Peru: Price of export Kent mango in Moro quadruples

Fresh Mango
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 27, 2024

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The 2024 Kent mango harvest in Peru's Moro district, Áncash region, has been significantly reduced by 75% due to high temperatures. Despite the reduction, the fruit has fetched good prices, ranging between S/9 and S/10 per kilo for air export. The Nepeña Valley, another major mango producing area, has also seen a drastic reduction in its usual production. The mangoes, after careful selection and preparation, are exported to the United States, Europe, and Asia.
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The 2024 Kent mango harvest has been brought forward in the Moro district, in the Áncash region, due to the weather conditions that have generated high temperatures. This has caused a drastic 75% reduction in production, due to lack of flowering. However, the fruit has reached good prices on the farm, ranging between S/9 and S/10 per kilo, for export by air. Comparatively, last year, prices barely reached, in some cases, S/2.5 per kilo. According to Juan Cerna Espinoza, executive director of the Service for Comprehensive Rural Development (Sedir), “The campaign will last until March due to the different stages of flowering, however, production is limited due to the weather. Despite this, the price of mango has experienced a notable increase, benefiting small producers and improving their economy after two very difficult campaigns." Cerna Espinoza maintains that now small producers will have to know in detail the climatological factor to know what preventive measures to take into ...
Source: AgroPeru
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