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Mango exports to Jordan and Qatar to increase

Khartoum, 3 Jan (SUNA) - The Sudan Center for Sterilization of Horticultural Exports has predicted an increase in mango production this year, with huge quantities of mango already being exported to Jordan and Qatar and other countries submitted demand for mango exports.

The Director of the Sudanese center for Horticultural Exports, Abdul Rahaman Abdul Majid, told the Sudan news agency that this season, because of the conducive climate will see an increase in mango production, pointing out that a number of packing companies have entered the market a matter that will help increase exports.

He commended one company, Awalad Attab in Sinja area, White Nile State, which exported over 125 tons of mango since the mango season started shortly. He said the center encourages other companies to enter this market and mango exportation opportunity

He said the center has also started dates exportation to Ethiopia, following treatment and sterilization process in the center and that the Sudan has benefited from the Tunisian experience in the steam sterilization process for dates product.

He said beside Ethiopia, Qatar is now wishing to import Sudanese sterilized dates.

He urged producers to maintain the good reputation of Sudanese products and to avoid any excessive use of fertilizers and chemicals as the Sudanese products are known as being organic.

He said farmers should give special attention to the cultivation and harvesting and packing process.