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BANGLADESH DECLARES MANGO TREE ....NATIONAL TREE

Mango tree, national tree



Mon, Nov 15th, 2010 4:06 pm BdST







Dhaka, Nov 15 (bdnews24.com) — The government has decided to declare Mango tree as the national tree of Bangladesh.

A spokesman said the decision was taken at a regular Cabinet meeting. "We had no national tree. So the Mango tree has been declared as the national tree," Abul Kalam Azad, press secretary to the prime minister, told reporters after the Monday meeting.
The cabinet also finalised the draft of Forest Act-2010 (amendment) stipulating a maximum of three years' imprisonment and fines worth Tk 50,000 as the highest penalty for violating the law, Azad added.

Moreover, the meeting also approved a proposal to amend the Bar Council Act. Once decided, lawyers will be able to become members of more than one bar and execute their voting rights.


Source: BDNEWS24.COM

FIRST TRAY OF 2010-2011 AUSTRALIAN MANGO SEASON AUCTIONED FOR $30,000.00 FOR A GOOD CAUSE

The first tray of mangoes of the season has been bought for a cool $30,000 at Sydney Markets' annual charity auction. Woolworths made the sweet deal on Wednesday morning, the official start to the tropical fruit season. But the steep price won't flow on to consumers. Advertisement: Story continues below It's all for good causes, with the money going to the Children's Hospital Institute of Sports Medicine and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NSW. High as the winning bid was, it was well short of last year's record $40,000 shelled out by Mosman businessman Peter Quattroville. The season's first mangoes are a variable commodity. They went for the knock-down price of $7,000 in 2008, when the auction coincided with the onset of the global financial crisis. The first mangoes are from the Northern Territory, where the fruit mature earlier than in Queensland. The NSW mango season kicks off later in the year and supplies the state well into the year. "NSW has a small but v…

DIVIDING GLOBAL MANGO PRODUCTION / CONSUMPTION INTO 4Kg. CARTONS

By Will Cavan

Executive Director

International Mango Organization (IMO)







Putting Global Mango Production / Consumption into perspective







March 18, 2011




Technology is an amazing thing.

Thanks to the internet and the amazing machines that crunch / mine data that is floating out there in cyber space, many questions can now be answered in seconds that were impossible to answer just a few years ago.



When the author attempted to get a handle on Global Mango Production which ultimately is consumed in some manner, he relied on word of mouth and limited statistical data.


Today thanks in large part to cooperation like never before, among Industry associations, Governmental and Non Governmental Organizations,Growers associations and Marketing Boards, data is now assembled and exchange at lightning speed.



FAO, The Food and Agriculture Organization based in Rome and an integral part of the United Nations, has given the world a tool that would require an operator with a Phd. in econometrics.

So we must trust t…

CHINA EYES BANGLADESH MANGOS

The China Alternative – BangladeshPosted onMarch 18, 2011byChina Briefing The China Alternative is our series on other manufacturing destinations in Asia that are now starting to compete with China in terms of labor costs, infrastructure and operational capacity.

TRADE TALKS INCLUDE MANGO TECHNOLOGY

PEPSICO LAUNCHES MANGO DRINK IN INDIA WITH AD CAMPAIGN

Katrina Kaif in new Slice campaign Screen Correspondent Posted online: Thu Mar 17 2011, 21:03 hrs Mumbai : PepsiCo’s mango drink, Slice, has brought in this year’s mango season with the launch of its new campaign featuring brand ambassador Katrina Kaif. The new campaign celebrates the thought of ‘Sabr Ka Phal Meetha Hota Hai’ as the first chapter in Aamsutra.In the ad, Katrina waits with a green mango to ripen and savours the first drops of the mango as it turns yellow in her hands. Shot in the exotic locales in Thailand, the TV commercial brings alive the sweetness of savouring the fruit of patience.
The campaign coincides with the launch of new Mango Slice Handy Pack, priced at Rs 22. “I am very excited to be a part of the new Slice campaign as it beautifully highlights the concept of indulgence for all mango lovers including me. I also relate to the ad’s theme as it holds true to my life and my journey in Bollywood,” said Kaif.

