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USAID DEPUTY DIRECTOR ADDRESSES PAKISTANI MANGO INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS ...

USAID facilitates mango growers to increase exports, revenues

Aftab MakenSaturday, February 04, 2012







ISLAMABAD: Selected mango growers in Punjab and Sindh have increased their exports by more than 60% and revenue by more than $4 million with the help of USAID, said a senior US official on Tuesday.



Addressing participants in a day-long conference, USAID US Deputy Director Karen Freeman said that the USAID, along with US Department of Agriculture, has been working with a number of mango industry stakeholders to introduce new opportunities and technologies that would facilitate the growth of the sector.



She further hoped that mangoes will be available across the globe in high-end markets like Japan with the combined efforts of growers, industry men and government by earning greater revenue and acclaim for Pakistan and Pakistani farmers.



Syed Fakhar Imam, a progressive mango grower and former federal minister, in his remarks emphasized that the government and other executing agencies should fo…

FOLLOW YOUR NOSE: THE CHAVEZ COCAINE TRAIL ...

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Latin America: Cocaine: The New Front Lines – by John Lyons Colombia’s success in curbing the drug trade has created more opportunities for countries hostile to the United States. What happens when coca farmers and their allies are in charge?




In the dusty town of Villa Tunari in Bolivia’s tropical coca-growing region, farmers used to barricade their roads against U.S.-backed drug police sent to prevent their leafy crop from becoming cocaine. These days, the police are gone, the coca is plentiful and locals close off roads for multiday block parties—not rumbles with law enforcement.
“Today, we don’t have these conflicts, not one death, not one wounded, not one jailed,” said Leonilda Zurita, a longtime coca-grower leader who is now a Bolivian senator, a day after a 13-piece Latin band wrapped up a boozy festival in town.

The cause for celebration is a fundamental shift in the cocaine trade that is complicating U.S. efforts to fight it. Once concentrated in Colombia,…

THIS BUGGY WILL GET YOU TO THE MANGO GROVE & BACK ....

SPOTTED: This Billionaire Sheikh Takes Off-Roading Very Seriously


Travis Okulski









The UAE is certainly a hotbed for some of the most amazing automotive finds in the world.





Last week we brought you three amazing supercars that were parked in Dubai as if they were nothing special. Now, our good friend Colin Wright has come back with something else from the UAE that is exotic for completely different reasons.





This Mercedes W128, which is actually the shell on top of a bespoke chassis, was spotted outside the entrance to the Emirates National Auto Museum in Abu Dhabi. The museum contains the amazing car collection of Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, also know as "The Rainbow Sheikh."




He has an unbelievable assortment of cars that also includes seven Mercedes S-Classes in different colors (in each color of the rainbow, hence his nickname) and the largest truck in the world. In addition to his collection of automobilia, he has also carved his name in the sands of the UAE so large that…

OLLANTA HUMALA SE ENTREVISTA CON EL PRESIDENTE DE FRESHFEL ....

Presidente de Freshfel examina oportunidades con el Perú







El Sr. Ramón Rey, Presidente de Freshfel Europa, se reunió con el presidente de Perú, Ollanta Humala, con motivo de su reciente visita a Europa. 



El Sr. Rey insistió en la necesidad de tener proveedores en otros países, como Perú, que ofrecen productos frescos de calidad para el mercado de la UE garantizando una diversificación en el abastecimiento para sostener y estimular el consumo.



Perú y Colombia se beneficiarán de un nuevo acuerdo bilateral con la UE, facilitando el acceso a los mercados para los productos frescos que a menudo son complementarios - Exóticos o fuera de temporada – produciendo un impacto limitado de la producción interna de la UE. 

El Sr. Rey insistió en la importancia de que los proveedores proporcionen alta calidad de productos frescos, nuevas variedades, mejoren las instalaciones de empaque, y construyan infraestructura de almacenamiento con temperatura controlada y al por mayor. 

Además considera que la notic…

QUEDA BASTANTE MANGO PARA COSECHAR EN EL PERU ....

Perú: Producción de mango viéndose afectada por lluvias


Ha empezado a llover en las plantaciones de mango del Perú, lo cual está afectando la producción de mango en cuanto a cantidad. “Debido a las lluvias, la cantidad producida de mangos ha bajado aunque la calidad no se ha visto afectada” Afirma uno de los productores y exportadores de mango del Perú.


Los exportadores esperan que deje de llover para que la producción se normalice. Al tener una baja producción, los comercializadores de mango peruano se ven afectados debido que tienen menos oferta para ofrecer al mercado internacional.




Fecha de publicación: 03/02/2012
Editor: Carolina Alvarez
Derechos de reproducción: www.freshplaza.es



http://www.freshplaza.es/news_detail.asp?id=60318






A MODERN DAY PAKISTANI MANGO FARM FROM "A" TO "Z" ....

INFLORESENCE REPORTED IN PAKISTAN ...

The first "Bud Break" was recorded on 20 of January 2012 and we can expect fruit tobe ready for harvest approximately 150 days later....















Images are courtesy of  Zulfiqar Yousufani via FACEBOOK.






SOIL ISSUES FOR MANGO PRODUCTION ....

HADI LAGHARI (ASSIM AGRICULTURAL FARM) SETS UP FACEBOOK PAGE ON MANGOES ...

INTEGRATED FARM MANAGEMENT ...

STATUS REPORT ON MANGO CROP FROM PAKISTAN

Thanks to Hadi Laghari
Technical Manager
Assim Agricultural Farm
Pakistan