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Ervin García and Sergio Ruiz, of Vidimport:

"Mexican consumers are becoming familiar with asparagus"

The Mexican asparagus season is about to start, although it has arrived with a little delay due to the adverse weather conditions which affected the country earlier this year. Ervin García and Sergio Ruiz talk about the asparagus market and their company, Vidimport.Early June"We expect to start in June and.....

Agroexport Ucayali

Peru: "We are ready to export our pineapples and green bananas"

The Peruvian jungle is known for its great agricultural diversity, as its tropical climate makes it perfectly suitable for the cultivation of different types of fruit. Based on this, the company Agroexport Ucayali took the initiative last year to undertake a new project in order to boost the export of fruits.....

Pablo Andrés Acosta, of Calidad Agroindustrial S.A.S.:

"Our main goal is for producers to become self-sufficient"

Certifications are becoming a necessity for companies that wish to remain competitive in the international market, bringing them to niche markets that choose their purchases based on quality requirements which can only be guaranteed by means of a certification. In the specific case of organic products,.....

Eduardo Ledesma:

Ecuador: "It's sad that the banana industry is not promoted as it deserves"

2.03% more exports than last year; that would be the result achieved by Ecuadorian banana traders this year. Despite the weather and natural conditions that have loomed in Ecuador in recent weeks, the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE) confirmed that the lands devoted to this fruit have not.....

Veracruz produces 48% of Mexico's citrus

The President of the Citrus State Council of the State of Veracruz, Juan Antonio Soberon Ferrer, said that, even though there still are some pests in the citrus trees, Veracruz continues to lead the national production of these fruits.He said the entity produces 48 percent of the citrus fruits produced in.....

Honduras ready to export melons to Japan

The Honduran melon sector is getting ready to export its melons to the Japanese market, after the country was certified to do so, which opens the doors to other markets in Asian countries such as Taiwan and Korea, stressed the Ministry of Economic Development (SDE) on Tuesday.The head of this Ministry,.....

Colombian physalis finds its way into the US market

While the European culinary world and consumers are definitely familiar with the peculiar flavour of physalis, or cape gooseberry, in the United States it has only been recently introduced and exports of the Colombian fruit to this market have increased compared to last year. Also, since mid-2015, the.....

Mayaali Poz, of Lafinita:

"Guatemalan rambutan and mangosteen are very competitive"

Rambutan and mangosteen are two exotic fruits that are still little known in Europe, but whose supply is increasing gradually. The company Lafinita produces both of them in Guatemala and Ms Mayaali Poz talks about their characteristics, their production and their markets.She explains that "the taste of.....

Teresa Carpresana, of Caster:

"The Mexican mango production has been up to our expectations"

The Mexican mango campaign started about a month ago for the company Caster, which produces mangoes for export, as well as papayas and bananas for the Mexican market.Besides Mexico, the company is present in the United States with a distributor in New York. Its current export markets are the US and Canada......