Waheed Ahmed, Patron-in-chief of the All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers & Merchants Association (PFVA), has stated that the export of mango during this year is likely to witness a 70% drop in the export volume of mango compared to the previous mango season.
This would be due to hurdles in export of mango to Iran & higher Air freight cost of export consignment of mangoes to the European market. Logistic issues coupled with difficulties in having access to the International markets is posing stiff challenge to the export of mangoes thus multiplying the problems of mango exporters day by day.
The PFVA is effectively highlighting these serious to the high –ups by exploiting immense potential of the media which has certainly assisted in prompt resolution of various issues as well, however two major issues need quick decisions on national level which includes barriers in export of mango to Iran and various issues related to the national carrier for export of mango to the Europe.
The consistent efforts of the PFVA have ultimately drawn attention of the Members National Assembly. The special committee of the National Assembly (NA) on Agriculture in its session to be held on 15th June 2020 would discuss two serious issues related to problems being encountered in export of mango to Iran along with issues related to PIA in export of mango to the European market.