Papua New Guinea to embark on developing avocados as an industry

Moves are afoot to develop avocado as an alternative industry in the Asaro Valley of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Eastern Highlands Province has the ideal altitude and climate for growing Hass avocados for the domestic and international market. Nestled at 1200 metres above sea…

Bram Snijder – Independent Agricultural Consultant

South African avo industry hamstrung by overreliance on single export market

“If there’s one thing this season has again shown us, is that we need access to new markets for our avocados as soon as possible,” says Bram Snijder, an independent agricultural consultant in Tzaneen, Limpopo Province. “In terms of volumes it wasn’t a bad year, but our reliance on a single market is a…

Daniel Bustamante, Agricola Cerro Prieto:

“Prices for Peruvian avocados in US were disappointing, less than half of Mexico and California's prices”

The big price difference in the US market is disappointing for Peruvian producers. Peru will end the avocado season with about 45% more volume than in 2021 says Daniel Bustamante, Chief Commercial Officer of Agricola Cerro Prieto. They are one of Peru’s top 5 growers and exporters of avocados and…

Noémie Cantrelle from CIRAD on the global avocado market:

"The annual production rate is increasing faster than the demand"

The worldwide popularity of avocados, which has continued for years, seems to be gradually stagnating, according to Noémie Cantrelle of French research company CIRAD. Cantrelle recently presented the results of her study on the global avocado market in the course of the DOGK. Noémie Cantrelle Annual export…

Guatemala's Hass avocado takes another step to enter the US market

Guatemala takes another step in the process to open the US market to its Hass avocado with the fifth sampling of its fields to identify and create an inventory of the diseases…

Avocado industry leaders recognized

Following an extensive call for nominations, the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) named the recipients of its 20th Anniversary Recognition awards at the September Board Meeting and commemorated their service with a presentation and award recognition ceremony. The accolades acknowledge individuals for their…

Tanzanian avocados sell at Sh10,000 apiece in Belgium

According to Tanzania’s ambassador to Belgium, Jestas Nyamanga, avocados from his nation get premium prices in Europe, with one fruit selling for more than Sh10,000 (€4.30) in…

Professor Penny Kris-Etherton, Penn State University:

'Eating one avocado a day might lower cholesterol levels'

According Professor Penny Kris-Etherton of Penn State University, eating an avocado per day for six months led to a decrease in dangerous cholesterol levels. Kris-Etherton is…

Florencio Río-Miranda, of Eurofresh: "We have been developing the new conventional line for the past year with major producers in the countries where we have a subsidiary"

"The first Dominican tropical avocados of the season will arrive in Europe in two weeks"

The first tropical avocados of the new season from the Dominican Republic are already on their way to the European market. "The first fruits will arrive in 2 weeks and the campaign will last until the end of the year. Until then, we will average 3 containers a week," said Florencio Río-Miranda,…

Guangzhou Fruit Wholesale Market Report - Week 37

Delivery volume of Peruvian avocados declined after Mid-Autumn Festival, and the price went up

Market demand and consumer power have not yet recovered from Mid-Autumn Festival [10 September, 2022]. The number of visitors to Guangzhou Fruit Wholesale Market is visibly smaller and the delivery volumes have declined as well. The price of Peruvian avocados began to rise in the middle of August. This is…

Priscilla King’ang’I, - KenyaFresh

"Due to the ban on early harvesting of avocados the sizes and maturity improved substantially"

Kenya avocado production consists mainly of the Hass and Fuerte varieties. The main season for Hass runs from March to July and a short /low off season in October, while the Fuerte season mainly runs from February to May. "Due to regulatory authority ban on early harvesting of avocado the sizes and…

Mexican avocados kicks off with fall marketing program

To celebrate National Guacamole Day (September 16) and National Taco Day (October 4), Avocados from Mexico (AFM) is kicking off fall by inviting shoppers to celebrate with its latest shopper program, Guac N’ Tacos. Running September 5 – October 9, this program was developed to make it easy for shoppers…

Avocado exports from the southern hemisphere and Mexico will increase by 29% this season

According to Iqonsulting's “2022 Yearbook: International Avocado Market”, avocado exports from the southern hemisphere and Mexico have shown a 29% increase in the volume…

China: Increased sourcing destinations to boost avocado consumption

Halls are a global fresh produce supplier created in 1890. As one of the world's leading avocado suppliers, Halls are active across the complete fresh produce value chain - specializing in the growing, sourcing, packing, ripening, distribution, and marketing of avocados and other specialised produce with…

"This is the moment to go forward"

Same-day fresh avocado delivery proves popular in Shanghai

"If you are confident in the Chinese market and you want to have a long-term presence, then this is the moment to go forward. Opportunity will arise. A city like Shanghai will always bounce back. The people and companies that are here now, are invested in this city and in it for the long term. This…

Francisco Murguía: “The fertilizers cost haven't hit us, because our production is organic"

Despite global challenges Mexican avocado production is going strong

The global demand for the super fruit of avocados continues to be lower due to inflation, exchange rates, production growth in new regions as well as the global pandemic recovery and shipping cost increases and delays. Despite these global challenges Mexican production is going strong says Francisco…

Derek Donkin - SAAGA

“The market has improved and we are now seeing better demand"

The South African avocado export season has been underway since March and 88% of the estimated export volume has already been shipped. The estimate early and mid-season was 15.5 million 4kg cartons, this has been increased to 16.5 million 4kg cartons as market conditions have improved and later regions…

Kenyan fresh avocadoes can now enter the Chinese market

Avodemia: "We are looking for avocado importers in China"

Kenyan avocados have recently received market access to the Chinese market. Before this development, the country had been shipping its fresh avocado crop to countries globally. Jack Njoroge is Business Development Manager at Avodemia Limited. The country has entered the final months of its avocado peak…

Registration and exhibition space open for World Avocado Congress 2023

New Zealand avocado export season well underway

The New Zealand avocado season is well underway, the first small export volumes left for Asia in July and avocados are now being shipped to Australia and 9 Asian markets. South Korea, Thailand, China. Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong will likely take the most volumes this year, with good volumes to…

FreshPlaza's September Special is on Avocados

In September FreshPlaza will be focussing on avocados, are you a grower, importer or exporter of these products? We would love to hear from you. You can send us some information or we can call you for an interview, just let us know.  You can contact us via info@freshplaza.com         MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your company?…


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