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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sent special Bangladeshi Haribhanga mangoes to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha as a gesture of goodwill.

The mangoes, 1000kgs, were handed over by Bangladesh High Commission to the Pakistan Prime Minister's Protocol at his office.

"The mangoes have been received by the highest recipient with much appreciation. It has also been expressed that the goodwill gesture of the Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh will remain symbolic in the relationship between the two South Asian nations," said a statement of the Bangladesh High Commission in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Hasina has sent mangoes to the South Asian leaderships of India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal and now to Pakistan.

She also sent mangoes to the Middle Eastern countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.




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There seem to be many BD varieties of mangoes. Haribhanga is one that probably I have never tasted. It must be quite good and tasty.
 

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There seem to be many BD varieties of mangoes. Haribhanga is one that probably I have never tasted. It must be quite good and tasty.
Grows in Rangpur @bluesky bhai.

Is a strange but unbelievably tasty variety. Named after the fact when local potters (Kumars) deposited their reject earthen pots (powder form) in the roots of these trees (Carbon and calcium as fertilizer).

Hari = earthen pot or clay degchi
Bhanga = broken
I am sure we can import it in Bangladesh provided sea shipment is fast (under two weeks). There is plenty of demand.

In the summer chilled mango slices are a must at any dawat to anyone's house in Bangladesh, rich and poor. When mangoes are in season, mango smoothies or lassy in the evening is a must.
 
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should be answered with langra mango
Langra is one of the most numerous cultivars grown and consumed in Bangladesh. North Bangladesh and Bihar state is actually the origin of the Langra Cultivar (variety) which later spread to other areas.
 

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OK Guys - let's look at the global business angle and export to the world's most prolific consumer of mangoes, the US (with one third of all total mango imports. However, the exporters from the subcontinent do not figure much in US imports of mangoes. This information is good as of 2014. Things may have changed since then.
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In 2005, world exports of mangoes reached 912,853 metric tons, totaling US $543.10 million (FAOSTAT 2007). Table 2 shows the top ten mango exporting countries.

India replaced Mexico as the largest producer of mangoes in 2005. For the 2003 to 2005 period, Mexico and India dominated the export trade with shares of 22.6% and 20.3%, respectively, followed by Brazil (13.2%) and Pakistan (6.9%).

Other major exporters include the Netherlands (major re-exporter), Peru, Ecuador, the Philippines, Thailand, and China.

World imports of mangoes increased from 397,623 metric tons in 1996 to 826,584 metric tons in 2005. As the number one importer of mangoes during the 2003 to 2005 period, the United States imported 271,848 metric tons, or approximately one-third of total mango imports.

The Netherlands imported 88,300 metric tons of mangoes (10.6%), but most of this is redistributed throughout the European Union. Other major importing redistributors of mangoes are the United Arab Emirates (6.8%) and Saudi Arabia (5.3%), with most of these imports being redistributed within the Middle East.

Mango imports to China have been declining due to increased domestic production. For example, China imported 57 metric tons in 2004 and only 19 metric tons in 2005.

Other noticeable importers include Bangladesh and the United Kingdom (4.6% each), Germany (4.1%), France (4.1%), and Malaysia (3.6%).

The most popular export mango cultivars continue to be Kent, Tommy Atkins, Haden, and Keitt, which have fruit with a red blush, and are less fibrous, firmer, and more suited for long-distance transportation than other types of cultivars (Sauco 2004).

The green cultivars, such as Ataulfo and Amelie, are only now being widely accepted in the international market. Other cultivars gaining popularity in the international market include Alphona, Dudhpeda, Kesar, Sindhu, Pairi, Desi, Chaunsa, Langra, and Katchamita.

Most of the newer cultivars are coming from India and Pakistan. Over the last decade, prices for most mango varieties have decreased about 5% as the fruit becomes more available worldwide, but prices could increase with proper promotional efforts.

There is evidence that the processed mango fruit market is increasing (Sauco 2004).


Processed fruit products include mango juice, pickled mangoes, mango chutney, mango pulp, mango paste, mango puree, dried mango fruit, mango slices in brine, and mango flour.

India is the main exporter of processed mangoes, followed by Pakistan, Brazil, and Zimbabwe. Major importers include the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arab, Kuwait, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. U.S. Mango Production, Imports, and Consumption

Although most of the commercially traded mango varieties have been developed in Florida, the United States is not a major mango producer. U.S. mango production remains fairly stable at just under 3,000 metric tons per annum. However, the United States is the world's leading importer of fresh mangoes, accounting for 32.7% of the total imports during the 2003 to 2005 period (FAOSTAT 2007).

Total mango imports into the United States during this period, with imports increasing from 187,193 metric tons to 298,088 metric tons, is at an average annual growth rate of 5.5%.

Mango imports were valued at about US $233.1 million in 2006 (USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service 2006). Figure 1. U.S. total imports of mangoes, 1997-2006 (metric tons). Source: USDA/FAS.

Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil supply most of the U.S. imports of mangoes, with Mexico having a 60.8% share in 2006. Over the past five years, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador have become significant exporters to the United States, competing with Mexico at the start and the end of the season.

