Peru will export slightly fewer fresh mangoes in the 2018/2019 season than in the 2017/2018 campaign, when it achieved a record export of 200 thousand tons, stated the manager of the Peruvian Association of Producers and Exporters of Mango (APEM), Juan Carlos Rivera Ortega. "The 2018/2019 mango campaign is developing very well and there will be enough fruit to supply to the destination markets. Peru continues to be a world power in the export of mango," he said.
The manager of APEM said that the possible occurrence of El Niño phenomenon, which would have a low intensity, wouldn't affect the mango season, as this tropical fruit would benefit from an increase in temperature.
Juan Carlos Rivera also said that the APEM has been working to develop a series of instruments to make mango production more efficient.
He said the guild had created a cultural work manual and calendar, a fruit coloration guideline, and that they were producing insects to conduct biological control.
"These are a series of instruments that we hope will help farmers produce mangoes more efficiently. We are going to present these instruments at the XVII International Congress on the Peruvian Mango, which will be held on November 8 and 9 in Piura," he stated.