Upsurge for mango market

A new technology cooperation agreement between Blue Star Limited, India and Fruit Control Equipments, SRL, Italy, along with research organisations in India is set to sow the seeds for an expanding controlled atmosphere technology market over the next decade. The aim is to develop this technology for mangoes and hence increase export. While India is one of the largest producers of fruit in the world, a lack of sufficient refrigeration facilities causes substantial waste, which in turn keeps farm prices low.