Pangasinan produces the most mangoes in the Philippines, including varieties like Carabao, Piko, and Indian mangoes. While many of the mangoes produced in Pangasinan are shipped in markets for local consumption, there are also mango farmers in the province that export their produce to countries like the US, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan.

Led by the foundation’s president, Antonio V. Roces, FRLD and the regional representatives of the Department of Agriculture met with several stakeholders of San Carlos Mango and High-Value Crops Agriculture Cooperative (led by Mario Garcia) to discuss the mango sector in Pangasinan — from challenges in production, ways to to combat cecid fly infestation, the risks of climate change, and market opportunities.

Agrilink, the country’s biggest international agricultural trade exhibition, will be highlighting these and more — from October 5 to 7 at World Trade Center, Pasay City.