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US mango imports holding steady
Volume continues to trickle in from Latin America’s leading country growers, including emerging supplier Nicaragua

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The US National Mango Board has revised its forecasts for the 2009 summer import season for mangoes arriving from across Latin America, including supply giant Mexico as well as Nicaragua, Guatemala and Haiti.

Mexico’s season started in late January and, according to NMB’s projections, supplies will end at the beginning of October with an estimated 40.5m (4kg) cartons set to be absorbed by the US in total. The figure is down slightly from the 40.8m cartons exported in 2008, according to figures from the Mexican Exporters and Packers Association (EMEX).

Since late May volume from Mexico has been tracking higher than last year, reaching a peak of approximately 2.25m cartons in the week ended 25 May, compared with around 1.5m cartons during the same period last year.

The Ataulfo variety accounts for the bulk of Mexican mango imports, representing 43.33 per cent of volume in the week ended 23 May, followed by Tommy Atkins at 38.41 per cent, Kent at 6.55 per cent, Haden at 11.61 per cent and Manila at 0.10 per cent.

Nicaragua, meanwhile, ended a successful season on 23 May, according to NMB, shipping approximately 640,000 cartons of mangoes to the US.

The Guatemalan mango season began in late February and will last until the end of May. An estimated 3.6m (4kg) cartons will be exported to the US, with the peak season expected to take place in April. Shipments will mostly comprise Tommy Atkins, accounting for 90 per cent of the volume.

Haiti, meanwhile, began shipping mangoes on 30 March, and according to forecasts from the National Association of Mango Exporters from Haiti (ANEM), the volume earmarked for the US this season will reach around 2m (4.5kg) cartons, comprising mainly the Francis variety.

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The Mango regulatory body for the US is the Mango Board at the US dept. of Agriculture (Mango.org) Very few of the Pakistani and Bangladeshi varieties are represented,


We in Bangladesh and Pakistan agricultural extension depts. should petition the US Mango board to include our varieties in their list of imports with sponsoring USDA research and marketing, India has already done their homework being the largest exporter.

https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/research-promotion/how-to-propose

AFAIK, the US will be happy with our exports because the Mexican varieties I have had so far (Ataulfo) or Indian varieties (Alphonso, Kesar) do not taste the same as the best Pakistan or Bangladesh could offer. There is a huge opportunity here to cash in.
 
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By the way, I don't know if Bangladesh and Pakistani exporters attend these two fresh produce events for Asia every year in HK (September usually).

We should have a branding for Bangladesh and a logo. I suggest "BanglaFruit". Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico all have this branding. This year (understandably) these events will be online webinars.


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Sheikh Hasina and Imran Khan.



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sent special Bangladeshi Haribhanga mangoes to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha as a gesture of goodwill.

The mangoes, 1000kgs, were handed over by Bangladesh High Commission to the Pakistan Prime Minister's Protocol at his office.

"The mangoes have been received by the highest recipient with much appreciation. It has also been expressed that the goodwill gesture of the Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh will remain symbolic in the relationship between the two South Asian nations," said a statement of the Bangladesh High Commission in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Hasina has sent mangoes to the South Asian leaderships of India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal and now to Pakistan.

She also sent mangoes to the Middle Eastern countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.




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This is the way to do mango diplomacy. 8-)
 

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I am very happy that Hasina pushed chetona gang into the corner.

Bangladesh will remain united when chetona gang will be completely neutralized.

Thankfully jamati gang is neutralized long ago. Now it's time to neutralized chetona gang once and for all.
 

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I like sheikh hasina. In all honesty, she has been correct to her foreign policy approach. She has made the correct call to repair relationship with pakistan. No point fighting over the dead horse of 1971. Time for a new chapter.

However how long this mango diplomacy lasts remains to be seen.

In her party the pro india faction will be fuming. Very likely if she continues this path there maybe internal coup that removes her from power.
 

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Sheikh Hasina and Imran Khan.



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sent special Bangladeshi Haribhanga mangoes to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha as a gesture of goodwill.

The mangoes, 1000kgs, were handed over by Bangladesh High Commission to the Pakistan Prime Minister's Protocol at his office.

"The mangoes have been received by the highest recipient with much appreciation. It has also been expressed that the goodwill gesture of the Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh will remain symbolic in the relationship between the two South Asian nations," said a statement of the Bangladesh High Commission in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Hasina has sent mangoes to the South Asian leaderships of India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal and now to Pakistan.

She also sent mangoes to the Middle Eastern countries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.




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Instead she should send some Hilsa.
 

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Very likely if she continues this path there maybe internal coup that removes her from power.
This is not 1975 , but it's 2021. Nothing will happened, but everything will be rebuild.

When Sheikh Mujib normalised relationship with pakistan, India plotted to kill him.

You say why India welcomed Khandakar moshtaq govt? Because the anti Mujib coup was actually a coup by Indian assets inside Bangladesh.

Now armed forces and it's intelligences are much more stronger than ever.

So nothing will happen to Hasina.

Perhaps this is the main reason Indian assets inside Bangladesh always claimed that why Bangladesh needs strong armed forces, since it has no enemy!

In reality, they ( Indian assets ) are the biggest enemies of Bangladesh;even worse than India herself.
 

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