The foreign countries have shown their interests in Myanmar avocado, said U Myo Nyunt, vice-chair of Myanmar Avocado Producer and Exporter Association (Mandalay).
In 2019, Myanmar exported three varieties of avocados-Amara, Hass and Buccaneer to the UK as a trial. Myanmar avocado achieved good results in the UK market, and Germany and Italy also interested in Myanmar avocado.
“We received an offer to export avocado in the coming year. The avocado received good results in the British market. Singapore and Thailand also offered to import Myanmar avocado,” he said.
Although Myanmar avocados are grown to penetrate the foreign market, it now mainly focuses on the local market. If the fruits are grown in accordance with the international standards, they can more penetrate the foreign markets.
“Myanmar avocados have good foreign demands. We need systematic packaging for international markets. We have to grow the avocado to conform to international standards. We also urge the avocado farmers to ensure the fruit quality,” he added.
The avocado farmers grow good avocado varieties to export and the foreign countries make an offer between 1,000 and 2,000 tonnes of avocado.—Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)/ GNLM