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"FERTILIZER TREES" YIELD AMAZING RESULTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA...

Southern Africian farmers using fertilizer trees to improve food security

by Staff Writers
Nairobi, Kenya (SPX) Oct 19, 2011


Fertilizer trees enhance soil health by drawing nitrogen from the air and transferring it to the soil through their roots and leaf litter, replenishing exhausted soils with rich sources of organic nutrients. Scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre have been working since the 1980s to identify indigenous tree species, such as a fast growing variety of acacia that can be planted alongside crops to improve soil fertility. Here we see a maize field intercropped with Gliricidia, a fertilizer tree. The Agroforestry Food Security Programme in Malawi(Supported by the Irish Aid). Photo by Charlie Pye-Smith



On a continent battered by weather extremes, famine and record food prices, new research from the World Agroforestry Centre documents an exciting new trend in which hundreds of thousands of poor farmers in Southern Africa are now significantly boosting yields and inco…

ASSIM AGRICULTURAL FARM INAUGURATES EXECUTIVE OFFICES...

IMAGES COURTESY OF HADI LAGHARI, TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, ASSIM AGRICULTURAL FARM, PAKISTAN


MANGO ON THE MENU: CAMBODIAN RECIPE WITH GREEN MANGOES

Smoked Fish And Green Mango

October 18, 2011

A simple and superb salad from Cambodia. Smoking is a traditional Cambodian method to keep the catch fresh, but some Cambodian smoked fish preparations also resemble the French culinary uses of smoked fish. 




Recipe adapted from Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet: A Culinary Journey through Southeast Asia By Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid (Artisan Books 2000).

Makes 3 to 4 servings with rice or 6 as an appetizer

For The Salad

2 green mangoes*

1 small smoked trout

1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves (may substitute celery leaves or mint)

For The Dressing

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 tablespoon fish sauce (preferably Thai or Cambodian)*

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced shallots

1 tablespoon minced galangal* or substitute 1 teaspoon minced ginger with a pinch of lemon zest

Peel the mangoes, then coarsely grate or cut into fine julienne. Place in a medium bowl.

Remove and discard skin and bones from fish. Chop or simply pull apart meat into small p…

WHAT MAKES AUSTRALIA MANGOES SO SPECIAL ???

USDA OCTOBER IMPORT DATA REVEALS THAT ECUADOR HAS SURPASSED MEXICO IN OCTOBER VOLUME...

U.S. Import Volume
Per Day
Daily report for date range: October 1, 2011 through October 19, 2011Export to Excel

Commodity NameOrigin NameDateDistrictPoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSBRAZIL10/01/2011IMPORTS THROUGH NEWARK-ELIZABETH (NJ)2,865,830325,663MANGOSBRAZIL10/03/2011IMPORTS THROUGH SOUTH FLORIDA/TAMPA50,8605,780MANGOSBRAZIL10/06/2011IMPORTS THROUGH SOUTH FLORIDA/TAMPA50,8605,780MANGOSBRAZIL10/08/2011IMPORTS THROUGH NEWARK-ELIZABETH (NJ)563,85164,074MANGOSBRAZIL10/15/2011IMPORTS THROUGH NEWARK-ELIZABETH (NJ)627,04471,255Total


4,158,445472,552MANGOSECUADOR10/07/2011IMPORTS THROUGH MIAMI AIRPORT11,9861,362MANGOSECUADOR10/08/2011IMPORTS THROUGH LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH46,4645,280MANGOSECUADOR10/09/2011IMPORTS THROUGH MIAMI AIRPORT880100MANGOSECUADOR10/12/2011IMPORTS THROUGH MIAMI AIRPORT11,9861,362MANGOSECUADOR10/13/2011IMPORTS THROUGH MIAMI AIRPORT26,1032,966MANGOSECUADOR10/13/2011IMPORTS THROUGH SOUTH FLORIDA/TAMPA40,3924,590MANGOSECUADOR10/15/2011IMPORTS THROUGH LOS ANGELES-LONG BEACH275,11…

FACEBOOK STUDY: WOULD THAT BE BIGGER BRAINS OR FATTER HEADS ??? ...

By Ben Hirschler

LONDON | Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:08pm EDT

(Reuters) - Scientists have found a direct link between the number of "friends" a person has on Facebook and the size of certain brain regions, raising the possibility that using online social networks might change our brains.

