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Philippines sent first shipment of carabao mangoes to Dubai

Staff writer |
The Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Philippines have announced that a trial shipment of carabao mangoes was flown to Dubai, UAE, under the supervision of the DA 12’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD).

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DA Assistant Secretary Orlan Calayag said they are now talking with Vietnam, Indonesia and other Middle Eastern countries to open their markets to Philippine mangoes.

The mango is the third most important fruit crop in the country based on export volume and value and is one of the country’s 20 major high-value crops.

In 2014, Manila exported more than 11.2 metric tons of fresh mangoes worth more than $16.2 million compared to 7.9 MT of mangoes valued at $13.29 million in 201