May 28, 2015 / Week N° 22

Posts Tagged Peru

Peru finalizes Hass avocado export protocols with China

May 26th, 2015

Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture believes the first Hass shipment will set sail to China in July.

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Costa Rican import group warns of avocado scarcity

May 19th, 2015

Following recent trade restrictions, one Costa Rican avocado grower believes California could be a potential new market supplier.

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Peru: Asparagus volumes spear through Camposol Q1 profits

May 18th, 2015

Camposol’s earnings took a nosedive in the beginning of 2015, partly due to lower volumes of certain key crops and rising costs.

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From Pink Globe to Pink Global: A rosy future for Chimenti

May 13th, 2015

The Chilean developers of white-fleshed Pink Globe grapes are aiming to license out more than 3,500 hectares of plantings globally.

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Peru on the cusp of Japanese avocado market entry

May 12th, 2015

Recent comments made by Japanese Ambassador to Peru, Tatsuya Kabutan, bode well for the country’s avocado exporters.

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Peru: Complejo Agroindustrial Beta announces US$80M planting plan

May 5th, 2015

For a capital outlay that’s worth more than two thirds its annual turnover, a Peruvian company is expanding rapidly in plantations of asparagus, grapes and blueberries.

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U.S.: APHIS proposes allowing citrus imports from whole of Peru

May 5th, 2015

APHIS says larger citrus volumes expected from Peru would not represent more than 1% of current imports or local production.

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Peru: Sociedad Agricola Virú denies fault after violent strike

April 30th, 2015

A Peruvian asparagus and artichoke company has refuted allegations it manipulated financial accounts to avoid paying workers a share of its profits.

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U.S.: APHIS considers new sourcing areas for Andean berries, bell peppers

April 27th, 2015

Two neighboring Latin American countries could soon be exporting new fruits and vegetables to the U.S.

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U.S. gives green light to Peruvian papaya imports

April 24th, 2015

Peru will join the likes of Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia as a supplier of papayas to the continental United States.

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Peruvian asparagus to hit Chinese market

April 24th, 2015

Peruvian asparagus may have some transit time issues in reaching China, but competition with local produce should be minimal.

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Peruvian table grape exports up while mangoes slip

April 20th, 2015

Peru’s table grape exports rose by more than a fifth in the 2014-15 campaign.

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Peru’s lemon essential oil exports see incremental growth

April 14th, 2015

Demand for natural products in food and cosmetics has helped Peru’s lemon essential oil exports double in five years.

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Peru set to export larger mangoes and citrus from all regions to U.S.

April 8th, 2015

Four years of work from Peru to ease U.S. import restrictions on mangoes, citrus and peppers are reportedly about to pay off.

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Peru allows imports of Chilean walnut plants

April 7th, 2015

Could Peru bank on yet another horticultural crop that has proven successful for its southern neighbor?

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Peru: ‘Exporter of the Year’ award makes us hungry for more, says Coexa

April 3rd, 2015

The head of Peruvian grower and shipper Coexa has been given a prestigious prize by the national Exporters’ Association (ADEX) for the second time in 25 years.

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Peru’s piquillo pepper exports skyrocket in 2015

April 2nd, 2015

From Spain to the U.S. to Australia, Peru’s piquillo pepper industry is finding growth opportunities in the gourmet food segment.

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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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Peru waits on Brazilian citrus access

January 31st, 2014

Peruvian authorities expect to reach a mandarin export agreement with Brazil by April.

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Opinion: Mexican, Californian avocado deals under the spotlight

January 30th, 2014

Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at market differences between the Mexican and U.S. avocado seasons.

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U.S.: New Jersey facility anticipates Peruvian fruit arrivals

January 28th, 2014

Mission Produce’s expanded New Jersey facility comes in response to produce trade growth from Peru.

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Peruvian citrus exports forecast for 10% increase

January 21st, 2014

New plantings and strong fruit set are some reasons behind Peru’s citrus outlook.

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Peru looks to take second spot as grape supplier in China

January 14th, 2014

Peru has big expectations as a grape provider to the Chinese market.

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Peru: Camposol plans avocado sourcing from new countries

January 13th, 2014

Four new nations are in Camposol’s sights for supplying avocados as part of a diversification scheme.

