Agriculture Department Sets Mango Sale Because Of Summer Surplus

Due to the long dry spell that the Philippines is currently experiencing there has actually been a surplus of mango production. According to Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, the extended summer heat “precipitated profuse flowering and fruiting.” As such, farmers have estimated a collective surplus of 2 million kilos of mangoes this season.

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While Japanese fruit-importing company Diamond Star has committed to importing 1 million kilos of said mangoes, another million kilos of surplus remains a problem for farmers. They worry that the unsold excess will simply be left to rot. Local processors have already dropped their buying prices in order to ease the problem.

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On the government’s part, the Department of Agriculture has launched the Metro Mango Marketing Program. The program intends to aid the farmers by selling at least 1 million kilos of mangoes. They will be sold at a discounted price of P20 to P50 per kilo. You may find them at the following locations:

  • Bureau of Plant and Industry, Malate, Manila
  • Muntinlupa City Hall
  • Paranaque City Hall
  • Waltermart North Edsa, Quezon City from 9am-9pm
  • Waltermart Makati from 9 am to 9 pm
  • Waltermart Pasay from 9 am to 9 pm

What do you think about this?