Peru's National Agricultural Health Service (Senasa) has reported that the country will be able to export its mangoes to South Africa after the South African phytosanitary authority (Agricultural, Land Reform & Rural Development) has approved the sanitary requirements to import them.
"Access to this market will have a positive impact for all mango producers, mainly the more than 7,000 producers from Piura, Lambayeque, and Ancash who actively participate in this productive activity," said Miguel Quevedo, head of Senasa.
Now, the Peruvian mango has access to a total of 64 international markets, 4 of which -Japan, Uruguay, South Korea, and now South Africa- were opened in the last decade thanks to Senasa's hard work.
The mango-producing sector has experienced remarkable growth in recent years. Between 2017 and 2021, the export volume increased by 29.3% to a total of 236,863 tons in the last campaign.