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U.S.: avocado board invests US$1M in Peruvian promotions

January 10th, 2014

The Peruvian avocado industry has made big investments in the U.S. to make its presence felt.

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Chilean growers take govt to court over Peruvian avocado entry

January 7th, 2014

Chile’s new avocado industry leader has slammed the rigor of a pest risk analysis for Peruvian imports.

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Peru set for growth in frozen lucuma exports

December 30th, 2013

Lucuma demand is growing worldwide but Peruvian growers need to make sure they can meet it.

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Peruvian grape growth could rise in 2014

December 16th, 2013

Peru’s grape production growth rate is set to be even higher in 2014, with volume rising by almost 100,000 metric tons (MT).

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Camposol exec outlines ambitious blueberry plans

December 9th, 2013

Camposol chief commercial officer Jose Antonio Gomez details what lies behind ambitions to build Peru’s biggest agri-project, in blueberries.

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Europe: year’s end brings high volume and low prices for grapes

November 28th, 2013

Brazil has European grape markets full at the moment. Chile, however, should find a more open market in 2014.

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Peru: Provid forecasts steady rise for grape exports

November 20th, 2013

Peru’s Provid has announced grape export expectations for this season, and hopes for Japanese market access by 2015.

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Peruvian region anticipates trade agreements with India, Turkey

November 18th, 2013

Peru’s Lambayeque region expect free trade agreements with Turkey, Indonesia and India to benefit exporters.

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Peru prepares for season’s first mango exports

November 8th, 2013

Despite frosts, Peru is on track to send its first mangoes to the U.S. and Europe.

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German retailer to raise fair trade banana money for Peruvian project

November 7th, 2013

Kaufland will collect money from fair trade bananas sold next week for a project to improve Peruvian grower livelihoods.

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Peru forms new pomegranate association

November 4th, 2013

A new pomegranate group has formed in Peru in a bid to speed up access negotiations in the U.S.

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Peru: Camposol earnings more than triple in Q3

October 30th, 2013

Avocado volumes and asparagus prices helped raise profitability for Peruvian exporter Camposol in the third quarter.

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Peru prepares for larger lucuma season

October 29th, 2013

Peru’s top lucuma market is Chile by far, but the Andean nation is looking to expand to new shores.

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Peruvian pomegranate production set to jump again

October 17th, 2013

Consultancy Maximixe expects Peru’s pomegranate production growth to be even higher in 2014.

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Red spot impacts Peruvian organic banana volume

October 14th, 2013

Peru’s exportable volume of organic bananas will be down due to the effects of red spot.

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Peru on track for higher mango exports

October 11th, 2013

Good flowering should set Peru up for over 10% growth in its mango exports.

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Peruvian avocado production to grow in 2014

October 4th, 2013

Consultancy Maximixe has released its forecast for next year’s Peruvian avocado crop.

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Avocado prices dip on saturated European market

October 4th, 2013

South African avocado growers reported low prices as Peru remains on the European market.

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U.S.: Sun World adds grape licensees in Peru, Mexico

October 2nd, 2013

California’s Sun World will now include Peru’s Camposol and Mexico’s Grupo Alta in its grape program.

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Peru extends avocado season by two weeks

October 1st, 2013

Great prices have led to a longer Peruvian Hass avocado export deal this year.

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Peru prepares dried mangoes for export

September 27th, 2013

Peru’s Promango will be increasing its offering with dried mangoes for the local and international markets.

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The Hass Horn: the impacts of Mexican weather on U.S. avocado supply

September 26th, 2013

Avocado expert Avi Crane discusses a “rain market” that surpasses anything experienced by the industry in the past.

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Peru and Mexico to discuss joint avocado marketing efforts

September 23rd, 2013

Peru’s agriculture minister hopes to work with Mexico to strengthen a complementary global avocado trade.

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Agreement abates Andean avocado animosity

September 20th, 2013

Chile’s Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) has reportedly vowed to withdraw Peruvian avocado import restrictions.

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Growth continues for Peruvian grapes despite roadblocks

September 20th, 2013

Peru’s Alvaro Diaz hopes anti-dumping investigations against China don’t hurt a booming grape trade.

