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HAITIAN MANGO EXPORTS AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE...

WHOLE FOODS INITIATIVE IN HAITI ....

Whole Foods Market is the sole buyer of certified organic and Fair Trade Certified mangoes from small Haitian growers, sometimes buying from a family with just one tree. 

The Whole Trade® Guarantee ensures growers receive equitable pay -- a key point since this mango crop is a major source of income for many of these farmers.

Learn about the driving force behind organizing the grower groups to achieve and maintain Fair Trade and organic certifications. The Fair Trade and organic certifications increase transparency and market value which drives better returns for growers.

You can find these mangoes in Whole Foods Market stores nationwide during the varietal's short six-to-eight week season throughout May and into June.




HELP FOR MANGO FARMERS IN INDIA ....

Scientists to join hands with  farmers for better mango  production





SURBHI KHYATI







Tags : Uttar Pradesh, Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture, National Horticulture Board, Mango growers










Posted: Tue Dec 20 2011, 03:57 hrs







Lucknow:









Mango growers of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will soon be getting technical assistance from the Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture (CISH), Lucknow, for better productivity of the fruit next year.





The institute, in a joint venture with the National Horticulture Board, will launch a project in the coming month for pre and post harvest hand holding of farmers in three different mango belts of the two states. 

Dr H Ravishankar, Director of CISH, said this during the one-day ‘Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on Integrated Debelopment of Horticulture in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand’, organised by the institute in Lucknow today.





Talking to The Indian Express about the project, Ravishankar said that three operational sites, each of 50 hectares, will be …

PERU FORCED TO WAIT FOR USA MARKET ...

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








www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com










December 19, 2011












USDA Hot Water treatment facilities had hoped to get an earlier start on the season than Mother Nature has planned.




Two weeks ago USDA official was in country to begin the certification process of facilities.




Unfortunately, the fruit would not cooperate. The first fruit harvested was cutting pale and Brixing at under 8%.


This fruit was shipped to European receivers and only time will tell how the premature fruit arrives.




In the meantime, the seven USDA APHIS facilities have been certified and are ready to start processing fruit for the USA market.


SUNSHINE and D'AGRO were the first two facilities approved to begin processing fruit, but were forced to wait due to immature fruit.


This past week, EMPAFRUT, CAMPOSOL, AGROMAR,BIOFRUT and AGROPACKING wer all certified.


The FRAN YAñEZ facility will not be operating this season.




The eighth facility in Casma reg…

ECUADOR STILL ON TRACK TO SHIP ANOTHER MILLION PLUS CARTONS ...

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








www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com










December 19, 2011













Commodity NameOrigin NameWeek EndingPoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSECUADOR10/08/201158,4506,642MANGOSECUADOR10/15/2011589,24266,959MANGOSECUADOR10/22/20111,286,414146,183MANGOSECUADOR10/29/20112,938,084333,873MANGOSECUADOR11/05/20114,794,846544,869MANGOSECUADOR11/12/20114,644,691527,806MANGOSECUADOR11/19/20114,742,330538,901MANGOSECUADOR11/26/20114,783,744543,607MANGOSECUADOR12/03/20117,409,512841,990MANGOSECUADOR12/10/20119,462,9141,075,331MANGOSECUADOR12/17/20111,344,825152,821Grand Total

42,055,0524,778,982
Source: USDA Market News - marketnews.usda.gov










Official USDA import data reveals that almost five million (4kg) cartons of a projected seven million cartons season from Ecuador for the 2011/2012 season which should run through January 2012.



So far the weather in Ecuador has been excellent, and we can expect a good crop of Kent and Keitt mangoes.



IMO s…

BEST WISHES FROM THE PHILADELPHIA WHOLESALE PRODUCE MARKET ...

To our friends at the IMO;


It has been a pleasure to work with you this year.



Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season…and the very best in 2012.



Warmest regards,



Tad







Tad Thompson, Business Development Manager

Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market

6700 Essington Ave., J-232

Philadelphia, PA 19153

Phone 215 336 3003
Fax 215 336 5542
Cell 215 431 5291

Skype Tad.Produce Market

www.pwpm.net







UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES OF EURO COLLAPSE ...

Evacuation plan for Brits in Spain amid warning euro collapse could leave them stranded


by James Lyons, Daily Mirror 19/12/2011







Marbella, Andalusia, Spain (pic: Getty)





EMERGENCY evacuation plans for Brits living in Spain and Portugal are being drawn up amid fears of the euro collapsing.



