April 20, 2015 / Week N° 17
November 18th, 2013
Peru’s Lambayeque region expect free trade agreements with Turkey, Indonesia and India to benefit exporters.
November 12th, 2013
A second director of Peruvian produce exporter Camposol has resigned from the board in the space of a week.
November 8th, 2013
Despite frosts, Peru is on track to send its first mangoes to the U.S. and Europe.
October 30th, 2013
Avocado volumes and asparagus prices helped raise profitability for Peruvian exporter Camposol in the third quarter.
October 29th, 2013
Peru’s top lucuma market is Chile by far, but the Andean nation is looking to expand to new shores.
October 17th, 2013
Consultancy Maximixe expects Peru’s pomegranate production growth to be even higher in 2014.
October 14th, 2013
Peru’s exportable volume of organic bananas will be down due to the effects of red spot.
October 11th, 2013
Good flowering should set Peru up for over 10% growth in its mango exports.
October 4th, 2013
Consultancy Maximixe has released its forecast for next year’s Peruvian avocado crop.
October 1st, 2013
Great prices have led to a longer Peruvian Hass avocado export deal this year.
September 27th, 2013
Peru’s Promango will be increasing its offering with dried mangoes for the local and international markets.
September 26th, 2013
Confidence has ranged from high to shaky over the outlook for Peruvian grape exports this coming season.
September 23rd, 2013
Peru’s agriculture minister hopes to work with Mexico to strengthen a complementary global avocado trade.
September 20th, 2013
Peru’s Alvaro Diaz hopes anti-dumping investigations against China don’t hurt a booming grape trade.
September 16th, 2013
Fruit trade tensions continue to heat up between Chile and Peru.
September 12th, 2013
A recent approval is expected to “establish a bridgehead” for Korean fruit exports to Latin America.
September 3rd, 2013
Peru hopes to step up its pomegranate production with six new varieties from Israel.
August 29th, 2013
Peruvian pecan growers aim to increase their cultivated area to capitalize on global opportunities.
August 28th, 2013
Despite recent rejections of contaminated paprika shipments, Peruvian growers are optimistic for U.S. fresh pepper market access.
August 22nd, 2013
The Known-you N°1 papaya variety is under testing in Peru to fight the ringspot virus.
August 7th, 2013
Peruvian officials hope to win Japan’s favor and enter the nation’s avocado market.
August 6th, 2013
The first part of Peru’s asparagus campaign has put the nation in line to surpass 2012 exports.
July 24th, 2013
Organic banana growers in northern Peru are developing an emergency plan to tackle red spot disease.
July 5th, 2013
Peru’s Lambayeque has enjoyed a sharp increase in passion fruit pulp exports.
A Peruvian goldenberry grower group is striving for organic certification so it can achieve direct export sales.
June 28th, 2013
A new modern greenhouse in Peru’s Ica region will allow for more timely grape plantations for the country’s growers.
June 25th, 2013
Peruvian strawberry exports have risen significantly this year with Germany, Belgium and Canada as the leading destinations.
June 20th, 2013
Peru’s Promango plans to import 23 mango varieties from a U.S. gemplasm to widen the industry’s production portfolio.
June 14th, 2013
An organic Peruvian banana cooperative has set itself an ambitious productivity goal.
June 7th, 2013
Successful sales for grapes are creating opportunities for other Peruvian products in Russia.
May 17th, 2013
Higher prices for Camposol’s mainstay crop raised profitability in the first quarter, with a bigger avocado deal around the corner.
May 16th, 2013
Peruvian aguaymanto fruit is finding its place as an organic export.
May 7th, 2013
Growing U.S. demand for pesticide-free pineapples could create market possibilities for Peru.
May 3rd, 2013
Peru’s Miguel Bentin tries to cool down any excessive enthusiasm over his country’s blueberry industry.
April 30th, 2013
Irrigation projects are expected to add over 100,000ha of farmland for Peruvian exports.
April 23rd, 2013
A new technique will be released at the end of the year in Peru to produce organic banana plants at a low cost.
April 16th, 2013
The Peruvian blueberry season may start earlier now that University of Florida varieties have been made available.
April 8th, 2013
The Rayan cherimoya has been slated as one of the most promising varieties out of Peru.
March 27th, 2013
Peru’s mango season suffered from strikes that pulled down output.
