The Sociedad Exportadora Verfrut SAC agricultural company, an exporter that is linked to the Chilean capital's Verfrut group, will invest 12.3 million dollars in a new avocado plantation in the province of Chepen, in the department of La Libertad.
According to Verfrut, the plantation will be carried out in the Santa Amalia Farm, which is located northeast of the town of Pacanguilla. This farm has an area of 464 hectares, about 260 hectares of which will be used for the development of avocado cultivation in a first stage. The irrigation water for the development of the crop will come from the Talambo-Zaña canal and from underground sources, for which Verfrut SAC is currently processing the necessary licenses and permits. According to estimates, this project will produce about 1,388 tons of avocados per year, with peak production in the months of March to June.
The project will last 15 years. Prior to the construction stage of the project, the company analyzed the soil to determine its fertility and the availability of soil nutrients; it also performed underground topographic and hydrological studies.
To complete the project, the company also plans to install storage facilities and a power line of 22.9 kilowatts, which will be interconnected to Hidrandina SA's power grid.
The company's report was delivered to the Senace for evaluation.