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VENEZUELA DE CHAVEZ: La ruina agrícola esta de moda ...

Economía | 03/05/2012

El coordinador del Programa Alimentario del Comando Venezuela, Rodrigo Agudo, explicó que el proceso de desabastecimiento y escasez de alimentos en el país, es el resultado del desconocimiento, ineficiencia e improvisación del Gobierno central en la materia

El coordinador del Programa Alimentario del Comando Venezuela, Rodrigo Agudo, explicó que el proceso de desabastecimiento y escasez de alimentos en el país, es el resultado del desconocimiento, ineficiencia e improvisación del Gobierno central en la materia.

Agudo señaló que la desaparición de algunos alimentos del mercado se han generado producto de la intervención del Estado y de políticas alimentarias descoordinadas de dos ministerios, uno sólo se encarga de las importaciones, sin importar el daño que se le está haciendo a la producción nacional y otro que está más preocupado por el esquema de propiedad y en cómo agredir la propiedad privada, que apoyar en cómo hacer que las tierras sean verdaderamente product…


On the shores of the big lake— Erickson fruit operation: taking a contrarian approach

May 3, 2012 10:45am

THE ERICKSONS, Kim, Dale, and Krista, in one of their Canal Point, Fla., groves.

Nestled along Lake Okeechobee’ssoutheastern edge, the Ericksons farm in the midst of some of the world’s best soil for growing sugar cane and winter vegetables. So, why do they focus their efforts on fruit — and rather unusual fruit, at that?

As Dale Erickson sees things, it boils down to achieving efficiencies on the family’s land at Canal Point, Fla.

“Why grow the same thing on 60 acres that somebody just down the road is growing on thousands of acres?” he says.

With their comparatively small acreage, the Ericksons choose not to compete with the area’s traditional crops. Rather, they stick to higher value, intensive management crops and personally handle the marketing.

Their plan succeedswellenough that the family’s fourth generation of south Florida farmers now works enthusiastically on the…


From R-L: IMO Executive Diretor Will Cavan, PWPM Director of Business Development Tad Thompson, IMO delegation member Chris Welcke

Will Cavan & Tad Thompson at the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market.

Tom Kovacevich of TMK & Will Cavan of IMO, a friendship that goes back to the early 1990s.

Will Cavan & Quaker State Produce owner, Jimmy Story.

Lou Penza of Pinto Brothers and Will Cavan.

NMB Partners with Yogurt company to promote mangoes: WILL THEY USE REAL MANGOES ???? ....


May 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EDT
Red Mango Announces "Month of the Mango"
Featuring our all-natural, nonfat Mango frozen yogurt and smoothie

DALLAS, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Welcome to the "Month of the Mango!" Red Mango is proud to announce that for the month of May, it has teamed up with The National Mango Board to celebrate and increase awareness of the mango, one of the world's most popular fruits that is rich in antioxidants and contains over 20 vitamins and minerals. 

Mango fruit lovers can now get their daily fix at participating Red Mango® stores in three delicious ways: as our all-natural frozen yogurt, as a fresh fruit topping, or as our refreshing Tropical Mango smoothie.

The National Mango Board, which is the nation's leading research organization tasked with increasing the awareness of mango's health benefits, will also be providing cases of freshly picked mangos as a prize supplier in the company's spring "Share th…


Sweet and heat combine in Mexican cake that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo The Associated Press Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:30 a.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 12:12 p.m. A bit of heat and a lot of sweet make this mango-topped chocolate honey cake a fine choice for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
Enlarge Mango-topped chocolate honey cake can be baked in any style Bundt pan. (The Associated Press)

MANGO SEASON IN MUMBAI: Madhuri Dixit devours mangoes! ...

Last Updated: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 14:28

Mumbai: Actress Madhuri Dixit, who has settled back in Mumbai after a sabbatical from Bollywood, is gorging on Alphonso mangoes.

"It is mango season in Mumbai. Had forgotten how good the hapoose amba (Alphonso mango) could be," tweeted Madhuri.

The 44-year-old was perhaps missing the taste of local mangoes as she had shifted to Denver after marrying US-based surgeon Sriram Nene. Now she is back in Mumbai for good with her husband and two children - Arin, nine and Raayan, seven.

She has already signed two films – ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ and ‘Gulab Gang’.

Vishal Bhardwaj`s ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ is a sequel to Vidya Balan`s 2010 film ‘Ishqiya’, while Anubhav Sinha`s ‘Gulab Gang’ will see her playing a female gangster.

She will also be seen as a judge in the next season of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’, a celebrity dance reality show, which will be aired on Colors instead of Sony this time.


First Published: Thursday, May 03, 2012, 14:28…

Technology promises to increase production by as much as 40 to 400 % ....

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FarmAll Technology is at the forefront of crop production technology. 

We have developed a crop production process, named “Paradoxical Agriculture” that saves 70% purchased input while production is increased from 40 to 400% depending upon the benchmark used for a comparison. This process is outcome of unification of SRI/SCI (System of Rice/Crop Intensification), CA (Conservation Agriculture) and OF (Organic Farming).   
Cornell University is a leading university in Agriculture Research and Development, we associated with Cornell, you may see our work on their official websites at the following links:
We developed MSRI on raisedbeds, a rice production process to grow rice in a moist soil in place of water inundation. With this development we are able to save over 70% water while yield is increased over 40% on an average. See pictures below:

We shall be looking forward to as…