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Review Status of Mango Production and Research in Ethiopia

Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is Ethiopia's second-most important fruit crop. It is, nevertheless, in its infancy when compared to the potential of the nation. The mango is a succulent stone fruit that is a member of the Panes Mangifera fruit family, which includes several tropical fruit trees of the Anacardiaceous flowering plant family. To examine the present status and potential future of mango in Ethiopian studies. Mango value chains also promote growth, introduce new technologies, provide jobs, and lessen poverty in communities. The mango fruit crop is also very important since it has the ability to be processed industrially and sold in both domestic and international markets. However, due to poor handling, insufficient transportation and storage facilities, disease issues, and susceptibility to low storage temperatures, mango fruit production, marketing, and consumption are constrained. There is a very low level of farmer information regarding orchard spacing, pruning, fertilizer application, availability of new varieties, and pest and disease control. Mango packaging and delivery fell well short of expectations. The main obstacles were pests, knowledge and skill gaps, and the availability of better cultivars. Other agricultural inputs included fertilizers and pesticides. A total of 76.9% of growers were similar, according to an assessment of commonalities in the off-farming system, mango production practices, harvest, post-harvest handling, marketing, and their restrictions. Thus, to develop the mango sector in Ethiopia, it will be essential to improve the pre- and post-production techniques, use and/or conservation of the identified cultivars, and address the constraints.

Potential, Value Chain, Marketing, Fertilizer Mango Productivity

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Aga, G. W., Gagabo, S. Y. (2024). Review Status of Mango Production and Research in Ethiopia. Journal of Plant Sciences, 12(1), 21-29. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.jps.20241201.14

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Aga, G. W.; Gagabo, S. Y. Review Status of Mango Production and Research in Ethiopia. J. Plant Sci. 2024, 12(1), 21-29. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20241201.14

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Aga GW, Gagabo SY. Review Status of Mango Production and Research in Ethiopia. J Plant Sci. 2024;12(1):21-29. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20241201.14

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