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MANGO PRODUCTION: WHEN WILL IT STOP?

MANGO PRODUCTION & COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: IS IT TIME TO LISTEN TO IMO? By Will Cavan
Executive Director, International Mango Organization
Vista, California

March 4, 2011

Source: growerscorp.com/blog Statistical data provided by individual mango producing countries is spelling out amazing growth in Southern Western Hemisphere producers. This recent data begs two questions: 1.  Is the market place prepared to absorb the increased volume on a year round basis? 2.  Are the exporters from mango producing countries in South America prepared to sell their product on razor thin margins?

PERU & MEXICO LEAD CATASTROPHIC GROWTH IN MANGO PRODUCTION

Source: growerscorp.com/blog BY Will Cavan
Executive Director INTERNATIONAL MANGO ORGANIZATION (IMO) Vista, CA March 6, 2011 One wonders if there is any coordination in the international mango community. The National Mango Board (NMB) armed with a hefty budget surpassing $4,000,000 (usd) per year is out promoting mangos to the very industry they represent. What about developing consumer demand for mangos? We have yet to see a concerted effort like New Zealand did for the Kiwi Fruit, or the Hass Avocado Association or for that matter the Chilean Exporters association. A review of total imports from all sources into the USA market highlights some disturbing data:

Mexico continues to gallop away with production. Increasing exports to the USA market from 41,717,624 (4kg) cartons or 59% of the market share in 2008 to an amazing 53,639,428 cartons or 66% of the market share in 2010. This would be an amazing feat if it were not for the fact that the significant amount of this fruit was sold at or be…

ESCASES DE CONTENEDORES MARITIMOS EN PERU AFECTA EXPORTACION DE MANGO

Disminuye la disponibilidad de containers en PerúEnviar a un amigo Imprimir  | Volver 16 de Marzo de 2011 La disminución de contenedores afecta a la industria del mango La International Mango Organization (IMO) anuncio a través de un comunicado la disponibilidad limitada de containers en Perú para las próximas tres semanas, debido a disminución de los contenedores en el país. Will Cavan, director ejecutivo de IMO,  señaló a través de un comunicado que las navieras están rechazando  los pedidos al contado y han restringido la disponibilidad de espacio hasta en un 70% hasta que el suministro pueda ser organizado. Una de las industrias que se verá afectada en el país sudamericano es la del mango. A esta todavía le queda un mes para poder realizar exportaciones. “El desafío ahora es que los productores de mango peruano encuentren una fuente para el exceso de producción ya sea en la industria de la pulpa o en el mercado local”, señaló Cavan. Agregó que una alternativa es enviar la fruta a Europa…

FROM THE MANGO VAULT ~ 2009

Irradiation lets manila mangoes into U.S. By Ashley Bentley Published on 03/27/2009 12:00AM Average Rating:

NEW COOLING FACILITY AT PORT IN GHANA

Fruit Terminal for Tema The port of Tema would soon get a major cold store devoted to the export of fruit. This was disclosed to The Accra Mail in an exclusive interview by Mr. Rien van Beek, General Manager for Special Projects of Internationaal Expeditiebedrijf Ebrex B.V. He said Ghana is on the list of countries which the Dutch government would like to help to increase the export of its fruit. The Tema Port has "everything" but lacks the infrastructure for fruit export. A consortium of four companies, including local partners is being put together to get the project going.

The Port Authority of Rotterdam, one of the largest in the world, has expressed an interest in the project.

A cold store, Mr. Beek said, "takes the pressure away" because the harvesting of fruit need not be rushed and can be done on a daily basis to await the arrival of vessels.

MINOR, WEIRS & WILLIS TO MARKET GHANA MANGO

EDIF Brokers Mango Marketing Deal The Export Development and Investment Fund (EDIF), has reached a marketing partnership deal with British Produce Buying Company; Minor, Weirs and Willis, to purchase the produce under its mango development project.
The agreement, which would ensure ready market for farmers is expected to generate a total revenue of GH ¢ 46.03 million by 2013 and grow to about GH ¢184.2 million by the close of the project in 2017.

