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DAVOS 2012: WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM PREPARES TO MEET IN SWITZERLAND ...

WEF calls for action to stem crisis ahead of Davos
The World Economic Forum has called for short term action to restore confidence in financial institutions and stem financial contagion ahead of its annual conference in Davos.





Leaders should build on the 'solid foundation' of the action plan for growth agreed at last November's G20, the WEF said ahead of its Davos conference. Photo: Alamy



By Richard Fletcher, City Editor

5:45AM GMT 20 Jan 2012





Warning that the "world face significant and urgent challenges that weigh heavily on prospects for future growth and on the cohesion of societies", the WEF's global issues group calls on world leaders to deliver "concrete actions".


Leaders should build on the "solid foundation" of the action plan for growth agreed at last November's G20 and develop a more comprehensive plan that could be agreed and implemented at June's G20 summit in Mexico.


Key to restoring confidence, say the WEF, will be the impl…

THE OPPORTUNITIES OF FARMING IN SRI LANKA ...

Sri Lanka has promising -- but virtually untapped -- potential as an exporter of high-value horticulture products to nearby markets in the Maldives and the Persian Gulf. 

Because of its tropical location and two monsoons, it can grow many types of tropical fruits and vegetables year round. 

In addition Sri Lanka benefits from its proximity and regular shipping connections to these markets. Faster and more frequent delivery times means that fruits and vegetables exported from Sri Lanka will arrive fresher than produce shipped from more distant countries.

 Freshness plus the lower cost of maritime transport are strong reasons for “best practice” horticulture enterprises to locate in Sri Lanka rather than in more distant countries.



A few forward-looking entrepreneurs have already begun to invest in and develop these opportunities, but constraints, including (a) policies that make it difficult to practice horticulture on a large scale, and (b) supply chain inefficiencies in the island have ke…

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INDIA PEAK OF MANGO SEASON STILL THREE MONTHS AWAY ...

Alphonsos trickle in, but mango season 3 months away


Neha Madaan, TNN | Jan 22, 2012, 01.46AM IST




Read More:Mango Season|La Nina|Alphonsos







PUNE: The first lot of Alphonsos, among the most-celebrated varieties of mangoes, arrived in the city on Thursday, a week early. But the actual mango season, when the fruit floods markets all over the country by mid-March, may be delayed 20 to 25 days and begin only after April 15, mango growers said. 


The cold weather prevailing in the country brought on by La Nina, the global weather system, has stagnated the process of flowering in mango trees in Maharashtra, experts said.




Mandar Desai, a third generation mango grower with a 700-acre plantation in Ratnagiri, and a mango outlet in Pune, said the first crate of four-dozen mangoes that had arrived in the city on Thursday had a more expensive price tag - they cost Rs 15,550 in Pune. In 2009, they had cost Rs 10,000.




"This price may come down in the first week of February, when more Alphonsos arriv…

SRI LANKA: THE LAND THAT CLAIMS TO GROW ANY KIND OF FRUIT ...

Tropical fruits in abundance:
Boom time for Duriyan and Rambuttan sellers








By Ananda KANNANGARA




Duriyan seller


Unlike in other countries, the Sri Lankan tropical climate and the soil are suitable to grow any variety of fruit that could be seen in different parts of the world. 




For example, mango or butter fruit, commonly known as avacado are not grown in England or Australia. 




Pineapple or mangosteen are not grown either in Canada or Italy. 




Rambuttan or duriyan trees cannot be seen either in Pakistan or in the Middle Eastern region.




But, according to agricultralists, the Sri Lankan climate and the soil in different parts of the island are suitable to grow any variety of fruits that are grown in foreign countries. Some of them are apples, pears, grapes, strawberries, oranges and Pomegranate.



Most of these fruits are grown in Nuwara Eliya District which has a cold climate. Grapes are also grown in Jaffna during the season in May and June and the off-season period in December and January.



Although…

PERU LLEGA AL "DAVOS" ESTE AñO COMO PAIS "EMERGENTE"

Perú va a la cumbre de Davos como un país emergente y con diversos proyectos de inversión





El país ya no va a las cumbres mundiales como una nación empobrecida que sólo "estira la mano" para solicitar créditos o ayuda financiera, declaró la primera vicepresidenta, Marisol Espinoza.


El principal tema de esta reunión es "La gran transformación: configurando nuevos modelos".












Sáb, 21/01/2012 - 14:32




Lima. Perú llegará al Foro Económico Mundial de Davos, a realizarse el próximo miércoles 25 en Suiza, como un país emergente que ha superado con éxito la crisis financiera y propondrá diversos proyectos de inversión a las potencias asistentes, declaró la primera vicepresidenta de la República, Marisol Espinoza.




Además, subrayó que el país ya no va a las cumbres mundiales como una nación empobrecida que sólo "estira la mano" para solicitar créditos o ayuda financiera.


"Vamos como un país emergente que ha logrado superar la crisis, pero, sobre todo, como una nación q…

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MAJOR LOGISTICS PARK BEING BUILT IN LONDON...

London Gateway
Dockers’ return




Quietly, a huge new port is being built close to the capital






Dec 10th 2011 | from the print edition










SOME 25 miles east of London, on the site of a former oil refinery, the biggest infrastructure project most people have never heard of is under way. Giant earthmoving machines level mounds of sand and mud dredged from the River Thames. Reinforced concrete pillars as tall as Nelson’s Column are sunk at the rate of one a day. They will support the quay and the cranes that will unload containers at the London Gateway port. The first three of six berths will open in December 2013.




In the 1920s London was the world’s biggest port, with ships unloading straight into dockside warehouses in the East End. Bigger ships and the rise of shipping containers knocked it off its perch in the 1960s, and the dockers’ unions almost finished it off. London has nearby Tilbury, a smallish port that concentrates on food. But London Gateway will return the capital to entrepôt status. 


PROMOTING MANGOES IN THE LOCAL PRESS: SOUTH AFRICA

Mango magic January 21 2012 at 09:00am  Mango and chicken Waldorf salad 4 poached chicken breasts 4 celery sticks, sliced 2 mangoes, peeled and sliced 2 limes, juice and zest 100g micro-greens or baby salad leaves Mango and chicken Waldorf salad SA Mango Growers' Association 100ml low-fat yoghurt Cut up the chicken breasts and toss with the celery and mango in the lime juice and zest. Arrange on plates with the micro-greens or baby salad leaves. Serve with low-fat yoghurt as a dressing. Serves 4. French toast with mango and ricotta 4 mango cheeks for serving

ONE STEP BEYOND FRESH: ORIGIN COMMODITIES SUPPLIES VALUE ADDED TO CUSTOMERS ...

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FLORIDA ENJOYS MANY VARIETIES OF MANGO BEYOND WHAT IS AVAILABLE AT THE LOCAL SUPERMARKET

Buy mango trees online (cultivars upon availability - see online store)

Before we moved to Florida, we thought there was only one variety of mango - from the grocery store. It was nice to discover that there are over 400 of them! After we had a chance to participate in a tasting of different varieties, we realized that we have to have them all... and started collecting them!

The diversity of mango is so huge, and yeat each one has individual taste and features. It's hard to make a choice sometimes which variety to chose for planting, so if you have enough yard space - do not hesitate to plant as many as you can. You will never regret it.




However, even if your yard is a postage-stamp size or you even live in appartment complex - there is still a chance for you to grow a dward or semi-dwarf mango that won't take much space and may be grown in container, still rewarding you with delicious fruit.

The appreciation of the mango began over 4,000 years ago in India and throughout Southeas…