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PERU'S MANGO GROWERS MUST GET ORGANIZED ...

It is time for Javier Atkins to organize the San Lorenzo Valley mango growers.


Seek out leaders in the Cooperative industry and save the local mango community!













And from Dr. David Suzuki ...















INDIA : 60 DAY MANGO FESTIVAL UNDERWAY ...

Maharashtra organises mango festival




By Krupa Vora, 12 April 2013, Friday 9:26 AM









The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has organised a 60-day mango festival starting 11 April to 9 June 2013 in the Kokan region. 







The 60-day mango festival started yesterday







The Kokan Alphonso tourism festival has been organised by the MTDC in association with Kokan Green Life. 


The festival will educate visitors about the varieties of Mangoes grown in Kokan with a four day tour in the region. 




The tourists will enjoy specialties of the region like Cashew, Jackfruit and Blue berries. 



The packages will offer accommodation at the farmer’s residence.






Speaking on the mango festival, Dr Jagdish Patil, Managing Director of MTDC said, “This festival will give an opportunity to mango growers, an interactive platform to present the ‘king of fruits’. 




This festival will generate a lot of interest from various sections of society and it has thus offered the festival space to create a huge market for local…

THE FRUIT HUNTERS (PART 1) : THE EVOLUTION OF DESIRE ...

FAMILIAR FACES IN "FRUIT HUNTERS" ...

‘Fruit Hunters’ revisited

I was able to get a hold of tropical fruit expert Ken Love, who was eager to talk about the film

By Ed Morita on April 11, 2013






Last Year, for an April Fool’s Day blog post, I wrote about a botanist living on the Big Island who created a pog fruit though plant grafting. This story was complete fiction, but little did I know that I was actually writing about tropical fruit expert, Ken Love.






I first discovered Love when I screened the film “The Fruit Hunters,” which made its Hawaii premiere last night at the HIFF Spring Showcase. With the help of Mark Suiso of Makaha Mangoes, I was able to get a hold of Love, who was eager to talk about the film.




During our interview, Love explained how his involvement with “The Fruit Hunters” began when author, Adam Gollner, contacted him about an article he was writing for Air Canada Magazine about tropical fruit growers. The article soon evolved into a book, then into a two-part television documentary for “The Nature of Things wi…