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CHEMONICS: $30 MILLION (USD) USAID PAKISTAN MANGO PROJECT IS THE TIP OF THE "ICEBERG" ...

Hired Gun Fight

Obama's aid chief takes on the development-industrial complex.

BY JOHN NORRIS | JULY 18, 2012


Rajiv Shah, President Barack Obama's U.S. Agency for International Development administrator, is waging a high-stakes battle to make U.S. foreign aid programs less dependent on American for-profit contractors. At the same time, he's aiming to roughly double the amount of assistance that flows directly to governments and local organizations in the developing world.





Shah's initiative reflects Obama's broader desire to clean up government contracting announced early in his term, as well as the thrust of a White House review of development policy and the State Department's first-ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.


 Although Shah's plan hasn't gotten much public attention, it represents a seismic shift in how American foreign aid programs are conducted and will require both wrenching institutional change and a very tough political battle if…

BANGLADESH: Fazli mango market gains momentum in Rajshahi ...

RAJSHAHI, Jul 21 (BSS): With onrush of huge sellers and purchasers the marketof Fazli, king of mango, has gained momentum in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts, famous for mango production, on the last leg of the mango season.



In addition to creatingemployment for over one and half lakh people, transaction of more than Taka 1,500 crore has been done centering the mango farming, trading and transporting during the peak season.




Likewise, large numbers of people are seen engaged in creating new mango orchards on the cultivable lands in the vast barind tract and char areas.



According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), there are around 19 lakh mango trees on 25,000 hectares of land in the two districts.




Deputy Director of DAE, Rajshahi Nurul Amin told BSS that every of the mango trees were bloomed immensely this season but many of those were damaged due to adverse weather.



Despite of this, he said the DAE had set a target of production of 2.5 lakh tons of mango in the current…

An Unusual Perspective — Leader Who Has Served On Both United And PMA Boards Offers Insights On Merger Failure: HARD TO BELIEVE IT REALLY CAME DOWN TO CEO ....

This letter, in response to our piece, The United/PMA Fiasco: THE SPIN IS JUST HALF THE STORY — Lessons Learned: Open Up To Industry Input And Focus On Big Things First, came from a member of a rarified fraternity — those people who have served on the Board of Directors of both United and PMA:




I think many of the elements of your commentary were spot on. I would, however, like to offer some additional thoughts as I've watched this unfold.

I think the real issue at hand is whether or not PMA wanted this to happen in the first place. As you've heard me say months ago, I have never been of the opinion that the PMA Board, and in particular, the Executive Committee (which included Bryan), had any interest at all in a "merger".

I think you correctly pointed out that in PMA's view, this was being approached as an "acquisition."

If that were indeed the motivation, then your logic pattern of having the larger association's CEO run the new organization follows th…

IMO BLOG CROSSES 700 Thousand Pageviews ...

700,000 Pageview threshold has been crossed !




The IMO BLOG is closing in on 1,000,000 and should reach the milestone within the next 90 days.




Strong daily pageviews put the IMO BLOG on track for another 100 Thousand pageview month in July 2012.




Global viewership is critical and The IMO BLOG continues to enjoy strong support worldwide.






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MANGOES IN PARADISE: FRESH FROM PINE ISLAND, FLORIDA ....

Eating Our Delicious Mangos is Paradise!








We are now shipping

Juicy, tasty, melt in your mouth fruits, the creme de la creme of good eating our Paradise Mangos. Our mangos have Big Island Flavor and are grown on Pine Island in Bokeelia, in southwest Florida.





Growers Sal and Libby Vita are a family owner-operators and love growing this delectable fruit! We enjoy eating mangos and sharing our passion of this fruit with all of you mangos lovers is our goal.




Our grove established in 2000 is planted with several of the best new varieties of mangos that flourish in southwest Florida, including Hayden, Julie, Keitt, Glenn, Nam-doc-mai and Valencia Pride.







The unique flavors and textures are defined below:



HADEN:The Haden (also Hayden) ripens from June to July. It has a distinct tropical aroma, with luscious peach and pineapple flavors. The fruit has a bright yellow color and crimson blush when ripe and weights 16-28 oz. Haden was the first superior mango cultivar selected and named in Florida.




JULIE…

16TH ANNUAL PINE ISLAND MANGO FESTIVAL IS READY TO GO !!! ...

Mangos In Paradise, LLC (Cape Coral, Florida)



Pine Island Florida Mangos

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20 Jul · Fri 2012




Mangos In Paradise, LLC 2012 Season is wonderful, in spite of Tropical Storm Debby!







Tropical storm Debby, has certainly kept us busy but all is well with our orchard. Our mangoes are just beautiful and we are harvesting nearly daily. The winds from the storm had the mangoes "dancing" on their panicles!





This years harvest has proved to be deliciously sweet with melt in your mouth flavor. 




The Glenn and Cogshall varities are just about finished and the wonderful Valencia Pride's are now on their way. 



Sal has been very busy, harvesting, trimming and now and then dodging rain drops. I have been busy packing and shipping these terrific tropical fruits to all the mango lovers from coast to coast. 


The more we eat the "mighty" mango the more we and others love the many ways to cook and bake with them, or just stand at the kitchen sink dig in and enjoy.…

THE PEOPLE'S MANGO FESTIVAL STARTS TODAY ...

Two-day fruit fest: MangoMania begins today










July 21, 2012




By MEGHAN McCOY (mmccoy@breezenewspapers.com) , Cape Coral Daily Breeze














This weekend marks the 16th annual MangoMania Pine Island's Tropical Fruit Festival, which will be held at the German American Social Club on Saturday and Sunday, highlighting everything mango for those who attend.






The festival will be held on July 21 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, July 22, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with an admission of $6 a ticket for adults and free for children 10 years old and younger.





Opening ceremonies will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, which will be followed by an educational program at 11 a.m. by Dr. Eileen Rowan of the Pine Island Wildlife Sanctuary and music by Stringtown at the same time on the main stage.






Joey LaMountain's will talk about manatees at noon on Saturday; followed by Christine Johnson with the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast at 1 p.m. 



Betsy Clayton will speak about the Lee County Calus…