Whole Foods Market is the sole buyer of certified organic and Fair Trade Certified mangoes from small Haitian growers, sometimes buying from a family with just one tree.
The Whole Trade® Guarantee ensures growers receive equitable pay -- a key point since this mango crop is a major source of income for many of these farmers.
Learn about the driving force behind organizing the grower groups to achieve and maintain Fair Trade and organic certifications. The Fair Trade and organic certifications increase transparency and market value which drives better returns for growers.
You can find these mangoes in Whole Foods Market stores nationwide during the varietal's short six-to-eight week season throughout May and into June.
Mango growers of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will soon be getting technical assistance from the Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture (CISH), Lucknow, for better productivity of the fruit next year.
The institute, in a joint venture with the National Horticulture Board, will launch a project in the coming month for pre and post harvest hand holding of farmers in three different mango belts of the two states.
Dr H Ravishankar, Director of CISH, said this during the one-day ‘Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on Integrated Debelopment of Horticulture in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand’, organised by the institute in Lucknow today.
Talking to The Indian Express about the project, Ravishankar said that three operational sites, each of 50 hectares, will be …
By Will Cavan Executive Director International Mango Organization (IMO) Vista, California
December 19, 2011
Commodity NameOrigin NameWeek EndingPoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSECUADOR10/08/201158,4506,642MANGOSECUADOR10/15/2011589,24266,959MANGOSECUADOR10/22/20111,286,414146,183MANGOSECUADOR10/29/20112,938,084333,873MANGOSECUADOR11/05/20114,794,846544,869MANGOSECUADOR11/12/20114,644,691527,806MANGOSECUADOR11/19/20114,742,330538,901MANGOSECUADOR11/26/20114,783,744543,607MANGOSECUADOR12/03/20117,409,512841,990MANGOSECUADOR12/10/20119,462,9141,075,331MANGOSECUADOR12/17/20111,344,825152,821Grand Total
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Architect of container ship giant's expansion to head Danske Bank
Eivind Kolding, the architect of Maersk Line's ambitious effort to expand the reach and influence of the world's largest ocean container carrier, announced his resignation as CEO on Monday to head Danske Bank, Denmark's biggest bank. Maersk Line parent A.P. Moller-Maersk named Soren Skou, CEO for the last 10 years of Maersk Tankers, to replace Kolding.
Skou, 47, will take up his new role at the Copenhagen-based carrier on Jan. 16.
He held various positions at Maersk Line in Copenhagen, New York and Beijing from 1983 to 1998.
Kolding, 52, who joined A.P. Moller-Maersk in 1989 and became its chief financial officer in 1998, had been CEO of the carrier in 2006. A.P. Moller-Maersk is Danske Bank’s biggest shareholder with a stake of almost 23 percent.
Those looking for festive cheer just six days before Christmas should avoid today's business headlines in the UK.
The Bank of England this morning published its survey into household finances in the UK in 2011 and, although the broad conclusions of the report would chime with what many of you in the industry are seeing, they hardly made for happy reading.
"Most households experienced an income squeeze and credit conditions remained tight," the report noted.
The rise in VAT, higher energy prices and food inflation hit household income in 2011, leading, tellingly, to lower food sales volumes in the UK during much of the year.
Disposable incomes, the report said, fell by GBP46 (US$71) - the fifth year in a row that incomes have fallen.
Looking ahead, the Bank said households were "uncertain" about their future income and expected to "continue to be influenced" by the UK government's moves to reduce the public defici…
He said there was still a ‘lack of initiative’ in getting export data together from producing countries, but players all along the supply chain could learn from the success of the avocado industry through an international working group . As the largest promoter of mango consumption in North America, the U.S. National Mango Board (NMB) has embraced Badenhorst’s bold proposition. Executive directorWilliam Watson tells www.freshfruitportal.com there is no reason why it shouldn’t work.
Watson is looking forward to Fruit Logistica on Feb. 8 in Berlin, where he hopes to meet Badenhorst in person.
“If you look at what Rudolf is putting together, it’s no small feat, and that combined with what we’ve been doing in the U.S. to get consumers buying mo…