Climate change and the consequences of water stress in walnut trees of Chile
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Nov 28, 2023
The Chilean walnut is gaining popularity globally, with exports surpassing all countries except China and California. Despite current challenges, Chile has expanded its walnut export markets from 22 to over 70 in just seven years. Climate change is impacting walnut production, with rising temperatures, decreased rainfall, and drier air causing water stress in walnut trees, leading to reduced yields and smaller nuts.
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The Chilean walnut continues to attract attention from all over the world. Exports of this fruit are only surpassed by China and California (USA), with the main markets today being India, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Morocco and Germany. And even though it may currently be going through a challenging time, the truth is that seven years ago our country only reached 22 markets and today it exceeds 70. During the XIV version of EXPONUT at the Sun Monticello Convention Center, organized by the Association of Producers and Exporters of Chile A.G. – CHILENUT and Yentzen Group, Fernando Santibáñez, climate specialist at the University of Chile, presented “What this powerful child brings us: Climate projection 2023-2024”, we cannot forget that in the previous Exponut, he predicted that 2023 would be a very rainy in front of an incredulous audience. Santibáñez expressed the presence of the anticyclone in Chile, with a high pressure center that generally affects the north of Chile, specifically on ...