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PHILIPPINES : Mango output up 8.9% in Q3–PSA


by Mary Grace Padin - December 12, 2015

THE country’s mango production for the third quarter of 2015 rose by 8.9 percent to 64,204 metric tons (MT), from 58,978 MT recorded in the same period last year, according to a report published by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Based on the PSA report, the improvement in production could be attributed to the increase in the number of trees grown in Zamboanga Peninsula and the Caraga region, the application of organic fertilizer in Eastern Visayas and an increment in the fruits harvested in the Bicol region, Mimaropa and Northern Mindanao. The top mango-producing region during the period was Central Visayas with 17,653 MT or 27.5-percent share of the total output. This was followed by Zamboanga Peninsula with 14,764 MT and Northern Mindanao with 11,975 MT. Carabao mango comprised the bulk, or 79 percent, of the total mango production during the July-to-September period.

Despite the increase in production during the period, another report from the PSA showed that mango exports for the month of September declined by 34.1 percent to $1.03 million from $1.57 million in 2014.

Mango exports for the January-to-September period also dropped by 37.6 percent to $12.71 million, from $20.38 million recorded in the same period last year. 

The Department of Agriculture (DA) did not comment on reason behind the decline. The DA said 33 countries buy fresh mangoes from the Philippines. These include Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and South Korea.

Local dried mangoes are also being exported to 21 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan and the US.

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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.

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INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

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However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

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

Inaugurating a two-day Vasanthotsava organized by Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama and the Corporation at P…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 

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. 

After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.

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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