Experience the largest mango collection in the world, including the diverse mangos of Haiti. Our staggering display offers a beautiful journey through genetic differences within mangos. Learn how mango colors, shapes and aromas differ from region to region.
Enjoy two days of the King of Tropical Fruit. We're offering lectures, cooking demonstrations and tips to keep your mango trees thriving, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors, sample refreshing brews perfect for Summer.
The 26th Annual International Mango Festival
- When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:30 AM to Sunday, July 15, 2018 4:30 PM
Mango is one of the Haiti's main agricultural export products ($10.0 million per year, 10% of its total mango production) and it shows an excellent potential for growth. Mango Francisque ranks fifth on the list of ten most commercial varieties in demand on the international market. According to a CRS press release, the ranking of the top ten varieties of mango goes like the following in a descending order: Tommy Atkins, Ataulfo, Keit, Kent, Mango Francisque, Man Doc Mai, Edward, Alphonso, Kesar, and Sundhri,".
Haitifs export of Francisque mangos excludes the production of certain departments, like the Southeast and production of the South because of long distances to packinghouses, poor road conditions, and the fact that existing packinghouses lack the capacity to absorb the volume of export quality fruit during the peak harvest seasons. Sadly, about half of the fruit is lost before it reaches markets.
La Victoire is located in Haiti's Nord Department at an altitude of 1417 above the level of the sea. In the Saint-Raphael Arrondissement, it is a municipality. It is inhabited by around 6421 people.
Getting To This Beautiful Destination
This is a mountainous region in Haiti. The town is beautifully surrounded by hills and steep valleys. Small rivers and streams flow at the bottom of these valleys. Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake and people in significant numbers fled to La Victoire town taking a toll on its scarce resources.
Infrastructure related to transport is not well developed. Roads are unpaved and there is no airport yet. At a distance of 35 kms approximately, is located Naples Beverello Harbor Airport, the closest airport. The other airport to access is Cap-Hatien Airport located at a distance of 48 km from La Victoire. Port-au-Prince Airport is located away from La Victoire at a distance of 92 km.
Thousands of people live in Carice, a remote town located in the Vallieres arrondissement in Haiti. According to statistics, the town has about 12,000 residents. Carice is a rural area without as many sources of livelihood as in cities and industrialized towns. This is why people rely on agriculture for their main livelihood. Farmers in the town mostly harvest mangoes, bananas and coffee, which are considered the main and most popular products in the area.
Though agriculture is the main source of livelihood in the town, deforestation is still common. As a matter of fact, deforestation affected the soil quality in the town. Despite this, however, the production of crops remains and continues to support people's livelihood.
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