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AUSTRALIA : First mangoes of the season hit markets for around $100 a tray

ABC Rural
By Matt Brann
Updated about an hour ago

PHOTO: The first mangoes of the season. Picked from near Darwin in the Northern Territory (Australian Mangoes)

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MAP: Darwin 0800

The first mangoes of the year have hit the markets, selling for around $100 a tray.

The bulk of Australia's mango harvest is still months away, but consumers can now expect fruit to trickle in from the Northern Territory.

The first mangoes were picked from Leo Skliros' farm near Darwin.

He says he is happy with the quality and the price.

"The first trays are sitting at around $100 a tray, which is very good money, but not an indicative price of what we'll be averaging,"  he said.

"But, yeah, the quality is very good which is nice to hear."

Mr Skliros…


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Tijuana, Baja California

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Los invitamos el 13 de Agosto a partir de las 8 de la noche en Sinatra's Piano Club, para probar Bartelmo Limoncello y Orangecello. Aqui los esperamos.

We invite you to join us on Agust 13th from 8:00 pm at Sinatra's Piano Club for a tasting of Bartelmo Limoncello and Orangecello. Hope to see you there.

PARADISE FOR EVERY PRICE RANGE : In Ensenada, Cheap Mexican Charms Await


JAN. 14, 2015

A restaurant at La Bufadora, a powerful blowhole where families pose for photos as the Pacific sprays them with sea mist. Credit
Freda Moon

Frugal Traveler


For as long as I can remember, Ensenada has had a whiff of south-of-the-border excess and spring-break stigma. 

Less than two hours from San Diego, down the Baja California peninsula, it’s one of the easiest and safest places to experience Mexico on a budget — which makes it easy to think of this small coastal city and cruise line layover as a sort of Mexico for Beginners.

But dismissing northwest Baja is a mistake. 

Beyond the souvenir shops selling sombreros, knockoff artesanía (handicrafts) and tacky T-shirts, there’s a college town, a port town and a budding culinary capital that invite exploration. 

While Ensenada and the surrounding area can require a bit of patience, its pleasures are worth the time it takes to find them — and all the more so because they can be had so affordably.

Frugal Traveler
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Staff Reporter

Friday, August 07, 2015 - 

Islamabad—United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of National Food Security and Research here on Thursday launched Agriculture Marketing Development Programme to improve agriculture sales and build technical capacity for promoting the local agri-sector. 

The other objectives of the programme were the development of feedlots to ensure a consistent supply of quality animals and accessing new markets for Pakistani mangoes and vegetables exports.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Secretary Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Seerat Asghar reiterated the government’s resolve to promote the agriculture sector in modern lines to alleviate poverty from the country. He said that income from agri-sector was more effective for alleviating poverty as compared to the income from other sectors adding that it was the fastest way to get returns on the investment.

The agri-sector of the country was significantly contri…

Baja California Norte se consolida como líder en el sector gastronómico y enológico de México

 El Secretario de Turismo, Óscar Jesús Escobedo Carignan, acudió a la presentación de dicha estrategia en la Cd. de México, encabezada por el Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto. 

 miércoles, 5 de agosto de 2015 06:27 p. m. 

TIJUANA, B.C.­ Baja California se ha consolidado como líder en el sector gastronómico y enológico de México, gracias a los esfuerzos impulsados por la administración que encabeza el Gobernador Francisco Vega de Lamadrid y a la coordinación con la iniciativa privada, luego de incluir a la entidad como parte fundamental de la recién publicada Política de Fomento a la Gastronomía Nacional, dada a conocer recientemente por el Presidente de México. 

El Secretario de Turismo del Estado, Óscar Jesús Escobedo Carignan, dijo que “desde el inicio de la gestión, el Gobierno del Estado y en particular la Secretaría de Turismo ha tenido un amplio compromiso con estos sectores, pues sabemos que es un importante detonante turístico y económico para Baja California, por lo que sos…

Egypt Inaugurates $8 Billion ‘New Suez Canal’

August 6, 2015 by Bloomberg

A cargo ship is seen crossing through the New Suez Canal during a test run held July 25, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer

By Ahmed Feteha and Tarek El-Tablawy

(Bloomberg) — Egypt unveiled an $8.5 billion expansion to the Suez Canal on Thursday, the first of a series of mega projects the government has promised to undertake to transform the country after years of turmoil.

The expansion of the canal was a one-year venture overseen by the military under order from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. The undertaking has been painted in nationalist tones, part of El-Sisi’s attempts, analysts say, to offer something tangible to a population weary of often violent unrest.

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Officials have played up the canal expansion’s potential to redraw the “map of the world” just as the 146-year-old original did, even as the shipping industry has doubted its necessity. 

The hype is typical of E…

Australia ready to start exporting mangoes to Indonesia

ABC Rural By Matt Brann

Posted about 10 hours ago

PHOTO: Australian mangoes could be heading to Indonesia this season. (Emilia Terzon)

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MAP: Darwin 0800

Indonesia is shaping up as a potential export market for Australian mangoes this year.

The reopening of the market is good news for the Australian mango industry, which has set an ambitious goal of exporting 20 per cent of the national crop each year by 2020.

Chief executive of the Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA), Robert Gray, says the Indonesian market has a lot of potential.

"Indonesia is one of our closest neighbours
and has a population of over 250 million potential mango consumers,"he said.

"If we can …