Seeking your support for Konkan Fruit Fest 2014

Hello friend of BSG! It’s that time of the year when you are tucking into your favorite mankurads and manga hilarios or sipping on a fresh kokum drink…. and it’s ...

Konkan Fruit Fest 2014: It’s back!

It’s that time of the year when you are tucking into your favorite mankurads and manga hilarios or sipping on a fresh kokum drink…. and it’s time for the Botanical Society of ...

Sights from the Konkan Fruit Fest 2013

For more images of KFF 2013 and the preceding ones too visit


Sights of KFF Days 2 & 3

Sights of KFF 2014 Day 1

Resource Book for Kokum released

The Western Ghats Kokum Foundation [WGKF] has actively involved in the Konkan ...

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Delhi Seed Festival – March 2014

Recently (on March 8th and 9th 2014), there was a special event held in New Delhi about preserving our seed heritage. This event was held subsequent to the National Seed Savers Meeting held in March 2014 and featured… “The Biodiversity and Organic Food Festival – jointly organised by Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA), Organic […]

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KFF 2013: Special Edition in Margao

The Konkan Fruit Fest has traditionally been hosted in Panjim city (North Goa), with the support of the CCP, mayor and several other residents and organisations. However, we have often had requests both from farmers and citizens of the South Goa about whether the festival could be brought to Margao, so that others can also […]

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Seeking your support for Konkan Fruits Fest 2013 (Margao)

Dear friend, The Konkan Fruit Fest has been an event that enjoys the support of the community in Goa over the last several years. With about 20,000 people visiting and enjoying the festival every year, it also clearly benefits from the support and interest of the community. This year, we’d like to see if we […]

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Humble kokum is highlight of Konkan Fruit Fest 2012

Not Alfonso, hailed as the king of fruits, but the humble kokum – a modest looking, dark red, sour as hell, fruit of the Konkan region – is the centre of attraction at this year’s Konkan Fruit Festival (KFF), which opens at the beautiful Campal promenade in Panaji Friday (May 11). “There is a book […]

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And the 2012 prize winners are…….

 A. MANGO i]Malcurada/Mankurad 1. Mr. Anand Pai Raikar, Tiswadi; 2. Maria Nifa Fernandes, Chimbel; 3. Yeshwant Kankonkar, Curca. ii] Alphonso Spl. Prize: Shrihari Subrai Naik Kurade , Cuncolim; iii] Totapuri Spl. Prize: Ashok Joshi, Hetoda-Sattari. iv]Other mangoes: 1. Mr. Anand Pai Raikar, Tiswadi [Monserrata Preto]; 2. Shrihari Subrai Naik Kurade , Cuncolim [Pairi]; 3. Shamba […]

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Sights from Konkan Fruit Fest 2012

Here are some updates from KFF 2012 in Panjim, from visitors and bloggers at the event… Visit to the Konkan Fruit Fest 2012 in Goa From JoeGoaUK From Goankrazy    

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Some juicy tales

With the summer unleashing its heat to the fullest on us all, many of us feel dehydrated, and so in order to quench this thirst, all of us reach out for various chilled drinks. Besides, a healthy intake of fruits that are juicy plays a vital role in maintaining a balance in our body and […]

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Winners – Fruit Products Competition, KFF 2011

The winners of the fruit products competitions judged by Mr. Alphonse Pereira, Principal of Fr. Agnelo’s IHM, Verna and Mr. Sanjeev Kadkade, Head of Dept of IHMCT & AN-Goa, Porvorim with Ms. Ana Dias Camara of the Agriculture Dept as the coordinator are: A. PICKLES 1. Ms. Pushpa Naik, Goa Velha 2.Ms. Lumina Lobo, Siolim […]

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Winners – Fresh Fruits Competition, KFF 2011

A panel of judges led by Sanjeev Kadkade, Head of the Institute of Hotel Management, and consisting of senior agriculture officers judged the fresh fruits in the competition sector of the Konkan Fruit Fest on April 28, 2011, in the pre-inauguration competition this evening. The prize winning entries are: MANGO 1 Anand Pai Raikar 2 […]

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The Organic Movement arrives in Goa

This year’s Konkan Fruit Festival is different from many in the past because it will feature several participants from the growing organic farming movement in India. Key amongst these would be Shri Sarvdaman Patel (President of the Organic Farmers Association of India – OFAI), who will be inaugurating the Konkan Fruit Fest 2011, at 9:00 […]

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