The drastic proposals emerged as a former Security Minister warned expats could be left stranded and destitute by the break-up of the single currency.



Brits who invested their savings in their adopted countries may not be able to withdraw cash and could even lose their homes if banks call in loans, worried ministers are warning.



The Foreign Office is preparing to bring them back from Spain and Portugal if the two countries are forced out of the euro, triggering a banking collapse.



A million Brits live in Spain and 50,000 in neighbouring Portugal – plus a million in the other eurozone countries.



And Baroness Neville-Jones, who only stepped down as a minister in May, called the situation “very, very worrying”.



Th…

AMAZING WORK FOR SOCIAL CAUSES THROUGH PHILANTHROPER THIS YEAR !!!... OVER 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS DONATED ....

Celebration time! We try to keep your inbox as uncluttered as possible, this is just a quick update. Congrats on Your First $100,000
Hey everyone! If you would indulge me in a bit of fist-pumping...

In less than 11 months, Philanthropers have given an incredible $101,142 (as of writing this) to nonprofit organizations.  Yet the most impressive thing about it isn't even the grand total; it's that we got here just a few dollars at a time.  That means one or two prearranged fat cat donors couldn't come in to make a day a success, which is how a lot of fundraising events and sites work. Instead, it was up to all of you to give a buck each day.  Without getting into the very dull ins and outs of online donations, I really can't stress enough how unprecedented this is on many levels. Just know that no one has done this before. And what you're doing today will unquestionably be the model for things to come - caring about a lot of different causes and giving a little a lot. …

MAERSK CEO MOVES ON..."ALL PART OF THE PLAN"

Maersk Line CEO Kolding Resigns, Skou Appointed


Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent 

| Dec 19, 2011 2:55PM GMT

The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story









Architect of container ship giant's expansion to head Danske Bank





Eivind Kolding, the architect of Maersk Line's ambitious effort to expand the reach and influence of the world's largest ocean container carrier, announced his resignation as CEO on Monday to head Danske Bank, Denmark's biggest bank.

 Maersk Line parent A.P. Moller-Maersk named Soren Skou, CEO for the last 10 years of Maersk Tankers, to replace Kolding. 


Skou, 47, will take up his new role at the Copenhagen-based carrier on Jan. 16. 


He held various positions at Maersk Line in Copenhagen, New York and Beijing from 1983 to 1998.


Kolding, 52, who joined A.P. Moller-Maersk in 1989 and became its chief financial officer in 1998, had been CEO of the carrier in 2006. 

A.P. Moller-Maersk is Danske Bank’s biggest shareholder with a stake of almost 23 percent.




Kolding ha…

JUST-FOODS EDITORIAL FOR DECEMBER 19, 2011 ...

Issue 603 December 19, 2011





Editorial






Those looking for festive cheer just six days before Christmas should avoid today's business headlines in the UK.

 The Bank of England this morning published its survey into household finances in the UK in 2011 and, although the broad conclusions of the report would chime with what many of you in the industry are seeing, they hardly made for happy reading.


"Most households experienced an income squeeze and credit conditions remained tight," the report noted.


The rise in VAT, higher energy prices and food inflation hit household income in 2011, leading, tellingly, to lower food sales volumes in the UK during much of the year.


Disposable incomes, the report said, fell by GBP46 (US$71) - the fifth year in a row that incomes have fallen.


Looking ahead, the Bank said households were "uncertain" about their future income and expected to "continue to be influenced" by the UK government's moves to reduce the public defici…

SLOW TO SUPPORT, NMB FINALLY ON BOARD GLOBAL MARKETING INITIATIVE ...

U.S. National Mango Board rallies support for global forum proposal




December 19th, 2011




In late November, South African Mango Growers Association (SAMGA) industry affairs manager Rudolf Badenhorst put out a global call for change in the mango industry

He said there was still a ‘lack of initiative’ in getting export data together from producing countries, but players all along the supply chain could learn from the success of the avocado industry through an international working group .
 As the largest promoter of mango consumption in North America, the U.S. National Mango Board (NMB) has embraced Badenhorst’s bold proposition. Executive directorWilliam Watson tells www.freshfruitportal.com there is no reason why it shouldn’t work.









Watson is looking forward to Fruit Logistica on Feb. 8 in Berlin, where he hopes to meet Badenhorst in person.



“If you look at what Rudolf is putting together, it’s no small feat, and that combined with what we’ve been doing in the U.S. to get consumers buying mo…