Severe wildfire breaks out in Chile, local fruit farmers affected

Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Feb 7, 2024

Tridge summary

Chile's President Boric has declared a state of national emergency due to wildfires in the Valparaiso region, fueled by the El Niño phenomenon and extreme high temperatures. The fires have caused extensive damage to land, raising concerns from the Chilean Fruit Producers Federation (Fedefruta) about potential impacts on fruit growing areas. While no orchards or packinghouses have been reported as burned, the fires and smoke can affect fruit quality and flavor, as experienced in 2023 with blueberries in the Ñuble region.
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Original content

On February 2, wildfires broke out in the Valparaiso region in central Chile, killing hundreds of people. Chilean President Boric declared a state of national emergency in Chile. The world has entered an El Niño year in 2023, and the El Niño phenomenon entered its peak period in December at the end of the year. Currently in the summer, South America is experiencing extreme high temperatures and persistent drought, and wildfires have broken out in many countries such as Colombia, Chile, and Argentina. The most severely affected area in Chile is the Val Viña del Mar, a seaside tourist city in the Paraiso region, and surrounding cities such as Quilpué. The Chilean Fruit Producers Federation (Fedefruta) has expressed concern about the fires in the Valparaiso region, which have so far caused damage to thousands of hectares of land. Information released on the official website shows that forest fires breaking out on fertile soil may lead to the abandonment of fruit growing areas , but ...
Source: Guojiguoshu
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