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PAPAYA IMPORTER PROMISES TO STUDY MORE FLAVORFUL VARIETIES OF MANGOES FOR USA MARKET ...

HLB Tropical Food adds three products






12/16/2011 1:35:01 PM
Andy Nelson







After 13 years of focusing exclusively on papayas, Plantation, Fla.-based HLB Tropical Food is broadening its horizons, said Homero Levy de Barros, the company’s president.




Mangoes, limes and avocados are now on the company’s Central American roster.

Barros is the first to admit he’s no expert on mangoes, limes and avocados. But he eventually wants to bring the same level of expertise HLB has on papayas to those commodities.

“We still want to have that specialist philosophy,” he said.

It’s that approach that Barros hopes will help distinguish him in the marketplace. One of his goals will be to close the information gap between those who grow and ship the commodities to those who eat them — something HLB already has done with papayas.

“There’s such a lack of education among consumers,” he said.

“How to eat it, the benefits of eating it, when is it ripe.”

Working with retailers on signage, point of purchase materials and othe…

AS PRICE COMES DOWN....THE QUANTITY INCREASES AT COSTCO ...

Back on the 25th of November 2011, when FOBs were through the roof, COSTCO had to price mangoes at $9.99 per (4kg) carton. 
Anticipating slow movement at this price, COSTCO bought less. To compensate for the shorter stacks of mango boxes, COSTCO put  more pallets underneath the boxes to give the impression of a full pallet of mangoes....









Today, the 16th of december 2011 with prices retailing at $6.99 per carton (three dollars less per carton), COSTCO now stacks 12 rows of boxes on a single pallet.
















EXPORTACIONES DE MANGO PERUANO "ORGANICO" CRECEIRON 44% ...

Exportaciones de productos orgánicos crecen 50%


15:31 Banano, café, cacao, mango y quinua concentran el mayor volumen de ventas al exterior.





Las exportaciones peruanas de productos orgánicos se incrementaron en 50% en los cinco primeros meses del presente año, respecto al mismo período de 2010, informó hoy la Comisión de Promoción del Perú para la Exportación y el Turismo (Promperú).





En concreto, las ventas al exterior entre enero y mayo alcanzaron los 64’531,686 dólares, consolidando cinco años de crecimiento continuo.

Los productos que conforman la cartera de alimentos orgánicos que Perú exporta en mayor volumen son el banano, café, cacao, mango y quinua.

Durante el período de análisis, el café orgánico registró el mayor crecimiento con 152%, pasando de 8’652,961 dólares entre enero y junio del 2010 a 21’825,187 dólares en el mismo período del presente año.



Los principales compradores de café en ese período fueron Alemania, Bélgica, Estados Unidos, Canadá, Suecia, Reino Unido, Países Bajo…

HELP FOR THE SMALL FARMER: KEN LOVE & THE 12 TREE PROGRAM ....

Rising Fruits



Mysore raspberry stars in Hawaii’s 12 trees project. Can this be a model for India?



Shree Padre, Hawaii





The Mysore raspberry hails from Coorg in Karnataka. Dismissed as a thorny wild weed no one would ever dream of cultivating it there. You would be laughed at if you had the temerity to make such a suggestion. But far away in picturesque Hawaii, the Mysore raspberry earns an income for small farmers and has a loyal fan following.

“It was the number one choice of 54 chefs here,” says Ken Love, president of the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) and the moving force behind the 12 Trees Project, an agricultural programme launched in 2005 which has boosted the income of small farmers.

Farmers in Hawaii’s Kona region grow one of the most expensive coffees in the world called Kona. It is their main crop but they hardly make any money out of it. Many farmers were abandoning their coffee farms, migrating to cities and selling their fields to developers. The 12 Trees Project sought …

FRESH FRUIT IS THE BIG LOSER AS CONGRESS ROLLS BACK LEGISLATION ....SUPPORT THE CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST ...








Dear Will,

In my 40 years in Washington, I have never encountered such challenging times for nutrition and food safety. 


 Political extremists in Congress and some presidential candidates want to make unprecedented cuts to the federal budget, which includes major cutbacks of essential public-health programs, such as those that protect you from unsafe and unhealthy food. 


Meanwhile, one brazen company has even filed a lawsuit to try to intimidate the federal agencies that keep you safe from contaminated food – demonstrating once again that their profits are more important than your health.






Earlier this fall, cantaloupes were the culprit when Colorado-grown
melons tainted with the super-virulent pathogen Listeria killed at
least 25 people and sickened hundreds. 


That should should have sent a stronger message to Congress to fully fund the FDA so that it can finally implement the Food Safety Modernization Act that you and I fought so hard for.

Yet in November, Congress sent a clear message tha…

REPORT FROM BRAZIL: EXPECT FRUIT TO FLOW YEAR ROUND TO EUROPEAN MARKET ...

"Here in Brazil, there are some companies that are obligated to send mangoes to Europe to make financial performance, to keep their credits with banks (like UPA and Secchi Agricola), so they will not stop.




