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National Mango Board (NMB) Reception at PMA 2014

Saturday October 18, 2014, The National Mango Board (NMB) held their annual Industry reception during the Produce Marketing Association Convention PMA 2014 - Anaheim, California at the Hilton Hotel.

Unfortunately, Executive Director William Watson was unable to attend the event. (Nor was his replacement available for the event.)

Special Note: Both William Watson and his replacement were actually at the event. They were in the talks next door announcing Watson's resignation amongst other things. Sparse audience.

All of the Major Stakeholders were present for the event including the International Mango Organization (IMO) Executive director, Will Cavan who made contact with many, many old friends in the Mango Industry including Country association Leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico.

EMEX (The Mexican Mango exporters Association) President , Enrique Sanchez Ramirez and IMO Executive Director look forward to close cooperation.

Jim Alvarez of Coast Tropical has been a long time friend and supporter of the International Mango Organization (IMO) going back to the very first IMO Global Mango Conference held in La Quinta, California in October 2000.

The IMO has supported alternative treatments to HWT and has reported on the BENEBION Facility in Mexico. 

Here, IMO Executive Director Will Cavan and Arved Deecke enjoy the Reception hosted by National Mango Board (NMB) and Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA).

IMO Executive Director invited fresh Cut Company Kelly Brothers Fruit ( to the National Mango Board Reception. Jihoon Kim and Kevin Manning of Kelly Brothers flank IMO/IPO Executive Director Will Cavan.

A Pioneer in the Offshore Mango deal, Mauro Suazo (SUAZO AGRO) spent a few minutes with IPO/IMO Executive Director, Will Cavan

Good Food and interesting conversation was flowing at the Annual Mango Industry Reception.

Offshore Mango Industry Leader Amazon Produce Owner Gilmar Mello and Will Cavan enjoy meeting one another for the very first Time. 

Amazon Produce Network was present at the original IMO Global Mango Conference in 2000. Greg Golden represented the brand new company at that event. It was a pleasure to spend time with the Brazil contingent (AgroBras, BraFruit) .

Kingston Fresh was repreented by Mike Anderson,  along with Pineapple Exporters and Marketers: (L-R) Francisco Pavheco of Viva Fresh, Luis Alvarado of Fruit-4-U, IMO/IPO Executive Director Will Cavan, Oscar Delgado of Ready Pac and Mario Ribera of Compagnie Fruitierre (UK) and Produce Inspect.

IMO/IPO Executive Director Will Cavan, Global Partners (USA) Inc. President & CFO Edithmar Pineda, join Arved Deecke of Benebion.

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After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

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Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.

However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

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