GHANA MANGO EXPORTS SET NEW RECORD

1,000 mark is up for Ghanaian mangoesCarl Collen | 29 April 2008 | Print | Download | Comment | Share Ghanaian mango exports to Europe hit 1,000 tonnes in 2007 Mango exports from Ghana to Europe have broken the 1,000-tonne mark for the first time, according to a new report by the Federation of Associations of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE), which has attributed the growth to greater private enterprise investment in growers. In what marks a near ten-fold increase in just four years, exports to Europe reached 1,071 tonnes in 2007, up from just 366 tonnes during the previous year. "Clearly the industry in Ghana is beginning to reap the benefits of a major strategic decision not to rely exclusively on the favourable natural conditions the country enjoys," a FAGE statement said. In addition, the country's Ministry of Food and Agriculture has worked with privately owned nursery operators to maintain fruit quality levels, while major mango packhouse investments are being made by private…

MEXICAN IRRADIATION FACILITY PART OF LARGER BUYOUT BY CHICAGO EQUITY FIRM

Sterigenics International to be acquired by Chicago-based GTCR, LLC
Oak Brook, IL – February 22, 2011: The present owners of Sterigenics International, private equity firm
Silverfleet Capital, have signed an agreement to sell the portfolio company holding for $675 million to the
Chicago-based private equity firm, GTCR, LLC. Sterigenics International was acquired by Silverfleet Capital and
PPM America Capital Partners in 2004 from the Belgium-based healthcare technology company IBA (Ion Beam
Applications).
“We have enjoyed many successes during our six year history with Silverfleet. The board of directors has been
very supportive of our business plans and management initiatives that have lead to the positive growth of our
organization,” said David E. Meyer, President and CEO of Sterigenics.

NMB BOARD MEETS IN GUATEMALA

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




March 17, 2011


Antigua, Guatemala ~

The National Mango Board (NMB), The marketing board for the USA market is holding an outreach meeting in conjunction with AGRITRADE the Guatemalan Government Export Fair being held in Antigua, Guatemala today and tomorrow.

Guatemala Vice Minister of Agriculture, Alfredo Orellana, long time friend of the IMO, will be hosting the trade show.

NMB Chair, Ronnie Cohen, a New York Importer,  will be chairing his first board meeting as newly elected Chairman of the NMB.

Vice Chairman Ted Johnson, a Coachella, California Keitt mango grower will be in attendance as well as Bernardo Malo, Ecuadorian mango Exporter and Reynaldo Hilbck of APEM, the Peruvian mango exporters association. Representing Brazilian mango exporters will be Flavio Marunaka as well as mango exporters from Mexico, Armando Celis, Guillermo Palmeros and Tomas Paulin. Representing Guatemala on the mango Boar…

PICTORAL ESSAY- IMO VISIT TO SAMGA DEC. 2000

By Will Cavan Executive Director International Mango Organization (IMO)
In December of 2000 the IMO visited the South African Mango Growers Association (SAMGA).
A ten day visit to various institutions (University of Pretoria) (Hans Merensky) (Genetic Tree Bank) (Bavaria Estate) and the Mango Operation of Richard Elphick (Althorpe Estate)
Many informative meetings, information exchanges and wonderful hospitality on the part of SAMGA.
Here is an overview in Photographs.....

Drying Mango Leathers

The cover of the December issue of Mango World Magazine

SAMGA CEO Henri finemore & his wife Merinda with IMO Executive Director, Will Cavan

 SAMGA Promotional Poster.......

 SAMGA PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL

 Packing bins with overhead conveyor supplying cartons

 GEMS....ready for export

MANGO INFORMATION FROM WIKIPEDIA

Mango


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



This article is about the fruit. For other meanings of the word, see Mango (disambiguation).






It has been suggested that Mangifera indica be merged into this article or section. (Discuss)








Australian Mango with its cross section







Ripe Sindhri mangoes from Sind, Pakistan


Mango is a fruit which is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent,[1] belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous species of tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. While otherMangifera species (e.g. horse mango, M. foetida) are also grown on a more localized basis, Mangifera indica – the common mango or Indian mango – is the only mango tree commonly cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions, and its fruit is distributed essentially world-wide.








In several cultures, its fruit and leaves are ritually used as floral decorations at weddings, public celebrations and religious ceremonies.



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