March 02, 2015 / Week N° 10

Posts Tagged Mangoes

Indian mango shippers encouraged to supply Japan via APEDA concession

February 20th, 2015

New government support will make the Japanese market much more accessible for India’s mango industry.

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First Aussie mango shipment to the U.S. ‘sold out quickly’

February 18th, 2015

An Australian mango exporter says it is beginning a three-year export program to the U.S.

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Indian mangoes officially back on the menu for EU consumers

February 17th, 2015

One EU importer believes Indian mango sales may initially be affected by a damaged reputation.

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Rupee appreciation to “definitely” cut Indian fruit exports to Europe, says Khakhar

February 12th, 2015

An Indian grower is gearing up for renewed mango exports to Europe, but thinks exchange rates will impact produce trading overall.

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Peru optimistic for South Korean mango access by next season

February 12th, 2015

A Peruvian mango industry head says he is “confident” a recent visit by Korean officials went well.

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Thai fruit on the move for Chinese New Year

February 4th, 2015

It’s a busy season for fruit traders in China, and Thailand will be looking to make an impact.

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Nanotechnology to open doors for Asian mango exporters

February 4th, 2015

A collaborative project funded by the International Development Research Centre has shown nanotechnology could help boost Asian mango shippers’ profits by 15%.

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Exotic expansion plans for Halls’ fruit basket

January 27th, 2015

Halls International’s Ate Kalsbeek discusses some of the new items lined up after the acquisition of Columbus Exotics.

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Peru poised for first mango exports to South Korea next season

January 27th, 2015

U.S. and South Korean market developments are on the cards for Peruvian mango shippers in February.

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Indian eggplant growers should follow mango industry lead, says IARI

January 23rd, 2015

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute’s Anand Singh discusses what’s next in overcoming EU bans on produce imports.

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Indian growers act quickly on EU mango ban withdrawal

January 22nd, 2015

India’s mango farmers are jubilant at the news they will soon be able to export their fruit to Europe again.

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U.K. reacts to EU’s lifting of Indian mango ban

January 20th, 2015

“It vindicates our opinion that the ban should never have been put in place,” says Monica Bhandari.

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Indian mango ban lifted by European Union

January 20th, 2015

European plant health experts are content with India’s assurances that mango exports to the EU will be free of quarantine pests.

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Indian mango traders hold breath for outcome of EU ban vote

January 20th, 2015

“Everything points towards the easing of restrictions,” one source told www.freshfruitportal.com.

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Egyptian exporter expands grape and stonefruit supply

January 19th, 2015

Fruit exporter Pico plans to expand its core offering while adding new crops such as pomegranates and avocados in the mix.

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Peruvian mango shipments underway

January 16th, 2015

Peru’s mango exports to date are significantly down on packed volumes during the same time last year.

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Ecuadorian mango industry hopes for Chinese market access by October

January 16th, 2015

The Mango Ecuador Foundation is optimistic about gaining access to the Chinese market before next season.

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More centers of excellence promised across India in joint Israeli agri-tech project

January 15th, 2015

The third phase of an Israeli-Indian horticultural technology, research and trade project is now underway.

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Australia gains U.S. access for mangoes, litchis

January 14th, 2015

While most Australian litchi and mango growers have traditionally focused on the domestic market, they will now have a new sales outlet thanks to the official opening of the U.S. market for their crops.

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‘Vote to scrap the ban’, British MP urges European ministers

January 14th, 2015

Keith Vaz has urged Europe’s politicians to vote in favor of the Indian produce trade during a vote to take place in a week’s time.

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EU bumped up Colombian fruit imports in 2014

January 13th, 2015

Colombian growers were able to raise exports of a range of exotic fruit crops to the EU last year.

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Europe to hold vote on Indian mango ban

January 8th, 2015

A Defra spokesperson has confirmed the European Commission will vote soon on whether to lift a ban on Indian mangoes.

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India: Mango trees could be destroyed in favor of pears

January 6th, 2015

Financial challenges mean mango cultivation could face the chop in parts of the Punjab.

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Mexico: New orchard certifications to boost Michoacán mango exports

January 6th, 2015

Mango trees in a central Mexican state had their flowers in full bloom last month.

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EU could lift Indian mango ban ‘early next year’, say industry reps

December 4th, 2014

Although Europe’s ban on Indian mango imports was originally set to last until the end of 2015, experts from the Asian country claim trade could start up again much sooner.

