units of various vegetables and fruits including mangoes, guavas, red chilies, rice milling and dates were the part of said project, sources said.



As part of this vision, a number of agro based cluster studies were commissioned to four private consultant firms in order to map these clusters, identify areas of improvement, propose agro-based industrial projects, share this v…

Global Conference on ' Augmenting Production and Utilization of Mango ' held at CISH : Part 3

Global Conference on ' Augmenting Production and Utilization of Mango ' held at CISH : Part 2

Global Conference on ' Augmenting Production and Utilization of Mango ' held at CISH : Part 1