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Peru: A complex avocado campaign

Updated Oct 18, 2022
The logistics problems caused by the covid crisis and accentuated by geopolitics have caused this latest avocado campaign to have been "the most complex of all", according to the vice president of the World Avocado Association (WAO). English), Michael Horney.
In a videoconference interview, Horney, from Peru, recognized the difficulties that the covid crisis has caused throughout the world and that it has marked "complex years" in the marketing of American avocados in Europe and Asia. But with the consequences of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, which has been "reflected in the price of fertilizers, of which there is not the availability that is required", the greatest concern is focused on the value of sea freight for avocado. Latin American. And it is that —he has sentenced— “in 2022 they have paid twice as much as in 2021”. This situation has not occurred with the same intensity in the avocado-producing countries of Africa, he pointed out. "I think that the situation with shipping companies worldwide is very serious, because of how they have taken advantage of the situation to raise their margins," he asserted before adding that "agricultural producers, especially the smaller ones, are the ones who are suffering more” with the rise ...
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