March 20th, 2013
Peru’s ProHass has its eye on the Chilean market and growth in the U.S. and Europe.
March 18th, 2013
Peru needs expanded lúcuma cultivation if it is to keep up with growing international interest.
March 13th, 2013
Peruvian mandarin exports are expected to grow by 10% this year.
March 1st, 2013
Camposol’s profits have dropped amid higher sales rates, with a significant avocado volume increase in store for 2013.
February 26th, 2013
Peru’s Lambayeque has its eye on becoming one of Peru’s top 10 exporting regions.
February 25th, 2013
Camposol Agricom Fresh’s Sergio Torres outlines supply and trading plans for the newly formed Chilean-Peruvian partnership.
February 21st, 2013
Peru’s produce exports forged ahead in 2012 for grapes, asparagus, mandarins and bananas.
February 18th, 2013
Juan Carlos Rivera explains the positive situation Peru’s mango industry is now in after a staggered start.
February 13th, 2013
Purity Organic has strong expectations for its first ever quality arrivals of organic Peruvian table grapes in the U.S.
February 12th, 2013
Peru expects three new agricultural products to gain access in China very soon.
February 11th, 2013
Peru hopes to build on market opportunities in Poland, Panama and South Africa.
January 31st, 2013
A Peruvian blueberry leader says the country needs higher yielding varieties with fewer cold hours.
January 28th, 2013
Chile’s Agricom and Peru’s Camposol hope to become a top supplier to European supermarkets.
January 25th, 2013
Peru is set to ship more mandarins this year as plantations grow in maturity.
January 23rd, 2013
Peruvian grape exporter Complejo Agroindustrial Beta will be investing aggressively over the next two years.
January 21st, 2013
Peru’s Camposol warned that rejection of increased asparagus prices could shut down production.
January 17th, 2013
The largest Peruvian organic banana cooperative expects to double exports in 2013.
January 11th, 2013
Peruvian asparagus is expected to get the green light to enter China within the next two months.
January 10th, 2013
An impressive comeback for Peru’s mango exports has been attributed to good weather.
January 2nd, 2013
Financial assistance and a grower-exporter registry form part of a package to keep Peruvian mango farmers on their feet.
December 31st, 2012
Authorities in northern Peru want to help growers avoid losses through new pest and disease alert technology.
December 26th, 2012
With mango prices threatening to fall as low as US$0.39 per 20kg box, Peruvian farmers are struggling to stay afloat.
December 18th, 2012
Peru’s grape exports should continue their upward trend in 2013 thanks to new treaties and demand.
November 30th, 2012
Gourmet Trading Company has imported the first commercial load of Peruvian blueberries in the U.S.
November 28th, 2012
Peruvian pepper exports are set to grow by 20% in 2015
November 26th, 2012
Purity Organic plans to raise its Peruvian easy peeler and asparagus programs in 2013.
November 23rd, 2012
Peru’s organic export values rose by more than volumes during the first 10 months of 2012.
November 20th, 2012
After a hard 2011-2012 season, Peruvian mango production is expected to bounce back to normal.
November 14th, 2012
‘New scenarios, new opportunities to do business” was the key theme at Fresh Connections Peru this week.
November 7th, 2012
Chile, Mexico, Japan and China are in the sights of Peru’s Hass avocado industry.
October 31st, 2012
Mild “El Niño” weather has hurt avocado production in Peru and dealt a blow to Camposol.
October 30th, 2012
Peru has increased granadilla and passion fruit production by 30% but has potential to grow even more.
Peru’s largest organic banana cooperative has come far since its inception in 2003, but there is still a long way to go.
October 23rd, 2012
Peru’s citrus industry continues to grow, bringing in US$50 million so far in 2012.
October 17th, 2012
Chilean and Peruvian companies Decofrut and CERPER have launched an alliance.
October 15th, 2012
Peru’s blueberry industry has passed important stages of development but now needs to rise to the next level.
October 11th, 2012
Chilean exporter Verfrut aims to make the most of northern Peru’s ideal weather for grape production.
October 5th, 2012
Peru’s Camu-camu exports have increased thanks to a growing appetite for dry extracts of the fruit.
September 25th, 2012
Peruvian avocado export values rose significantly this year despite a fall in the average price.
September 14th, 2012
Banana, grape and avocado exports have had the highest growth rates in the Peruvian fruit industry this year.
September 12th, 2012
The Peruvian mango industry has forecast a sharp uptick in shipments for the 2012-13 season.
