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Mexico invests to improve the mango production chain in Michoacan

With the aim of improving the state of Michoacan's mango production chain, the Ministry of Rural and Agricultural Food Development (Sedrua) will implement processes and training among producers to improve the market and achieve more competitive sales.

In this last season, the price paid to mango producers from Michoacan went from an initial 16 pesos/kilo to 2.50 pesos/kilo, which means prices depreciated by 84% in a matter of weeks; an impact that also affected the exported product.

Ruben Medina Niño, the head of Sedrua, confirmed that the Government's goal is to support the sector so that the marketing price of the fruit, both in the national and international markets, is better. He also said that they were approaching Michoacan's Mango Product System to learn about the mechanisms they are using to export the product, to subsequently provide them with a consultancy to improve said processes.

The public official said that, even though the state has a large capacity for mango production and export, according to data from the Agricultural Food and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP), they needed to do a breakdown to know the exact volume of local product there is, as approximately 40% of the entity's export income is achieved with fruit from other entities, such as Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Nayarit, and Sinaloa.

Record production
Michoacan's Mango Product System reported that the production cycle, at the beginning of August, had closed with an average 10% increase and that they had harvested 150,000 tons of mango. The president of the agency in the state, Xavier Chavez, said that 60% of the product had been sold abroad, mainly to the United States, resulting in an economic benefit in the order of 750 million pesos.



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