Island promotes its avocado and mango
The Cabildo of La Gomera is promoting two fruit products on the island that hold an important external recognition for their quality.
The avocado and mango are the protagonists of this promotional campaign which started during Santa Cruz carnival because of the large influx of people.
The measure, promoted by the Ministry of Primary Sector and Rural Development, aims to boost knowledge and subsequent commercialisation of these crops, through their enhancement. The expected impact exceeds 300,000 people, mostly from the Canary Islands.
Meantime, progress is being made in the creation of a germplasm bank of these two types of fruits, from which their departure to other parts of the Canary Islands will be facilitated.
The cultivation of avocado and mango on the island is mainly located in areas with abundant hours of sun and sheltered from the wind. Due to their high production, they are species with high potential to prevent soil loss in risk areas of the island.