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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE HELD AT UCSD RADY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT ...

Despite the fragile state of the economy, a burgeoning crop of agricultural entrepreneurs is beginning to sprout in San Diego, CA, poised to develop sustainable and profitable solutions to meet the food and energy demands of a world population forecast to peak at 9 billion by 2050. 


From high tech indoor urban farms that utilize the latest vertical farming technology to grow food cleanly, efficiently and without chemicals to renewable energy technology that generates electricity from agricultural waste, these entrepreneurs are at the forefront of a sustainable agriculture industry that is set to experience explosive growth.





On Wednesday, November 30, a panel of entrepreuneurs explored the flight to innovation in agriculture, Seedstock, in association with the Rady Entrepreneur Club, an affiliate organization of the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego hosted a panel discussion sponsored by Whole Foods Market that featured six of San Diego’s most innovative entrepreneurs discussing …

SAMGA PROPOSAL GETS "TRACTION" IN INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ...

South Africa calls for improved global mango export data



December 1st, 2011





South Africa’s mango production may pale in insignificance when it comes to other growing countries like India, Mexico and Brazil, but the country’s industry is calling for an international Mango Marketing, Promotion and Information Working Group (MMPI) to improve the data available for exporters. 


At www.freshfruitportal.com we speak with South African Mango Growers Association (SAMGA) industry affairs manager Rudolf Badenhorst about how improvements could provide a well-needed boost to trade.





Photo: Mangoes.net.au




The rise of Peru has driven South African mango growers out of Europe to focus on their domestic market, yet the country hasn’t lost interest in global production and improving industry transparency.


“Peru has become a major player in Europe so it’s become less profitable for South Africa to export to the European Union and with our fresh mangoes we now focus largely on the domestic market, while about 7…

ANOTHER STELLAR MONTH AT IMO BLOG ....

November is best month ever at IMO BLOG (www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com) with just shy of 40,000 pageviews!


This brings the total pageviews since March 14, 2011 to 161,250 ALLTIME pageviews.














TOP 10 ALLTIME PAGEVIEWS BY COUNTRY:












Pageviews by Countries



United States
92,995


Philippines
7,324


India
5,762


Germany
5,134


United Kingdom
4,442


Netherlands
2,180


Pakistan
2,000


Canada
1,967


Mexico
1,812


Costa Rica
1,639














GROWERS ASSOCIATION IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE FOR INDIA MANGO GROWERS ...

Uplifting farmers by merging tradition with innovation


DR C. J. SAVANURMATH





November 30, 2011:




The importance of marketing in agriculture is being realised increasingly for the past few years. The development of agriculture all these years has remained supply driven. The producer has remained de-linked from the markets, emerging demand pattern and more so from changing consumer preferences.

It has been observed that in the post-reform period the farming community has been facing several problems, which collectively result in growing distress originating from lower profitability.

Hence, the proposed summit is expected to address and guide farmers regarding quality production, value addition, export potentials and under GAP and organic certification , for their crops and the potential markets for exports and to establish backward linkage with farming organisations.

The farmers and other stakeholders would get research-based deliverables in production, value addition and also in developing t…

EUROPEAN MARKET REPORT (tacler.com) & IMO COMMENTARY for WEEK 48 ...

PRICING COURTESY OF Lisa Braat (tacler team)  tacler mango group:


Join today at: www.tacler.com





PRICES ARE FOT / ROTTERDAM AREA.
Prices in euros.
1 euro = 1.348 usd (November 30, 2011)





Monday, November 28, 2011:




Brazilian Tommy Mangoes,







6s from 4.50 to 5,




7s from 4.75 to 5,




8s from 4.75 to 5.25 ,




9s from 4 to 5.25 ,




10s from 3.75 to 5.25 ,




12s from 3.75 to 5







Tuesday, November 29, 2011:




Brazilian Tommy Mangoes,




6s from 4.25 to 5,




7s from 4.25 to 5,




8s from 4.25 to 5.25 ,




9s from 3.75 to 5.25 ,







10s from 3.75 to 5.25 ,







12s from 3.50 to 5










Wednesday, November 30, 2011:







Brazilian Tommy Mangoes,




6s from 4.50 to 4.75,




7s from 4.25 to 4.75,




8s from 4.25 to 4.75 ,




9s from 3.75 to 4.50 ,




10s from 3.75 to 4.25 ,




12s from 3.50 to 4.50












IMO COMMENTARY:
Movement by size:




Sizing seems to be running predominantly in the 8s, 9s & 10s as pricing has seen the strongest downward pressure.







