Desired fruit: Argentine pecan nut has record levels of growth and arouses global interest
Published Jul 29, 2023
A Chinese phytosanitary mission has arrived in Argentina to inspect the pecan nut production and marketing chain, as China is the largest buyer of pecans worldwide. The mission will evaluate the conditions of production and processing plants to determine if Argentina can export pecans to China. The pecan industry in Argentina has shown significant growth in recent years, with around 90% of the annual production being exported.
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A phytosanitary mission came from China to inspect the entire pecan nut production and marketing chain. This dry fruit thus becomes relevant due to the great global interest it arouses, since the Asian giant is the main buyer worldwide, in addition to the fact that its production has shown significant growth in recent years in Argentine farms spread over almost half a dozen provinces. , according to data from the Argentine Chamber of Pecan Producers (Cappecan). The Chinese health authorities must evaluate and qualify the conditions offered by both the production and the processing, drying and peeling plants of this fruit, essential elements for its potential authorization to export to China. Mindful of the interest of this destination as of others globally, from the private sphere, the carbon and water footprints generated by the crop are already being evaluated in detail. Thus, representatives of the primary sector and the chain will receive, together with authorities from the ...