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INDIAN MANGO EXPORTS FEEL EFFECT OF TSUNAMI

Tsunami sinks AP exports to JapanRamu Sarma, TNN | Mar 25, 2011,  Source Times of India mments HYDERABAD: Here is another piece of bad news for the cash-strapped Andhra Pradesh government. Days after the tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, the Kiran regime has realised that AP's exports to that tragedy-hit island nation will be significantly hit in the coming months. The state exports marine products, fruits and minerals to Japan.

The worst-hit will be the export of marine products. As the fifth largest producer, AP exports prawns valued at Rs 1,500 crore to Japan annually. Prawn cultivation is a big business in the coastal districts of the state. "Being seafood lovers, the Japanese prefer the prawn variety that comes from AP. After the disaster, however, we are seeing a drop in the demand and it may take weeks, if not months, for the exports to pick up," a state government official told TOI.

IMO USA MARKET FORECAST : MANGO VOLUME TRENDING UP

By Will CavanIMO
March 25, 2011
The USDA data below shows that an accumulative total imports of mango dating back to the 12th of March has reached 3,767,664 cartons, which is a best case estimate of stock on hand in the market place. With two days left to report on this cycle the projected total arrivals for the week ending March 26, will slightly out pace last weeks import.


Mexico crossings are running four to one (Texas vrs. Nogales) which should keep pressure on East coast pricing. 

WARREN BUFFET: EURO COLLAPSE NOT UNTHINKABLE

Euro's Collapse Is Not 'Unthinkable': Warren Buffett Published: Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:07 AM ET By: Mia Lamar Special to CNBC.com  More SWarren Buffett told CNBC Thursday that the collapse of the euro zone's single currency is far from "unthinkable. "
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"I know some people think it's unthinkable...I don't think it's unthinkable," Buffett said in an interview.
Still, Buffett said he believes there will be "huge efforts" put forth to preserve the euro. 
In the meantime, struggling peripheral countries like Portugal must find a way to resolve fisca

FOOD SAFETY: CIRAD TO TRAIN 6,000 PEOPLE IN 35 COUNTRIES

French agronomy research centre Cirad will start a new training programme as part of the EU-funded Edes initiative to enhance food safety in exports from ACP countries. “We are going to train 6,000 people in food safety in more than 35 countries,” said Didier Montet, co-ordinator of the group of 12 scientists at Cirad involved in the programme.
 “In April we will launch the programme to train the ACP trainers. About 20 per cent of this work will be in the private sector.” Cirad is one of nine partners in the Edes consortium along with the Food & Environment Research Agency and the Natural Resources Institute in the UK, European-ACP liaison committee ColeACP and other organisations in France and Denmark. 
The whole programme is funded to the tune of €29.5 million and aims to support poverty reduction through economic empowerment during the five-year period 2010-2014
Source: FPJ.

PERU TO INCREASE MANGO EXPORTS TO JAPAN

Piura mango would double its sales by up to 2,500 tons
Peru: Mango volume of exports to Japan would double

The Piura mango was the undisputed star in the group of Peruvian products exhibited at Foodex. Foodex is the largest food and beverage exhibition in Asia and the third at global level, which took place at Makuhari Messe, 35 kilometers from Tokyo; from the 1st to the 4th of March.

DOES PTI PROTECT THE CONSUMER OR THE WHOLESALER?

Mango companies work to strengthen traceability By Jim Offner


Published on 03/24/2011 05:04PM

IMO OBSERVATION: P.T.I. WORKS GREAT UNTIL THE MANGO GETS TO THE RETAILER, PROCESSOR, ETC, BUT LOSSES EFFICACY AT THE INDIVIDUAL CONSUMER, THE VERY OBJECT OF P.T.I. The mango industry is in step with all requirements of the Produce Traceability Initiative, said William Watson, executive director of the National Mango Board, Orlando, Fla.

MAJOR PAKISTANI EXPORTER PROPOSES ALLIANCE WITH IMO

Agriculture products: 'Exporters fail to find new avenues'By Faryal Najeeb Published: March 24, 2011 "We may enter the Venezuelan market with our wheat and the Brazilian market with mangoes." KARACHI: The lack of vision and knowledge is the main reason that Pakistani exporters have yet to reach out to many untapped markets which have high potential for fruits and vegetables, according to Harvest Tradings Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jawad.

USAID TAKING ACTIVE ROLE IN DEVELOPING MANGO EXPORT OPERATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Note from IMO: Expect to see more USAID funded projects in the International Mango Community as market access is clearly at the front of the Obama White House & the Clinton State Department
New Haitian Mango Centers will Increase Production and Incomes for Thousands of Haitian Mango FarmersFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2010
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Port-au-Prince – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), opened two post-harvest mango centers today to increase production and incomes for thousands of Haitian farmers.

FROM THE PACKER NEWSPAPER: IMO COMMENTS ON PAKISTANI MANGO

Irradiated mangoes from Pakistan expected in May By Tom Karst Published on 03/24/2011 10:36AM First shipments of irradiated mangoes from Pakistan should arrive in May and June, and one leading mango industry source said in March the expects the fruit will score in the flavor department.
“The big debate in the mango industry has been the flavor issue and that has been driven by varieties that could withstand the hot-water treatment process,” said Will Cavan, executive director of Vista, Calif.-based International Mango Organization.
Cavan said the International Mango Organization is composed of mango marketers who have been seeking access to the U.S. market, including growers from South Africa, India and Pakistan.
“Countries like India and Pakistan have irradiation facilities, Vietnam is shipping using electronic irradiation and Hawaii ships to the U.S. with irradiation,” he said. “Now the consumer can focus on flavor instead of varieties that can withstand hot water treatment.”
India has…

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