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IMO TO ATTEND CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS (CRFG) EVENT ON MANGOES THIS COMING JULY 27TH, 2011 IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA...

Mango Fandango: Panel on Mango Varieties, Grafting and Culture                                                                Hosted by the California Rare Fruit Growers, San Diego Chapter



Followed by our Chapter's "Mangoes and Ice Cream Social"                                                                                                Start at 7:00 pm                                                             Wednesday, July 27                                                     7:00PM                                                                                    Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA



CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS: CELEBRATING 43 YEARS OF GROWING MANGOES IN VISTA, CALIFORNIA...

A Brief History of California Rare Fruit Growers

The following sketch was based in part on a much longer article, Twenty Years of CRFG: How We Got There, by C.T. Kennedy, which appeared in the 1988 Yearbook of the California Rare Fruit Growers, pp. 3-17.

California Rare Fruit Growers traces its beginnings to a telephone call received in November 1966 by Paul Thomson in Bonsall, Calif. from John Riley of Santa Clara, Calif. 
The telephone call call led to a meeting at the Thomson home, and later a visit to Thomson's orchard in Vista, where mangoes, litchis and longans were mature and producing fruit. 
This led to a realization that among the many gardeners and orchardists along the subtropical Pacific Coast there was a store of knowledge and experiences which might help them all in the cultivation of rare fruits.

The CRFG did not happen overnight, however. Thomson canvassed his friends and acquaintances and corresponded regularly with Riley. 

By November 1968, there was enough interes…

REPORT FROM PAKISTAN: THE USUAL SUSPECTS MEET AT USA AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE TO "CELEBRATE" THE 4TH OF JULY...

‘Controlled chaos’ in action?

By Nusrat Javeed
Published: July 6, 2011




With or without being a promoter of the so-called ‘American agenda’ in this country, I have been attending most of the July 4 receptions in Islamabad with a definite purpose: to collect leads on developing stories which have the potential to dominate headlines for many days.
The guest lists at these receptions include the ‘who’s who’ of our political and social celebrities. 
In the expansive lawns of the American ambassador’s residence, there are corners that encourage and facilitate the exchange of hardcore information on ‘sensitive subjects’.
The reception that was held on Monday evening to celebrate the 235th independence day of the US, however, disappointed me.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was there. So were the interior minister and minister of state for foreign affairs. Petroleum Minister Dr Asim and the government’s garrulous spin-master, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, freely mingled with guests. 
But even this high-pr…

MANGO SEASON ON THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA BRINGS OUT THE BEST RECIPES...

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the Garden of Eden, it is right here in Southwest Florida on 5 acres owned by Madeline Bohannon. On her property are fruit trees in abandon, and first and foremost among them are mangoes.
Bohannon doesn’t have to worry about picking the harvest: The fruit for which she’s best known simply falls at her feet when it’s ready for eating. Bohannon has 15 varieties among her 28 mango trees. Bohannon is also known for her green mango pie, a sweet treat she willingly shares along with the mangoes that go into it.

“Green mango is unripe mango and you can tell by the green outsides of the mango that it’s truly not ripe yet,” she says about the pie’s main ingredient. “You find when you’re peeling them that they’re yellow or yellowish-orange on the inside. It will look ripe on the inside, but certainly it’s not.”
When it comes to pie crust in humid Southwest Florida, Bohannon suggests taking a shortcut.

“Making fresh crust is such a bother rolling it out and i…

USAID MANGO PROJECT WILL HELP EUROPEANS EAT PAKISTANI MANGOES...A TALE OF POOR PLANNING AND EXECUTION BENEFITS EUROPE AT USA TAXPAYERS EXPENSE

Effort to help Pakistan export mangoes to U.S. stalls



SAJJAD QAYYUM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES - A Pakistani fruit vendor sells mangos in a main fruit market in Islamabad on July 4, 2009. Pakistan is the fifth largest producer and third largest exporter of mangos in the world, producing 1,674,000 tons annually.


By Nicolas Brulliard,


During a visit to Pakistan almost a year ago, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she hoped Americans would soon enjoy eating the country’s “delicious” mangoes thanks to U.S. assistance.

Now these prospective American mango eaters increasingly look to go hungry.