Also you have Agrodan, that has more that 1.000 hectares of mangoes and will still continue to send mangoes all year round.




Agrodan was supposed to start to have a lower volume here, but what I saw few weeks ago was that we had several new exporters making some volume and the volume from Brazil was much more than expected in average 180 containers/week.







It has something with the information that Ecuador was delayed, but now my guess is that the volume will decrease.




Some people here are talking that Peru will be short in mangoes in January till middle of February and are thinking to send some volume in this time.







Also remember that Altamir from Finobrasa Company always have a good volume in February and march ( he’s farm is at Mossoro in Rio Grande do Norte a thousand kilometer…

MANGO WINE FROM THE PHILIPPINES ....

Filipinos are evolving to be more discerning with their sense
of taste. And people in general often times equate the places
they've travelled with the composition of delicious flavors that
has expanded their palate tasting consciousness.

The same can also be said about wine. Wine not only delights
the sense of taste, but also leaves a palatable awareness
of that special place. It is with this spirit of travel, adventure,
and discovery that we share with you Conrad's Mango Wine. Cebu claims as having one of the best tasting mangoes in the world. It is unique to other mango varieties.
It is larger, less fibrous and extra sweet. Cebu's mango industry makes dried mangoes, mango puree,
mango juice, mango jam, mango shakes, and many others. Since the Cebu Mango is a big part of the local industry, it was a very natural proposition to make it into wine.
And without exception, the Cebu Mango continues to amaze with its adaptability to create a new sensation.
We share with you a delicious wi…

HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM SANDLER, TRAVIS & ROSENBERG ......

BRAZIL'S 800 MILLION DOLLAR MANGO ECONOMY ...

Brazil: PE mango producers happy with the activity



Exports grew and cultures are producing well and in quality. 

Pernambuco is the second biggest mango exporter in the country.



In the municipality of Belém de São Francisco, in Pernambuco, a businessman has 400 hectares with the Kent variety. He harvests around 12,000 tons every time and 90% of it is exported. The work is constant for the whole year. "We have a production technology that manages to distribute the whole year round with all the good quality and productivity levels", said Jairo Dantas.



Mango exports to the United States, Japan and European countries earns the Brazilian economy around US$800,000,000 per year.



But conquering and keeping the external market is not an easy task, as efficiency is needed along with a quality product on the offer. Fruit that doesn't comply with the international market patterns is destined to the internal market.



According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the rise in mango exports was of …

FOLLOW BUD HOLLAND ON TWITTER & ENJOY AIR FRESH KENT FROM BRAZIL ...

You can now follow  importer BUD HOLLAND on TWITTER: 




@BudHolland












BUD HOLLAND HAS KENT MANGOES FLOWN IN FROM BRAZIL.....


















Hello IMO BLOG Viewers,



Did you see our tweet about some nice Brazilie Kent mango by air?



Met vriendelijke groet, Kind regards,








Patrick Stoffels,

Bud Holland Bv,

Transportweg 67,

2676 LM Maasdijk,


( +31 (0) 174535354
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+31 (0) 17451391


+31 (0) 630038482





p.stoffels@bud.nl


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EUROPEAN MARKET BOUNCES BACK DUE TO LACK OF PERUVIAN MANGOES....

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Brazil mango exporters were given an early Christmas present on Friday december 16, 2011 as Peru mangoes have yet to arrive in the European market with any significant volume.



This news bumped the market up from Tuesday's low of 3.00 euros per 4kg carton.







By Friday, the market for larger fruit was trading in the 4.50 to 5.50 range with 12s trading in the 4.00 to 4.75 range and 14s which seem to predominate still trading around 3.00 euros.







This news will surely spur Peruvian shippers to ramp upo shipments to Europe.




Perhaps Ecuador will join the bandwagon as well.







For the moment Brazil shippers are savoring the the early gift.....










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Brazilian Tommy Mangoes,

FOT ROTTERDAM AREA PRICES IN EUROS


Friday,  December 16, 2011:

6s around 5,







7s from 4.50 to 4.75 ,







8s around 5.25,







9s from 4.50 to 5.25,







10s from 4.50 to 5.50…

KENYA STEPS UP TO MITIGATE MANGO LOSSES....

Kenyan govt to open mango processing plant in 2012



December 16th, 2011






The Kenyan government is set to open a mango processing plant in January with expectations 1,000 farmers will sign on as suppliers, website Businessdailyafrica.com reported.




The story reported the Coast Development Authority (CDA) project in Hola, Tana River County, would benefit local growers who have been losing money due to the lack of a proper market and poor infrastructure.

CDA agriculture officer Mcharo Mwalugha said the KES75 million (US$842,697) project would have a daily mango output of 30 metric tons (MT), the story reported.

“Our initial aim was to process ready-to-drink juice, but we are also working on the possibility of producing pulp for other juice processors,” he was quoted as saying.

The story added the plant would process tomatoes and pawpaws, and would also include a honey refinery.

A recent Agricultural Business Development (ABD) study found 80,000 households in the region are involved in mango farmin…