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Australia to benefit from R&D agreements with India

December 4th, 2014

Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd has reached a deal with three Indian research groups to improve horticulture.

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Australia-China FTA “music to our ears”, says Joyvio

November 25th, 2014

A Chinese agribusiness hopes the Australian FTA will also lead to simplified quarantine protocols for fruit imports, and has also signaled plans to include South African sourcing.

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U.S.: Peak volumes mean ‘now is the time to promote mangoes’

November 18th, 2014

Central American Produce says volatile mango import volumes from Latin America mean buyers must act now.

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Aussie produce industry welcomes China FTA

November 17th, 2014

Australia’s fresh fruit, vegetable and orange juice sectors are all set to gain after the signing of an FTA with China.

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Chile in the crosshairs of Peruvian mango shippers

November 17th, 2014

Airfrieght shipments are limiting Peruvian mango growth in Japan and China, but Chile holds no such problems.

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Natural coatings found to increase mango shelf life

November 14th, 2014

A Colombian team found natural-based coatings kept mangoes in better condition for longer.

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U.S.: Mexican grower to open new warehouse in Texas

October 23rd, 2014

An affiliate of Mexican grower Triple H plans to open a new in/out fruit processing facility in the U.S. next month.

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Ecuador to help ease U.S. mango shortage

October 10th, 2014

Despite reduced Latin American mango production, Kingston Fresh will import more Ecuadorian fruit this season.

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Peru: APEM expects mango export fall in 2014-15

September 30th, 2014

Peru’s mango grower body has emphasized a lower crop will not compromise export quality next season.

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U.S. opens door for Jamaican mango shipments

September 24th, 2014

They probably won’t stir up the market, but Jamaican mangoes have been approved for export to the U.S.

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Northern Peru’s productive potential

September 22nd, 2014

We take a visit to Peru with a buyer mission organized by SIPPO, which is also looking to find new partners in Colombia.

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Indian phyto strengths on show in bid to lift EU mango no-go

September 17th, 2014

An EU delegation recently visited India to inspect the country’s mango supply chain.

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Mango exporters ‘can go anywhere’ with new tech use, says Maersk

September 15th, 2014

Maersk says that like avocados and bananas, mangoes also stand to benefit from controlled atmosphere containers.

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U.S. study shows mangoes could benefit obese adults

September 15th, 2014

Although it doesn’t reduce weight, a study shows mango consumption could lower blood sugar levels in obese adults.

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The new Silk Road: Kashgar Airport links Pakistani mangoes with China

September 5th, 2014

China’s Silk Road economic belt strategy is expected to lead to more Central Asian fruit imports.

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Ecuador hopes international event will help enhance mango industry

September 1st, 2014

An Ecuadorian mango sector spokesperson says the industry needs to improve in various areas to boost trade.

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U.S.: National Mango Board to host online ‘webinar’ on best ripening protocols

August 20th, 2014

The NMB is due to hold another web seminar today on mango ripening practices, with ‘more progress to be made’.

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ProEcuador sees new ground in Russia for broccoli and tropical fruit

August 18th, 2014

Ecuador’s broccoli growers hope to replicate their Japanese success in Russia now that key competitors are gone.

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Peru to implement mango quality seal as long-term strategy

August 12th, 2014

The Peruvian mango industry hopes to start a pilot scheme of its new quality seal later this year.

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Israel: Galilee Export to ramp up mango shipments

August 7th, 2014

An Israeli company better known for its citrus fruit and avocados is making headway in the mango market.

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Pakistani mangoes en route to U.S. market

August 7th, 2014

A Pakistani mango exporter starting a U.S. deal argues his fruit is miles ahead of the Mexican competition in quality.

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Coca Cola untaps US$5B for African investments

August 6th, 2014

Fruit farmers in Kenya, Nigeria and Malawi are expected to benefit from Coca Cola’s expansive ‘Source Africa’ initiative.

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Inside the world’s first seedless mango

August 4th, 2014

We speak with the man behind India’s renowned “practically seedless” Sindhu mango.

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El Niño may trigger higher Brazilian mango volume in 2014-15

July 28th, 2014

A report says El Niño bodes positively for Brazil’s mango industry, and not so well for a key competitor.

