Peru: Producers from Puno sell 55 tons of Andean papaya to agro-exporter

Fresh Papaya
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Published Apr 18, 2024

Tridge summary

The Agrarian Cooperative of Fruit Growers of Sandia (COAFSA) in Peru has made a significant stride in the agricultural sector by marketing 55 tons of organic Andean papaya directly to PM Fruits for export to Chile, with plans to supply a total of 500 tons in 2024. This initiative, supported by the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation of Peru and Sierra y Selva Exportadora, represents a major commercial success for COAFSA, which comprises 475 small producers, predominantly women. Despite facing challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic and social conflicts, COAFSA is on track to increase its production to 30 tons per week by early 2025, employing sustainable farming practices. This effort not only enhances the local economy and supports small-scale farmers in the Puno region but also cements Peru's status as a key exporter of Andean papaya, primarily to the Chilean market.
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The Agrarian Cooperative of Fruit Growers of Sandia (COAFSA) directly marketed 55 tons of organic Andean papaya to the company PM Fruits, which it then processes into frozen pulp and exports to Chile. The Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation of Peru together with Sierra y Selva Exportadora indicated that this achievement, which is part of the commercial commitment for 500 tons of fruit during 2024, was possible thanks to the commercial coordination promoted by both entities, providing assistance and technical advice. throughout the negotiation process, together with the provincial municipality of Sandia. Commercial resurgence The adverse context of the Covid-19 pandemic and social conflicts in the south of the country slowed the commercial progress of the Sandia Agrarian Fruit Growers Cooperative, located in the jungle area of the Puno region, which groups 475 small producers, of which 80% are women. With effort and commitment, since last March, said organization, made ...
Source: MXfruit
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