In Senegal, the mango fruit is among the key agricultural exports of the country. Last year, Senegal exported about 16,000 tons of mangoes, mostly to Europe and Asian markets. Authorities now consider export of the fruit as an important sector, that can further boost the country’s economy.
Currently, mango exports from the west African nation occupy second place in the region.
“The export of Senegal’s mangoes has greatly increased over the years. From 8,500 tons about 3 years ago and today we are exporting about 16,500 tons. The sector also has the potential to create employment opportunities for youth in the country,” said Malick Diop the CEO of Senegal’s Export Promotion Agency.
Senegal produces more than 150,000 tons of mangoes annually but only 10% of this is exported.