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A VISIT TO AUSTRALIA BY NORIS LEDESMA (FTBG) : WHY AUSTRALIA IS WORLD LEADER IN RESEARCH & IMPLEMENTATION

Noris Ledesma of Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens (USA) spent almost two weeks in Australia and shows the viewers of Mango World Magazine why Australia is the WORLD'S LEADER in mango Research and implementation.









The entire Mango World can learn from Australia.









First, Noris was a Speaker at the ISHS XI International Mango Symposium and then she visited mango plantations and Research centers around Australia










Noris Ledesma of Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden (USA) poses with a Calypso cultivar at the Pinata Farm in Northern Territories, Australia.



After a whirlwind tour of Australia Noris says:

"I'm ready now to go home. It was a wonderful experience to follow mango land in Australia."







It was great meeting you at the Arc Botanic Garden, and be able see 5 different Wild mangos in his place. Mature and beautiful trees that he grew from seeds and now in a new home.










Wild mango tree in Australia...






















Dr. Ian Bally is evaluating pruning techniques in some of Australian cultivars…

MANGO FARMING IS POSSIBLE NEARLY EVERYWHERE

The Non-governmental organisation Autre Terre helps develop a technique to “green up the Sahel”










Saturday, 10 October 2015 20:11






“Farming in the Sahel, without water, is possible!”
says the Non-governmental organisation Autre Terre.








It was created in 1982, and is based in Liège. It wants to be part of a program to put a new type of farming in the Sahel in place. 





It’s an innovative technique that offers a new opportunity to stop the region becoming a desert, and green it up.





The technique is based on the use of Nguiguiss (scientific name: pilostigma reticulatum), a shrub that can draw out water buried deep in the ground, so it can be used by other plants.




“It all started when our new African partner, Agrecol, told us about a famer’s innovation which was discovered in the 90s”, explains Luc Lambert, who is in charge of the strategic marketing mission at Autre Terre.





“At the time, local famers noticed that mango trees planted near Nguiguiss did better and grew quicker than the others”.




Using this…

MORE MOISTURE ON THE WAY FOR N.E. PACIFIC

THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS : RATHER THAN CELEBRATE COLUMBUS ...

You Needn’t Pay Them Any Mind: A Brief Look at the Treatment of American Indians in US History










BY VIRALLY SUPPRESSED on MAY 26, 2015









It has never been properly explained to me why we still celebrate Columbus Day as a national holiday. 





What is it exactly are we supposed to be celebrating? 


The fact that some gold-crazed Italian convinced the Queen of Spain to subsidize a failed attempt to circumnavigate the globe? 




By now, I would have thought our jingoistic fervor would have subsided to the point that we could collectively acknowledge that Christopher Columbus didn’t discover a damn thing beyond the fact that he had no idea what an actual Indian person looked like. 


I mean, it takes a delusionally euro-centric worldview to convince yourself that you’ve discovered a place that people are already living on. 


There’s a reason why we refer to the indigenous peoples of the Americas as Native Americans, namely, because they were there before we were! 


And, even if you take the native peoples out o…

USA MARKET ACCESS : JAMAICAN MANGOES ENJOY A PRIVILEDGED POSITION

Ripe Julie and Graham mangoes















US Preferential Market Open To Jamaica – Moreno










Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015


Mark Titus












Jermaine Barnaby
U.S. Ambassador Luis G. Moreno











Western Bureau:



United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno says the Jamaican Government and local exporters should do more to capitalise on special provisions which are in place to provide preferential market access to the United States.





"We have had a very special relationship with the Caribbean for over 30 years and we provided preferential market access under the Caribbean Basin Initiative or CBI.



"As part of that initiative, Jamaican companies can export qualified products duty free."said Moreno, while giving the keynote address at Friday's opening ceremony of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Expo 2015, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James.







"When combined with other US trade programmes, over 85 per cent of Jamaica's imports can potentially enter the Un…