The production of mangoes in Mali this season was lower than last year with 64,730 tons produced, against 67,315 tons last year. Losses are expected to reach € 774,000. The losses are caused by congestion at the port of Abidjan, the blockage of the strategic city of Bouaké, and issues with customs and packaging.
Approximately 26% of Mali’s mango output was for export, with the Kent variety accounting for 75% of volumes. Only 66.3 tons were dried mangoes. Experts recommend Mali upgrade its cold rooms, extend its campaign, and improve access to credit for producers.