Mango iceberg from Bangladesh en route to Italy, France and UK

Mango iceberg from Bangladesh en route to Italy, France and UK

Europe will soon taste the delicious mangoes of the Satkhira region of Bangladesh.

Mango exports from Bangladesh have finally begun for the 2021 season, with the first shipment of the Himsagar Group departing for three European countries on tomorrow (Friday).

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About 4,000 kg of iceberg mangoes from Hafizur Rahman Grove were sent to Madhbakati Choygharia in Sadar Upazila in Italy, France and the UK – thanks to a special project called “Success” launched by Solidarid Network Asia with financial support from the Netherlands.

According to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) of Satkhira, local mango growers are expecting a double increase in export orders from Europe this year, as the king of fruits is rapidly gaining popularity on the continent.

Mustafa Kamal, Deputy Commissioner of Satkhira inaugurated export activities in the region yesterday.

Mustafa said, “As part of the successful project, export activities of mangoes and other vegetables from the Satkhira region will continue.” “The activities will be monitored by Dubai Aerospace Industries”.

Last year, the Khiraspat mango of Chapainawabganj, known as Himsagar, has received the Geographical Indication (GI) mark as the third product of Bangladesh after Hilsa and Jamdani.

IG is a name or trademark that is used on products to demonstrate that they have certain properties for their manufacture or production according to traditional methods or have a certain reputation due to their geographic origin.

Khirsapat mango is one of the most delicious mangoes and accounts for 20–25% of the total mangoes produced in Bangladesh every year. This variety is exported annually to many countries in Europe and the Middle East.

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Officials believe that the GI brand will not only inspire farmers to increase production, but will also help boost the country’s economy.

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