Cambodia’s Fresh Mangoes Popular in South Korea

Cambodian fresh mangoes are getting popular in South Korea as consumers are enjoying the fruits since the commodity reached the South Korean market early this year.

The remarks were shared by Mr. Jongsoo Shin, Director-General of the Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) during a recent courtesy call on H.E. Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

For his part, H.E. Veng Sakhon briefed his guest on the ministry’s reform programme focusing on the promotion of agriculture, aquaculture and animal husbandry, particularly on the enhancement of packaging standards for exports.

Cambodian started to export fresh mangoes to South Korea in January this year after discussions between relevant authorities of the two countries and the signing of agreement on mango export in 2015.

The Kingdom exported 16,868 tons of fresh mangoes to Thailand, Vietnam, France, Russia, South Korea, and China’s Hong Kong in the first two months of this year, according to the ministry’s report.

Currently, mangoes are grown on 100,000ha of land nationwide, particularly in Kampong Speu province.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press