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ANDALUCIA, SPAIN : A VISIT TO MANGO PRODUCTION BY RAMON PIEVE

Hola Will

Espero te encuentres bien...La semana pasado estuve visitando una producción de mango y papaya en la región de Andalucía. 








Me ha imprecionado mucho el cambio que se ha producido en la zona en relación al cultivo de sub tropicales.







Recibe un cordial saludo.







Ramón Pieve






















































La producción se hace bajo invernaderos con calefacción...Un verdadero lujo.














 Adicionalmente colabora en la comercialización de una producción de Papaya Ecológica, primera de la región, disponible la próxima temporada a partir de Octubre...










































MEXICO : Water is a worry for Baja’s farmers

Any shortage on the Colorado River could cause hardship for Baja California and Sonora




Mexico News Daily | Friday, July 10, 2015








The farmers of Baja California receive most of their water from the Colorado River for their cotton, wheat and alfalfa fields but shortages have concerned them for years. 



These concerns spilled over at a recent meeting of CILA, the Mexican branch of a binational government boundary agency known as the International Boundary and Water Commission.




At the meeting, held in Tijuana, farmers looked to authorities for answers they don’t really have, at least nothing final on what the future holds for Baja California’s agricultural producers. 


Should a shortage be declared on the Colorado River, Baja California and Sonora would both suffer.


Water managers in the region have developed contingency plans focused on stretching the state’s dwindling water supply such as desalination plants, wells and reservoirs, canal lining projects and novel irrigation techniques to try to …

SOUTH FLORIDA : IMAGES FROM THE 23RD ANNUAL FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (FTBG) MANGO FESTIVAL

The 23rd Annual International Mango Festival was a celebration of the colorful mangoes of Jamaica. 



Mango fans were able to sample and purchase many of the popular mangoes in Jamaica including “East Indian”, Blackie”, “Bombay” and “Julie. 




The 2-day event was held on July 11 & 12 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. 



 The festival featured a variety of mango trees for sale, a fruit market, cooking demonstrations, lectures about growing mangos, educational activities, artisan vendors, delicious food and the world’s largest mango auction. 



Here are photo highlights of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Mango Festival 2015.




Read more:

http://jamaicans.com/photo-highlights-the-fairchild-tropical-botanic-gardens-mango-festival-2015-celebrating-the-colorful-mangos-of-jamaica/#ixzz3foHc5GIR










































































Ecuadorian mango Exporter Sergio Cedeno poses with Noris Ledesma and Richard Campbell







































































































































































Behind the scenes prep work that make the Mango Festival successful:









































Dominican mangoes promoted in Spain

The Consulate General of the Dominican Republic organised the second edition of the Dominican Mango Fair, which took place this weekend at the Plaza España, in Madrid.






Dominican consul general Juan Cuevas Féliz said the event aims to promote a Dominican product which only until recently was mostly unknown to Spanish consumers.





Cuevas explained that the objective is for mangoes to take a share of the European market, just like rum and tobacco did in the past.




"This event has been organised with the goal of promoting investment between countries and facilitate the opening of new markets for the export of Dominican mangoes to Spain."




He added that "in 2014, the product generated transactions worth 10 million Euro."


The event featured more than seven types of mangoes, including the Banilejo, Puntica, Mingolo and Keiit Kent, all imported from the island, and were presented together with other guest products, such as Dominican organic coffee and cocoa. It was also planned as …

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS : Mango Melee Packs Botanical Garden

BY CAROL BUCHANAN — JULY 12, 2015


The Mango Melee crowd gathers under the flamboyant trees Sunday at St. George Village Botanical Gardens.















St. Croix residents kicked gloomy economic times and cloudy weather aside Sunday afternoon, as everyone at the St. George Village Botanical Garden was dressed for fun at the 19th annual Mango Melee.







Some people were buying and eating coconut candy; others were learning from Nancy Dash how to make coconut butter or use coconut for fiber in various dishes.






But that was just the beginning – vendors offered all sorts of mango treats and other local food. There were also craft vendors drinks for everyone’s taste.









Business was brisk at the booths along both sides of the U-shaped, wide path which leads west from the Great House and back again.


“Business has been very good today,”said Patty Nickell, whose husband, Roger, sells turned wood items.



But there was more going on than market commerce at the event. The annual mango eating contests for youngsters and adul…