The U.S. Agency for International Development has spent $3.1 million to help Pakistani mango growers get their fruits ready for export, and the U.S. government has overturned a ban on imports of Pakistani mangoes. But high transportation costs and strict regulations mean that few mangoes are likely to make the transatlantic trip this year, and the USAID project will target European markets instead.

“The…

CASINO GAINS "UPPER HAND" IN SAMBA "ROYALE" AS CARREFOUR BACKS DOWN...

WRAPUP 2-Casino on top in Brazil battle with Carrefour



Tue Jul 5, 2011 11:47am EDT

(Adds Carrefour comment on Deminor criticisms)

* Carrefour says won't go hostile in battle with Casino

* Casino says Brazil bank would want it on board

* Shareholder rights group criticises Carrefour

* Carrefour shares climb after Dia demerger, Casino steady

By Dominique Vidalon and Guillermo Parra-Bernal

PARIS/SAO PAULO, July 5 (Reuters) - French retailer Carrefour said it wasn't planning a hostile bid for the Brazilian assets of Casino as its smaller rival gained the upper hand in a battle over a key emerging market.

Carrefour, which drew criticism on Tuesday from a shareholder rights group for not keeping investors informed over its plans, is fighting Casino for a bigger share of Brazil's fast-growing grocery market as the two companies' European sales stagnate.

On Monday, Carrefour's board approved a plan to merge Carrefour's Brazilian assets with those of Brazil's Grupo de Acucar …

MANGOES WILL BE THE TOPIC AT THE CALIFORNIA RARE FRUIT GROWERS MEETING THIS COMING JULY 27TH, 2011 AT BALBOA PARK IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA...

Mango Fandango: Panel on Mango Varieties, Grafting and Culture

Hosted by the California Rare Fruit Growers, San Diego Chapter

Followed by our Chapter's "Mangoes and Ice Cream Social"
Start at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 27

7:00PM

Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park

The San Diego Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers was created to educate people about rare fruits, to identify fruits that are adaptable to the local area, and to propagate and to exchange plant materials.

What do we do?

During the year, the San Diego Chapter has many activities related to growing rare, unusual and exotic fruits. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in growing fruits in the San Diego area and a desire to improve their gardening skills.

Our meetings cover a wide variety of subjects such as selecting rare or semitropical fruit trees, how to plant and take care of them, how enhance your garden with fruit trees, and what to do with your new source of food.

During our meetings, we have a raffl…

MANGOES FROM HAWAII WILL BE FEATURED THIS YEAR AT THE 19TH ANNUAL FTBG MANGO FESTIVAL IN MIAMI....

For the Love of Mangos – Hawaii
By Noris Ledesma
Curator of Tropical Fruit


At first bite I knew it was something special, this little mango with red and yellow highlights. The flavor was off the charts, a combination of berry and spice and the deep sweetness of the tropical sun.



I learned that it was from Hawaii, selected decades ago upon the lava shores of our 50th state.


 And now I traveled to Hawaii to learn first hand about the island and its people, the agriculture and hopefully their passion for the mango. 


I was invited by The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers as a keynote speaker for their annual conference to speak on my favorite subject, "For the Love of Mangos" - sharing my experiences with the much appreciated tropical fruit. I traveled with Leila Wailani Werner, our own native Hawaiian, who introduced me to the local flavor and insight of the islands, as a first-timer.

Hawaii has had very good imported mangos since 1950, and since then horticulturist have worked to int…

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (FTBG) GET READY FOR 19TH ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL !!!!...THIS WEEKEND...SHOULD BE ANOTHER WONDERFUL BLOCK BUSTER EVENT!!!

NORTH AMERICA'S BIGGEST MANGO FESTIVAL!!!



International Mango Conference

Friday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Network with growers and take an in-depth look at quality mango production across the globe in this one day conference

To register, please call 305.663.8077 or email astamps@fairchildgarden.org





The 19th Annual International Mango Festival Featuring the Mangos of Hawaii

Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate the world’s most delicious fruit with two days of mango tastings, cooking demos, activities for the kids, tree sales, a mango auction, mango workshops, live music and more.

The 12th Annual Mango Brunch

Sunday, July 10, 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a tasty tribute to the most delicious of tropical fruits as some of South Florida's greatest chefs prepare their best mango dishes. 

