The season for Egyptian spring onions is in full swing. It’s looking to be a decent season according to one exporter. Although diseases did pose a challenge for the farmers, the expectations are that volumes will not be affected too much.
The season for Egyptian spring onions is going according to plan, says Nada Ahmed, Sales Manager for Fruit Basket International: “We’re heading towards a normal season for the spring onions, with an average amount in terms of volumes. We did face some challenges this year though, as the weather did impact the quantity slightly. More importantly we’ve had to deal with some diseases, like onions smut diseases and white rot diseases”
Fruit Basket’s main markets for the spring onions can be found in Europe. “Countries like Holland, Belgium, Germany, France and the United Kingdom are the most important to us. We’re planning to expand our markets, but this is still in the works,” Ahmed explains. “One hundred per cent of our produce is destined for export, none of it will be sold in the local market.”
As Fruit Basket is preparing for the new year, they hope to increase their volumes and trade deals in 2020: “With the new year coming up, we’ve set some goals for ourselves. Mainly aiming to partner up with external companies to produce with them rather then compete with them. We’re also hoping to land some annual contract with large volumes this year. To achieve this we’ll be visiting Berlin for Fruit Logistica in February.” Ahmed concludes.