India looks to East Asia, Middle East in hunt for mango buyers



Vasudevan Sridharan | SCMP

India is on the hunt for mango buyers across East Asia and the Middle East, with fruit-themed festivals and in-embassy tasting events being rolled out by the government in recent weeks in a bid to boost flagging exports of the country’s national fruit.

Mangoes account for some 40 per cent of India’s total fruit exports and it is the world’s largest producer of the crop, with about 21 million tonnes harvested in the year to June according to an agriculture ministry estimate.

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