Avocados export to meet foreign market demand

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Workers sort quality avocados at a farm before transport to the markets.

U Aung Naing Oo, Union Minister for Commerce, said that it is necessary to be able to grow and produce high quality avocados and increase the yield, expand the market, and export more abroad.
He gave this instruction while attending a discussion on the development of Shan State’s local product production and increasing exports at the office of the Shan State (South) Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Taunggyi on 27 August.
An avocado tree can produce two to five tonnes of fruits per acre. Fruits ripen within a week if kept at 27°C and after a month if kept at 5°C.
“Shan state is encouraging and promoting the production of avocados and coffee that are compatible with its climatic conditions of the state,” the Union Minister said at the discussion.
The Myanmar Avocado Growers and Exporters Association announced that the avocado farmers in Hopong Township, southern Shan State will jointly build an avocado processing plant, the first kind in Myanmar at a cost of over K800 million. In addition to border trade, Myanmar exports avocado through land borders and shipping. This year, 50 tonnes of fruits was shipped to Malaysia by air.
In the previous FY 2022-2023, the output of Myanmar avocados was 3,000 tonnes, and in the coming years, during the season of Myanmar avocados, officials are working to increase the production to 5,000 tonnes.
The association is aware that there are negotiations to the export of Myanmar avocados to Thailand as well as China through the G to G system. — Hun Htun (GNLM)/KZL

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