Andhra Pradesh growers will export its Banganapalli and Suvarnarekha mango varieties - both with Geographical Indication tags - to South Korea.
An APEDA statement on the shipments said: “In a major boost to India’s mangoes exports in the current season, a consignment of 2.5 tonnes of Banganapalli and Survarnarekha mangoes from Andhra Pradesh were exported to South Korea. The mangoes were treated, cleaned and shipped from the APEDA registered facility at Tirupati. This is the first export consignment sent by IFFCO Kisan SEZ (IKSEZ), which is a subsidiary of IFFCO.”
IFFCO Kisan SEZ has tied up with Meejaim of South Korea to supply 66 tonnes of mango this season.
“There are around 100 varieties of mangoes grown in substantial quantities in India while there are increasing export opportunities for mangoes used for table consumption as well as diversified processed products,” APEDA Chairman M. Angamuthu told asianpolyglotview.com.