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World ready to eat more mangoes with demand on the rise

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The Symposium is a joint initiative of the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries and the International Society for Horticultural Science.

The Symposium will be comprised of plenary sessions, discipline focused sessions, workshops, and poster session and a sponsor display where delegates can formally present, promote and discuss their work and products with other delegates.

 The event will include an optional one-day field tour (October 2) of the Katherine mango growing district where delegates can see the technology, management and operations of harvesting and packing mangoes Australian style.

Delegates attending this week's 11th International Mango Symposium have been told the global demand for mangoes is on the rise.

00:00 AUDIO: Albert Vandenberg talks about his Mexican mango plans (ABC Rural)

Addressing the symposium in Darwin, Dr Victor Galan-Sauco from the International Society for Horticultural Science, said prospects for more mango plantings were good, and the industry was enjoying big increases in the number of mangoes being imported.

Mexico remains the world's biggest exporter of mangoes, followed by India, Thailand and Brazil.

Dr Galan-Sauco said China was the world's second-biggest mango producer, but even though it produced about 4.4 million tonnes a year, it was still a net importer.

Amongst the crowd of more than 200 delegates was Albert Vandenberg from Canada, who has recently started running a mango plantation in Mexico.

He said the mango industry looked like having a bright future.

"I do think the world is ready to eat more mangoes, there's no question about it,"
he told ABC Rural.

"I do think there's scope for a lot of expansion, because people love the fruit."

Mr Vandenberg has exporting plans for his own farm, hoping to send mangoes back to his home country of Canada.

"We have a problem in Canada in that we get a lot of mangoes in the supermarkets, but the quality is just terrible and they pick them so green.

"So we thought we'd give this a go. We're in our first year of production. We had to sell fruit locally this year, but our plan is to truck them up to Canada.

"If we can get decent fruit at the right time, I think consumers will respond.

"We're not going to become a big multi-national fruit company, but it's fun,"
  he said.

"I like the genetics part of it, and there's lots of scope for matching the mango to the customer."

The Australian mango industry has set itself an ambitious goal of doubling the amount of mangoes it exports by 2020.

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It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

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After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

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Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.

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