A first for Costa Rica:

Organic melons and watermelons exported to Europe

Quality organic Costa Rican melons and watermelons are now available to European consumers. This first export of organic melon and watermelon was in charge of the company 'Melones de la Península'.

This Costa Rican family business, with more than 25 years of experience in the production of melon and watermelon for export to countries of the European Union (EU), the United States, Kuwait, and Russia, has quality certifications such as Global GAP, GRASP, Rainforest Alliance, TSI Smeta, essential COSTA RICA, and Tesco Nurture.

According to Suk Lin Ajú, Commercial Manager of Melons of the Peninsula, in a first stage 1,500 kilos were exported for two weeks -by air- between both varieties (melon – yellow honeydew, and watermelon – quetzali), as well as approximately 10 tons by sea during the same time.

'This first export of organic melon and watermelon motivates us a lot and makes us proud as a company, as it goes hand in hand with our mission to promote sustainable production systems and deliver healthy products to consumers', said Ajú.

For his part, Pedro Beirute Prada, General Manager of the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER), added that it is very satisfactory for the institution to support companies such as Melons of the Peninsula, which carry innovation and sustainability in every detail of their production. 'We invite more national companies to join these efforts, that together as a country, we take the competitiveness of our export sector to another level and continue doing business with a purpose', said Beirute.

Source: menafn.com


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