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TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING???...PERU HAS 85 EXPORTERS SHIPPING MANGOES AROUND THE WORLD ....

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








www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com












January 18, 2012














Recent data released by APEM, Peru's mango exporters association, shine a light on some worrisome data.




For all of the talk of reduced supply this year out of Peru, there are so far this season, 85 exporters chasing a finite amount of mangoes. Driving up the price locally as each potential exporter fights to get a foothold into international markets.


So far this mango season which began with exporters jumping the gun in week 44 of 2011 with fruit not yet ready to ship, over 140 customers around the world have received Peruvian markets.




Hardly a responsible strategy for an industry promoting a shortage of supply.




There are 26 of the 85 exporters who have shipped atleast 10 containers so far this season.


The top ten exporters have shipped forty-five percent of all fruit exported so far this season.


On the flip side of the equation there are almost two cu…

PERU "DROPS THE BALL" IN WAR ON DRUGS ...

Peru’s New Drug Chief: Country “Let Down Its Guard” in Eradication

January 18, 2012 by Andean Air Mail & PERUVIAN TIMES · Leave a Comment

Peru’s new anti-drug chief, Carmen Masias, said that the country “let down its guard” last year in the eradication of illegal coca crops, the raw material used to make cocaine.

In an interview published by daily El Comercio, Masias said that Peru’s five-year anti-drug strategy will be reviewed and approved by President Ollanta Humala’s cabinet on Wednesday.

Masias, who was appointed earlier this month to head the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs, Devida, said that Peru eradicated about 10,000 hectares of coca last year and is expected to eradicate 14,000 hectares this year.

Masias, a psychologist and former deputy head of the non-government drug prevention institution CEDRO, said that during the first five months of Humala’s administration, the message about eradication was unclear. “I think there could have been a more prec…

MEXICO CAN LEARN IMPORTANT LESSON FROM COLOMBIA IN WAR ON NARCOS ...

How Colombia is busting drug cartels

By William C. Rempel, Special to CNN
updated 7:16 PM EST, Wed January 18, 2012

Police guard alleged members of the 'Loco Barrera' (Crazy Barrera) drug trafficking ring. The U.S. wants them extradited.




STORY HIGHLIGHTS
William Rempel: Colombia is fighting drug lords by allowing extradition to U.S.
Rempel: Extradition doesn't stop smuggling, but it damages cartels
Traffickers in U.S. cells can't run operations from luxury prisons in Colombia, he says
Rempel says Mexico should take lessons from Colombia's successful strategy



Editor's note: William C. Rempel, who worked for 36 years as an investigative reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times, is the author of "At the Devil's Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel" (Random House, 2011). This is part of an occasional series on the Mexico drug war.




(CNN) -- Gruesome and seemingly endless accounts of violence in Mexico have obscured one nota…

LATIN AMERICA WANTS TO INCREASE TRADE WITH INDIA ...

18 JAN, 2012, 07.10PM IST, PTI


LAC seeks to double trade with India to $50 billion in 2 years









NEW DELHI: Countries from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), want to double their trade with India to $50 billion in the next two years, exporters' bodyFIEO said today.



The LAC region which comprises 43 countries with a combined economy of $five trillion, offers a huge potential for growth, Director General of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) Ajay Sahai said.



The FIEO, which organised a meeting with ambassadors of some LAC countries like Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru and Panama, said India's engagement with the region has seen a 10-fold increase in the last decade.



"Since 2003-04, the pace of growth of trade has greatly accelerated with India's imports from the region growing faster than exports," Sahai said.



Of the $24.43 billion trade with LAC countries, India's exports were $10.23 billion, while imports aggregated to $14.2 billion in 201…

MICHOACAN MEXICO SE COMPROMETE CON PRODUCCION ORGANICA ...

Constantes los intentos por lograr que la producción de alimentos a través de la agricultura orgánica

La Voz de Michoacán | Nov 01, 2011 




Rogelio Arellano, La Voz de Michoacán




Uruapan, Mich.- Reducir el abuso de los productos sintéticos en la producción de alimentos, principalmente venenos con umbrales de actividad hasta por 20 o 30 años, es el objetivo de impulsar la agricultura orgánica con niveles de rentabilidad iguales o mejores a los productos obtenidos a través de la agricultura convencional, señaló Rubén Quintero Sánchez, experto en la materia y uno de los organizadores del la Segunda Expo Orgánica Nacional, Michoacán 2011.




Lento pero se avanza en la reconversión de los cultivos y “en la actualidad existen en el estado un millón 400 mil hectáreas que producen alimentos mediante procesos de agricultura orgánica. Claro la mayoría son extensas zonas de pastizales como alimento para ganado sin recurrir a productos de engorda sintéticos”, señaló Quintero Sánchez al anunciar ayer el des…

ESTADO DE MICHOACAN BUSCA AMPLIAR COSECHA DE MANGO ORGANICO ...

Buscan elevar la cosecha de mango en Tierra Caliente

La Voz de Michoacán | Jan 15, 2012 







Nancy Noriega / Corresponsal La Voz de Michoacán.




Apatzingán, Mich.- La región de Tierra Caliente es la más importante en la producción de mango, la mayor demanda de los consumidores es por el mango orgánico, que es adquirido por los consumidores estadunidenses, la meta para la próxima cosecha en marzo es elevar en un 300 por ciento la superficie establecida con fruta sin por ciento natural, libre de sustancias químicas.



