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INDIA: MANGO PRICES SHOOT THROUGH THE ROOF AS ALPHONSO CROP DESTROYED BY PESTS

Alphonso mango prices shoot up as most of the crop is destroyed by pests, cold weather
March 31, 2011 06:02 PM| 
Alekh Angre
Exports of the king of fruits will be affected too; horticulturists blame low-quality pesticides for crop loss


Alphonso, the king of fruits which grows mainly in Maharashtra’s Konkan region, will be costlier this season.


A whopping 80% of the crop in the region has been destroyed due to a prolonged winter and continuous pest attacks. According to horticulturists, despite agricultural advancement, pesticides available in the market are not up to the mark and farmers depending on these products have suffered heavy crop losses.

INDIAN EXPORTERS FACE HURDLES ACCESSING CHINA MARKET

Obstacles Faced by Indian Firms Entering the Chinese MarketAnurag Agnihotri Thursday, March 31, 2011 In recent years, China has emerged as the second largest economy in the world as a result of its strong 10% annual growth enjoyed during the last 30 years. And like most foreign economies in the world, India is keen on tapping this huge market to boost its own trade revenues. China is already India’s largest trading partner, and yet the trade deficit between these neighbors tips in favor of China.

PHILIPPINE PER CAPITA MANGO CONSUMPTION AMONG THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD

The Philippines ranks number 9 among the major mango producing countries in the world with an estimated share of 2.3% of the total production (19.5 million mt). 
In Asia, the Philippines ranks number 6, sharing 3.3% of the total mango production in the region which amounted to 14.3 million mt.
The area devoted to mango production increased from 64,9690 ha in 1994 to 93,928 ha in 1998. This means an annual growth rate of 8.9%.
 Production on the other hand, increased from 508,127 mt in 1994 to 917,471 mt in 1998 with an annual growth rate of 16.0%.

CBI REPORT: PRIMARY MARKET CONSUMPTION FORECAST

Fresh fruit and vegetables: 


CBI MARKET SURVEY: THE EU MARKET FOR MANGO  


Source: CBI Market Information Database  •  URL: www.cbi.eu  •  Contact: marketinfo@cbi.eu  •  www.cbi.eu/disclaimer 


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The United States of America (USA) and the EU have the lowest consumption levels, but the 
EU market is expected to grow much more quickly.


 According to projections from the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO, 2006), net imports by the EU will increase to 224 thousand tonnes in 2014, an annual increase of 2.5%. 


The USA market is expected to increase 1% per year, and worldwide mango imports are expected to increase 1.4% annually until 2014.

NOTA DE LA NMB REFERENTE A SU PROPUESTA DE ELIMINAR MINORISTAS DE LA JUNTA DIRECTIVA

Volumen 6 | Número 3 | Marzo de 2010
in EnglishSaludos, Miembros de la Industria del Mango,

Como ustedes saben, la NMB está constituida por miembros de la industria del mango tanto de este país como del extranjero, que representan varios segmentos de la cadena de distribución, incluyendo a productores e importadores. 
Aunque el decreto de la NMB permite a un minorista y a un mayorista prestar servicio durante un período de gestión de un año sin tener derecho al voto, el consejo de administración votó a favor de enmendar el decreto con el fin de eliminar estos puestos. 
Esta decisión fue tomada por diversos miembros del consejo por varios motivos;

CBI REPORT: EUROPEAN MARKET FOR MANGO

The EU market for mango Publication date: April 2009 
Report summary 
This CBI market survey discusses the EU market for mango. 
The main findings are listed below:
• Consumption of mango in the EU has among the lowest consumption levels in the world,  but the EU market is growing quickly. 
Between 2003 and 2007, consumption increased 7% in value annually.
According to projections from the FAO (2006), net import volume into the EU is expected to grow 2.5% per year until 2014.

MANGO IN VENEZUELA: PHOTO ESSAY

THESE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN IN ANZOATEGUI, VENEZUELA IN 2004:



HUMOR & CULTURE OF THE MANGO: A SHORT VIDEO

NOTE FROM THE IMO:


The love of the mango in producing countries is part of the local folklore. Here is a video clip from Venezuela that became the rage a few years ago.

PAKISTANI MANGO PROJECT FUTURE IN THE HANDS OF PAKI GOVT OFFICIALS

By Will Cavan
IMO


March 31, 2011


With the start date rapidly approaching, the fate of Pakistani mango farmers and exporters is in the hands of local government officials.


The USDA/APHIS/PPQ protocol that allows for irradiated fruit to enter the USA market requires that fruit must follow similar guidelines similar to the Hot water Treatment.


If the exporting country wishes to irradiate mango in the USA, then an exemption must be applied for by the source point government officials.


The official guidelines can be found here:


https://epermits.aphis.usda.gov/manual/index.cfm?action=cirReportP&PERMITTED_ID=10596053




Somehow, this small detail has been overlooked in the process.


With the proper guidance this issue can be resolved in a matter of weeks and the May/June target date can easily be met and the USA market will enjoy Pakistan's national treasure.

IMO POLL CONCLUSION: GENERAL APATHY REGARDING NMB PROPOSAL

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California
imango.org@gmail.com




March 31, 2011




A recent poll posted on the IMO Blog has generated a 5/4 split in favor of the NMB proposal to eliminate the 2 Retailer positions from the NMB Board of Directors.


With over 2,000 visits to the IMO Blog, only 9 viewers have taken the time to respond to the issue.


One response in favor of the proposal summed up how the industry feels about retailers.

DELMONTE PACIFIC TAPS FIRM TO MARKET PHILIPPINE MANGOS IN CHINA

Del Monte taps AgriNurture to market S&W in China

AgriNurture Inc. is now the exclusive distributor of Del Monte Pacific Limited’s fresh pineapples in China under the S&W brand. AgriNurture president Tony Tiu said this will allow the company to expand further its pineapple market in the world’s second-biggest economy, whose food market the company is eyeing to service fully. China is one of AgriNurture’s biggest markets for fresh produce overseas. The company also sells to countries in the Middle East, Australia, and North America. Pineapple is one of the top exports of the company, along with banana and mango. Tiu earlier said most of AgriNurture’s pineapple shipments go to China. "The agreement starts this April, and it is a contract that is renewable annually," said Tiu.

TRADE WITH RUSSIA ICEBOUND

Dick Quaak (Seatrade): "Reefers more popular"
Ice prevents fruit and vegetable shipments to reach Russia 

The fruit and vegetable shipments to Russia are hindered by dangerous ice, which has been pushed by a western wind from the Gulf of Finland in the direction of Saint Petersburg. "The icebreakers were no longer capable of assisting the large number of ships and therefore a substantial number of ships are icebound" chartering manager Dick Quaak of Seatrade, who coordinates transports to and from Russia, tells.