The Philippines ranks 6th among the world’s top mango producers after China, Pakistan, Brazil, Mexico, and India. It accounts for a 3.5% share of the total global output – producing up to one million tons of Carabao mangoes a year.
About 73% of the total area planted with mangoes is owned by small farmers while 24% operate farm sizes between 3 to 9.99 hectares. Those operating 10 hectares and above only represent about 3%. About 95% of mangoes produced are consumed locally while about a quarter of total production is processed into various product forms. The crop contributes an average of PHP 12.5 billion and supports 2.5 million farmers.
We provide housing to farmers and help with education while also supporting local farmers and helping our growing partners flourish through tough times such as droughts and typhoons.
From January to September of 2017, data from the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) show that mangoes came back from their negative growth rate last year with a 7.63% output gain at 790, 560 tons, as opposed to 734, 490 tons in 2009. This was due to prevailing weather conditions which proved to be advantageous to flower induction activities in the regions. The agency estimates an increase in production as well. About a quarter of the total mango production is processed and this continues to grow relative to the fresh category. The mango-processing sector produces various forms of mango such as mango puree, mango juice, dried mangoes, mango concentrates, frozen mangoes, mango glaze, edible parts, mango in brine and mango preserves.
Mango juice concentrates from 2005-2018 have also increased by 1600% per year while other processed products have also posted high growth rates – dried mango at 25% and mango puree at 45%.
Not only does it thrive in trade, but the mango has been in the spotlight for headlining a medical breakthrough. According to a study made by the National Mango Board of Orlando, Florida, mango extracts had “demonstrated some cancer-fighting ability when tested on lung, leukemia, and prostate cancer cells.” When tested on breast and colon cancers, the mango compounds were found to have “even stronger anti-cancer abilities,” scientists at the Texas A&M University found out as well. Local health officials described the discovery as “very positive,” and they are hailing it as a ray of hope for cancer patients and, good news for the country’s mango industry.
We hope you learned a little more about the world-famous Philippine mango and hope you enjoy our products.