Xavier Chávez Contreras, presidente del Consejo Estatal de Productores de Mango en Michoacán, comentó que una vez que concluyó la etapa de producción, comercialización y exportación de fruta, ya se planea la temporada 2012 por lo que se está en la búsqueda de compradores en el exterior, además de que se emprenden estrategias para cimentar la organización de los productores.



Aunque la pasada temporada no fue “excelente” para los productores, la próxima estiman será mejor debido a que …

MICHOACAN MEXICO WANTS TO INCREASE ACREAGE OF ORGANIC MANGOES ...

Mexican region aims to raise organic mango exports




January 19th, 2012



The organic mango industry in Mexico’s Tierra Caliente region aims to increase its planted area by 300% this year, website Vozdemichoacan.com.mx reported.  








The story reported the region, in the state of Michoacán, was the most important in Mexico for the U.S. export-oriented fruit.



Michoacán State Mango Producers Board president Xavier Chávez Contreras, told the website producer organization strategies still needed to be made, while the industry would seek more foreign buyers in 2012.


He said the state’s mango plantation area would rise to 2,000ha, but the area needed to meet consumer demand would be between 5,000ha-6,000ha, the story reported.




He told the website the industry had the potential to send three or four shipments per day, which was between 800,000 and 1 million cases, triggering a need to find new market channels.

Photo: Sagarpa

www.freshfruitportal.com



http://www.freshfruitportal.com/2012/01/19/mexican-region-…

THE MSC PUZZLE: 79 CONTAINERS WITH VARIOUS DESTINATIONS ...

MSC vessel E.R. CUXHAVEN picked up cargo at the port of Paita, Peru on January 12, 2012 for multiple destinations around the globe.












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






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com








January 18, 2012












Just to highlight the logistical coordination that takes place from a small port like Paita, Peru, here is one example.




Limited by it's shallow depth, the 4 moorings at the port of paita range from 25 feet deep to a maximum of 33 feet deep.




Most shipping lines use a feeder vessel to pick up containers and then transfer to larger vessels at the Panama canal.




Such is the case of MSC vessel E.R. CUXHAVEN which picked up 79 containers bound for East and west coast USA, Canada and Europe.




BY DESTINATION:


East Coast USA:


SATURNO had one container for VANGUARD to be discharged at the port of Philadelphia.


SUNSHINE had one container for AMAZON PRODUCE and one container for DAVID OPPENHEIMER to be discharged at the port of Philadelph…

CSAV CENTAURUS SETS SAIL FOR THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ON JANUARY 12, 2012 ...

CSAV vessel CENTAURUS sailed from Paita on January 12, 2012 for the Port of  Los Angeles, California with 13 containers on board.




















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






www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com








January 18, 2012










Six mango shippers sent 13 containers were shipped from the port of paita, Peru to eight USA importers on the 12th of january 2012.




FRONTERA del PERU shipped three containers to L&M COMPANIES.


SUNSHINE EXPORT shipped two containers to AMAZON PRODUCE and one container to DAVID OPPENHEIMER.


C.C. TROPICALES shipped two containers to COAST TROPICAL.


SOCIEDAD SATURNO shipped one container each to AWE SUM ORGANICS and one container to DAVID OPPENHEIMER.


PROMANGO shipped one container to ANDEAN SUN PRODUCE.


AGROEXPORTACIONE Y SERVICIOS shipped one container to the BANANA COMPANY.




Estimated time of arrival should be around week 4 of 2012.

























CALIFORNIA FINALLY COMING AROUND TO LOW TILLAGE FARMING ...

Business - Agriculture

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
Low-till agriculture gets its day in California
Area farmer says practice melds economy with soil conservation.

By JOSHUA EMERSON SMITH - jsmith@mercedsunstar.com


Central Valley farmers are slowly getting hip to the idea that tilling land before planting seeds may not always be necessary.



Conservation tillage has long been in vogue in places such as the Midwest and South America. Now in California, leaving land undisturbed between planting and harvesting cycles has started to catch on.



Advocates say conservation tillage is an array of practices aimed not only at saving farmers money, but also enriching the soil and improving air quality.




In 2010, Valley farmers used conservation tillage practices on 14 percent of crops surveyed, according to a University of California study. That's up from about 10 percent in 2008.




Between 2008 and 2010, Central Valley farmers switched to conservation tillage on nearly 1 million acres used to grow row crops s…

PERUVIAN HADEN MANGOES IN THE CANADIAN MARKET ...

UPDATE FROM tacler.com (MANGO GROUP) WEBSITE FOR JANUARY 18, 2012 ...

Mangoes Lucia Cuccarano (FLEX) 01:30:58 : I join , condoleances for Mike Mangoes Andre van der Wiel (TACLER) 01:33:27 : Perishable Pundit has this article about him: http://www.perishablepundit.com/index.php?date=01/17/12 Mangoes Andre van der Wiel (TACLER) 01:33:52 : he was the father of the managing editor of the publication, and a longtime USA industry veteran



PERU MANGOES SELLING AT A PREMIUM IN EUROPEAN MARKET

Mangoes Marco Barbosa (TORRES) 01:47:34 : Any 1 has an indication on prices for TA this week?? Mangoes Andre van der Wiel (TACLER) 01:51:20 : hardly any available Mangoes Andre van der Wiel (TACLER) 01:51:27 : round 5 and 5.5