Get your tickets now by ordering online or by calling 305.663.8058.

http://www.fairchildgarden.org/Events/?date=2011-07&eventid=501


ORDER YOUR MANGO WINE NOW FROM THE SCHNEBLY REDLAND'S WINERY!!!!....IT'S MANGO SEASON IN SOUTH FLORIDA!!!

PAKISTAN MANGO EXPORT PROGRAM ENTERS CRITICAL SEA CONTAINER PHASE...

Pakistani Sindhri mango by sea to Europe





Imtiaz Enterprises has sent their first Pakistani Sindhri mango variety trial shipment of 2 Reefer Containers by Sea to European markets in collaboration with the Global Gap Certified Farms “Hyder Shah Farms”, “Murtaza Agriculture Farms” and assistance of FIRMS project of USAID. 


The expectations are high and it might be a milestone in an ongoing joint project with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Pakistani Mango Growers to expand Pakistan’s mango industry.



Mr. Imtiaz Hussain, Managing Director of the company shared his view: “USAID is involved in the project and has supported mango processing facilities that have helped to increase the fruit’s shelf life for better survival during sea transfers and market displays. 
The mangoes procured from Global Gap Certified Farms of Junaid Hyder Shah & Zain Shah are processed through hot water treatment facility which has been set up by support of USAID. 
The facilities have complete…

COLOMBIA SE ALISTA PARA SU II SIMPOSIA SOBRE LA FRUTA TROPICAL

Colombia: II Simposio de Frutas Tropicales

Con el objetivo de presentar resultados de investigaciones desarrolladas para mejorar la actividad frutícola del país, CORPOICA realizará los días 6 a 8 de julio próximos el II Simposio Colombiano de Investigación, Producción, Comercialización y Agroindustria de Frutas Tropicales, cuyo lema es “Las frutas, una opción de vida”.
El evento tendrá como eje principal la presentación de resultados de investigación de algunos proyectos en frutales, desarrollados por el Centro de Investigación Palmira, de CORPOICA, en áreas de fitomejoramiento, ecofisiología, nutrición y riego, entomología y prácticas agronómicas.

Las conferencias estarán a cargo expertos de Cenicafé, la Universidad Nacional, sede Palmira; el Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Ciat; Proexport y CORPOICA.

Adicionalmente, y conscientes de la articulación que se debe generar entre los resultados de investigación y los demás eslabones de la cadena, durante este evento se llevará …

LOS CAMBIOS CLIMATICOS TRAEN SUS CONSEQUENCIAS PARA LA PROXIMA TEMPORADA DEL MANGO PARA PERU Y ECUADOR...

Perú: Mangueros con inconvenientes por el clima


El clima en Perú para los mangueros esta siendo un poco desfavorable. 
Para que se tenga una optima floración de la fruta, es necesario contar con un clima totalmente frio, y con las variaciones en el clima que se están presentado últimamente se les ha dificultado un poco esta tarea.


Julio y Agosto son los meses claves para poder observar los resultados de la floración. 
Además, la campaña sufre de un retraso.
 Uno de los productores de mango de Perú asegura: “Además de los inconvenientes con el clima, los volúmenes de producción parece que no serán los mismos de los de la temporada pasada”.


Se espera que la situación mejore pronto y el clima se mantenga en niveles fríos para que tanto la floración, como la cosecha de mangos tomen un buen curso.




Fecha de publicación: 05/07/2011
Editor: Carolina Alvarez
Derechos de reproducción: www.freshplaza.es

PERU COUNTS DOWN THE DAYS TO NEW LEADERSHIP WITH AN OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK FOR GLOBAL TRADE...

‘The world is our horizon’, says Peruvian ag expert

July 5th, 2011

A Peruvian expert has called on President-elect Ollanta Humala to promote regional empowerment through agriculture, amid worries the new leader could de-rail development, website Agraria.pe reported.                                                                                                                 

Octavio Chirinos, who heads up the agri-business masters programme at ESAN University, told the website Peru’s strategy should remain focused on greater openness to the world.

“The world is our horizon, not only with coastal products such as asparagus and avocadoes, but those in the forest like cocoa, coffee, camu camu, and in the mountains with maca, quinoa and amaranth; markets have been developed rapidly and we can’t stop – forestry development should be our priority,” Chirinos was quoted as saying.

“To reach these objectives we need to empower the regions but I’m not sure this topic is in the strategies of the n…