RISING TEMPERATURES CAUSE SHORTAGE OF MANGOS IN INDIA

Sunstroke for mangoes By: Urvashi Seth Date: 2011-03-18

City to face shortage of fruits and vegetables accompanied by a rise in prices. Blame the soaring temperatures for upsetting crop health in the state
Mumbaikars weren't the only ones complaining of the heat as the mercury hit an all-time high of 41.6C on Wednesday.


Women sweat it out as they negotiate the price of mangoes with a seller
Farmers across the state are complaining that their crops  are also suffering from 'heat strokes'. So, be prepared to dish out princely sums for veggies as well as the king of fruits this summer.

INDIA COMPLAINS ABOUT EXPORT EXPERIENCE TO USA

Exporting mango to US is sour experience: KhullarPress Trust of India / Washington March 18, 2011, 11:15 IST
Exporting mango to the United States is now turning out to be a bitter experience, Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar has said. "Over the last 2-3 years, roughly about $2 million worth of mangoes have been exported to the United States," Khullar told a group of Indian journalists yesterday. A sizeable chunk of this – 14% – is spent on radiation checks by US inspectors, which not only bumps up the cost but also slows the entire export process, he added.

USA MARKET ANALYSIS BY IMO FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 19, 2011

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)


March 18, 2011


The last Brazilian Kents arrived to the USA market back at the end of February and probably out of the market by now.

Peruvian Kents set back by sea container availability still have another 4-6 weeks left as the season changes from the Motupe/Olmos region to Cazma. Cazma production is just starting to peak.Volume to the USA market should be light compared to Mexico. There is still plenty of fruit around in the market and smaller sizes are as low as $2.00 per carton. Larger fruit in the $3-3.50 range. Peru has shipped 1,612,425 cartons into the USA market so far this month. Volume will drop due to lack of container availability. Local exporters are shipping surplus fruit in 18 kg. banana boxes to Ecuador for re-export to the Colombian and Venezuelan markets.

USDA SEEKS COMMENTS ON PROPOSED CHANGE TO NMB BOARD STRUCTURE

USDA seeks comments on proposed changes to National Mango Board Membership 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a proposed rule that would amend the membership provisions of the Mango Promotion, Research, and Information Order.

This rule would reduce the number of seats on the National Mango Board from 20 to 18 by removing two non-voting wholesaler/retailer positions. The wholesaler/retailer seats have been vacant since 2008; consequently, the board voted to recommend removal of those seats.

The proposed rule was published in the March 14, 2011, Federal Register. Comments must be received by April 13, 2011. Comments may be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov; mailed to Research and Promotion Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Department of Agriculture, Stop 0244, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-0244; or faxed to (202) 205-2800.

Copies of the proposed rule may be requested from the same mailing address or by telephone at (888) 720-9917 during regu…

AGRITRADE EXPO ABRE SUS PUERTAS

Guatemala: Abre la puerta a AGRITRADE EXPO & CONFERENCE 2011

Durante dos días, representantes de más de 55 empresas compradoras de Estados Unidos, México, Sur América y Canadá estarán en Guatemala para hacer negocios con el Sector agrícola de exportación de la Región, por más de US$25 millones,
en AGRITRADE EXPO & CONFERENCE 2011.

Aunque a la fecha se han registrado 55 empresas, entre cadenas de supermercados, mayoristas, importadores, distribuidores, inversionistas y brokers, se espera que durante los dos días de AGRITRADE Expo & Conference sea visitada por más de 100 comercializadoras internacionales, las cuales están interesadas en la oferta exportable de frutas, vegetales y diferenciados, que entre todo suman más de 50 productos presentados por la Región.

Tamarindo, uvas, mangostan y pasas son parte de la oferta exportable que se presentará en frutas, mientras que en vegetales se ofertarán cerca de 30 diferentes, de los cuales, aparte de arveja china y ejote francés, s…

ISHS TO COSPONSOR MANGO SYMPOSIUM IN INDIA JULY 21-24, 2011