ISLAMABAD: The mango export target for the current season has been set at 150,000 tons that would lead to a generation of US$ 127.5 million revenue for the country.
According to the All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association (APFVEA), the last year saw a generation of US$120 million from the export of the fruit.
“This year, we have estimated a yield of 1.8 million tones of mangoes during the season,” the association said.
The APFVEA said that the climate effect would greatly impact the harvest this year as it could lead to a loss of 15 percent yield during the ongoing season. “Sindh has been facing an impact on its mango harvest owing to climate change impact as rain and storm could further lessen the production.”
Pakistan’s mango is being praised globally for its taste and is being sent to heads of the states under a trade diplomacy initiative every year.