Morocco: A production record but an uncertain future?

Published Mar 27, 2023

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Morocco is preparing to break a new avocado export record for the current agricultural season, with an expanded cultivated area, an increase in production, a multiplication of producers and a diversification of export destinations. Exports increased by 60% compared to the same period of the previous season, reaching more than 35,000 tons of avocados exported between July 2022 and January 2023. Moroccan exporters now have an easily achievable target of 7,000 tons for exceed the total exports of the previous season, according to the specialized information site EastFruit. In recent years, Moroccan avocado exports have almost doubled, rising from around 22,500 tonnes in 2017-2018 to 42,300 tonnes at the end of the 2021-2022 season. Morocco thus gained three places to become the 9th world exporter of avocados at the end of 2022. Moroccan fruit and vegetable exports brought in nearly 90 million dollars, ranking the avocado in 8th place. While this growth is spectacular, it is not ...
Source: Agrimaroc
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