April 01, 2015 / Week N° 14

Posts Tagged Peru

Peru: Flooding hits large swathes of agricultural land

April 1st, 2015

While recent torrential rain in northern Peru has affected large areas of rice production, the extent of the damage to fruit crops is as yet unclear.

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Avocado shortage in Europe as Easter approaches

March 31st, 2015

Mission Produce Europe says early ends and late starts from some major avocado-producing countries are pushing up prices.

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Peru: Strong demand spurs on strawberry exports

March 30th, 2015

A Peruvian industry head says improved technology could boost frozen strawberries’ potential.

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100% U.S. focus for Peruvian organic banana co-op in 2015

March 9th, 2015

Peru’s CEPIBO has historically sent the majority of its organic bananas to Europe, but this year the export strategy is very different.

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Peruvian avocado exporters on track for two new Asian markets

March 6th, 2015

Both China and Japan are one step closer to allowing imports of Peruvian avocados.

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Peru: Sierra Exportadora to plant soursop trees

March 2nd, 2015

A Peruvian company hopes to plant dozens of hectares of a fruit that is often promoted as an alternative cancer treatment.

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Peru: Camposol results take a dive in Q4

February 20th, 2015

A seven-fold rise in avocado profits was not enough to offset dramatic falls in financial performance for Camposol’s asparagus, grape and mango operations in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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The Hass Horn: U.S. avocado supply outlook, 2015 and beyond

February 19th, 2015

An experienced avocado industry veteran reveals his forecasts for the market’s future and supply sources.


SanLucar pioneers new fruits in Tunisia, Ecuador

February 12th, 2015

A Spanish firm focused on the German-speaking market is testing a range of new fruit projects in Africa, the Middle East, South America and its own backyard.

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Peru optimistic for South Korean mango access by next season

February 12th, 2015

A Peruvian mango industry head says he is “confident” a recent visit by Korean officials went well.

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Peru poised for first mango exports to South Korea next season

January 27th, 2015

U.S. and South Korean market developments are on the cards for Peruvian mango shippers in February.

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Blowdowns hit northern Peruvian banana plantations

January 26th, 2015

Although 500 hectares of banana plantations in Peru have been hit by winds, diseases are a more pressing concern.

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Peruvian citrus exports to jump 10%

January 23rd, 2015

Many of Peru’s W. Murcott trees are reaching adulthood and will add to shipping volumes this season.

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Peruvian mango shipments underway

January 16th, 2015

Peru’s mango exports to date are significantly down on packed volumes during the same time last year.

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Early organic Argentine pears soon to hit the water for U.S. market

January 14th, 2015

Pacific Organic’s Greg Holzman discusses upcoming pome fruit and mango deals, as well as the strong dollar’s effect on produce trade flows.

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Peru: Zeit Organisch forecasts exponential fruit growth in Olmos

January 13th, 2015

A Chilean grower with a unique packing method is developing fruit exports from Olmos in northern Peru, where he now has the option to tap into Odebrecht’s mega-irrigation project.

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Mayan Sweet onions from Peru trialed in British market

January 12th, 2015

Pacific Produce hopes to replicate the U.S. success of Peruvian sweet onions in the U.K.

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Peruvian govt program aims to raise GlobalG.A.P. certifications

January 7th, 2015

Sierra Exportadora is helping Peruvian growers find new commercial opportunities for their fruit production.

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Olmos: Inside northern Peru’s gigantic precedent for large-scale irrigation

December 23rd, 2014

A grape and blueberry grower says Peru’s Olmos Irrigation Project is like an easy-access “agricultural condominium”.

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Exports drop 45% for Peruvian banana group

December 19th, 2014

Disease woes look set to slash exports by 45% this year for a northern Peruvian organic banana group.

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Peruvian strawberry exports climb in 2014

December 15th, 2014

Peru has witnessed solid growth for its frozen strawberry industry this year, with buoyant demand in the U.S. and Canada.

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Advertorial: Subsole creates ‘Taste Index’ to incentivize its growers

December 11th, 2014

Exporter Subsole says it can achieve a higher kiwifruit quality using a new system that rewards its producers.

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Peruvian artichoke shipments see solid growth

December 5th, 2014

The value of Peru’s artichoke exports to the U.S. shot by a third this year.

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China: Conditions improve for Peruvian citrus trade

December 2nd, 2014

A new protocol means Peruvian citrus that is exported to China will be subject to less a damaging cold treatment.

