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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...


KFF 2013: Special Edition in Margao

The Konkan Fruit Fest has traditionally been hosted in Panjim city (North ...

Resource Book for Kokum released

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

And the 2012 prize winners are…….

 A. MANGO i]Malcurada/Mankurad 1. Mr. Anand Pai Raikar, Tiswadi; 2. Maria Nifa ...

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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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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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Introducing urrak, feni’s cousin, once removed!

If you think Goa is all about feni, try urrak for a change this summer. This semi-distilled, ‘once removed’ cousin to feni is the pride of every bar worth its salt and the local taverns in Goa, once the sun sheds its temperate winter skin. While feni is cashew juice fermented and distilled twice, urrak [...]

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A New Look for our new Avtaar

When the new BSG committee decided to revive the popular Konkan Fruit Festival after a gap of two years, we immediately decided to redesign the event logo too. But deciding on a new identity isn’t easy with a variety of opinions and considerations coming into play. One of the most important criteria was to retain [...]

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Man goes…Goa goes…mangoes

Tips to take care of a tree yielding delightful fruit THE FLAVOUR of the season is mango. Even the Amul ice-cream we ate to celebrate my father’s birthday was of fresh ‘Alphonso Mango’ pulp. My friends, Yogita Mehra and Karan Manral, together with the Chorao Farmers’ Club facilitated by Premanand Mahambrey with  support of NABARD [...]

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Losing Goa’s Fruit Culture…

We believe that Food is a critical and integral part of our cultural heritage, but is one that is frequently overlooked by government, public and corporate institutions in favour of its more glamorous siblings like Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Museums and Architecture. This has led to fast declining loss of our food heritage, especially amongst [...]

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