MAVO to arrange export of 1,000 tonnes of avocado to India in coming high season

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Quality avocado fruits seen a tray for export purpose.

As India has offered to purchase 1,000 tonnes of avocado from Myanmar in coming avocado season, the Myanmar Avocado Producers and Exporters Association (MAVO) set a plan to meet the demand of Indian market, said U Myo Nyunt, joint general secretary of the association.
Myanmar’s avocado can be plunked starting from November every year, up to February. As such, the association decided to export 1,000 tonnes of avocado as offered by the Indian fruit merchant organization in the 2023-24 financial year.
“We have decided to export avocado to India in coming season. As from 2019, some Indian merchants have arrived in Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State, to purchase avocado from local farmers. Once, Myanmar had showcased its quality avocado at a fruit show in India. At that time, our avocado could win the hearts of Indian consumers to taste Myanmar’s avocado. In fact, export quality avocado must meet the standard sizes. Actually, we will primarily export Haas strain of avocado to India,” the joint general secretary of the association explained.
In his clarification on export process related to Haas strain of avocado fruits, U Myo Nyunt continued, “We decided to make arrangements on export of the fruits to Tamu border camp through border trade route. Despite receiving offers from some European countries, we set aside the plan to export avocado to European market due to high transport charge. Now, we are focusing on export of the fruits to Asian market only.”
Some 20,000 acres of land are under avocado plants across the nation, according to the statistics of the association in 2020. Although avocado plants cannot be grown in Chin State, number of growers is on the rise in other regions. Currently, export quality avocado can yield 5,000 to 10,000 tons per acre.
Avocado bears potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, fibre, sugar and some elements which can mitigate suffering from some kinds of cancer diseases such as oral, skin and prostate cancers. It contains plentiful anti-oxidant and the potency which can lessen outbreak of cancer. Phytochemical from such fruit can prevent spreading of cancer cells as well as cause depletion of cancer cells. — Maung Aye Chan/TTA

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