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Elaboración de un bocashi

Published on Jun 26, 2013

El profesor colombiano Jairo Restrepo, agricultor regenerador de suelos, e incansable agitador dio un curso junto a Nacho Simón en el Valle de Mena, Burgos del 21 al 23 de Junio de 2013.

Entre otras prácticas se elaboraron diversos biofertilizantes para uso en una agricultura. En este vídeo podemos ver la elaboración de un bocashi.

UPBEAT MESSAGE : 23 Charts That Show Why This Is The Best Moment In History To Be Born


SEP. 25, 2014, 3:48 PM

Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart. Between Ebola, climate change, Russia's invasion of the Ukraine, and the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria, there's bad news everywhere you look.

Yet while speaking at the UN on September 24, President Obama said that he often tells young people in the United States "that this is the best time in human history to be born, for you are more likely than ever before to be literate, to be healthy, and to be free to pursue your dreams."

So, is this really be the best time to be born?

Absolutely, by many measures — whether you are born in the US or the rest of the world.

Despite the fact that plenty of problems exist, people are healthier now than ever, the world has become significantly less violent, and education is more available now than it ever has been.

Here are 23 charts that show why this is the best time to be born.

1. Child mortality has dropped and life expectancy has grown around the wor…

FSMA Update - 2014 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal

2014 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal October 1, 2014 12:01am through December 31, 2014 12:59pm Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities that are required to register with FDA to renew such registrations during the period beginning on October 1 and ending on December 31of each even-numbered year. For more information see: Constituent Update: Food Facility Biennial Registration RenewalRegistration of Food Facilities Main PageInformation for Startups and Small EntitiesFood Facility Registration User Guide: Biennial Registration RenewalRegistration Under the FSMA
For more information on FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act, visit


26 September 2014


Even though the $5.3 billion Panama Canal expansion won't be operational until early 2016, the head of the Panama Canal Authority says another expansion will be needed within 25 years to handle even larger container ships.

 I am already on record wondering why two new canal projects, one in Nicaragua and another at the Suez, are really necessary, and this news strikes me as most likely a defensive statement by Panama in light of the nearby Nicaragua canal project refusing to go away (and indeed construction set to begin in December).

- Peter Tirschwell


South American ports taxed by rapid growth in ship sizes

When Hamburg Sud’s new Cap San-class container ships call at Argentina’s Port of Buenos Aires, they present an incongruous sight: a vessel with capacity to carry 9,700 TEUs being worked with spindly mobile cranes instead of modern gantries.

Jairo Restrepo; el cuento de la certificacion orgánica

Albertsons & Safeway Name Senior Leadership Team For Appointment Upon Completion Of Proposed Merger

by Safeway Inc.
Posted: 2014-09-25 15:36:27 EST

BOISE, Idaho and PLEASANTON, Calif. -- AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. SWY, -0.26% announced today the new senior leadership team and division leaders for the combined company that will take effect upon the closing of the proposed merger transaction, which is pending customary regulatory approvals.

"We're drawing on the strong talent within both companies to build an innovative, customer-focused and growth-driven company,"
said Safeway President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Edwards, who will serve as the combined company's president and CEO. 

 "We are confident in this team's ability to build a great company that's positioned to win over the long term by earning the loyalty of grocery shoppers in every market we serve and delivering superior operational and financial results."

After regulatory approval and closing of the transaction, the new company will have the following leadershi…


Speaking out at Cool Logistics Global: PART FOUR 26/09/2014 Event newsNews 26.09.2014 – In the run-up to the 6th Cool Logistics Global, the Cool team polled speakers for their thoughts on this year’s conference theme, “Tackling Trade Risks”, and some of key market, operational and technical issues on this year’s agenda. Setting the scene for robust debate at the end of this month – against the backdrop, among other issues, of Russia’s recent food import ban – we are pleased to share some of the responses received from senior figures right along the international cool supply chain. Featured in this four-part series: ShippersHeider Cabral, Marketing Manager, ABANORTE BrazilHarald Rosså, Traffic Manager, Marine HarvestWalter Vermeer, Category Procurement Manager Logistics, FrieslandCampina CarriersTsunemichi Mukai, Senior Vice President, MOL Liner Logistics providersMarc Rooms, Business Development Manager, Lancaster/Daforco
Ben Van Wolput, Global Manager Customer Service & Operations, …


Growers more positive than last year

Australian mango season gets underway

The Australian mango harvest is slowly getting under way, but the first big volumes will be harvested in mid October. 

There are small volumes being harvested in Darwin, Northern Territory and Marie Piccone from Manbulloo said they started harvesting mangoes from the first flowering at Manbulloo's Katherine farm on today (Thursday).

After last season, which saw some growers in the Northern Territory down 50-80% in volume due to a poor flowering caused by a warm winter, this season according to Piccone, is shaping up to be more of an average volume season.

"Some growers have had a poor flowering or low levels of fruit set and some fruit drop, but in general flowering has been extended over about 5 months in the Northern Territory and fairly good."

Manbulloo are the biggest producer of Kensington Pride in Australia, and also grow significant volumes of R2E2, "We are happy with the growing season, we …

Central American Produce continues with new label

by Tim Linden | September 25, 2014

As Central American Produce Inc. shifts from its Mexican mango deal to the Ecuadorian deal, it is also continuing its label shift to the more descriptive “CAPCO” brand.

Sabine Henry, who is involved in tropical sales for the Pompano Beach, FL-based firm, said it began the shift from the “Mayan Pride” label to “CAPCO” to better identify the company name. CAPCO is an acronym for Central American Produce Co. and can represent all of the firm’s mangos, which it will do at some point in the future.

“We are shifting slowly,”
said Henry. “First Mexico and now Ecuador. Next year’s we will use it in Brazil as well.”

As she spoke on Sept. 9, Central American Produce was well into its Brazilian mango deal.

“We started close to a month ago,”
she said, but added that volume has been very light. 

“Unfortunately, it looks like overall it is going to be a down year for Brazil’s volume.”

She explained that cold weather has delayed the volume and Brazil hasn’t exported anywh…

Peru: Exportable mango volume could drop by 30 to 40%

Peru's exportable mango volume could drop by between 30% and 40% compared to last year, when it amounted to 136,000 tonnes, as reported by the general manager of the Peruvian Association of Producers and Exporters of Mango (APEM), Juan Carlos Rivera.

In this regard, he noted that a group of representatives of APEM have visited many of the fields in Piura, Lambayeque and Ancash (main mango producing regions) and have found that there is less flowering than in the previous season.

"We have seen that the flowering is at about 60% compared to the previous season and I think if the weather continues as now it could eventually reach 70%, which would result in us exporting about 100,000 tonnes of mango. I hope we don't have a warm spring,"
he stated. 

The representative of APEM explained that this decrease is due to alternation, which results in one year's production being good and the next bad. This, in combination with the warm temperatures recorded on the northern shor…

President Enrique Peña Nieto visits Baja California Sur for the third time since Odile -

...shown here with Mayor Esthela Ponce Beltran & Governor Marcos Alberto Covarrubias.


...From Ms. Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Secretary of Tourism of Mexico

... A few facts...

- All HOTELS in Baja California Sur should be fully operational by mid November.

- Power has been restored in most of Baja California Sur:

80% in Los Cabos
98% in La Paz
70% in Mulegé
75% in Comondú
and 95% in Loreto

- More than 70% of the states' gas stations are back in operation

- More than 2,330 insurance claims have been reported -as of  today totaling 3 billion pesos.

- ODILE took 5 lives and more than 14,000 homes damaged or destroyed.