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Jakarta Post

Cirebon to expand mango groves by 10,000 hectares

  • Nana Rukmana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 3 2012   /  09:59 am

West Java’s Cirebon administration plans to further increase the province’s mango production by expanding its mango groves by 10,000 hectares from the current level of 2,300 hectares, following the growth in demand for exports.

“The expansion is considered as urgent due to the increase in mango demand from abroad,” head of Cirebon Agriculture, Plantation and Livestock Husbandry Office, Ali Effendi, said.

“Currently, our total production has yet to meet international demand,” said Ali, adding it was expected that there would be around 20,000 farmers who were able to cultivate the land.

Gedong gincu and harum manis are two types of mangoes that are favored by the international market.

The mangoes are exported to some countries, including Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Russia,
Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

The annual mango demand...