The lack of government support for the construction of infrastructure and a collection center has caused avocado export projects to be brought to a halt in the Mexican state of Puebla. Daniel Gonzalo Lino Martínez, president of the Agrupación Aguacatera Atlixcáyotl, reported that despite complying with the phytosanitary measures required by international markets, producer organizations lack support to export the fruit.
Three avocado varieties are produced in the Atlixco region, including the Hass, which are sold in the domestic market. The annual production amounts to 2,500 tons per year, with more than 600 avocado growers grouped together.
Lino Martínez, who presented the 5th Avocado Fair that took place between February 14 and 15 in Atlixco, said that Puebla's avocados are in demand in Spain, the United States, and even in Turkey, where samples have been taken for marketing. But one of the requirements is that organizations have a special center for fruit collection, which still needs to be built.
He also said that Puebla is already among the seven main avocado producing states, with regions certified as pest free areas.