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U.S: new fumigation method allows for greater fruit volumes

November 27th, 2014

Exporters whose fruit requires fumigation in the U.S. now have a much more practical solution on offer in Florida.

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U.S.: NatureSeal sees bright future for Latin American fresh-cut sector

November 21st, 2014

NatureSeal’s A.J. Martinich looks at some of the key items and regions with growth potential in fresh-cut produce.

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Korean importer makes international debut at Chilean event

November 20th, 2014

PMA Fruittrade Latin America was the first port of call for a recently launched Korean import company.

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U.S.: Peak volumes mean ‘now is the time to promote mangoes’

November 18th, 2014

Central American Produce says volatile mango import volumes from Latin America mean buyers must act now.

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Chile in the crosshairs of Peruvian mango shippers

November 17th, 2014

Airfrieght shipments are limiting Peruvian mango growth in Japan and China, but Chile holds no such problems.

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Peruvian mega-irrigation project seeks new farming investors

November 17th, 2014

The first crops have been planted as part of a US$280 million dam project in Peru to support agriculture, including sugarcane, avocados and blueberries.

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BanaBay tries its hand at mangoes

November 12th, 2014

After adding pineapples to its product mix in April, British-Ecuadorian group BanaBay is now trialing mango sales.

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Profits plummet for Camposol in Q3

October 30th, 2014

Expenses, sourcing costs and lower prices put the strain on Camposol’s profits in the third quarter.

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U.S.: Sun World signs new Peruvian licensees

October 29th, 2014

The signing of new partners means Sun World has now doubled its number of grape variety licensees in Peru.

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Chilean and Mexican avocado deals running late, says Araiza

October 23rd, 2014

Mission Produce’s Ron Araiza points to changes in the avocado industry, including greater security measures, new facilities and the search for new growing regions.

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Peru’s table grape production expected to rise 15.8% next year

October 22nd, 2014

2015 could be an excellent year for Peruvian table grape exporters, with high volumes and good international prices.

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Argentina will be ‘substantial’ processed blueberry player, says Comfrut

October 13th, 2014

As Chile’s frozen blueberry industry continues to grow, falling international prices could see its next-door neighbor focus far more attention on the sector in the ‘medium-term’.

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Ecuador to help ease U.S. mango shortage

October 10th, 2014

Despite reduced Latin American mango production, Kingston Fresh will import more Ecuadorian fruit this season.

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Peru expected to ramp up China-bound grape exports for 2014/15

October 8th, 2014

The U.S. looks set to lose its position as the second biggest grape supplier to the Chinese market this season.

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Peru to set up experimental physalis plots

October 7th, 2014

Peru will offer Cape gooseberry growers a wealth of support to help raise export possibilities.

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Peru: APEM expects mango export fall in 2014-15

September 30th, 2014

Peru’s mango grower body has emphasized a lower crop will not compromise export quality next season.

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Peru: Camposol to hold blueberry tastings in Germany, U.K.

September 25th, 2014

Produce multinational Camposol is set to raise blueberry exports by 150% this year.

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Northern Peru’s productive potential

September 22nd, 2014

We take a visit to Peru with a buyer mission organized by SIPPO, which is also looking to find new partners in Colombia.

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Peruvian asparagus exports to continue downward trend

September 18th, 2014

A Scotiabank report claims greater Mexican and U.S. competition has led to lower export values for Peruvian asparagus.

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Peruvian citrus volumes fall back to initial estimates

September 15th, 2014

Peru’s citrus industry has notched a more sober export result after a blistering start to harvests raised expectations.

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T&G teams up with Unifrutti Chile in Peruvian grape JV

September 10th, 2014

Unifrutti Chile and New Zealand’s Turners & Growers expect a new Peruvian grape partnership will yield fruit next year.

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Peru: PAC to ‘engage’ U.S. consumers via social media

September 3rd, 2014

The Peruvian Avocado Commission says its ‘smart, relevant, and engaging’ online content will help drive sales.

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California competition greater than Chile, says Peruvian grape exporter

August 28th, 2014

One Peruvian table grape company has raised concerns about what Russia’s ban will mean for export markets.

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U.S.: Pandol Brothers predicts earlier grape import transition this year

August 25th, 2014

A U.S. grape company says consumer preference for freshness is one reason retailers may import earlier this season.

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U.S.: Port of Savannah to receive new fruit imports next month

August 22nd, 2014

A port in the U.S. state of Georgia will soon allow entry for cold-treated citrus from Peru.

