Myanmar’s mango is being planned to penetrate the Russian market, said a local association for technology and market promotion of Myanmar’s mango.
Sein Ta Lone (Diamond Solitaire) and Yingwe varieties of mango will be exported to Russian market, and the dried mango and other mango products will also be exported to South Korea, Thailand and Dubai, it is learnt.
Mango is mainly sent to the China market through border trade camps. Myanmar’s mango also receives orders from Hong Kong and Malaysia.
In a bid to export mango to foreign countries, a certificate is required to ensure that the fruits are produced in keeping with Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) guideline.
The businessmen are keen on producing the value-added products as there are wastages in exporting the mango as a fresh fruit, with little profit, said U Myint Oo, the vice chairperson of Southern Shan State Mango Growers Association.
There are over 200 varieties of mango in Myanmar and only 191 varieties are being cultivated. Sein Ta Lone, Shwe Hintha and Padanmyar Ngamauk local mango varieties are the most faovourable varieties in the market and so they are shipped to the foreign countries. And the remaining varieties are distributed only in the domestic market, it is learnt.