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Peru threatens WTO action over Chilean avocado requirements

September 16th, 2013

Fruit trade tensions continue to heat up between Chile and Peru.

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Peru grants approval for Korea pear and pepper imports

September 12th, 2013

A recent approval is expected to “establish a bridgehead” for Korean fruit exports to Latin America.

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Peru and Chile clash over apple imports

September 12th, 2013

Peru has blocked entrance of Chilean apples in what has been called a move to pressure trade policy.

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Peru to produce six new pomegranate varieties

September 3rd, 2013

Peru hopes to step up its pomegranate production with six new varieties from Israel.

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Peru to raise pecan nut production

August 29th, 2013

Peruvian pecan growers aim to increase their cultivated area to capitalize on global opportunities.

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Peru expects U.S. pepper market access

August 28th, 2013

Despite recent rejections of contaminated paprika shipments, Peruvian growers are optimistic for U.S. fresh pepper market access.

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Curry and Company looks to Chile for berry expansion

August 23rd, 2013

Curry & Company will begin sourcing berries from Chile, Argentina and Peru to achieve year-long supply.

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Peru explores Asian papaya variety for disease resistance

August 22nd, 2013

The Known-you N°1 papaya variety is under testing in Peru to fight the ringspot virus.

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Opinion: the importance of protecting export payments

August 22nd, 2013

Lawyer Inés de Ros Casacuberta discusses the tools fruit exporters can use to protect their interests from risk.

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Peruvian papayas recommended for U.S. import approval

August 12th, 2013

APHIS has proposed conditions to allow Peruvian papayas for import into the continental United States.

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Peru keeps high hopes for Japanese avocado market

August 7th, 2013

Peruvian officials hope to win Japan’s favor and enter the nation’s avocado market.

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Peru on track to maintain asparagus exports

August 6th, 2013

The first part of Peru’s asparagus campaign has put the nation in line to surpass 2012 exports.

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U.S.: PortMiami eases access for Peruvian fresh fruit

July 25th, 2013

A pilot program at PortMiami is expected to speed along the passge for Peruvian grapes and blueberries entering the U.S.

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Red spot takes toll on Peruvian banana exports

July 24th, 2013

Organic banana growers in northern Peru are developing an emergency plan to tackle red spot disease.

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Kenyan avocados struggle under pressure from Peru

July 15th, 2013

Avocado suppliers from Kenya face a tough challenge in Europe from the large and often favored Peruvian supply.

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Oceania attracts Peruvian passion fruit

July 5th, 2013

Peru’s Lambayeque has enjoyed a sharp increase in passion fruit pulp exports.

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Goldenberry co-op formed in northern Peru

July 5th, 2013

A Peruvian goldenberry grower group is striving for organic certification so it can achieve direct export sales.

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Grape nursery launches air-conditioned greenhouse in Peru

June 28th, 2013

A new modern greenhouse in Peru’s Ica region will allow for more timely grape plantations for the country’s growers.

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The Hass Horn: July-August 2013 North American avocado supply outlook

June 28th, 2013

Avi Crane gives a rundown of upcoming avocado supply dynamics between the U.S., Mexico, Peru and Chile.


Peruvian strawberry exports double

June 25th, 2013

Peruvian strawberry exports have risen significantly this year with Germany, Belgium and Canada as the leading destinations.

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Peru may harness new mango varieties

June 20th, 2013

Peru’s Promango plans to import 23 mango varieties from a U.S. gemplasm to widen the industry’s production portfolio.

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Peru: CEPIBO plans to raise banana yields by 50%

June 14th, 2013

An organic Peruvian banana cooperative has set itself an ambitious productivity goal.

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Peru looks to build produce potential in Russia

June 7th, 2013

Successful sales for grapes are creating opportunities for other Peruvian products in Russia.

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Peru: mangoes and asparagus bolster Camposol’s Q1 results

May 17th, 2013

Higher prices for Camposol’s mainstay crop raised profitability in the first quarter, with a bigger avocado deal around the corner.

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Peruvian company taps into native, organic fruit production

May 16th, 2013

Peruvian aguaymanto fruit is finding its place as an organic export.

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Peruvian growers encouraged to invest in organic pineapples

May 7th, 2013

Growing U.S. demand for pesticide-free pineapples could create market possibilities for Peru.