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Peruvian avocado industry accuses Chile of unfair treatment

August 22nd, 2014

A Peruvian industry representative has asked ‘why aren’t Californian avocados tested for sunblotch in Chile too?’

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Peruvian avocados with sunblotch detected in Chile

August 18th, 2014

Chilean growers hope lab results will give weight to their appeal to prevent unfettered access for Peruvian avocados.

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Peruvian pomegranate exports to more than double in 2014

August 15th, 2014

Peru’s pomegranate industry sees rapid growth in production and exports, but the increase is impacting on prices.

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Peru can ‘perfectly complement’ Chilean grapes, says Cilloniz

August 13th, 2014

A Peruvian market consultant says his country can partner with Chile to ensure a smoother grape supply.

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Peruvian blueberry grower expects major increase in national production

August 13th, 2014

Peru’s blueberry exports could hit US$40 million this year as it takes advantage of a month-long global supply gap.

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Peru to implement mango quality seal as long-term strategy

August 12th, 2014

The Peruvian mango industry hopes to start a pilot scheme of its new quality seal later this year.

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Russia: forget about summer blueberries or affordable pears

August 11th, 2014

Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.

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Chile: not enough fruit stocks for ‘immediate response’ to Russian ban

August 7th, 2014

Russia’s recent decision has cut out around a quarter of the country’s produce imports, according to preliminary estimates from consultancy Decofrut.

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Peru anticipates avocado access to key Asian markets next year

August 1st, 2014

Peru’s Hass avocado representative body says it is on track to enter Japan, China and Korea in 2015.

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North America sees huge price ranges for blueberries

July 31st, 2014

Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton looks at how northern blueberry markets are faring, what this means for upcoming foreign suppliers, and Morocco’s recent U.S. breakthrough.

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Peruvian state health insurer touts physalis benefits

July 28th, 2014

Peru’s EsSalud has recommended regular consumption of Cape gooseberries, also known as physalis and uchuva.

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El Niño may trigger higher Brazilian mango volume in 2014-15

July 28th, 2014

A report says El Niño bodes positively for Brazil’s mango industry, and not so well for a key competitor.

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South African avocados face stronger Peruvian competition in Europe

July 18th, 2014

An ‘oversaturated’ U.S. avocado market has led to Peru competing more heavily with South Africa in the EU.

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Peruvian mandarin production on the up amid solid prices

July 11th, 2014

Good quality and shelf-life of Peru’s mandarins have led to increased demand and production of the crop.

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Chile: Court of Appeals rejects bid to block Peruvian avocado imports

July 11th, 2014

A request from Chilean growers to block Peruvian avocado imports will now come before the Supreme Court.

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U.S.: PAC throws old avocado marketing concepts “out the door”

July 10th, 2014

The Peruvian Avocado Commission aims to show leadership in revamped web design in the produce industry.

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Peruvian organic banana group looks for ways to meet demand

July 10th, 2014

Strong demand for Peruvian organic bananas has led one co-op to recruit more growers.

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Colombia unites with Peru and Chile to develop agriculture

July 9th, 2014

A Colombian agricultural development body will work with other South American countries to strengthen the industry.

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Peruvian asparagus exporters bet on counterseasonal opportunities in China

July 4th, 2014

Peruvian diplomats are lining up Shanghai supermarkets for the first sales of asparagus exports later this year.

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Netherlands: Wageningen research to expand quinoa horizons

July 4th, 2014

New quinoa varieties are growing in France and the Netherlands, while cultivation in Asia is also a possibility.

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Peru: Sierra Exportadora kicks off raspberry pilot

July 4th, 2014

A Peruvian government agency is taking steps in its goal to make Cajamarca a berry capital.

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El Niño already impacting Peruvian fruit crops, says weather agency

June 26th, 2014

Peru’s El Niño phenomenon is not in a strong phase, yet slight temperature upticks are having an effect on mango, grape and citrus crops.

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Peru sets rules for importing U.S. kiwifruit plants

June 20th, 2014

Peru is not usually the first country associated with kiwifruit, but growers have expressed interest in importing kiwifruit plants from the U.S.

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Large Peruvian mangoes could see first U.S. shipments

June 20th, 2014

Preliminary studies have shown large Peruvian mangoes can be effectively treated with hot water.

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Peruvian passion fruit exports reach new record

June 17th, 2014

Peru registered a sharp uptick in shipments of passion fruit and its derivatives in the first quarter.

