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.
Ecuador sets new banana export record
Study finds Ecuador’s banana sector to be sustainable
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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
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
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
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
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
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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.
Ecuador’s banana exports increase despite liquidity issues
Slight dip in banana volumes
The global banana production has declined slightly due to lower temperatures in the Tropics. This has driven a general increase in prices (spot prices reached €9.45 per box in week 7). However, Europe has seen very little change in prices as yet. European banana producers in the outermost regions are concerned about a possible oversupply if import tariffs are also reduced for Brazilian and Mexican bananas, following a similar move with Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.