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GRATITUDE : IMO Global Mango Conference (CABO) January 12-14, 2015


The Official website of the International Mango Organization (IMO) is up and running!

Please visit the Official IMO website :

The International Mango Organization (IMO) was founded in August of 2000 and was recognized by the United nations/ Food and Agriculture Organization UN/FAO in 2003.

The International Mango Organization (IMO) has held three Global Mango Conferences (GMC) since it's inception:

** La Quinta, California (October 2000)

** Velez-Malaga, Spain (October 2003)


** a Co-Hosted event in July of 2004 in conjunction with Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens in Miami , Florida.

In 2012 , The International Pineapple Organization (IPO) was founded and the first Global Pineapple Conference was held in Costa Rica in November of 2013. Major stakeholders of the Global Pienapple Supply Chain attended the first IPO / GPC.

In 2015…

Israeli cargo ship heads for L.A. to unload after Oakland protest

By: Reuters | Sep 29 2014 at 06:19 PM 

An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles, according to a ship-tracking website.

The Zim Shanghai left Oakland with its cargo still onboard on Sunday evening, according to the website 

It was expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Some 200 people angry over Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket salvoes staged a protest of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday morning and again that afternoon. 

Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, saying they were threatened physically and their vehicles blocked as they tried to report to work, refused to unload the ship.

“The ILWU is not among the groups organizing the protests and the leadership and membership of the ILWU have taken no position on the Israel/Gaza conflict,”
the union said in a written …

USA : Panorama Produce continues to grow mango deal

by Tim Linden | September 30, 2014

Eric Nagelberg of Panorama Produce in Mamaroneck, NY, said the firm’s mango business continues to grow steadily.

“Each year we grow, which is a great because it is a very important crop for us,”
said Nagelberg, a son of one of Panorama Produce’s founders.

Jeff (Eric’s dad) and Rick Nagelberg started Panorama Produce more than 30 years ago. 

Mangoes have grown into one of the firm’s top items. Initially, the company brokered mangoes 12 years ago, but now Panorama has become an importer, bringing in mangos from many different production regions on a 12-month basis.

Nagelberg said the firm’s location — northeast of New York City not too far from the Connecticut-New York border — is an advantage when dealing with the company’s customers in and around the New York metropolitan area. 

Most of the mango exporters tend to be in Miami, “and so we think it helps in working with our own customers.”

The firm has customers across the board incl…


“Ica está podrida, como muchas partes del Perú”

Escrito por Redacción

Lunes, 29 Septiembre 2014 16:08

( Fernando Cillóniz Benavi­des, empresario agrícola y ex­presidente de Emmsa, tienta la presidencia regional de Ica con Fuerza Popular. En esta entrevista, expone sus pro­puestas y promete acabar con la burocracia.

Aparece primero en las encues­tas. ¿Le alcanzará el empuje a po­cos días para las elecciones?

Para mí es una sorpresa por­que nunca había aparecido pri­mero en las encuestas. Otros sondeos me ponían cuarto; en el mejor de los casos, tercero. Gente allegada me decía que no eran encuestas serias. Hay que trabajar duro, pero estoy muy entusiasmado.

¿Cuáles son los problemas que ha podido identificar en la región?

El primerísimo y generador de todos problemas es la co­rrupción. Hay corrupción de muchas autoridades. Como di­ría Basadre: “Ica está podrida, como muchas partes del Perú”. Esa podredumbre ha genera­do cuatro carencias básicas: …

Peru: APEM expects mango export fall in 2014-15

September 30th, 2014

After a positive 2013-14 campaign with 1,200 more containers shipped, Peruvian mango growers have much lower expectations for next season due to the effects of alternate bearing and a light El Niño phenomenon.

Peruvian Mango Exporters’ Association (APEM) general manager Juan Carlos Rivera told the export supply would be down 30-40%.

Rivera said the progress of flowering was only 60% of what it was during the same time last year, but total production could reach 70% of the 2013-14 level if current weather conditions continued.

Rivera forecast a 34% decline in production to 90,000 metric tons (MT), but said with a bit of luck the sector could hit 100,000MT.

“The truth is that the Peruvian mango industry is different to what it is in other countries. We have 14,000 growers on 24,000 hectares. In some places they force plants to have a larger production but that’s not done in Peru,”
he says.

He said APEM representatives had…

Germany Fights on Two Fronts to Preserve the Eurozone

Geopolitical Weekly

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 - 03:01


By Adriano Bosoni and Mark Fleming-Williams

The European Court of Justice announced Sept. 22 that hearings in the case against the European Central Bank's (ECB) bond-buying scheme known as Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) will begin Oct. 14. 

Though the process is likely to be lengthy, with a judgment not due until mid-2015, the ruling will have serious implications for Germany's relationship with the rest of the eurozone. The timing could hardly be worse, coming as an anti-euro party has recently been making strides in the German political scene, steadily undermining the government's room for maneuver.

The roots of the case go back to late 2011, when Italian and Spanish sovereign bond yields were following their Greek counterparts to sky-high levels as the markets showed that they had lost confidence in the eurozone's most troubled economies' ability to turn themselves around. By summer 2012 the situat…


Go behind the scenes in this interview with NOAA Marine Debris Program on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and why we can’t just clean it up: