The year 2020 was quite mediocre for the melon, with very low sales, but Caraïbes Melonniers is bouncing back with 1,100 tons of melons imported to Europe at the end of March. The weather conditions, particularly favorable in Grande-Terre - especially in the north - gave a boost to the production in terms of quality.
For the producers in Guadeloupe, the goal is to ship 2,650 tons of melons to Europe, with a planted area of 120 hectares. Unfortunately, they remain dependent on the evolution of the sanitary crisis whose consequences could be detrimental to them once again.
Click here to watch the interview of Victor Nanette, president of the Caraïbes Melonniers group, and Laure de Roffignac, director of Caraïbes Melonniers.