China, Cambodia offer to import Myanmar’s avocados

Fresh green avocado in the basket.  Photo: Reuters
Fresh green avocado in the basket.  Photo: Reuters

CHINA and Cambodia have offered to import avocados produced in Myanmar, according to a report of the Myawady Daily’s Saturday edition.
U Kyaw Thu, secretary of the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association, said that those countries showed interest in purchasing naturally cultivated avocados from the country, adding that China was offered fresh avocados to examine their quality. Price will be based on quality, officials said.
For the time being, avocados can be harvested in some plantations in Chin and Shan states, with local traders planning to export the fruits starting this November.
U Kyaw Thu said that systematically run avocado plantations have been developed in the country, hoping to get a healthy export.
More than 30 avocado varieties are traditionally grown in Shan and Chin states. Domestic exporters are trying to boost export demand from international countries, targeting the United States, Europe, Japan and Canada.
Myanmar continues its export of watermelons, muskmelons, mangos and plums, largely to China.—GNLM

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