On-the-Ground Update

El Niño’s Impact on the 2023/24 Peruvian Mango Harvest Season and Issues Faced by Small Growers

Fresh Mango
Peru
Food Safety & Quality
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Jose Torres
Published Nov 17, 2023
The upcoming mango season in Peru faces challenges from the El Niño Phenomenon, affecting production volume and some small producers not investing enough in fertilizers to grow fresh mangoes that could handle transportation with long transit times. The low bloom level during the fruit growth stage discouraged small growers from investing heavily, posing a risk for collectors who may not know how well the suppliers have handled tree nutrition.
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