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PERU SETS NEW SEASON TOTAL FOR VOLUME EXPORTED

Peruvian mango exports continue to increase







Although the number of containers with Peruvian mango sent to overseas markets has been falling in recent weeks, the country continues to surpass the record high reached in the 2010/2011 campaign.









According to the Peruvian Association of Mango Producers and Exporters, the country exported 5,800 containers of mango on week 11 this season  (2013/2014 ), and 5,885 containers in week 12.







Currently, Peruvian exports of fresh mango continue to surpass the 2010/2011 campaign record (5,664 containers) by 3.7%.

















2013/2014 Campaign 




In detail, the country exported 82 containers on week 12. 80 were destined for Europe, one for Canada and one for other markets.


 There was no data recorded for the U.S. market.

To date, 3,185 containers have been exported to Europe, 2,190 to the U.S., 274 to Canada, and 236 to other markets.






Source: FreshFruitPortal.com


Publication date: 4/3/2014









http://www.freshplaza.com/article/119471/Peruvian-mango-exports-continue-to-increase




Australia's 'challenging' mango season draws to a close

ABC Rural By Matt Brann



PHOTO: Australia's mango industry has had a tough season. (Carl Curtain)




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Australia produced around 7.2 million trays of mangoes in the 2013/14 season, which is down on the previous year and could have been worse if it weren't for a solid Queensland crop.




The season is technically still not over, with small numbers of fruit still to be picked in Queensland, NSW, southern WA and Victoria.






President of Australia's Mango Industry Association (AMIA), Gavin Scurr, says overall it was a tough season for the entire industry.









"It was a challenging one for all growers to be honest," he said.





"The Northern Territory had…

Here Are The World's 21 Mega-Regions

ANDY KIERSZ

APR. 3, 2014, 1:37 PM 







Cities are the future of the world. 



Over half the world's population lives in cities, and by the middle of the century more than seven in 10 people will live in cities, according to the United Nations. Almost all this urban growth will take place in emerging economies.






This map from Citi Research shows the location and size of major cities around the world and the share of population in each country living in cities, based on U.N. data:






Citi Research











Asia — especially China and India — has a huge number of cities, but their populations remain spread out, compared to the more urbanized Western Hemisphere and Europe.





The largest megacities — those with more than 10 million residents — are shown in the map as red circles. 





Below is a list of those largest cities with their approximate 2010 populations, from the UN's 2012/2013 "State of the World's Cities" report (PDF):









UN Human Settlements Programme







http://www.businessinsider.com/mega-regio…

THAILAND : Chachoengsao kicks off mango festival

Thursday, 03 April 2014




By NNT
















CHACHOENGSAO, 2 April 2014 - Chachoengsao, just east of Bangkok, has kicked off its annual mango festival on Tuesday evening.








It is the fourth consecutive years that the province has organized the event with an aim to introduce local products to ASEAN market and beyond.













The province is one of the best mango growing areas in Thailand, focusing on organic mangoes which fetch better price in the international market.









During the ten-day festival, visitors can enjoy local food such as sticky rice with mango and green mango salad, shop in local agricultural product and craft fairs, watch on-stage performances and also witness competitions searching for best agricultural products.





The event will be wrapped up on April 10.








http://www.pattayamail.com/business/chachoengsao-kicks-off-mango-festival-36408