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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The Mystery Behind Mona Liza’s Eyebrows

Thanks to modern technology, a 240 megapixel camera has somehow resolved the mystery behind Mona Lisa’s eyebrows. Leonardo Da Vinci’s renowned painting, the Mona Liza was examined a French art expert named, “Pascal Cotte.” Through a technical analysis of the photo, it was found out that Leonardo construct the painting in layers, of which the last core is a special glaze whose optical properties increased the illusion of a three-dimensional face. The eyebrow was painted in details above the glaze. Cotte said: “That could explain why the eyebrows have disappeared – they have faded because of chemical reactions or they have been cleaned off.”   The 240 camera megapixel camera measured the light so sensitively.  With that, it can penetrate with clarity the host of secrets about Mona Lisa from top paints down to other covered layers.

Mr. Cotte mentioned that the Mona Lisa looked “totally different” 500 years ago. Below were his examples:

• Infra-red imaging shows Leonardo moved the position of a finger on the left hand “to give a more relaxed position, consistent with the smile.”

• It had a blue sky and the subject’s skin had not yellowed.

• The underlying layers of the face – painted using lead white and mercury vermillion – also show it was wider than the end result appears.

• The smile, the glance, the face were all wider.

• On top of the base layers the artist added a glazed shadowing layer to create a three dimensional effect.

“I do not say that he was successful, in reproducing a stereo-vision effect, but if you want to achieve that this is the best way to do it,” said Cotte. “But now it looks totally different to how he painted it. All the optical effects have disappeared.”

He said that for Leonardo the Mona Lisa was “more than a painting, it was a challenge to reproduce real life”.

Cotte’s work is explained in an exhibition, The Secrets of the Mona Lisa that opens at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

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