Record mango harvest in 2014

The 2014 mango season in the Axarquia district produced a record harvest of 20 million kilos and revenues up by 75% on 2013.

Mango thieves detained

Two men, aged 32 and 53 years, have been arrested on suspicion of stealing 300 kilos of mangoes from a farm in Benamargosa.

Mango production on the increase in the Axarquia

According to the head of the cooperative Trops, mango production in the Axarquia is likely equal that of avocados within the next four years. Avocado production is around 30,000 tons per year. In 2011, mango production was 4,000 tons and in 2012 it will be between 8,000 and 9,000 tons.

Fruit thieves arrested in Vélez-Málaga

Four people have been arrested in Vélez-Málaga as the alleged perpetrators of the theft of 6,000 kilos of mangoes and 2,400 kilos of avocados from various farms in the Axarquia.

Thefts from farms

Farmers in the Axarquia are not only having to contend with the economic crisis and other problems, but also with the ever-growing number of thefts from farms.