September 10th, 2012
Peru is expected to increase its overseas grape shipments by a fifth this season.
August 27th, 2012
Chilean José Francisco Unzueta talks about why Peru’s blueberry industry is flourishing.
August 23rd, 2012
Canada’s demand for high quality and value added products has worked in favor of Peruvian horticulturalists.
August 22nd, 2012
Peru’s cherimoya pulp exports have skyrocketed but fruit is still going to waste on local farms.
August 16th, 2012
Higher yields and good prices helped Peru reach a grape export record during the 2011-12 campaign.
Strong sales in core and emerging products bolstered Camposol revenues in the first half.
August 13th, 2012
Slightly higher temperatures have led to later flowering for Peru’s mango crop.
July 30th, 2012
Sergio del Castillo explains why Peru’s mandarins have become such a runaway success.
July 26th, 2012
Good prices have helped drive growth for Peruvian mandarins and organic bananas this year.
July 25th, 2012
Peruvian president Ollanta Humala has appointed the third agricultural minister of his first term in office.
July 23rd, 2012
The industry is hopeful Peru can convert U.S. consumers to its large avocados.
July 18th, 2012
Peru is expected to increase the amount of land devoted to agriculture by 35% in the next 10 years.
July 16th, 2012
Peru is on schedule to exceed last year’s citrus exports by 3.8%.
July 10th, 2012
Peru has locked in the majority of its forthcoming mango shipments in Europe and the U.S.
July 9th, 2012
Export volumes may have dipped but Lambayeque’s frozen mango returns have improved.
June 29th, 2012
Peru is devoting more farmland to table grapes in line with a 20% predicted growth in shipments.
June 27th, 2012
Avocado exports from a Peruvian region have dropped by nearly a quarter for the first four months of 2012.
June 26th, 2012
Peru’s agricultural union has warned production cuts are likely in summer due to weather phenomenon El Niño.
June 22nd, 2012
Peruvian fruit exporter Talsa has announced plans for new berry plantations.
June 21st, 2012
Purity Organic Produce is upbeat about its upcoming organic Peruvian avocado deal, with Mexican supply limited.
June 18th, 2012
Peru’s grape industry has witnessed impressive growth over a short period of time, according to a USDA report.
June 14th, 2012
Peru is making the most of its culinary delights to boost consumption of its avocados in the U.S.
June 6th, 2012
If Peru’s agricultural growth rate continues the sector could create 400,000 new direct jobs in a decade.
May 31st, 2012
Peru will now have a new outlet for its avocado and asparagus production following Indian market entry approval.
May 25th, 2012
Peru aims to expand its cherimoya shipments next year and is working on access issues for a new Asian market.
May 24th, 2012
Peru’s agricultural minister has announced the country’s goal to increase agricultural exports by 20% a year.
May 23rd, 2012
Peru will increase its mango crop surface area this year, but this is not expected to equate to higher exports.
May 16th, 2012
Better crop management effiency means Peru is capable of increasing grape plantations by a quarter.
May 9th, 2012
Peruvian agents have intercepted two metric tonnes of cocaine in banana boxes bound for Belgium.
May 8th, 2012
Peruvian president Ollanta Humala’s visit to Asia this week is expected to broaden the country’s exports.
May 7th, 2012
Peruvian growers are hoping the weather will turn chillier enabling mango plants to flower.
April 30th, 2012
Blockades in Paita have stopped, but fishing workers still have more demands to be addressed in a May meeting.
April 27th, 2012
One Peruvian mango processor has lost US$10,000 this week due to a fishing industry blockade in Paita.
April 26th, 2012
Peru is expected to have shipped 124,000MT of grapes between October 2011 and April 2012.
April 24th, 2012
NaanDan Jain Peru technical chief Cesar Montoya says his country needs more skilled labor to handle farming growth.
April 20th, 2012
Peruvian organic banana exports showed strong growth over the first three months of 2012.
April 16th, 2012
The workers’ union of Peru’s largest horticultural exporter has called for a general strike in May.
April 11th, 2012
Sun World has added a Peruvian company to its extensive global network of grape licensees.
April 2nd, 2012
A Dutch importer is upbeat about mandarin markets for Peru and South Africa despite last year’s Argentine ‘disaster’.
March 30th, 2012
Peru has set its sights on wooing South Korea with more processed products including fruit.
