A total of 13,583 hectares of mango in Michoacan were certified for the 2021 export season. According to Rubén Medina Niño, head of the Secretariat of Rural Development and Agrifood (Sedrua), this state expects to export more than 84,000 tons of mango this year, surpassing the 80,000 tons it exported last year.
In 2020, the mangoes from Michoacán reached 17 countries in the world. The main destination was the United States, but the state also sent its mangoes to Canada, Japan, Spain, France, and the Netherlands, among other destinations.
The municipalities with the largest authorized area are Gabriel Zamora with 4,994 hectares, Mugica with 2,497, Paracuaro with 1,857, and Nuevo Urecho with 1,496.
According to Medina Niño, Michoacan currently has more than 25,300 hectares devoted to the production of mango distributed in 30 municipalities. The state produces more than 160,570 tons of mangoes of the Haden, Kent, Ataulfo, Tommy, Criollo, and Manila varieties.
He also said that this year, the State Plant Health Committee (CESV) will act as a cooperating figure for the provision of phytosanitary services in compliance with NOM-023 FITO-1995, a regulation that establishes the National Campaign against Fruit Flies, and the Operational Manual for the registration of the verification of mango orchards for export.
One of the most important objectives of the State Plant Health Committee is to comply with the regulations to reduce the incidence of larvae detections, which last season only amounted to 69. The entity will redouble its work this year to lower this incidence.