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Indian breeders develop seedless mango

July 23rd, 2014

Seedless grapes are now commonplace, but what about a seedless mango? Indian researchers think it could be the next big thing.

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Ambitious Malawi fruit company gains US$15M support package

July 18th, 2014

Malawi Mangoes aims to be the ‘leading agro-processing company on the African continent’ in five years.

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Mango exporter takes Pakistani govt to court

July 9th, 2014

One company’s plight shows another reality from Pakistan’s tough restrictions imposed on mango exporters.

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Mexican mango exports to the U.S. down from 2013

July 4th, 2014

Mexican mango shipments are down considerably this week compared to the same time last year.

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El Niño already impacting Peruvian fruit crops, says weather agency

June 26th, 2014

Peru’s El Niño phenomenon is not in a strong phase, yet slight temperature upticks are having an effect on mango, grape and citrus crops.

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Continued export fall for Costa Rican mangoes in 2014

June 24th, 2014

Costa Rica’s mango exports have dropped off for the third consecutive year in 2014.

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Large Peruvian mangoes could see first U.S. shipments

June 20th, 2014

Preliminary studies have shown large Peruvian mangoes can be effectively treated with hot water.

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Philippines bullish on fruit export opportunities in the U.S., Australia

June 17th, 2014

The Philippines’ Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) is hopeful for further market development in the U.S. and Australia.

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Calcium carbide puts stain on domestic Indian mango market

June 10th, 2014

The new Indian Government has pledged to crack down on dangerous chemicals used to artificially ripen fruit.

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India: Bollywood star may become face of Maharashtra horticulture

June 6th, 2014

After acting in more than 180 films, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan will likely take to the stage of Maharashtra’s fruit and vegetable industry.

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The future’s bright for Mexican mangoes

May 28th, 2014

Excellent mango quality in Mexico means growers are positive this season, despite some market issues.

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Peru plans for strong presence at London Produce Show

May 28th, 2014

With exports due to rise 15% this year, Peru’s produce industry will be making its mark at the London Produce Show.

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U.K.: Indian mango round table talks hailed a success

May 26th, 2014

The U.K. Government has pledged closer collaboration with India to negotiate re-opening mango import access in the future.

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Peru: mangoes and asparagus drive Camposol profit growth in Q1

May 23rd, 2014

Profitability outpaced sales growth for Peru’s Camposol in what was a stellar first quarter for 2014.

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EU to audit Indian mango operations in September

May 23rd, 2014

Leicester MP Keith Vaz says nothing can be done to reverse the EU’s ban on Indian mangoes over the summer.

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U.S.: demand to drive greater Indian mango imports

May 19th, 2014

If projections come to fruition, U.S. importers can expect a lot more Indian mangoes this season.

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EU denies changes to Indian mango ban timeline

May 16th, 2014

An EU spokesperson has contradicted an Indian press report that the controversial mango ban has been lifted.

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Pakistan’s public-private cooperation shows it takes two to mango

May 16th, 2014

Pakistani government and industry have stepped up their game to prevent fruit fly incursions in mango exports.

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U.K. mango importer urges ‘no more knee-jerk reactions’ to pest threats

May 15th, 2014

Ripe Now’s Lewey Hook is focusing more efforts on West African mangoes now that India-sourced trials have had to be put on hold.

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New research into mango consumption shows excellent results

May 14th, 2014

Could mango consumption be key to treating various human diseases? New research on animals is very promising.

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U.K. Parliament puts Indian mango ban in the spotlight

May 8th, 2014

Several U.K. MPs told Parliament the ban on Indian mangoes was “EU bureaucracy going too far”, but a DEFRA rep cited “major shortcomings” in the South Asian country’s export system.

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U.K.: Vaz confirms Indian mango debate for Parliament

May 7th, 2014

The Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons has granted parliamentary debate on the EU mango ban for this Thursday.

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Indian mango region looks to Bangladesh for market opportunities

May 7th, 2014

With Europe cut off, Indian mango farmers are having to look to new markets to balance their sales portfolios.

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India threatens WTO action against EU over mango import ban

May 6th, 2014

Indian politicians have criticized the EU while lambasting their own authorities over a ban on mangoes.

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Pakistan’s mango exports in hot water

May 5th, 2014

Babar Durrani discusses steps for Pakistan to avoid the fate of India, which has lost access to the EU mango market.

