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Mexico: Tropical fruits, the future of exports

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that world production of tropical fruit would amount to 82 million tons in 2014, 1.7% more than in 2004.

Froylan Avendano, president of the Mexican Association of Plant Health Industry (AMIFAC), said that Mexico's exports of mango and papaya to countries in Europe and Asia might rebound during 2014.

"They are very interesting products to market abroad. A key point when exporting is to take your products to other countries, our task is to stop focusing on the U.S.," he argued.

Avendaño added that the Mexican agricultural performance during 2013 was very favourable thanks to the new rules, investments and the level of rainfall, which helped this sector rebound.

"Mexico could become a great exporter of mango and papaya; we must reach agreements to bring this production to the Asian and European continents," he said.

As a reference, some tropical fruits are mango, pineapple, avocado and papaya. The biggest mango exporters are Mexico, India and Brazil.


Source: Diario.mx


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