March 26th, 2012
Proposed changes to Peru’s labor laws are a cause for concern for avocado, mango and grape exporters.
March 23rd, 2012
Peru’s mango industry is having a tough run with mold problems expected to impact the 2013 crop.
March 19th, 2012
A decision to discharge water from a dam in northern Peru has had serious ramifications for some banana growers.
March 16th, 2012
Peru’s mango exporters have defied negative forecasts after rains last month.
March 13th, 2012
Peru table grape industry is pleased with growing shipments but disappointed with this season’s prices.
March 12th, 2012
Peruvian Agri Institute director Juan José Gal’Lino discusses national strategy and the mistake of aspirational imitation.
Peru’s steady climb of arable land for fruit growing continues, with a 10% rise estimated this year.
March 2nd, 2012
Fruit consultant Odilo Duarte tells how Peru’s conditions are just right for organic banana farming.
February 27th, 2012
Peru’s artichoke exports are predicted to be strong in 2012, especially in the wake of a difficult Spanish season.
February 24th, 2012
Peru’s bananas prove an export hit in The Netherlands recording a 36% increase in shipments.
February 21st, 2012
The incipient blueberry industries of Peru and Mexico have great potential, but will need the best expertise to get off the ground.
February 13th, 2012
Peru was already expecting lower mango export volumes, but recent rains have cut expectations again.
A Peruvian professor says the country should hold the trigger on U.S. avocado exports until June to get better prices.
February 9th, 2012
It is hoped a new Peruvian irrigation project will create half a million agricultural jobs.
Peruvian Agri Institute president Mario Salazar discusses obesity, food waste and inspiration from Trader Joe’s.
February 7th, 2012
A growing international appetite for asparagus has helped Peru bolster its shipments of the frozen and processed vegetable.
February 6th, 2012
Peruvian consultant Maximixe says the country’s grape exports are set to rise again this year.
February 1st, 2012
Peruvian frozen strawberry exporter Agroworld is bullish on market opportunities for the next season.
January 17th, 2012
Peru’s pomegranate industry is looking to widen its supply window.
January 12th, 2012
Peru’s avocado export volumes are set to rise significantly in 2012, with a marginal increase in total shipment value.
January 11th, 2012
Peruvian mango growers need better coordination to succeed in Asia and increase U.S. access size requirements.
January 6th, 2012
Growing demand for exotic fruit pulp from key European countries will help Peru expand exports this year.
January 5th, 2012
The Peruvian government is hopeful a small shipment of blueberries will be exported in September.
December 28th, 2011
Peru’s weekly mango exports have more than tripled since the start of December.
December 27th, 2011
Peru’s organic exports have skyrocketed as the country continues to look for new markets.
December 22nd, 2011
Peruvian exporters want greater access to India as developed markets continue to falter.
December 21st, 2011
Peru has maintained its level of asparagus exports despite a decrease in sales to the U.S.
December 20th, 2011
The Peruvian Government has proposed significant labor law changes that will raise costs for growers.
December 16th, 2011
Peru plans to modify key Hass varieties to help smaller producers meet international export standards.
December 15th, 2011
Peru’s mango season may have had a slow start, but several plants have been approved for U.S. export recently.
December 14th, 2011
Peru’s new agriculture minister has pledged to support farmers in developing entrepreneurial skills.
December 12th, 2011
Peruvian police have arrested two Colombians for plans to send cocaine to Spain in cans of asparagus.
December 8th, 2011
Statistics released by Peruvian consultancy Inform@cción show the extent of mango season delays.
November 29th, 2011
Peruvian dried mangoes are getting high prices because of their processing methods and taste.
November 28th, 2011
Peru has the possibility of extending the Southern Hemisphere cherry season and producing the fruit on a grand scale.
November 23rd, 2011
Peru expects to export its first blueberries in September next year and has ambitious plans to grow more.
November 22nd, 2011
Peru is looking back to pre-Inca times to make the most of its highland terraces to cultivate organic fruit.
November 17th, 2011
German importer Kölla Hamburg has said Peru’s exotic fruits offer great export potential.
November 16th, 2011
The Prolúcuma president has called on the Peruvian government to develop a coherent national cultivation strategy to help exports.
November 15th, 2011
Corn producers describe the Peruvian government’s moratorium on GM crops as ill-informed.
