Chile: Fruit sector would not suffer damage from the rains

Published Jun 14, 2024

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Frutas de Chile's general manager, Miguel Canala-Echeverría, has stated that the Chilean fruit industry is monitoring the impact of recent intense rains in the central-southern region. Although the sector has not been negatively affected so far, there are concerns for citrus fruits as harvesting may need to be suspended to protect workers. The region is also dealing with a serious drought, affecting irrigation and food generation, including for human consumption. However, the rains are seen as good news for agriculture and the region, especially with the ongoing climate change-induced drought.
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Due to the episode of intense rains that has affected the central-southern area, the general manager of Frutas de Chile, Miguel Canala-Echeverría, indicated that the fruit industry is monitoring the situation. At the moment there are no negative effects in the sector, because all the fruit would be harvested. “We are constantly monitoring the production situation and, so far, we have not received information of any relevant alteration in our activities. We are in season for apples, kiwis and citrus fruits, mainly. Fruits that are mostly harvested and stored in cold stores, such as kiwis and apples,” he explained. He explained that in the case of citrus fruits there may be some impact, since harvesting activities must be suspended to protect workers, especially in the Metropolitan region and Coquimbo. “We believe that any impact would not be large. However, we must hope that the technical teams can evaluate, on the ground, the real situation." He said that in the Coquimbo region, ...
Source: MXfruit
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