Surplus of more than 2 kilos of mangoes in the Philippines


    Mango lovers may want to visit the Philippines, as the country has harvested a surplus of more than two million kilos of the fruit.

    BBC News reported that the country’s agriculture secretary said the extra mangoes were the result of a “dry spell caused El Niño”.

    The government there is attempting to sell one million kilos of mangoes this month, before they begin to rot.

    The Agriculture Minister also accused a dried mango exporter of contributing to the high stocks after it stopped purchasing local mangoes and chose to use fruit from overseas.

    Mango growers in Luzon are also expected to be trained to improve their standards to enable them to pass export requirements.