Mexico's avocado sector plans to increase its production yields

The president of the Association of Avocado Producers, Packers, and Exporters of Mexico (APEAM), Gabriel Alejandro Villaseñor Zurita, stated within the framework of the XII National Congress of the Avocado Product System that they planned to increase the yield of Mexican avocado crops from the current 10 tons of fruit per hectare to 18 tons.

Villaseñor also said that, even though the price of avocado destined for the external market currently stood at 18 to 20 pesos per kilo, producers were being paid 30 to 32 pesos per kilo of fruit, thanks to the specialized promotion that the Avocados From Mexico brand has carried out in different countries, such as the United States, Canada, or China. He also said that avocado exports in December 2019 had increased by 10% over the same month of last year.

Finally, he stated that Mexico could end this export campaign with one million tons of avocados sent to the United States and 200,000 to other international markets that demand this popular fruit.



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