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A LONG TIME COMING & VERY WELCOME NEWS : Aussie mango growers seek to double exports

This is a story that the IMO has been following and promoting for over two years:

Australia is the World's Leader in Mango Technology and Information exchange.

The IMO has a relationship with Australia Directly and Indirectly dating back to our initial Global mango Conference in La Quinta california. 

Mark Naper of HAL made the trip to our initial meeting and initiated a dialogue with our young Organization. 

 Henri Finnemore, Chairman of SAMGA (South Africa Mango Growers Association) spoke very highly of the work being done even as far back as the late 1990s.


No Country has done MORE than Australia in the mango Industry to offer innovation and alternatives.

The news of opening up markets and the potential of entering the USA market will do more to push a DEAD BALL forward as far as innovation and Technology is concerned.

This is exciting news and a very LONG TIME coming:

DateNovember 21, 2014 - 5:35PM

Kensington Prides: Exports currently make up only a tiny proportion of the Australian mango market. Photo: Sahlan Hayes

Australia aims to double its mango exports, with Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce set to announce a three-year plan to achieve the goal in Darwin on Friday.

Australia currently exports between 4000 and 5000 tonnes of mangoes annually worth about $20 million, and is aiming to lift that to between 8000 to 10,000 tonnes.

The plan will target affluent consumers in key markets such as China, Korea or the US, Australian Mango Industry Association CEO Robert Gray says.

"We're a producer of very high quality high-flavour mangoes, with relatively expensive production costs compared to Mexico or The Philippines,"
he said.

And the Kensington Pride and Bowen varieties produce a flavour not available anywhere else in the world.

The government is negotiating a deal with the US that will hopefully result in the first load of Australian mangoes heading there by February, which should initially make up about 10 per cent of exports.

Australia hasn't been able to export to the US before because of fruit fly, which it does not have, or to Japan, Korea or China.

"Developing protocols that those countries accept to treat the fruit prior to shipment so they don't have fruit flies on arrival has been the sticking point,"
Mr Gray said.

Exports currently make up only a tiny proportion of the Australian mango market, with 92 per cent of the fruit kept for domestic consumption.

But AMIA wants the export market to rival the domestic market in coming years.

"We certainly have the skills, land and water to do that; it's really about building the markets,"
he said.

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In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

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Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

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The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 

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An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 

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