Colombia positions itself as Europe’s leading avocado supplier
Chile’s avocado production area begins to climb once more
Chile’s avocado production area is expected to increase slightly in 2020, following 6 years of shrinkage. Th3 MY20201 crop is expected to total around 220,000 tons, with exports reaching 145,000 tons, assuming planted area and productivity remain unchanged. Hass avocado accounts for almost 90% of the total 30,143 hectares, according to ODEPA data. Chileans consume around 30% of the domestic avocado production (graph 1).
Nature’s Pride brings Apeel avocados to Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland
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Following successful results in Germany and Denmark, Apeel and Nature’s Pride will be expanding the market for Apeel avocados to the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland. This move will serve to intensify cooperation between the organisations, both of whom share the same vision of reducing food waste and enabling a more sustainable food system in Europe.
First Myanmar avocados land in UK
The first shipment of Myanmar’s avocados have been sent to the UK by air, according to an announcement by the Myanmar embassy in the UK. The exported avocados are of three varieties: Amara (local variety), Hass and Buccaneer. The Myanmar Fruits and Vegetables Producer and Exporter Association (MFVP) worked together with the British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar to make the export project happen.
Nature’s Pride launches more sustainable avocado packaging
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In line with the firm’s plan to increase the sustainability of its packaging, Nature’s Pride is introducing 100% cardboard packaging for avocados. This packaging represents a huge step in reducing plastic usage. In addition, it consists of just a single type of material, cardboard. This means it can be fully recycled and eliminates the need for a label.
Corpohass creates its own seal of sustainability, becoming an example for the agriculture sector
"Hass Sostenible” (Sustainable Hass) is the Association´s commitment for promoting the sustainability among the different businesses involved in the Hass avocado production, packaging and marketing chain.
To obtain this certification, the interested growers and exporters members will voluntarily undergo an evaluation on their organizational performance from the sustainability point of view.
Mexico reports slightly larger avocado crop
AvoBravo: an innovative project for Russian consumers
“It was a risk to launch the AvoBravo project because we did not know if Russian consumers were willing to buy read-to-eat avocado. But we took the risk, and AvoBravo brand was born,” said Daria Mironenko, import manager at Eurofrut (Russia). “We started to sell ready-to-eat avocado to restaurants and to end consumers through our website, and we found out that the demand is high: customers agree to pay more when they are sure the fruit is of high quality and ripe enough to be consumed at once.” AvoBravo carefully controls oily matter before the products are shipped.