- Quality Assurance System Manager
- Junior Quality Control Technician
- Regional Sales Manager - Root, Switzerland
- Horticulture Specialist - Guelph (Ontario) Canada
- Technical Director - Brussels, Belgium
- Senior Maintenance Engineer - USA East coast greenhouse facility, location negotiable
- Greenhouse Assistant - Abbotsford (BC) Canada
- Technical Service Manager - remote, US based
- Chief agronomic / Head grower
- Chief Executive Officer
Top 5 -yesterday
- OVERVIEW GLOBAL MANGO MARKET
- Banana prices increase in Ecuador due to damage to Central American plantations
- Australian cherry growers deny Chinese claims their fruit is inferior
- “The issues in Spain will have a positive effect on the Egyptian citrus season”
- UK: Mixed demand and increasing prices for US sweet potatoes
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
Colombian avocados want spot in U.S. market
U.S. consumer demand for the green, buttery vegetable is spiking. And Colombia — armed with a free-trade agreement with the United States — is hoping to be the next big player in America’s guacamole bowl.
They’re still not contenders, as they need to jump through phytosanitary and regulatory hoops to enter the market. But by most accounts, that day will come within the next 24 months or so.
Colombia exports 80 different agricultural products to the United States, said Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture Aurelio Iragorri.
U.S. demand for avocados has increased 174 percent in the past 14 years as consumers have been won over by the green-pod’s health benefits and versatility in the kitchen. But as that one-minute spot suggests (it may have cost as much as $9 million in air-time alone, according to trade journals), the competition is fierce.
Mexico supplied 1.3 billion pounds of avocados to the United States in 2014. That was followed by California with 282 million pounds, Peru with 144 million pounds and Chile with 89 million pounds, according to the U.S.-based Hass Avocado Board. And it’s in that bottom tier that Colombia sees its opportunity.
“Our geography and proximity would give us an advantage over Chile and Peru,” said Andrés Eduardo Mejía, the executive director of CORPOHASS, the association of Colombia’s avocado producers and exporters. “The U.S. is seeing per-capita consumption expand and promotional efforts are exploding.”...
Click here to continue reading at miamiherald.com.
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2021-01-18 Pineapple trade boom and bust
- 2021-01-18 "Spain is one of the countries that consumes the most kiwi per capita"
- 2021-01-18 The price of Chilean avocados in the domestic market surpasses export prices
- 2021-01-18 Improvements in Togo mango production
- 2021-01-18 US avocado crops face threat of non-native beetles carrying fungus
- 2021-01-18 Central Queensland mango growers produce bumper crop
- 2021-01-18 India: Patent for prickly pear juice underway
- 2021-01-18 Sales of Rojo Brillante persimmons extended due to new techniques
- 2021-01-15 Carzo to export Malaysian pineapples and Durian to international market
- 2021-01-15 Guac Bowl Stadium digital experience is launched
- 2021-01-15 Exports of fresh Peruvian mango could fall by 12% due to weather issues
- 2021-01-15 Superbowl avocado exports from Mexico forecast to be up 4% - despite Covid
- 2021-01-15 Pates' pineapple farm celebrates 100 years in Wamuran
- 2021-01-14 "We are lucky to have a niche product that not many producers grow"
- 2021-01-14 Yellow dragon fruit volume to increase in February
- 2021-01-13 Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports drop to 3.2 billion in 2020
- 2021-01-13 Togolese pineapple sector is doing well
- 2021-01-13 Malaysian Joinland Group optimistic about 2021
- 2021-01-13 Nigeria wants to tap into the multimillion global coconut market
- 2021-01-12 Limited supplies bring high demand and pricing for Costa Rica pineapples