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In Venezuela, Mango Trees Are Becoming a Last Resort for Food

Fruit Trees Lining City Streets Are Now A Backup Destination When Supermarkets Are Closed


JUNE 21, 2016 AT 9:48 AM

Mango trees are abundant in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. (PanAm Post)


In several TV shows, radio shows and digital reports people are seen having mangoes for breakfast, dinner or lunch, not just because they are delicious, but because they are “the only thing they can get” in Venezuela’s crisis of high food prices and food scarcity.

For many Venezuelans, mangos have substituted what little they are able to buy at supermarkets. As a result, some have begun to commercialize them.

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Caracas has one of the country’s most abundant mango reserves, some dating back more than 100 years, and which survived …

PAKISTAN 2016 : 'Over 1.7 million tonnes of mango crop likely this year'

Major Muhammad Tariq Khan (Retd), Vice President of MCCI and President of Progressive Mango Growers Multan (PMGM), said on Monday that as many as 1.7 million tonnes of mango crop likely this year, which is almost 90 percent of the total capacity. 

While talking to media Tariq Khan said that the government should now take effective measures to increase mango export and a substantial foreign exchange can be earned for the country.

He said that the climatic hazards of the previous years have already caused a 40 percent decline in the domestic production of mango crop. However, after seeing the reduced exports in last three years, some growers and exporters are very optimistic to achieve their export target of 100,000 tonnes of mangoes this year. 

Tariq Khan called for an effective communication between growers, exporters and the government. 

He further said that only 64,000 tonnes mangoes were exported in 2015 against the 120,000 tonnes export in 2013.

He remarked that this was the"lowes…

Mango Crop Report Alert from the National Mango Board

The Mango Crop Report from the National Mango Board has been updated. Click here to see the newest Mango Crop Report. Please note - after you click on the link, you may need to refresh the page to see the most current report.

Mango Market News

Mango volume shipped for the week ending 6/11/16 was approximately 3,732,731 boxes.

During the same week last year, volume shipped was approximately 3,432,359 boxes.

Mexico Crop Information

The Mexican season began in January and will run until October with a projection of approximately 66 million boxes.

Mexico's main varieties are Tommy Atkins (38%), Ataulfo (26%), Kent (20%), Haden (7%), Keitt (8%) and other (1%).

Volume shipped on week ending 6/11/16

Volume shipped from Mexico was approximately 3,578,770 boxes for a total of 35,089,062 boxes for the season.

During the same week last year, volume shipped from Mexico was approximately 3,251,015 boxes for a total of 41,741,369 boxes.

Guatemala Crop Information

The Guatemalan season began in February …