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Peru: Avocado exports grew by 30% during 2021 campaign

Published Oct 29, 2021

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After the end of the 2021 avocado export campaign, the National Agrarian Health Service - SENASA reported that shipments of Peruvian ‘green gold’ reached 537,460 tons, exceeding last season by 30%. Based on official records, avocado exports were destined for 38 international markets; The Netherlands being the main consumer, with 30% of the total volume exported, followed by Spain with 16.52% and the North American market with 16.1%.

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“Our work, in addition to opening new markets, focuses on training and preparing producers so that their avocados meet the sanitary and phytosanitary standards demanded by importing countries; in parallel, permanent phytosanitary surveillance is carried out, production sites are certified and shipments destined for these important markets are inspected. The result has been positive for this campaign, even more so when more small producers have been integrated into the country's agro-export chain, ”said Miguel Quevedo Valle, head of SENASA. Main exporting regions This year 39,645 hectares have been certified, located in 17 regions of the country. It should be noted that the regions where the largest number of small avocado producers are concentrated are: Ayacucho, Ancash, Lima, Arequipa, Apurímac and Huancavelica, regions that work jointly with SENASA to achieve timely certification of their fields. In the case of La Libertad, it has established itself as the leading region in ...
Source: Senasa
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