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Ecuadorian banana producer association proposes halting production

Ecuadorian banana producer association proposes halting production

Published on May 17th, 2021
Photo: Fenabe

A group of Ecuadorian banana producers have proposed to stop cutting bananas to prevent the sector collapsing due to the drop in prices. As El Universo reports, the move comes after the National Federation of Banana Producers of Ecuador (Fenabe) denounced the low prices exporters have paid for the past 4 weeks (below US$4 per box), despite the minimum bearable price being $6.25, which is itself lower than the 2020 level of $6.40.

Ecuador’s banana imports slip in 2021

Ecuador’s banana imports slip in 2021

Published on Mar 29th, 2021
Photo: AEBE

Ecuador’s banana exports in the first two months of 2021 slipped 2.9% compared to the same period in 2020, according to Acorbanec data. Of the 69.3 million boxes exported, 29.3% went to the EU, 20.6% to Russia, 12.8% to the US, 10.3% to the Middle East, 7.3% to Eastern Europe, 6.7% to Africa, 5.7% to the Southern Cone, and 4.9% to East Asia. The main falls were registered in shipments to the Middle East (-37.2%) and East Asia (-17.6%), as well as to Russia (-8.8%) and the EU (-5.3%). 

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Ecuador sets new banana export record

Ecuador sets new banana export record

Published on Dec 01st, 2020

Ecuador expects to set a new record for banana exports in 2020, despite the logistics obstacles caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the first ten months of the year, the world’s number-one banana producer has shipped over 7% more volumes than in the same period of 2019, reaching over 315 million boxes. Data published by the Banana Marketing and Export Association (ACORBANEC) shows that the EU remains the main market for Ecuadorian bananas (26.9%), followed by Russia, the Middle East, the US, East Asia, the Southern Cone.

Study finds Ecuador’s banana sector to be sustainable

Study finds Ecuador’s banana sector to be sustainable

Published on Nov 10th, 2020
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Proof has arrived to support the Ecuadorean banana sector’s claim to be economically and socially sustainable. An 18-month study conducted by the University of California Davis, funded by producers and exporters, focused on the social, political, financial and environmental aspects of production. 

REYBANPAC recognised for good agricultural practices

REYBANPAC recognised for good agricultural practices

Published on Oct 08th, 2020
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During Fruit Logistica 2020, Reybanpac received recognition from Bayer Ecuador for the implementation of good agricultural practices in the banana sector. In recent years, Reybanpac has been incorporating biofungicides into its production processes as part of its environmental care commitment. Biofungicides are an alternative form of phytosanitary control that can reduce chemical use in preventing diseases such as sigatoka.

Banana Time will be held online on October 5-8

Banana Time will be held online on October 5-8

Published on Oct 07th, 2020

 

The XVII edition of the international Banana Time conference will address the challenges of the banana sector from October 5 to 8. Organised by the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE), the event will cover a strategic agenda that aims to strengthen productive capacities to improve the competitiveness of this industry.

International Banana Convention 2020 goes online for first time

International Banana Convention 2020 goes online for first time

Published on Sep 14th, 2020

New and existing challenges faced by the global banana industry will be the overarching theme addressed by the XVII International Banana Convention 2020, which is being organised by the Association of Ecuadorian Banana Exporters (AEBE) in a virtual format for the first time this year on 5-8 October.

ECUADOR TARGETS UK & EUROPE FOR GOLDENBERRY EXPANSION

ECUADOR TARGETS UK & EUROPE FOR GOLDENBERRY EXPANSION

Published on Aug 19th, 2020

The super fruit has the right attributes to win over more consumers in the berry category, whether fresh or dried.

The Trade Office of Ecuador in the United Kingdom, PRO ECUADOR, announces its objective to increase exports of Ecuadorian goldenberries (physalis) to the UK and Europe by positioning the healthy fruit as a type of berry with unique flavour, incredible nutrition and convenient versatility.

New board of directors for the Mango Ecuador Foundation

New board of directors for the Mango Ecuador Foundation

Published on Jun 25th, 2020
Bernardo Malo, CEO /// PRESS RELEASE

 

24 June 2020 – The Mango Ecuador Foundation located in Guayaquil (Ecuador), which gathers around 97 % of the country´s growers, packers & shippers, recently elected their new Boards of Directors for the 2020-2022 period. 

Mr. Bernardo Malo, CEO and managing member of tropical produce shipping company Refin S.A. was unanimously elected as Chairman of the new Board, together with Mr. Oscar Orrantia, CEO of Durexporta S.A., as Vice-Chairman.

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