November 14th, 2011
Peru is predicting low mango exports, with good quality despite potentially smaller sizes.
November 11th, 2011
Peru is strengthening its trade links with Vietnam and hopes to export tangerines and mangoes.
November 4th, 2011
Peru artichoke shipments have risen significantly, driven by demand growth in the U.S. and Spain.
November 1st, 2011
Peru’s watermelon exports continue to grow on the back of strong European demand.
October 25th, 2011
Peru has increased the value of its mandarin exports to US$37.4 million
October 18th, 2011
The Peruvian Government has banned pesticides containing toxins harmful to the environment and farm laborers.
October 17th, 2011
Peru’s food exports to the E.U. continue to soar with growth of 43% this year.
October 14th, 2011
Avocadoes and artichokes contributed to Peru’s 35% increase in agricultural exports.
October 13th, 2011
Peru’s Cavendish banana exports rose during the first half of 2011, with the Netherlands as the largest buyer.
Camposol’s chairman has taken over the chief executive role from Fabio Matarazzo di Licosa.
October 11th, 2011
Peruvian exports of Amazonian fruit camu camu have skyrocketed this season.
Peruvian grape exports have grown at an average of 40% in recent years.
October 7th, 2011
Peruvian asparagus shipments dropped significantly in the four weeks to Sep. 30.
October 6th, 2011
Peru’s exotic fruit could be key to tapping into Canada’s lucrative organic import market.
October 4th, 2011
Peru’s Minneolas have been star performers in the citrus but the industry is not content to rest on its laurels.
September 23rd, 2011
Peru’s mandarin and lemon exports rose significantly in the year to August but orange shipments were down.
September 20th, 2011
Peruvian growers are looking to export exotic fruit ‘sanky’ based on its high vitamin C and antioxidant levels.
September 19th, 2011
Peruvian fresh produce company Camposol has plans to become a US$500 million multinational in the coming years.
September 16th, 2011
The Peruvian pecan nut industry is set to grow its plantation area by 333% in 2012.
September 15th, 2011
A Peruvian cherimoya initiative could help growers overcome U.S. and European phytosanitary barriers.
September 9th, 2011
Peruvian fruit industry expert Fernando Cilloniz gives a rundown on the country’s advantages and challenges.
September 6th, 2011
Exchange rate falls have pushed up Peru’s export costs by 26.3% over the last three years.
September 1st, 2011
Asparagus, blueberry windows, pre-sliced mangoes and premium grapes were some of the hot topics at the inaugural Fresh Connections Peru.
August 30th, 2011
A mango oversupply in previous seasons has led Peruvian growers to forecast lower production in 2011-12, with a higher incidence of malnourished fields too.
August 29th, 2011
The first arrivals of Peruvian avocaodes in the U.S. have been officially confirmed.
August 26th, 2011
Maximixe figures show Peru’s mango exports rose to US$141.4 million in the first half of 2011.
August 25th, 2011
Peru could become a world leader in capsicum exports if it can gain access to the U.S. market.
August 24th, 2011
Peru’s fruit pulp exports have more than tripled year-on-year to US$6.8 million in the first half of 2011.
August 23rd, 2011
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared the country will be able to continue on its path of economic development, include all citizens and respect its trade agreements.
August 22nd, 2011
A new Peruvian port in Lambayeque could cut freight costs and delivery times.
August 15th, 2011
Avocadoes, asparagus, grapes, mangoes and coffee helped drive a dramatic rise in Peruvian agricultural exports in the first half.
August 12th, 2011
Potential fumigation time for Peruvian asparagus has been reduced by 1.5 hours in the U.S.
August 5th, 2011
Peru’s organic food exports rose 50% year-on-year during the first five months of this year.
August 4th, 2011
Peru’s biggest horticultural company Camposol expects to export avocadoes to the U.S. very soon.
August 1st, 2011
The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will host Fresh Connections 2011
July 28th, 2011
Peru’s agricultural exports to South Korea have risen significantly, leading up to an FTA which takes effect in August.
Peru’s new cabinet is expected to maintain the country’s growth path, but doubts remain with the president.
July 26th, 2011
Peru’s eggfruit exports have risen dramatically this year.
July 25th, 2011
Peru’s avocado supply could triple in the next five years, following official approval for U.S. entry without cold treatment.
July 22nd, 2011
Peru’s pomegranate exports rose 198.6% year-on-year during the first five months of 2011.
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