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Peru: "Mango exports in 2014-2015 won't amount to 100,000 tons"

APEM CEO, Juan Carlos Rivero

According to Juan Carlos Rivero, CEO of the Peruvian Association of Mango Producers and Exporters (APEM), mango exports in the 2014/2015 campaign will amount to less than 100,000 tons. In the previous year (2013/2014) they totalled 136,000 tons.

He said this lower production was due to an alternation in yields, in which one year the production was good and the next one it was bad. 

Moreover, he added, the warm weather during winter on the north coast had prevented the plants from flowering more.

"I think this season, which starts in late November year and ends in late March 2015, mango shipments will be similar to those recorded during the 2012/2013 campaign, which amounted to 97,000 tonnes," he said.

In this regard, he stressed that this lower production of mangoes will have no negative trade effects. 

On the contrary, he said, "prices are expected to be better for the fruit because there will be a smaller supply."

A quality manual for the Peruvian mango
Rivero said the XIII International Congress on Peruvian Mango would be held on November 6 and 7 in Piura and that its goal was to improve the fruit's quality.

 The Congress will be attended by specialists from the US, Mexico and Chile, who will address safety issues, weather, etc.

As part of the event, he said, the Peruvian Association of Producers and Exporters of Mango (EMPA), will present the "Best Harvest and Postharvest Practices Manual for the Peruvian mango", which has been elaborated by the guild in collaboration with the main exporters of this fruit.

"We've made a summary of the best harvest and postharvest practices for the Peruvian mango. This manual is a friendly book that compiles the most important knowledge to get quality mango in our land because it has been adapted to our reality, our soil, and climate, among other factors," he said.


Publication date: 10/27/2014,000-tons

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