Cav Banana, et al

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We also offer Banana Chips, Coconurt  Sugar, Banana Chips, Pineapples, etc.

Size does matter in Cavendish Bananas

 

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Davao Philippines’Cavendish Bananas is known deliciously sweet.

  • Philippine is now the 2nd Largest Exporter of Bananas in the world.
  • The majority of these shipments are destined for the growing regional markets of China, the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, Russia to satisfy their demand for fresh produce
  • Exports of Philippine bananas for the last quarter of this year are expected to rise following China’s lifting of restrictions on Philippine exports early this month.
  • Below are the 15 countries that accounted for the highest dollar value worth of bananas exported from the Philippines during 2015:
  1. Japan: US$176.9 million (40.2% of total bananas imports)
  2. China: $109.2 million (24.8%)
  3. South Korea: $51.6 million (11.7%)
  4. Iran: $33.8 million (7.7%)
  5. United Arab Emirates: $19.2 million (4.4%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: $12.9 million (2.9%)
  7. Kuwait: $8.7 million (2%)
  8. New Zealand: $6.5 million (1.5%)
  9. Hong Kong: $5.2 million (1.2%)
  10. Singapore: $5.1 million (1.2%)
  11. Malaysia: $2.3 million (0.5%)
  12. Taiwan: $2.1 million (0.5%)
  13. North Korea: $1.7 million (0.4%)
  14. Bahrain: $1.1 million (0.2%)
  15. Qatar: $912,000 (0.2%)
  • Among the above countries, the fastest-growing consumers of Philippine bananas exports since 2011 were: Bahrain (up 822.2% in value), Saudi Arabia (up 638.1%), Malaysia (up 312.3%) and Kuwait (up 195.4%).Production system ranges from backyard to highly integrated operation with the latter catering to the export market.
  • Weak demand in the EU.
  • Total import of fruit by the Philippines from 2008 till 2013. The highest volume of imports occurred in 2012 reaching 240,477MT while the lowest was in 2008 to 187,265MT. The average annual growth rate was 3.68% during this time period.
  • Philippine farms produced a total of 8.65m tonnes of bananas valued at P117.15bn ($2.6bn) in 2013, down from a peak of 9.23m tonnes worth P108.13bn ($2.4bn) the previous year, according to PSA data. Concerted efforts over the past two decades to expand banana production have led to the commodity becoming the country’s most valuable crop as well as its most profitable agricultural export.
  • The past years, the yield dramatically been reduced due to destruction brought about by the strong typhoons that hit the country particularly the major producing areas in Mindanao. Another calamity was the most recent “El Nino.”  Nevertheless, these are not typical and Mindanao is not a typhoon belt.
  • Overall, the average annual growth rate was 0.26% and 16%, respectively for production and area for the six-year time period.
  • The farms are generally small in size (1-5 ha) with minimal care resulting to low yield.
  • Big farms are typically managed by Cooperatives, Organizations and Investment Companies

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Philippines May Face Its Worst Drought in History

These days, you can feel the humid almost every where in the Philippines as if it is already a part of Middle East.  My brother once said that this kind of humid was what he experienced when he still works for a firm in Saudi Arabia.  As per reports this phoenomenon is not just happening in the Philippines but in many parts of South East Asia and South Asia.  It is called the “El Nino” phoenomenon. 

Filipinos eat calamity news for breakfast.   We are a survivor.  We just survived the two typhoons that devastate the nation in last quarter of 2009.  Life must go on for the Filipinos but the recent drought seems to be another difficult situation.  Nearly 400,000 acres of farmland have already been affected and still increasing til July or up.  Many crops were already damaged at about $61 million, as per gathered report.  If not given an effective and immediate counter solution, this drought is threatening a widespread blackouts and food crisis as electrification and farming depends on ample supply of water.  A possible two- to three-hour blackout every day until the national elections in May could happen, as per mentioned in the House energy committee hearing this week.

Cloud-seeding operations already done in many areas as northern part of Luzon and the government has allotted some $20 million to aid farm and fishing in at least 14 of the country’s 80 provinces. 

