Mango growers of the Rajshahi division have set the target to export 300 tons of mango to different countries -apart from meeting local demand- during the forthcoming harvesting season. To achieve this target, mangoes are being bagged using modern technology in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts. Apart from this, the best quality mangoes are being produced for export to foreign countries.
Rajshahi mayor A.H.M. Khairuzzaman Liton revealed the information while inaugurating the fruit-bagging programme for producing safe and pest-free mangoes in a five-bigha mango-orchard in Rajshahi on Sunday. President of Rajshahi Agro Food Producer Society Anwarul Haque and Vice-president Dr Abdul Khaleque were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Liton said all stakeholders, including farmers, must produce good quality mangoes maintaining its highest value if they want to continue export of mangoes to Europe’s chain shops. He said many farmers and value chain actors got the necessary training on best agricultural practices and with that, they have started exploring the high-value export markets.