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 From our friend Gia at the Network of Rural Women Producers from Trinidad & Tobago, (Home to some of the first mangos in the western hemisphere) we are pleased to share with our readership, news about the annual mango festival. 

Good day Mr. Carvan

Thank you for keeping us updated with news on Mango:

At our recently held committee meeting the date for NRWPTT Mango Festival 2011 was set for July 3rd 2011, formal launch on June 15th with two weeks or pre-events activities.

These activities are to include, full media launch; media interviews; visits to Mango Orchards/Farms, request to restaurants to promote dishes/drinks made with mangoes, rural community fairs, educational promotions on health issues and more.

The meeting was told of the possibility of hosting a mango conference in 2012, in collaboration with International Mango Forum, interests was at a very high level, we would therefore like to take the discussion further in preparation for the media launch in June, questions would there be someone from your organization here in 2010, what would be the input in addition to having your stakeholders support the conference 2012, what type of support are talking about, e.g. financial, technical, physical????? some of our partners include the University, Ministry of Food Production, Regional Organizations, FAO, they would want to be involved in the planning and hosting of conference 2012 along with the Festival.

If you could therefore prepare a draft proposal to begin discussion it would be helpful.

NRWPTT Mango Festival 2011    

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