Mango exporter fights for market share

While Cambodian mango varieties such as Keo Romeat are well regarded in overseas markets, there are constraints which need to be addressed before large scale exports can be achieved, said the owner of the largest agro-industrial company in Cambodia on May 24. Mong Reththy, owner and founder of the Mong Reththy Group Co. Ltd., told Khmer Times that the difficulties Cambodian mango exporters faced were the lack of cold storage and systematic packing facilities, and the absence of good internationally-recognised agricultural practices or GAP. Mr Reththy said GAP acts as a new barrier for exports from developing countries, but he argued that this can be a catalyst for upgrading the country’s food supply system for export growth. “Highly perishable fruits like mango must be handled with the greatest care during and after harvesting. Pre-harvest and post-harvest production factors affect the quality of mangoes that can be exported,” he added.

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