The Mexican state of Oaxaca is the leading exporter of mangoes in the country. The export figures of 2019 are tremendously positive, and are close to the goal proposed at the beginning of the season, according to data from the Ministry of Agricultural Development, Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sedapa).
So far this season, the region has shipped out 30,071 tons, mainly of the Tommy Atkins and Ataulfo variety; 80% of the volumes exported in 2018 have already been sent to the United States.
This increase in the export volume has been achieved in part because of the Mango Export Program to the United States, with hydrothermal treatment. In the 2019 season, more than 1,000 mango orchards have been registered for this program, covering an area of 9,855 hectares.
According to Sedapa sources, the harvest of the 2019 export season began two weeks later than in the 2018 season because of weather conditions, so they expect that the harvest will last longer.
This export program generates 3,200 direct jobs and more than 10 thousand indirect jobs, which has a significant impact on the Isthmus, Costa, Cañada, Papaloapan, Sierra Sur, and Mixteca regions, which produce the most mango in the State.
In the current exercise, the State Government through Sedapa, in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) and the National Agricultural Food Health, Safety, and Quality Service (Senasica) invested a total of 7,582,990 pesos in the National Campaign Against the Mango Fruit Fly, for its trapping, aerial and terrestrial chemical control, release of natural enemies, mechanical control, application of selective baits, and product training.