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Geography to play key role in Peru’s blueberry sector

May 3rd, 2013

Peru’s Miguel Bentin tries to cool down any excessive enthusiasm over his country’s blueberry industry.

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Peru to dedicate more farmland to exports

April 30th, 2013

Irrigation projects are expected to add over 100,000ha of farmland for Peruvian exports.

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New potatoes offer best of Latin America, Europe

April 24th, 2013

Four potato clones from Spain are said to have good disease restistance and strong output.

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Peru: new technique for organic banana production

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.

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Sunnyridge blueberry varieties now available in Peru

April 16th, 2013

The Peruvian blueberry season may start earlier now that University of Florida varieties have been made available.

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Latin American prickly pear snapshot

April 9th, 2013

Prickly pear production is growing in Mexico, Chile and Peru but still lacks a serious export market.

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Peruvian cherimoya variety holds market promise

April 8th, 2013

The Rayan cherimoya has been slated as one of the most promising varieties out of Peru.

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Peru: Camposol sets sights on much larger avocado offering

April 4th, 2013

Peru’s Camposol is building up its avocado stock and counting on better output from its plantations.

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Peru comes up just short of mango forecast

March 27th, 2013

Peru’s mango season suffered from strikes that pulled down output.

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Aiming high for Peruvian avocados in 2013

March 20th, 2013

Peru’s ProHass has its eye on the Chilean market and growth in the U.S. and Europe.

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Peruvian lúcuma exports to grow by at least 60% in 2013

March 18th, 2013

Peru needs expanded lúcuma cultivation if it is to keep up with growing international interest.

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The Hass Horn: second quarter U.S. avocado supply outlook

March 14th, 2013

Avi Crane reveals his expectations for different avocado suppliers in North America this quarter.

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Steady growth to continue for Peruvian mandarins in 2013

March 13th, 2013

Peruvian mandarin exports are expected to grow by 10% this year.

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Goldenberry brings riches to Peruvian exporter

March 7th, 2013

Whether you call it a physalis, goldenberry or Inka berry, it’s bringing opportunities to a poor region of northern Peru.

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Peru: Camposol profitability slumps in Q4

March 1st, 2013

Camposol’s profits have dropped amid higher sales rates, with a significant avocado volume increase in store for 2013.

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Shipping rates deal blow to Southern Hemisphere fruit exporters

February 28th, 2013

Southern Hemisphere fruit exporters urged shipping lines to reconsider steep rate increases that could damage competitiveness.

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Peruvian region looks to grow fruit export sector

February 26th, 2013

Peru’s Lambayeque has its eye on becoming one of Peru’s top 10 exporting regions.

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Alliance a “plus for sales rates”, says Camposol Agricom Fresh

February 25th, 2013

Camposol Agricom Fresh’s Sergio Torres outlines supply and trading plans for the newly formed Chilean-Peruvian partnership.

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Chile braces for easier Peruvian avocado entrance

February 19th, 2013

A Chilean avocado industry leader analyzes the implications of Peruvian access without quarantine treatment.

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Peruvian mangoes dominate markets

February 18th, 2013

Juan Carlos Rivera explains the positive situation Peru’s mango industry is now in after a staggered start.

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Organic Peruvian grapes hit U.S. shores

February 13th, 2013

Purity Organic has strong expectations for its first ever quality arrivals of organic Peruvian table grapes in the U.S.

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Peru anticipates Chinese opening for avocados, lucuma, quinoa

February 12th, 2013

Peru expects three new agricultural products to gain access in China very soon.

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Peru eyes new markets for fruits and vegetables

February 11th, 2013

Peru hopes to build on market opportunities in Poland, Panama and South Africa.

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Peru needs higher yielding blueberries, says Beltrán

January 31st, 2013

A Peruvian blueberry leader says the country needs higher yielding varieties with fewer cold hours.

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U.S. importers report rocky start for Peruvian mango campaign

January 29th, 2013

From strikes to shipping problems, several factors have created an unstable start for Peruvian mango exports.

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Peruvian and Chilean companies come together to serve European market

January 28th, 2013

Chile’s Agricom and Peru’s Camposol hope to become a top supplier to European supermarkets.

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