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Wednesday 5th November 2008, 10:01 Hong Kong

Pakistan mango exports to rise

Pakistan has set a mango export goal of 135,000 tonnes for this season on the back of farmer-friendly policies

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Muhammad Alamgir Khan, deputy director of the Trade Development Authority, said an increase in export numbers would mean better returns to farmers, reports

“Last year huge foreign exchange had been earned by exporting 124,000 tonnes of fine quality mangoes,” Mr Khan said.

He hoped that figure would reach 300,000 tonnes within the next three to five years as a result of the government’s farmer-friendly policies.

Adoption of the latest post-harvest technology could also save large amounts of crop wastage, Mr Khan advised.

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