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Chilean table grape season in the northern zone would end 3 to 4 weeks earlier

Fresh Grape
Fruits
Chile
Market & Price Trends
Published Mar 4, 2024

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The Chilean table grape industry is facing an early harvest season with a significant drop in production due to climate change. However, the Association of Agricultural Producers and Exporters of the Copiapó Valley (APECO) is optimistic about the season due to high market prices and decreased production in Peru. Despite the season ending 3-4 weeks earlier with 10-15% less fruit, the total production volume is 8% higher than the previous season. The industry has managed to maintain productivity in the water-scarce Copiapó valley through improved water use efficiency and the work of surface and groundwater organizations.
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The Chilean table grape industry is in full season, starting the harvest in the northern part of the country, mainly in Copiapó. To find out the current status of the season and exports, we spoke with the president of the Association of Agricultural Producers and Exporters of the Copiapó Valley (APECO), Rodrigo Susaeta. How would you define the table grape campaign in Copiapó? After 30 years in this industry, we know that every season is "special", especially in these times with ongoing climate change. The 2023-2204 season is no exception. It has been a very early season, unlike anything seen in decades and on the other hand with significant drops in production. In the lower part of the valley, production will be closer to the initial estimate and its potential. In November and December we were very pessimistic regarding the economic result, but already in January of this year, with market prices in sight (very good to date), with the delay in production in the central zone of ...
Source: MXfruit
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