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Philippine mango production to grow in 2013

Philippine mango growers are aiming to raise their production by 24.5% to 955,823 metric tons (MT) in 2013, website BusinessMirror.com.ph reported. mango-ataulfo_23022337 small

The country's Department of Agriculture (DA) has set a goal of reaching 1.1 million MT worth of output by 2016, having recently granted PHP10 million (US$244,918) to the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc. (PMIFI) to assist with special projects.

The DA's four-year mango road map actually aims for a lower annual growth rate than what is expected this year, with increases of 5% each year from 2014.

The country's production of the crop actually fell by 2.57% last year, while exports dropped 8.86%.

Related story: Philippine government pledges support for mango farmers' group

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