6s: Started out the week trading in the 4.50 to 5.00 euro range and by Wednesday are trading in the 4.50 to 4.75 euro range. Floo…

MANGO ECUATORIANO SE COTIZA MAS CARO EN CASA QUE EN EL EXTERIOR ...

Ecuador: Mango sube de precio y escasea en los mercados


El mango, pese a estar en su temporada de cosecha, se sumó a los alimentos que subieron de precio en los mercados de Guayaquil. Esta fruta registró un costo de $ 40 la caja (100 unidades medianas), el doble de lo que costaba el año pasado, según indicaron vendedores el fin de semana anterior.

El incremento también se sintió en los sectores informales, donde cada mango mediano se lo ofrecía a $ 0,50, y el grande a $ 1 la unidad y a $ 5 los seis. Según vendedores consultados en los mercados de Guayaquil, esta fruta no solo está cara sino que también escasea, además hay poca variedad.

María Yumaya, dueña de un local en el mercado Caraguay, indicó que es preocupante el alza de este fruto que por costumbre en esta época es muy demandado por los clientes, en especial los de chupar, que ahora están escasos. Señaló que en años anteriores había tanto mango que se vendía 25 y 30 unidades pequeñas por $ 1, y 10 grandes por ese mismo valor.

Al a…

OUTLINE FOR PROPOSED GLOBAL MANGO INFORMATION & PROMOTION WORK GROUP .

PROPOSED FORMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS of MMPI Working Group

(Mango Marketing, Promotion and Information Working Group)






Vision 

To establish a voluntary formal meeting of international Mango industry role-players. The aim of this meeting will be to create a benefit for the global Mango industry through the sharing of certain marketing, promotion and shipment volume information between countries, thereby hopefully strengthening the relationship of these international role players.



It is important to note that commercial aspects are not discussed, and volumes shipped to a particular market are not controlled by MMPI, it will just provide participants with a better picture of where their country specific supply lies within the global picture. The aim of this information sharing will then be to provide good information to those involved to individually make their own business decisions, which they deem to be the best for their business.



A similar working group within the international Avo…

GLOBAL MARKETING EFFORT PROPOSED BY SOUTH AFRICAN MANGO GROWERS ASSOCIATION (SAMGA) ....

Dear All



Greetings from South Africa.



The reason behind this mail is that the South African Mango Growers’ Association, SAMGA, would like to try and establish a global marketing, promotion and information sharing working group, with the cooperation of role-players within the international mango industry.



The purpose of this would be:



To establish a voluntary formal meeting of international Mango industry role-players with the outcome to create a benefit for the global Mango industry through the sharing of certain marketing, promotion and shipment volume information between countries, thereby strengthening the relationship of these international role players.



It is important to note that commercial aspects will not be discussed, and volumes shipped to a particular market will not to be controlled by MMPI, it will just provide participants with a better picture of where their country specific supply lies within the global picture.



The aim of this information sharing will then be to provide g…

MEX Y CAN TRADING IMPORTS 60TH CONTAINER OF MANGOES FROM BRAZIL THIS SEASON ....

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










www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com














November 30, 2011














Mango importer MEX Y CAN TRADING continues to dominate the Canadian market, this week importing five containers from Brazil exporter UPA.




27,720 (4kg) cartons were imported via the Port of NY/NJ on November 25th , 2011.




MEX Y CAN TRADING has imported 60 containers of Brazil mangoes from UPA since the 1st of September 2011.