Smaller Peruvian Kent mango harvest translates into fewer shipments and larger fruit

Fresh Mango
Published Jan 5, 2024

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Ad Verkerk of Meadowbrook Farms (MBF) Savannah discusses the impact of atypical weather, especially El Niño, on the global cultivation of fruits and vegetables such as mangoes in Peru. Due to heavy rains, there will be a significant decrease in both the volume and sizes of Peruvian mangoes this year, leading to increased prices. The importer emphasizes the importance of quality and the challenges of bureaucratic regulations, which contribute to higher prices and accessibility issues for consumers.
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( "It has been an atypical year, with El Niño weather problems around the world," begins Ad Verkerk, from Meadowbrook Farms (MBF) Savannah, a Dutch company specialized in the import of exotic fruits and vegetables. The expert refers to the global weather conditions that affect the cultivation of many products, such as mangoes in Peru. Ad points out that heavy rains in several production areas have caused up to 40 or 60% less harvest to be expected than in 2022. "That is also why the Peruvian mango season started several weeks later than expected." Ad points out that it is something that will affect not only the volumes, but also the sizes of the fruits. "That means Kent mangoes have more room to develop, so they will probably be larger," he says, adding that supermarkets mainly sell smaller mangoes shipped by ship. Fewer sea freight mangoes"Peru used to ship about 11,000 refrigerated containers of mangoes around the world, about 5,000 of which went to Europe. Due to the ...
Source: Agraria
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