Common name Mango
Scientific name Magnifera Indica E.
Family name Anacardiaceae
Grown all over Zimbabwe, Mango (Mangifera Indica), has been grown in orchards by farmers at all farming levels for a very long time yet our local farmers are not exploiting its potential as a commercial fruit with value that may be unlocked.
Mango can be grown in any part of the country and represents a lot of potential for farmers especially when grown in combination with other crops under a well-structured agro-forestry project. The drier regions of the country have a lot more potential due to the fact that the heat in these zones facilitates early maturation of the fruit before those mangoes from the other regions of the country where the climates are cooler-meaning that markets do exist across the whole country for those who can produce a quality crop of the right cultivar. The drier regions of the country also have a lot of potential to produce the tastiest mangoes in the country, as the heat enables sugar concentration in the fruit.
For those regions where the fruit matures later, there is also a market gap which can be exploited because the drier regions of the country will have no mangoes. Consumption of mango (which has a multitude of nutrients) varies from fresh ripe fruit, culinary uses (many, depending on stage of ripeness and culture), soft drink, fruit juice, dried fruit sticks and ice cream.
The iQFarmer mango manual will introduce you to the value chain of cotton farming, and the cropping program will also give you a production cost analysis for decision making:
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