[NAFEX] NAFEX question - Very sorry to see NAFEX in present stae.
Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
parmarch_mnd at dataone.in
Fri Dec 16 22:20:18 EST 2011
I have been associated with NAFEX for over two decades. I was told about
this organization by one English fruit breeder at EUCARPIA meeting in
Czechoslovakia (at that time it was one) in 1986. After hearing my lecture
on Himalayan wild fruits (first in any international gathering) he advised
me to join NAFEX as he felt my work related more to the NAFEX aims and
objectives. He also sent me an old copy of POMONA. I joined NAFEX, wrote a
few articles in POMONA on some Himalayan wild fruits which evoked a lot of
interest and I received hundreds of handwritten letters from the readers. I
am still retaining those and treat them as one of the best testimonials of
In 2004 I also attended the NAFEX Annual Conference at Columbia, Missouri,
and was greatly excited to meet many persons who had been corresponding with
I could note that decline had set in in this wonderful organization. I also
made a few suggestions at the Board of Directors Meeting which were not
taken positively by all members.
I feel that the cause of decline has been the RIGID and ORTHODOX attitude of
the members. World is now not limited to North America. It has extended
much beyond that after internet and other modern means of communications.
Fruit exploration work now should be at GLOBAL level and not restricted to
North America as is thought by the senior founding members. We must change
and keep pace with time in matters of modernatity otherwise we shall lag
behind and will gradually perish. That is what has happened to NAFEX.
I really feel sorry for the state of NAFEX. But it can be revived if
members change their outlook.
I feel personally indebted to NAFEX as it was because of NAFEX I started
getting international exposure about my work. Therefore I would like to do
something for this ONE TIME wonderful organization. I had made a few
suggestions also but the top brass did not like it.
Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
186/3 Jail Road
Mandi HP 175001, India
From: Ginda Fisher
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2011 11:07 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers ; North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] NAFEX question
Except that this mailing list remains more useful than the official forum,
and the organization is giving up something of real value by dis-associating
itself from it.
I don't understand the politics that led to this situation, but I think the
result is very sad. I also wonder how much longer I will bother to support
NAFEX, since it seems to be moving away from supporting me.
Typed with Swype. Who knows what I intended to say?
Deb Schneider <debs913 at gmail.com> wrote:
>NAFEX is not fragmented. You join NAFEX by going to the website
>NAFEX does not own this list and no longer advertises it as a
>discussion option since the Forum was put up for NAFEX members on the
>Pretty simple, really.
>On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Jim Fruth <jimfruth at charter.net>
>> Now that NAFEX has been fragmented, how does a potential new
>> join? If a potential member attempts to join, will he be directed to
>> new listserv or to this one?
>> Jim Fruth
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