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Peru: ProArándanos aims for full industry participation

June 16th, 2014

An incipient Peruvian blueberry growers’ group believes joint planning will be a boost for the industry.

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Argentine avocados on path to recovery

June 13th, 2014

After a disastrous season, Argentine avocado growers are intent on renourishing orchards and getting back on track.

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Peruvian pomegranate producer proves green credentials

June 12th, 2014

A Peruvian pomegranate farm has earned a Latin American first for Rainforest Alliance certification.

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Peruvian citrus varieties pass the bar for Japan-bound export

June 11th, 2014

SENASA has found cold treatment eliminated fruit fly pests, paving the way for shipments to Japan.

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Peru to trial new quality seal for Minneolas

June 4th, 2014

Six Peruvian citrus exporters aim to strengthen their reputations abroad with a ProCitrus-backed quality seal.

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SIPPO to lead buyer mission at Expoalimentaria Peru

June 3rd, 2014

A Swiss Government-backed import promotion program will be bringing buyers to Peru in August.

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Peru bets on cherimoyas in the U.S. market

May 29th, 2014

The U.S. would likely become Peru’s top cherimoya export market once a protocol is finalized.

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Peru plans for strong presence at London Produce Show

May 28th, 2014

With exports due to rise 15% this year, Peru’s produce industry will be making its mark at the London Produce Show.

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Demand high, laws tightening for EU organic market

May 26th, 2014

Two European organic produce experts say consumers are now more mindful of the stories behind their food, but upcoming EC regulations could make the category much tougher.

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Peru: mangoes and asparagus drive Camposol profit growth in Q1

May 23rd, 2014

Profitability outpaced sales growth for Peru’s Camposol in what was a stellar first quarter for 2014.

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Peruvian citrus projections squeeze up again

May 21st, 2014

Peru’s latest citrus export expectations have been lifted since April, while a fresh market access deal edges closer.

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Peruvian blueberry exports to double in 2014

May 12th, 2014

Sierra Exportadora has revealed an estimated value for Peru’s blueberry exports this year.

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Chinese market to be tariff-free for Peruvian grapes in 2015

May 2nd, 2014

China and South Korea will be tariff-free for Peruvian table grapes next year, while work continues to open up the Japanese market.

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Lemons to drag down Southern Hemisphere citrus production in 2014

April 25th, 2014

Southern Hemisphere lemon exports are expected to fall this year, contrasted by a rise in easy peelers and a fairly stable situation for orange volume.

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Peru ends successful 2013-14 mango deal

April 23rd, 2014

Peru’s mango industry was able to both raise volume and maintain good prices in foreign markets this season.

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U.S.: Pacific Organic to import first Peruvian organic pomegranate arils

April 21st, 2014

Pacific Organic expects to make another breakthrough in its produce offering with the first imports of organic Peruvian pomegranate arils.

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Peru demands more peaches

April 10th, 2014

Peru will need more peach planations to satisfy demand from the juice industry.

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Peruvian grape volume grows across new and old markets

March 24th, 2014

Peruvian grape exports continue to show strong growth, most notably in China.

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Peru would show ‘all its potential’ upon U.S. pomegranate market opening

March 4th, 2014

Peru’s leading pomegranate exporter discusses the season ahead, and what the industry needs to grow.

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Argentine growers cry foul over Peruvian avocado entry

March 3rd, 2014

Argentine avocado growers are not happy about a proposed entry of Peruvian volume that could “crush” them.

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Environmentally friendly scales developed for Peruvian banana industry

February 28th, 2014

Peru’s organic banana exporters will now have a new technology at their disposal to make life a little bit easier.

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Peru: new areas approved for U.S.-bound Hass avocado export

February 28th, 2014

Peru’s Senasa has set a series of new requirements for Hass avocado exports to the United States.

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Peruvian mango exports soar

February 21st, 2014

Peru’s national mango association is on track to exceeding export forecasts with a sharp rise in shipments.

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Hortifrut announces Peruvian berry subsidiary

February 18th, 2014

Hortifrut’s new division in Peru will aim to increase the company’s early-season berry presence.

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Grapes lead Peruvian fresh market growth in China

February 12th, 2014

Peru expects to surpass its export record for fruit products in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

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Wide focus for Peruvian citrus in 2014

February 4th, 2014

Sergio del Castillo discusses Peru’s citrus production trends, and plans to develop markets like Africa.

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