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Mango is the fruit par excellence of Subcontinent.The mango is a fleshy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. Mango (Mangifera indica) belongs to the family Anacardiaceae.

It’s the mango season!

May 31, 2013 Amera Marian Varghese Dear readers, Yes, I know, the mango season is here. Supermarkets are stacked with bins overflowing with these delcious beauties. A staggering variety of mangoes come in from the subcontinent during the summer months, giving mango lovers many reasons to go crazy gorging on this fruit. Apart from the amazing taste that this king of fruits (as it is often referred to in India) is blessed with, mago has great nutrients as well. It’s good to look at,…

A case of mediocre mangoes

Mohammad Hussain Khan Climate changes have continuously taken their toll on Pakistan over the last few years – whether it’s an increase in flooding or a change in weather patterns. As a result, mango lovers are still waiting for the arrival of this year’s full-fledged mango crop in the market, which has been delayed because of changes in weather patterns. Stakeholders believe that Sindh would have come up with a larger mango crop had weather conditions not been erratic. An overall…

Mango exports kick off: first consignment leaves for Middle East, Europe

May 26, 2013 IQBAL MIRZA & ZAHID BAIG Mango exports: First consignment of 400 tons of mango left the country on Saturday to herald the start of mango export season - 2013. An export target of 175,000 tons has been set for this season which would fetch US $60 million. Waheed Ahmed, Chairman, Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association told Business Recorder that the fruit was airlifted by PIA, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Lines besides a substantial…

Snags in mango exports

ENCOURAGED by reports of higher mango yield estimates this year, exporters are preparing to meet the target of 175,000 tonnes. Exports have been allowed from 25th of this month. Initial estimates indicate that total production this year is 1.55 million tonnes, up from one million tonnes last year. So exporters are confident of achieving the $60-million target. However, for this to happen, it is important that they penetrate deeper into the Middle Eastern markets and reach out to half a…

Mango Export from Pakistan and WTO Regime on Food & Agriculture

Dr. Syed Wajid H. Pirzada The diversified natural   resources and eco- systems, Pakistan is endowed with, gives Pakistan a comparative advantage in agro-livestock &fisheries sectors, over her competitors in this area. The agro-diversity best places the country to produce diversified goods in general and agro-livestock & fisheries products in particular; which can cater to diverse market niches and satisfy the demand and aesthetic tastes of consumers, in the global trade…

‘World’s No 1’ mango export market may be missed again

May 08, 2013 IQBAL MIRZA Pakistan will again miss the opportunity of exporting mangoes to United States, world's No 1 mango import market, Waheed Ahmed, Chairman, All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Importers-Exporters and Merchants Association (PFVA) told Business Recorder in an interview here on Tuesday. Himself one of the leading mango exporters, Waheed Ahmed regretted that lethargic approach of concerned departments in finding ways to overcome the strict quarantine requirements…

Commerce ministry okays mango exports starting May 25

KARACHI: The Ministry of Commerce has allowed the export of mango for the coming season starting from May 25, 2013. The date has been fixed this year to avoid losses that resulted owing to the unplanned and premature export of the fruit earlier. Exporters expect the total production of mango to touch 1.55 million tons this year, up from one million tons compared to the previous year. The export target of 0.175 million tons has been set for this year, the country may fetch $60 million if…

Mango crop doing well despite hailstorm

MAY 6, 2013 THE mango crop this year is expected to be slightly affected due to hailstorm in Mirpurkhas and parts of Sanghar. However, according to assessment of research and horticulture officials, the crop yield will be by and large satisfactory since it’s doing well in other areas. But farmers disagree. “An overall drop of 20 per cent is expected in production this year keeping in view the orchards affected by the hailstorm in Matiari and Mirpurkhas region”, says Nadeem Shah, who…

Pakistan needs “level playing field”, says mango exporter

Monday, 15 April 2013 A leading Pakistani mango exporter has urged the caretaker government to prioritize lifting non-tariff barriers for U.S. market access, ahead of the country’s general election on May 18. Ahmad Jawad Harvest Tradings CEO Ahmad Jawad told Fresh Fruit Portal the existing protocol of irradiation in the U.S. was too expensive. “What we want is a playing field, and so the government should try to get us the same comfort and facility approvals that are given to…

Mango

Mango is the fruit par excellence of Subcontinent.The mango is a fleshy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. Mango (Mangifera indica) belongs to the family Anacardiaceae. It has had a prominent position among the commercial fruits of Pakistan. Mango varieties have been known for attractive colours, savouring smell, delightful taste and high nutritive value. Mango fruits contain 10-20% sugar,…

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