Port of Philadelphia Recognized as “Main Port of Destination” for Fruit Departing Brazil
IX Workshop of the National Mango Board in Petrolina
via Petrolina news blog: “IX Workshop of the National Mango Board Announces Good News for the São Francisco Valley“ (Translated)
“The United States imports 24,000 tons of mangoes annually from the São Francisco Valley.
Our goal is to increase consumption and double the value of the mango in the next 10 years.”
This was one of the best announcements on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, during the IX Workshop of the National Mango Board – NMB in the São Francisco Valley, sponsored by Valexport and the National Mango Board – the organization responsible for the program marketing the United States Department of Agriculture. Manuel Michel, Executive Director of the National Mango Board, announced the good news to an audience primarily by producers, associations, cooperatives and mango exporters in the region. With simultaneous translation (Portuguese / Spanish), Michel also spoke of plans, programs and strategic initiatives that have been developed to promote knowledge and consumption of mango in the American market.
Pictured: Mr. Carlos Cappellano, Marketing Representative (Brazil) – PRPA, accepting the “Main Port of Destination” award
on behalf of the Port of Philadelphia / Philadelphia Regional Port Authority with Mr. Tassio Lustoza S. Gomez, Valexport.
Pictured: Mr. Tassio Lustoza S. Gomes, Valexport; Mr. Silvio Romero L. Medeiros, Agrobras Agricola Tropical do Brasil – President & Owner; Mrs. Ana Paula Costa G. Lustoza, Valexport; Mr. Carlos G. Cappellano, Marketing Representative (Brazil) – PRPA; and Mr. Frederico Resende Cabral da Costa, Ibacem Agricola Comercio & Exportacao – President & Owner.