Hope experts across the globe would provide suggestions and support in terms of knowledge and technology.  We already have lots of intelligent good talkers in the government.  Now we need good doers with exceptional wisdom in natural crisis as drought.  Seldom have we seen this on politicians.  

Historically, mega structures is needed to battle a national crisis and to uplift the nation above and beyond where it is.  Inventors must also take part as necessity is the mother of all inventions.  Hope the Filipino brilliant engineers and professionals on this area in many countries of the world would voice out their know how and suggestions.   I believe, Filipino inventors could also produce its own “Bloom Box” if provided the grant and support it needed both from the government and private sector.

Bloom Box = Energy Breakthrough

If you didn’t know it yet, there is an energy breakthrough that may soon become the next big thing.  It is called the Bloom Box.  As per gathered information, over around 100 start-ups from Silicon Valley are said to be working on it.  One of them is Bloom Energy.  This is literally rocket science but the wiz from Silicon Valley is turning the idea into something user friendly.  To cut the crop, the Bloom Box is described as “a little power plant- in-a-box.  It is being develop so anyone can have his own power plant in the convenince of his/her own backyard.  As mentioned, the Bloom Boxes will generate electricity to empower home and it will be wireless. It is intentionally to replace big power plant.  A Bloom Box can literally power an average American home. In the contrary, it can power four to six (4-6) average homes from either Asia or India.  Average American homes uses more power than those from Asia and India.  Isn’t it great?  It ain’t a dream, it’s perfectly real! 

Earlier I said “rocket science” because the man behind (K.R. Sridhar) invented the same for NASA, a few years ago.  He is confident because that thing works.  Better than that, it can produce oxygen. 

This was supposed to be for NASA’s Mars mission but it was scrapped.  Who would have thought that this invention could make people live on Mars, as guaranteed by Sridhar?  Previously, such are only seen on movies.   Sridhar made a breakthrough by inventing a new kind fuel cell, which is like a very skinny battery that always runs. Sridhar feeds oxygen to it on one side, and fuel on the other. The two combine within the cell to create a chemical reaction that produces electricity. There’s no need for burning or combustion, and no need for power lines from an outside source.   Wow!!! 

Sridhar did not loose hope.  Instead of shelving the idea, he managed to get a meeting with John Doerr from the big Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins on October 2001.  Doerr believed in Sridhar’s proposal and the rest is history.  For those who didn’t know Doerr, he is man behind the discovery of Netscape, Amazon and Google.   When he listened to Sridhar, the idea seemed just as transformative: efficient, inexpensive, clean energy out of a box. 

A question was raised if Bloom Box is a threat to utility companies.  Doerr confidently say, “No, I think the utility companies will see this as a solution,” Doerr said. “All they need to do is buy Bloom boxes, put them in the substation for the neighborhood and sell that electricity and operate.”  It was also mentioned that Bloom Box system can use fossil fuels like natural gas. Its system can use renewable fuels like landfill gas, bio-gas, and can use solar.”

To prove of its worth and reliability, Doerr bragged that they already has customers. Twenty large, well-known companies have quietly bought and are testing Bloom boxes in California.   As told, they were at their customer’s hub in Oakland the day Bloom installed their boxes, each one costing $700-800,000.  One perfect reason why companies tried, it is because 20 percent of the cost is subsidized by the state, and there’s a 30 percent federal tax break because it’s a “green” technology.   In layman’s terms… around 50% off.  Some of the companies are:  FedEx, Wallmart, eBay, Google, etc.  

There were reports that eBay have already saved the company more than $100,000 in electricity costs since they bought Bloom Box for their firm.  Former Secretary of State Colin Powell himself testified that Bloom Box works.  He is currently one of the Board of Directors.  As to gathered reports, Mr. Powell do not believed that this will be the messiah to ongoing global power problem.  Istead, he reiterated that he believe it will have its significant contribution.

The people behind is aming that Bloom Box would be in every home in five to ten years. 

The world is excited of the Bloom Box.