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RECOMMENDED READING FROM IMO By Will Cavan Executive Director International Mango Organization
March 12, 2011
Here is a very interesting analysis of alternative farming of mango crop. SAMGA, a world leader in the mango community has provided their experience in this very interesting report. Presented originally at the VIII mango symposium held in Sun City South Africa in 2006. The report is as interesting today as when it was first published.
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MANAGEMENT OF A TOMMY ATKINS, ULTRA-HIGH DENSITY ORCHARD AND RECOGNIZED BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH SMALL TREE MANGO ORCHARDSAuthor:S.A. OosthuyseKeywords:Mangifera indica, mango, high-density, pruning, hedgerow, tree training, shoot maturation, shoot maturity, flowering, diseases, pestsAbstract:
Establishing mango hedgerows in such way that their height for optimal light utilization does not exceed 2 m and their width 1 m holds many advantages.
The terminal-shoots,…


Forward By Will Cavan Executive Director International Mango Organization (IMO) Vista, California
March 14, 2011 South Africa is one of the true leaders in the mango world.They may not be the largest producer, but their dedication and professionalism isunsurpassed.The IMO visited SAMGA in December of 2000.10 years later FTBG, Noris Ledesma writes about the current experience.
Please enjoy: For The Love of mangos – AfricaThu, Jan 21, 2010 at 03:47:09 PM I had long dreamed of visiting southern Africa and the opportunity came to “seize the moment” and travel half-way around the world to observe another country’s horticultural production. I was game to go and full of enthusiasm to learn about mango production in this part of the world. Thanks to our relationship with Westfalia and their kind invite I was now going to see their operations. My flight started from Miami to Johannesburg, stopping in Madrid for transit. In Madrid I was stuck for 2 days because the airport…
TIME FOR THE MANGO INDUSTRY TO FOCUS ON FLAVOR By Will Cavan Executive Director International Mango Organization (IMO) Vista, California
March 14, 2011
It took an Apple falling on Sir Isaac Newton’s head in order for the theory of gravity to be discovered. An important Paradigm shift is about to take place in the mango industry.
A particular Interest in Pakistan by the United States Government and more specifically, The OBAMA White House, Clinton State Department and Government entities such as USAID are making this possible.
The shift that the author refers to is a focus on new varieties (to the USA Consumer) arriving in the USA markey place and the effect these varieties will have on the debate. The time has come to focus on varieties that eat well. The consumer is tired of “hit and miss” experiences with mangos. The only way to develop a positive demand and a serious marketing program is to provide varieties of fruit that hit a “HOME-RUN’ every time the consumer tries them!

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AUSTRALIAN MANGO PRODUCTION (1991-2009) Note from the IMO: Mangoes are currently at the end of their season. The season runs from November to March in Australia. (Similar to Peru) Australia is a model that South American exporters should seriously consider. The country developed an internal market first for mango consumption. 100% of production found a market or use in Australia, before the first exports of any consequence took place. It was only after 10 years of production, that Australia began exports of any consequence. To date Australia has never exported more than 8% of its gross production in mangos in any given year/season. Below is the data from the AMIA website and what follows is an extrapulation into 4kg. boxes for an export comparison. The authors experience shows that Australia shipped the Kensington Pride variety in a 10kg box. The extrapulation  is done so that the reader can compare like amounts.

By Will cavan Executive Director International Mango Organization (IMO) Vista, Californ…