Shape up, Mindanao mango growers asked on Japan export cut

Mindanao’s scattered mango growers and contractors have to shape up amid a halt of shipment by the country’s biggest exporter to Japan due to abuses in chemical use, an official of the Davao Region Mango Contractors Association (DAREMCA) said. Diamond Star, the biggest exporter of mango from southern Mindanao, stopped shipping to Japan after Japanese authorities detected excessive levels of insecticides applied in mango production, said Ednar Carlos Dayanghirang, DAREMCA president.He said Japanese authorities have warned that they may ban Philippine mangoes from the Japanese market, which is 30 percent of the country’s export market, if random tests would show that new shipments still have excessive amounts of the insecticides cypermethrin and chlorpyrifos, which are used against black ant and fruit fly. Read full story here.


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2 responses to “Shape up, Mindanao mango growers asked on Japan export cut”

  1. mindanaw says :

    Maybe the growers just need additional information and also understanding about the consequences fo their actions. The mango industry should lead the way in reaching them out. I believe the LGUs could help, but not that much.

  2. Thamesportal says :

    wild, disorderly, like a let-go beast. (5) Invernesshire pickaninny, child. (5)

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