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India’s Mango Man has Grown 300+ varieties of Mango on One Tree!

Meet Padmashri awardee Haji Kaleem Ullah Khan who has a profound love for mango cultivation.

 His 14-acre orchard in Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh is unlike any other in aroma, textures and hues

Who said farming isn’t an art? Meet artist Kaleem Ullah Khan (57) — the man who has been awarded the Padmashri, one of India’s highest civilian awards, for his unique experiment — growing over 300 varieties of mangoes of different shapes, colours and sizes all on one tree!

Padmashri awardee Haji Kaleem Ullah Khan with his carefully cultivated mango tree, bearing 300+ varieties

He hails from Malihabad (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh), which is widely known for Dusseri variety of mangoes. But Khan didn’t stop at the one variety. From his 14-acre orchard, mangoes are boxed in crates and sold across the country and even exported to the Gulf countries.
Confidently, Khan proclaims — ‘You won’t find such fruits anywhere’.

His hope, he says, is to live on even after his death through his flourishing mango tree which h…


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Zona de Palestina, Guayas, Ecuador

Fueron de las variedades KEITT y NAM DOC MAI esta semana ,y la cosecha general en Ecuador se iniciará en Octubre.

Bienvenidas las abejas en esta etapa!

Central American Produce mangoes feature Sesame Street stickers

By Andy Nelson June 15, 2016 | 10:00 am EDT
Photo by Central American Produce

Import specialist Central American Produce is shipping mangoes stickered with Sesame Street characters.

Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Central American is marketing Mexican-grown Capco Farms mangoes with the Eat Brighter! label, a collaboration between Sesame Workshop and the Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association, according to a news release.

Elmo and Cookie Monster are among the Sesame Street characters featured on the mango stickers, which are a great way to get the attention of the youngest consumers, Michael Warren, Central American’s president, said in the release.

“Helping young people is one of the core values of our company, so we want to inspire kids to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. If children learn to eat healthier, they are more likely to continue that behavior into adulthood. And in my personal…

The ‘Spider-Men’ of Vietnam’s mango farms

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UPDATED : 06/15/2016 19:03 GMT + 7

Equipped with little more than a bamboo ladder and some ropes, these Vietnamese ‘Spider-Men’ work high up in the branches of mango trees to ensure the best quality mangoes reach consumers’ tables.

June marks the end of the mango season in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, and owners of mango farms in the region are rushing to prune the branches of their trees to prepare for a new season.

At seven in the morning, a group of mango tenders arrive at a 16-year-old mango farm in Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province in the Mekong Delta region to prepare for their day of work.

Group leader Phan Van Tang Em speaks to his men briefly, Kiet and Luc do this one. Xoai and Linh take that tall one over there. Hai, help me with the one next to that.”

A few minutes later, all six men have climbed to the top branches of their trees up to ten meters…

Former Argentine Government Official caught with bags containing up to $8.5 million

The former No. 2 at Argentina’s Public Works Ministry was arrested after he was caught burying bags containing millions of dollars in cash in the grounds of a convent near Buenos Aires.

Jose Lopez, who served as public works secretary under ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her late husband, Nestor Kirchner, was found with an assault rifle and six bags containing dollars, euros, Japanese yen and Qatari riyal. 

Local media outlets broadcast and published images of Lopez wearing a bullet-proof vest and riot helmet in custody outside a police station on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

The arrest may further complicate any return to politics for Fernandez, who is already under investigation in a string of cases involving money-laundering and corruption allegations.

 In April, she accused the government and the judicial system of conspiring to put her in prison.

“Being transparent will move us away from embarrassing situations like the one we woke up to today, an event we are all e…