The National Chief of Senasa, MV Miguel Quevedo, stated at the inauguration of the XVIII International Peruvian Mango Congress that, in the current export campaign, the country would surpass the 183,876 tons it exported during the 2018-2019 campaign. “We are working together with producers to strengthen the health of mango cultivation and to eradicate fruit flies. We expect to export more than 200,000 tons of mango nationwide in this 2019-2020 campaign,” he said.
The 2019-2020 mango export campaign began in October and is developing normally. To date, a total of 164 shipments, containing around 2,046 tons of fresh mango, have been certified. Prior to the start of the campaign, Senasa specialists registered 10,030 mango producers, certified 13 primary processing plants, and inspected 1,880 hectares for the certification of production sites.
Since the European Union, the destination of more than 65% of the country's mango exports, requires a specific phytosanitary regulation, Senasa has trained more than 4,000 producers in Piura alone, as part of the country's health strategies to keep this market open.