Over 430 tonnes of avocados exported in first nine months of current fiscal year

Workers pick avocados during harvest at a farm.  Photo: MMAL
Workers pick avocados during harvest at a farm.  Photo: MMAL

More than 430 tonnes of avocados were exported to foreign countries in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (FY), according to a report in the Myanma Alin yesterday.
Myanmar shipped 46 tonnes of avocados to China via the sea route and border gates, 400 tonnes to Thailand through its border checkpoints, 0.24 tonnes to Hong Kong and 0.2 tonnes to Russia.
Avocado is a potential marketable fruit for Myanmar. To penetrate the export market, Myanmar’s avocados must be relatively of the same size and of good quality, said an official from the Trade Department.
Besides being consumed, avocado is widely used as a value-added product in cosmetics and shower gels, among other things.
Avocado growers in Myanmar have been calling for financial assistance and specific avocado zones, said U Sai Soe Naung, an avocado grower from Shan State. A think tank of the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association has been conducting educational courses for avocado growers. Avocado groups are also being organised to share knowledge on growing methods among the farmers.
Myanmar’s avocados are primarily grown in the Shan and Chin states, as well as the Sagaing Region and Pyin Oo Lwin areas in the Mandalay Region. –Zar Lin Thu (AMIA)

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