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Campaigner for Indian mangoes heads to U.K. Parliament

April 29th, 2014

Monica Bhandari questions why Indian mangoes can’t be subjected to heat treatment instead of an outright EU ban.

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Indian mango ban is “Euro-nonsense”, says British politician

April 29th, 2014

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz is determined to “save the mango in Britain”.

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Colombian fruit growers ‘hope to continue work’ during upcoming strikes

April 24th, 2014

Asohofrucol hopes Colombia’s strikes do not cause road blockages, and expects minimal disruptions to harvests.

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Peru ends successful 2013-14 mango deal

April 23rd, 2014

Peru’s mango industry was able to both raise volume and maintain good prices in foreign markets this season.

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India: govt cold storage scheme to boost Maharashtra produce industry

April 21st, 2014

The Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board explains a new program to build four cold storage centers.

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Supply shortage to drive up Indian mango prices

April 16th, 2014

India’s ASSOCHAM has released an estimated reduction rate for the country’s mango production this year.

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Australia: vegetables fare worst in initial cyclone assessments

April 15th, 2014

Tomatoes, bell peppers and eggplants suffered some of the worst damages from Cyclone Ita in Australia.

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U.S. proposes new rules for Philippine mangoes, Japanese oranges

April 11th, 2014

A relaxation in requirements could see more parts of Japan and the Philippines shipping fruit to the U.S.

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EU bans Indian mangoes, eggplant

March 26th, 2014

EU members moved to ban five Indian fresh produce categories, effective until the end of 2015.

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Mexico prepares mangoes for sale in Russia

March 25th, 2014

Mexico’s Ecofruit discusses the current mango season and prospects in Russia.

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China: Kashgar Airport to become designated fruit entry point for Xinjiang

March 3rd, 2014

Transportation time for Pakistani fruit exported to China will be cut to 70 minutes by air.

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Peruvian mango exports soar

February 21st, 2014

Peru’s national mango association is on track to exceeding export forecasts with a sharp rise in shipments.

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Indian mango exporter eyes European, North American markets

February 13th, 2014

New direct trade routes out of India could help Delicious Mangoes expand its focus on Europe.

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Dutch agency signs MoU for Senegalese fruit exports

February 6th, 2014

With ideal market windows, Senegalese mango growers expect continued growth with the help of a Dutch program.

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Public-private partnership to raise export profile of seven Colombian crops

January 27th, 2014

Colombia has highly ambitious goals for export leadership in the future for strawberries and papayas.

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Ecuadorian promotion agency looks to Spain for mango opportunities

January 17th, 2014

Spain accounts for less than 1% of Ecuador’s mango exports – a percentage Pro Ecuador hopes to change.

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Tough rules continue impeding Indian mango exports to Japan

December 12th, 2013

Indian authorities expect a decline in the country’s mango shipments this year in the face of difficult protocol measures in destination markets.

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Nestlé launches pilot program for Pakistani mangoes

November 13th, 2013

Nestlé’s Chaunsa Project will support mango production in Pakistan’s southern Punjab.

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Peru prepares for season’s first mango exports

November 8th, 2013

Despite frosts, Peru is on track to send its first mangoes to the U.S. and Europe.

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North American produce consignment model evolving

October 28th, 2013

Oppy’s James Milne says the U.S. is moving to a more fixed ‘European’ produce sourcing model as growers seek to cut risks.

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Mexico: Hurricane Manuel brought “silver lining” for growers

October 25th, 2013

Torrential rains damaged and delayed harvests in western Mexico, but the inclement weather has brought some positives to growers.

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Antioxidant benefits found in mango peels

October 22nd, 2013

Colombian and Brazilian scientists have found value added potential in mango peels due to beneficial bioactive compounds.

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Ecuador expects higher volume for mango exports

October 17th, 2013

Weather has been favorable so far for Ecuadorian mangoes and volume should remain up.

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Drought complicates Brazil’s top mango and grape region

October 17th, 2013

Brazil’s overall fruit exports are expected to increase, despite severe drought in the northeast.

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Peru on track for higher mango exports

October 11th, 2013

Good flowering should set Peru up for over 10% growth in its mango exports.

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New technology to benefit “distant” fruit growers and consumers, says MCI

October 9th, 2013

New technology will help trade to and from far-flung regions with commodities like bananas, avocados, mangoes and asparagus.

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