The four brain areas involved are known to play a role in memory, emotional responses and social interactions.

So far, however, it is not possible to say whether having more Facebook connections makes particular parts of the brain larger or whether some people are simply pre-disposed, or "hard-wired," to have more friends.

"The exciting question now is whether these structures change over time -- this will help us answer the question of whether the Internet is changing our brains," said Ryota Kanai of University College London (UCL), one of the researchers involved in the study.

Kanai and colleagues used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the brains of 125 university students, a…

SUPPORT THE IMO ON FACEBOOK AND HELP US GROW...

FACEBOOK support for the IMO continues to grow.


The combined LIKES on the IMO page and the INTERNATIONAL MANGO ORGANIZATION (IMO) pages is 49 (IMO) and 94 for a total of 143.


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STRONG DEMAND FOR MANGOES ON THE AUSTRALIAN TERMINAL MARKETS...

The daily wholesale market reports are funded through Mango Industry R&D Levies, with matching funding from the Federal Government, and managed by HAL.




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Ausmarket shall not be liable to any party in respect to any loss or damage arising from the reliance on this information. The information contained in this Market Report is provided as a guide only and should not be regarded as a record of every sale from every Market.

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth Daily Mango prices for Tuesday 18 October 2011
Species/Variety/TonnesMarketStateRegionPackPrice RangeMost SalesBestAvg KgSupplyDemandCarroverQualityLowHighLowHighMANGOES,Kensington Pride,CompositeADLYSLTray20.00 -25.007GoodAdeqSomeMixedKensington Pride,No1,UnspecifiedADLYSLTray25.00 -28.0030.007GoodAdeqSomeMixedKensington Pride,No2ADLY18LCtn25.0010ModAdeqSomeMixedKensington Pride,No2ADLYSLTray16.00 -24.…

MANGO SEASON IN AUSTRALIA ... WHEN IT COMES TO RESEARCH & PROMOTION ... NOBODY DOES IT BETTER...

IMAGES FROM THE MONSOON THAT CREATED THE DAMAGE TO THE MANGO INDUSTRY IN PAKISTAN

FIRST TRAY OF MANGOES SELL FOR $30,000 AT AUCTION IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA !

FLOODING LEAVES IT'S MARK ON PAKISTANI MANGO GROVES...

Images courtesy of Hadi Laghari, Technical assistant, Assim Agricultural Farm, Pakistan

EARLY MEXICO (OAXACA) MANGO PRODUCTION SEVERELY AFFECTED BY RAINS...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California




www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




October 18, 2011







Recent rains in southern Mexico have taken a significant toll on early mango production forcasts for the 2012 season.


An early floral flush was permanently damaged by recent rains dashing any hopes for an early start out of the Chahuites, Oaxaca region of Mexico for the 2012 mango season.


"This "burning" of the floral flush by the rains will retard any hope for fruit set and cause growers economic losses. 60% of the mango groves had just bloomed and atleast 40% of the bloom was permanently damaged.


This set back will delay the start date for mango producers.


This will affect some 1,500 of the estimated 2,000 mango growers and will impact approximately  6,000 hectares of the 15,000 total hectares planted in mango" said municipal president Ahuitzol Castillo Martinez.


The eastern region of the istmus has a total area of 15,000 hectares pl…

FRUTA "TEMPRANERA" DE MEXICO SERA AFECTADA POR RECIENTES LLUVIAS...

México: Se pospondrá la exportación de mango a EU



Los productores de mango de Chahuites indicaron que se retrasará la entrega de los productos de exportación a la Unión Americana porque las lluvias quemaron el proceso en la cosecha.

Los productores tenían altas expectativas por la avanzada floración en los huertos pero no contaban con las afectaciones producidas por las lluvias.

“Esta quema de la floración retrasa y ocasiona pérdidas en la cosecha y en las inversiones a las variantes mejoradas de la producción y todos los gastos que implica, desde la preparación de los terrenos para las siembras, las afectaciones del presente año terminaron por causar estragos en los productores del área del municipio Chahuites”.

El presidente municipal Ahuitzol Castillo Martínez, recalcó que esta afectación por las lluvias de los últimos días que fue permanente, representa una preocupación porque la floración de los huertos era hasta de un 60 por ciento y terminó por quedar siniestrada poco más del 40 …