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IT ALL STARTED WITH THAILAND MANGOES : Vineyard owner extols virtues of working with farm institute

SMES CORNER

SOMLUCK SRIMALEE
THE NATION
CHIANG MAI
 September 12, 2015 1:00 am









Piyatida Kootrakool, the founder and owner of Siriphirom Vineyard




FARMERS who research and develop what to grow in collaboration with a university agricultural institute can generate returns that cover their costs and also make a profit, and therefore not need government support, says Piyatida Kootrakool, the founder and owner of Siriphirom Vineyard.




Piyatida, 33, who graduated with a master's in economics from Chiang Mai University and later resigned from her position at Kasikornbank to be a full-time farmer in April 2013, started to get centrally involved in her family's 30-rai (4.8-hectare) farm in Chiang Mai after a sharp drop in mango prices in 2012.





She said her grandparents had begun the family farming business, which was then continued by her mother and father. Her parents were originally public servants, who went into farming after their retirement.

"We had grown mango for more than 20 years bu…

LA RUTA DEL VINO : Lo último y lo mejor del Valle de Guadalupe

Tati Ortiz Monasterio


Jueves 10 de septiembre de 2015 a las 11:00






















La vista de Bruma Casa 8 a la hora del desayuno  Foto:Cortesía








La idea de escribir este texto es simplemente compartir con ustedes mi pasión por el Valle de Guadalupe y darles una probadita del lugar, para que con sus propios ojos vayan, coman, beban y duerman en este maravilloso lugar. Eso sí, con el riesgo de quedar hechizados como yo quedé, el primer día que vi ese paisaje, probé esa comida, platiqué con esa gente y toqué las estrellas de ese cielo. Así que ustedes deciden si siguen leyendo.






Volar a Tijuana, rentar un coche y manejar una hora y media tierra adentro es como comienza la experiencia. El Valle de Guadalupe es una zona dedicada esencialmente a las labores vitivinícolas, a 15 minutos de Ensenada, donde veremos cómo el paisaje y la vegetación costera se convierten en montañas desérticas rodeando un valle poblado de viñedos donde crece la vid todavía bañada por la brisa marina.









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SAGARPA claims Oaxaca is Mexico's main mango exporter

Oaxaca has become Mexico's main mango exporter after shipping 34,571 tonnes this season to markets like the U.S., Canada and the European Union.












According to the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), Oaxacan mango exports recorded an increase of about 18 percent compared to the previous year, when 29,257 tonnes were shipped.









Mango sales overseas in the first six months of 2015 generated more than US$ 75.4 million.







More than 800 orchards with 8,737 certified hectares and a total production of 47,801 tonnes have been registered under the Mango Export Programme, generating about 5,000 direct jobs.







State officials acknowledged that the growth of Oaxaca's mango exports is the result of the work carried out by those in the integrated production chain, from primary production to marketing.








In 2014, the state ranked second in the list of Mexico's largest mango exporters, with a total of 36,000 tonnes.










The export process of this product m…