by National Mango Board
Posted: 2016-03-11 09:07:48 EST
Orlando, Fla – The National Mango Board (NMB) is collaborating internationally with the top six exporting countries and domestically at the International Mango Festival Grower’s Summit. These meetings provide the NMB with a chance to meet with industry members and bring the latest knowledge straight to mango growers and exporters. During these meetings, the NMB staff will present the latest information on Marketing programs and updates, as well as Research program developments on postharvest best management practices.
The NMB’s Extension Workshops and Outreach Meetings enhances communication between the NMB staff and the mango industry, providing an opportunity to showcase tools, research, and resources to better support the needs of mango industry members. These meetings create a space for critical conversations about how the NMB is currently working with the industry to improve mango quality and superiority in the U.S. marketplace.
Every year, the NMB is committed to creating open communication within the mango supply chain. For this reason, the NMB will sponsor and participate in the Fairchild International Mango Festival Grower’s Summit. The grower’s summit will provide the opportunity to expand this exchange of ideas with domestic growers in the state of Florida.
The Extension Workshops and Outreach Meeting schedule is as follows:
Fairchild International Mango Festival Grower’s Summit – Miami, FL, July 8, 2016
Mango Industry Reception during PMA: Fresh Summit – Orlando, FL, October 15, 2016
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico – April 28 & 29, 2016
Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico – May 3 & 4, 2016
Piura, Peru – June 9 & 10, 2016
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico – June 15 & 16, 2016
Petrolina, Brazil – July 19-21, 2016
Guayaquil, Ecuador – September 1 & 2, 2016
TBD, Haiti – October 4, 2016
Retalhuleu, Guatemala – December 14 & 15, 2016
For more information on the Industry Outreach Meetings and Mango Producer Extension Workshops, please visit www.mango.org/Communications.
About the National Mango Board
The National Mango Board is an agriculture promotion group, supported by assessments from both domestic and imported mangos. The board was designed to drive awareness and consumption of fresh mangos in the U.S. The superfruit mango contains 100 calories, an excellent source of vitamins A and C, a good source of fiber and an amazing source of tropical flavor. Learn more at www.mango.org.
Source: National Mango Board