President ProHass Peru projects a drop in production and a smaller size of avocados for this season

Fresh Avocado
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 17, 2024

Tridge summary

The Peruvian avocado industry is currently navigating several challenges, including a significant drop in production by 25% to 30% due to high temperatures from the El Niño Phenomenon and the impact of the Queresas pest, leading to smaller fruit sizes. Despite these hurdles, there's an uptick in US avocado consumption, potentially offsetting some of the production shortfall. Producers are delaying harvests to improve fruit size, aiming for a steadier supply to the main markets in the US, Europe, and increasingly, Asia. Efforts are underway, led by Prohass and Juan Carlos Paredes, to combat the pest issue, particularly aiding small farmers. Additionally, the industry is exploring new markets, like Malaysia, and preparing for the La Niña Phenomenon, which could benefit the avocado trees with cooler temperatures conducive to better fruit curdling. The focus remains on market consolidation, especially in Europe and the USA, while navigating the current challenges and future climatic phenomena.
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Original content

Lower production along with smaller-caliber fruit due to the yield of the fields. These are some of the issues that mark the current Peruvian avocado season, according to a conversation with the president of the Association of Hass Avocado Producers and Exporters of Peru (Prohass), Juan Carlos Paredes: “We project that production for the current campaign of avocados will fall more than the initial 15%, that is, it will decrease between 25% and 30% compared to last season. The problems we have had are due to the climate, such as the high temperatures that were recorded in the second half of last year and in the first quarter of 2024, which coincided with the fruit flowering and fruit set periods,” he indicated. In an interview with Frutas de Chile, Paredes explained that the El Niño Phenomenon caused increases in temperatures of 4º to 5º, which generated consequences in the fields that are being seen now, with 20% 30% less caliber. "Therefore, in this campaign we have recorded ...
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