Chile expects major increase in avocado production

UK fruit imports held steady in 2017

In marketing year (MY) 2021-22 Chile will produce 220,000 metric tons (MT) of avocado, a 57 percent increase over MY2020-21, due to favorable climatic conditions. In MY2020-21 avocado production reached 140,000MT, a low production year due to drought and early frost, according to a USDA report. Eighty-nine percent of the avocados planted in Chile are the […]

Westfalia Fruit achieves Carbon Measured certification of UK market avocados

Westfalia Fruit said is has achieved Carbon Measured Certification for its South Africa avocados that are sold in the UK, along with its range of other products sold in S.A., including avocado, avocado oil and guacamole products. Westfalia, which had been in consultation with global experts on climate change, said it has made a strong […]

Australians enjoy dirt cheap avocados amid record production

Robinson Fresh adds value to European supply chain

A record avocado crop in Australia has sent local markets prices down to just A$1 (US$0.77), just a couple of years after prices hit A$9 (US$7) in the summer of 2018. The eye-watering drop in price is due to a bumper crop – the result of good weather and new trees. Australia is home to three […]

UK retailers resume avocado supplies from Kenya after boycott

Large Hass avocado to remain scarce amid strong green-skinned demand

Kenyan agricultural firm Kakuzi will soon resume exports of avocados to supermarkets in Europe which stopped buying its produce in October last year when the firm was accused of serious human rights abuse, Business Daily Africa reports. Supermarket chains Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Lidl suspended Kakuzi supplies in the wake of reports of rape and violence at Kakuzi […]