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Ibuku Luxury Bamboo – Bali, Indonesia

"... I don't think I realized this was so unusual at the time, and maybe I still haven't, because I'm still designing houses. This is a six-story bespoke home on the island of Bali. It's built almost entirely from bamboo." 

@ted photograph by @timstreetporter

Putting Mexico into Perspective

Mango Crop Report Alert from the National Mango Board

The Mango Crop Report from the National Mango Board has been updated. Click here to see the newest Mango Crop Report.

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Mango Market News

Mango volume shipped on week ending 8/1/15 was approximately 1,920,162 boxes. 
Compared to the same week last year, volume shipped was approximately 1,858,040.Detailed variety information has been added to the NMB Crop Report. Click here to get the report.

Mexico Mango Crop Information The Mexican season began at the end of January and will run until late August or early September. 
Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Jalisco and Nuevo Leon main varieties until 8/22/15 are Ataulfo (35%), Tommy Atkins (40%), Haden (9%), Kent (11%), Keitt (4%) and Other (1%).

Volume shipped on week ending 8/1/15 Volume shipped from Mexico was approximately 1,906,347 boxes for a total of 60,903,651 boxes for the season.
Compared to the same week last y…

EL NINO 2015 - 2016 : Peruvian region forecasts early mango harvest

August 10th, 2015

Variable temperatures in the northwestern Peruvian region of Lambayeque are expected to bring the harvest season forward and could result in lower prices for exporters. 

Website reported the climatic conditions were a result of the development of the weather phenomenon El Niño, and meant the harvest should kick off before the typical time in December.

The publication reported the head of the Regional Exporters Association of Lambayeque (AREX), Paola Corvacho Valderrama, said the situation would not affect production volumes.

However, she added prices could be affected, as the earlier start would mean Lambayeque would finish its campaign around the same time as Piura, a region to the north, and so there would be a higher supply of mangoes in the market at the same time.

Corvacho said the trees were currently in the flowering stage, and so he anticipated the fruit would be ready for harvest in November, according to .

She also mentioned other fr…


An edifice in search of a function
The South American Union faces a test in Venezuela

Aug 8th 2015 | From the print edition

AT MITAD DEL MUNDO (“Middle of the World”), a park in an Andean valley outside Quito, Ecuador’s capital, a stone monument marks the line of the equator. 

Just a couple of hundred metres to the south rises a striking new building clad in silver and black glass, its two cantilevered wings describing a U. 

It is the headquarters of the South American Union, or Unasur, opened last year.

The host government of Rafael Correa, then flush with oil money, agreed to finance the planned construction cost of $66m. It is a grand architectural statement. 

But it is still half-empty, and its splendid conference rooms are sparsely used. 

The building poses a question: just what is the point of Unasur?

Formed in 2008, its origins lie in the South American Community, a Brazilian-inspired push to merge Mercosur and the Andean Community, two would-be common markets, and to develop cross…

Mangoes from Yuma? Woman helps tropical tree take root

Next to the tree

Maria Shipp stands next to the mango tree she started two decades ago with seeds brought from Mexico.

Posted: Sunday, August 9, 2015 7:42 pm | Updated: 8:12 pm, Sun Aug 9, 2015.

By John Vaughn, Bajo El Sol editor

Not everyone with a green thumb can say they’ve done what Maria Shipp has done: grow a tropical fruit tree in a place as dry and hot as Yuma.

In fact, the Yuma woman has raised not one but two mango trees, one in her backyard and another in the backyard of another home she rents out here.

Shipp isn’t saving all the fruits of her labor for herself. 

From the mangoes she collects from her trees, she nurtures seedlings that she gives to friends and acquaintances in hopes they will be able to grow their own.

Shipp’s had a love affair with the mango since she ate her first one as a child, and now she says she wants to show others that a mango tree can grow in the desert – even if its traditional habitat is tropical areas like the Philippine…

PERU 2015-2016 : Campaña de mango se adelantará por variación de temperatura

En Lambayeque. Situación no afectará a la producción pero sí a los precios.

Precio. Costo de mango disminuría por adelanto de campaña..

Chiclayo. La campaña de mango de exportación programada para diciembre de este año se adelantará por influencia de los cambios de temperatura que se han registrado en Lambayeque, relacionados con el desarrollo del anunciado Fenómeno de El Niño en el 2016.

Según informó la gerente de la Asociación Regional de Exportadores de Lambayeque (AREX), Paola Corvacho Valderrama, dicha situación no afectará los volúmenes de producción de la fruta, pero sí al precio, pues refiere que la campaña en esta región finalizaría al mismo tiempo que la de Piura, incrementado la oferta del mango de exportación y, por lo tanto, provocando la disminución de su costo.

Corvacho indicó que la campaña estaría ya en etapa de florecimiento, por lo que se prevé que estaría lista para la cosecha en noviembre de este año.

Informó además que otros frutos no tradicionales como la uva, tambi…

The Spanish Mango Harvest has begun for Hermanos Montes

Hermanos Montes SA

2 hrs ·

Por fin empezamos smile emoticon
Esta noche para las mejores #fruterías de #madrid

No tienen ningún filtro de color, es que nuestros#mangos son así de guapos sin Photoshop!!


Hermanos Montes SA

4 August ·

Primera caja de nuestros mangos (esta para la familia Montes) semana que bien ya podréis disfrutar de los mejores mangos nacionales con diferencia smile emoticon — feeling happy.