Argentina

Entre Rios' citrus production is expected to drop by up to 40%

The vice president of Entre Rios' Citrus Federation (Fecier), Dante Grigolatto, stated that the province's citrus production is expected to drop by 30 to 40% when compared to previous years.

"Production is 30 to 40% lower due to bad seasons, because producers have been unable to take care of their plants properly, and -this season- due to the drop in supply and demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic," Grigolatto said.

"Despite the goods start that the fruit had this year, there is less supply and demand, which is why they are offset by prices," the business manager added.

Regarding the issues that truck drivers and producers are facing in the controls to enter cities because of the coronavirus, Grigolatto called for "tranquility and to stop stigmatizing producers who must travel to markets."

Finally, the manager warned that there are no fruits for production, which will affect the Jucofer juice factory in the town of Villa del Rosario that produces fruit juices and supplies for the multinational Coca Cola since 2016.

 

Source: unoentrerios.com.ar


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