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Friday 26th June 2015

If you love mangoes, head to the Antigua and Barbuda Mango festival which will run from July 26 – 27 2015 (Photo Credits: Janie Conley-Johnson)

The twin island destination of Antigua and Barbuda known for its 365 turquoise beaches and the ‘Antigua Black’ Pineapple, will celebrate the king of tropical fruit, this summer when the Antigua and Barbuda Mango Festival hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Agriculture returns to the lush and breath taking Christian Valley on 26th - 27th, July 2015.

Sweet, juicy and versatile, delicious mangoes of every size and type will be in abundance as the Antigua and Barbuda Mango Festival celebrates its ten year anniversary in Antigua.

The annual Mango Festival will offer every imaginable mango made delight, from fruity soaps and mango preserves and sauces to scented candles and wine. Under the shade of mango trees at Christian Valley, guests will encounter a mango market, exhibitions…

TAIWAN : International mango festival kicks off in Tainan

2015/06/27 18:49:58

Taipei, June 27 (CNA) The month-long International Mango Festival kicked off Saturday in Tainan, southern Taiwan.

At one of the major venues of the festival -- Tsou Ma Lai Farm (走馬瀨農場) -- people were lining up for a cup of mango ice.

Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said at the festival that Tainan has around 6,580 hectares, or 54 percent of the nation's total mango area, given over to the fruit.

In terms of mango planting areas and production volume, Tainan is the biggest, Lai said. Thanks to the plum rains in May, production has increased by 10 percent over last year to reach 82,000 metric tons.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said there have been 33 overseas large-scale mango buyers over the past two years, creating business opportunities worth US$3 million.

Nineteen traders from nine countries, including Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea, China and Bahrain, as well as the United Arab Emirates, have come to Tainan…