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June 06, 2018

Myanmar avocado to be exported experimentally to China

Fresh green avocado in the basket.  Photo: Reuters

Myanmar avocados will be exported to Yunnan province, China under a new arrangement reported by Myanma Alin daily newspaper, yesterday.
The Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association (MFVP) and other industry groups intend to increase Myanmar’s avocado exports.  The MFVP has offered to hold technical capacity building courses for avocado producers.  Currently, Myanmar exports watermelons, muskmelons, mangos and plums to Yunnan province. In order to win China’s approval, Myanmar’s avocados must meet Chinese health and quality standards and subject harvests to inspection, said U Min Min, a fruit merchant.  More than 30 avocado varieties are grown in Shan and Chin states. Only traditional cultivation methods are used for avocado farming.  Myanmar avocado officials are also hoping to export to the United States, Europe, Japan and Canada. — Zar Lin Thu


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