Manoojan is one of the best tropical agricultural climates in Persia, a very pleasant region with calm, kind, and lovely people, located in the south of Kerman province. According to officials, Manoojan has more than 450 hectares of mango orchards, which is expected to harvest about 5 tons per hectare. Gardening is the main basis of the Manoojan economy from ancient times to nowadays. Maybe that’s why the Manoojan’s people are inherently skilled gardeners. Apart from mangoes, a variety of date orchards, citrus and lemons can be found in Manoojan Paradise.
Why Manoojan mango?
Apart from Manoojan, mango is also grown in other agricultural areas of southern Kerman and Hormozgan province. For example, in the south of Kerman province, Jiroft, Anbarabad and Kahnooj regions are famous for mango cultivation and in Hormozgan province, Minab is a major hub for horticulture with an annual production of more than 16,000 tons. Based on the experience gained last year in organizing Manoojan Mango online events by FortuneBerry, Manoojan Gardening seems prone to further cooperation. On the other hand, Manoojan is very close to Minab in terms of distance and the network of gardeners in the region has close relations with each other, and capacity building in the Manoojan region automatically covers other gardeners in the region. In addition, Manojan mango is very excellent in terms of marketability and quality.
The big problem for mango gardeners all over the region, especially in Manoojan, is that most of the mangoes are picked unripe for pickling, and for fresh consumption, positioning and commercialization have not been done properly. Since last year, the Fortuneberry team with the help of responsible local gardeners has started commercializing farmers’ mangoes with participants and ended to promising results.
Mr. Hossein Jafari Shibkooh, responsible, disciplined, and promising gardener who maintains his 11-hectare garden with their father and brothers. Mr. Jafari has a high school diploma.
Organizers’ gardens profile
The approximate area of Mr. Jafari’s garden as the main organizer of Manoojan Mango Fortuneberry is near 11 hectares. The garden trees include 800 lemons and 200 mangoes. 3 hectares are 20 years old, 6 hectares of this garden are 8 years old and 2 hectares are 3 years old. The approximate amount of garden products is 30 tons of lemon and 20 tons of mango. The Garden’s water is supplied by a submersible pump motor with a drip mechanized system.
Mr. Jafari is responsible for coordinating with other gardeners in the area to organize this event. The total area of the gardens that participate in this event is about 80 hectares of fruitful gardens.
Why Mr. Jafari is a responsible gardener?
Today, creating a garden, especially economic gardening, is a responsible approach in itself. Planting fruit varieties suitable for the Iranian climate and entrepreneurship based on that product is also a completely correct and responsible behavior.
In addition to all these, Mr. Jafari, in spite of the difficulties and patience necessary to create and maintain a citrus and mango orchard, has worked and made his orchard fruitful has created new orchards and has been successful.
In addition, he doesn’t neglect the optimal use of water and irrigates the garden in a fully mechanized manner to be a good model for other farmers and gardeners in Iran, especially in areas with similar climates.
The Participatory Manoojan mango event
The deadline for participating in this event is from Saturday, May 29, 2021 to Monday, May 31, 2021, and there were no geographical restrictions.
The end date of this partnership is Saturday, July 17, 2021.
The minimum amount of participation in this event is 30 kg for each participant.
The total area of the participating gardens in this event is about 80 hectares.
Harvest starts from the next ten days.
Mango Product performance of these orchards is estimated at an average of 5 tons per hectare.
Value creation in this event is done through participation in timely harvesting, grading, treatment with ethylene, packaging, standard transportation, and product marketing.