European market: Bosan pleased with mangoes’ sale

The government was planning to offer the machine to farmers on subsidised rates, says minister.


APP July 14, 2014

MULTAN:


Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan has said that Pakistani mangoes are being sold at good prices in Europe this year compared to the previous year.


Talking to media after the inauguration of Small Scale Hot Water Mango Treatment Unit – a machine, locally prepared for effective control of fruit flies in mangoes – he said the simple hot water mango treatment machine was manufactured at a cost of Rs150,000, under the Ministry of National Food Security and Research and Pakistan Research Council.


The government was planning to offer the machine to farmers on subsidised rates, he said.


He said that Pakistani mangoes were attracting higher prices due to their revised weights, adding that the country had an opportunity to earn massive amounts of foreign exchange through the export of mangoes.


Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2014.

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COMMENTS (2)

Action man | 7 years ago | Reply

@unbelievable The minister is talking about potential. We are talking in billions considering higher volumes and higher prices both. India is out of the picture for now and we really need to step it up if we want to take advantage

unbelievable | 7 years ago | Reply

that the country had an opportunity to earn massive amounts of foreign exchange through the export of mangoes.

Since the entire Pakistani mango export market is less than $60 million - your definition of "massive' and mine must be different.

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