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UAF scientists identify 10 new mango varieties

September 11, 2014- BR Report - The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) scientists have identified 10 new indigenous mango varieties to increase production, fight diseases, and to grab international market. It was stated on Wednesday at the Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) 150 Mango Project's concluding seminar titled "Characterisation of native and potential mango varieties" arranged by the UAF at New Senate Hall. UAF Vice-Chancellor and Project Manager Professor Dr…

Facilitating mango farms: government to introduce small hot water treatment plants: minister

July 15, 2014 Federal government is taking necessary steps to introduce small hot water treatment plants at farm level as well as encouraging private sector to establish commercial facility centres for hot water treatment in mango producing areas of the country. Government is also launching a project to control mango fruit fly and introduction of hot water treatment units in the mango areas. This was stated by Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and…

Mango crisis: Pakistan unclear over export strategy

July 13, 2014 ISLAMABAD(PPI): Harvest Tradings Director Ahmad Jawad has said expats living in the US might once again wonder whether they will be able to buy Pakistani mangoes from their local grocery stores. “Pakistan has been working for a long time to tap into the American market with its high quality mangoes. The conditions and requirements set for Pakistani mango exports to the US have made it a costly matter.” Although Pakistan has its own irradiation plant in Lahore – M/s…

Alarming decline in mango cultivation causes concern for farmers: Experts

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - Karachi—The agriculture experts, scientists, academia, researchers and farmers have expressed grave concerns over decrease in the area of mango cultivation across Sindh due to diseases, lack of orchard management practices, shortage of water and attack of fruit fly insect on the mangoes. They expressed these views while speaking on the occasion of “Conceptual Workshop on Pre and Post-Harvest Management Interventions” organized by Australia-Pakistan Agriculture…

Export to EU markets: mango exporters seek Prime Minister intervention against regulations

June 11, 2014- BR Report Mango exporters on Tuesday sought intervention of the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister against unnecessary regulations that have stopped the export of mango to the European markets thus causing a loss of billions of rupees to the mango exporters. A 10-member delegation of mango exporters comprising Bao Muhammad Hanif, Mohammad Ahmad, Syed Farhan, Arshad Ali, Wasim Ahmad, Bao Naveed and Husnain Butt had a detailed meeting with the Lahore Chamber of…

Sindh Mango Festival starts from 9th

06 June 2014 Karachi(APP)- The annual festival of the mangoes of Sindh province, Sindh Mango Festival, will be held from June 9th to 11th at district Mirpurkhas. Sindh Minister for Agriculture and Supply and Prices Sardar Ali Nawaz Khan Mahar will inaugurate the festival, said a statement issued on Thursday. Over 500 stalls of various kinds of mangoes will be set up in the mango festival. The companies which produce different products from mango will also participate in the event.…

PHDEC’s inaction hurting mango export

June 05, 2014 - BR Report IQBAL MIRZA While the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFS&R), Department of Plant Protection, and All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) are up jointly to stall European Union's warning to stop the import of mangos in case fruit flies are detected, Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) which should have been in the forefront in meeting this challenge is lying dormant…

Mango exports from Sindh to EU decline by 95 percent

June 03, 2014- BR Report IQBAL MIRZA Although exports of mangoes to different countries of the world is in full swing, an appalling decline of up to 95 percent has been noted, so far, in mango exports to the European Union from Sindh. One of the main reasons being the indifferent attitude of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Sindh towards the suggestions of Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFS&R) to cooperate in ensuring meeting quarantine requirements of…

Hopes high for beating India in mango exports

May 20, 2014 MULTAN: Pakistani mango growers are hoping to take a slice out of India’s export market thanks to tough new European regulations. The fruit is a contentious matter regionally with both countries proclaiming it a national treasure and fighting over whose specimens are superior. Economically, at least, mango exports are one area where Pakistan appears to have a slight edge. According to respective official figures, Pakistan last year exported around 100,000 tonnes…

Mango exports: Pounce while India is still out, says expert

May 6, 2014 KARACHI: The recent ban on Indian mangoes being exported to the European Union (EU) countries offers a unique opportunity to Pakistan who can pounce and expand their business, Harvest Trading Director and horticulture expert Ahmad Jawad said in a statement. The EU banned Indian alphonso mangoes and four vegetables from May to December 2015 on grounds that their mangoes were contaminated with non-European fruit flies. “It is the right time for Pakistani exporters to push…

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