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ECUADOR'S MANGO GROWERS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN RECAPTURING DEPLETED FORESTS...

Ecuador Has One of Latin America’s Highest Deforestation Rates


QUITO – Ecuador has one of the highest deforestation rates in Latin America, with an annual loss of between 60,000 and 200,000 hectares (148,000 and 495,000 acres) of native woodland, the result of illegal cutting, crop expansion and pressure from oil and mining companies, experts said.

The Andean country has 9.6 million hectares (24 million acres) of virgin forest, according to the government, and is one of the countries in the region with the greatest variety of trees, due to wide climatic differences within its territory.

The ecosystems go from high Andean plateaus to the Amazon rain forest where Yasuni Park is located and which scientists consider one of the areas with the greatest biodiversity in the world.

It is still unclear how fast these riches are being lost.

A report this year by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, estimates that the annual loss of woodland mass amounts to almost 200,000 hectares (495…

OFF THE CHARTS !!! (PART II)....1,364 PAGEVIEWS IN ONE DAY SETS A NEW INTRADAY RECORD FOR IMO BLOG (MANGO WORLD MAGAZINE)...

The day the new intraday pageview record was set: October 01, 2011:





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THE LEGACY OF THE MANILA - ACAPULCO GALLEON TRADE IN PHILIPPINE CUISINE & THE ROLE OF MANGO...

An incomplete guide to Pinoy food

For our Spanish legacy of good eating, most of us are almost willing to forgive Padre Damaso

By: Gilda Cordero-Fernando
Philippine Daily Inquirer
1:55 am | Sunday, October 2nd, 2011




Kastilaloy fare

Old Cavite Puerto (now Cavite City) was, in the 18th century, by royal decree, the shipbuilding and repair location of the galleons plying the Manila-Acapulco trade. 
And it was so until 1898. 
While the rest of the province remained rural in its cooking, Puerto residents drowned everything they ate in Spanish olive oil. 
Their pochero (aka cocido) or boiled beef dinner was, and is still eaten by some, alinear style—meat, potatoes,vegetables and saging all cut up and dressed with vinegar and olive oil, just like a salad. 
Similarly treated is its potaje de garbanzos—chickpeas with bacon slab. And where in da Pilipins would you find the everyday ginisang mongo, with shrimps or lowly tinapa so lovingly laved in vinegar and olive oil? (Try it, it’s great!)

Cavite old-tim…

FOCUS ON RETAIL: SPAIN'S MERCADONA SUPERMARKETS CONTINUE TO DEFY THE ECONOMY...

Mercadona
Spanish aisles
Why a low-price retailer is thriving
Jun 2nd 2011 | MADRID | from the print edition





FEW domestic firms are prospering in crisis-racked Spain, but Mercadona is. Spain’s largest supermarket (by sales) has enjoyed double-digit growth for most of the past decade. 


When Juan Roig, the chairman, took over in 1981, Mercadona had only eight shops, all in Valencia. 


Today it has 1,310 and annual sales of €16.5 billion ($23.8 billion). Spain’s economic troubles seem to have made it stronger.

 Profits dipped in 2009, but surged again by 47% in 2010 after some forceful cost-cutting.



Mercadona’s strength is low prices. 

The family-owned chain does not fritter away cash on advertising. 
It mercilessly squeezes the suppliers of its own-brand products. 

These suppliers, of which there are about 100, put up with Mercadona’s squeezing because they have a long-term relationship with the company and have grown with it. 

Since 2009 Mercadona has shaved €2.2 billion of costs from its products,…

FOCUS ON RETAIL: FAMILY RUN SUPERMARKETS THAT ARE THRIVING IN AN UNCERTAIN ECONOMY...

9/30/2011 @ 7:36PM

Forbes 400: Succeeding In Retail Is All In The Family






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When the Forbes 400 came out last week, there were plenty of Waltons near the top of list but a closer look reveals several more in the retail world that may not be immediately recognizable. 
Charles Butt, Frederik G.H. Meijer and John Menard all head retail fortunes, proving success is all the family.

Butt, Menard and Meijer are names on three of the few regional, family-run and privately held retail companies left in the U.S. Compared to their larger national competitors, the ranking in Forbes top 100 reinforces the idea that it’s merchant founders — not board of directors appointed M.B.A.’s — that manage these successful retailers.

The H-E-B supermarkets dominate in Texas with some of the most innovative formats around, including the more upscale Central Market and several smaller formats now being added in urban areas.

Frederik Meijer heads one of the few remaining regional discount chains. With…

FUNDACION PRODUCE SINALOA DICTO CURSO SOBRE LA TECNICA PARA PRODUCIR MANGO DESHIDRATADO...

Se demostró la técnica para producir orejones de mango deshidratado


MIÉRCOLES, 28 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2011 19:22




Figura 1. Asistentes escuchando la explicación sobre las especificaciones para construir un deshidratador solar.En el taller se expuso el procedimiento para construir un deshidratador solar y la técnica para elaborar orejones de mango


El 21 de agosto de 2011 se realizó un taller demostrativo sobre el uso de la energía solar para el deshidratado de frutas; se contó con la presencia de productores de los municipios de Escuinapa y Rosario, la mayoría de ellos pertenecientes al ejido de Escuinapa, Sinaloa. 
Asistieron un total de 65 personas.

Posteriormente este mismo taller se repitió el 28 de septiembre en el predio de la Sra. María Elena Robles por la carretera internacional Rosario – Escuinapa con la asistencia de 30 personas.

Esta técnica se puede usar también con camarón y chiles, entre otros productos

La principal ventaja del deshidratador solar es que el procedimiento es fácil y …