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Kakuzi trailblazing on avocado exports from Kenya

The production of quality avocados has taken good root in sub-Sahara Africa, with Kenya taking the reins as one of the leading producers. In Kenya, agri-business firm Kakuzi…

“Australia’s production from now until Christmas is expected to be up 150% more than last year"

Australian avocado consumption predicted to rise to meet an increase in domestic production

Avocados Australia is predicting that the consumption of avocados is expected to rise from four kilograms per person to five kilograms per person by the end of the 2021/22 year due to a massive increase in domestic production. After falling below the 80,000 tonnes in the 2020-21 year, it is currently…

SA farmer revived avocado trees by introducing mycorrhizae fungi to the soil

Christa Rebel, who farms near Tzaneen in Limpopo, found herself facing an uphill battle when trying to revive an avocado orchard. “These Hass avocado orchards were on the farm…

The Chilean Avocado Committee forecasts production will increase by 57% this season

The Chilean Avocado Committee has forecast that the country will produce 220,000 tons of avocados in the 2021-2022 agricultural season, i.e. 57% more volume than the 140,000 tons it produced in the 2020-2021 campaign. According to the union, the production volume will increase because of the improved…

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Mexico avocado production for 2021/22 forecasted 8 percent lower than previous marketing year

Mexico avocado production for marketing year 2021/22 is forecast eight percent lower than the record production observed the previous marketing year. While production will remain strong, growers expect trees will need to recover for a season. High international demand and attractive global prices has…

Juan Antonio García Romero, manager of Viveros Grajera, from Huelva:

"We are the first in the world to get avocado plants grafted on clonal rootstocks from in vitro culture"

The demand for avocado plants continues to increase as the popularity and consumption of this fruit keep growing worldwide. While the avocado plants sold until now were grafted on seed or clonal rootstocks obtained by the traditional double grafting method, a nursery in Huelva has succeeded, for the…

Good prospects for avocado exports Zimbabwe

The Covid pandemic has adversely impacted livelihoods and businesses worldwide. Even the more robust economies have been negatively affected by the tough response measures…

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“Due to the market conditions in Australia, we will send a great volume to our customers in Asia and the Pacific Islands"

The soft Australian avocado market is putting pressure on the export returns for fruit sent from New Zealand as well as delivering low returns to the Australian growers. The New Zealand avocado harvest started back in July and it has been a season of very good quality fruit and big volumes, unfortunately…

‘Perfect storm’ drives Australian avocado prices down to $1

A massive avocado oversupply means Australian farmers are struggling to offload their fruit for a decent price. Sources say several growers have had to dump their crops or risk their produce withering on the tree until demand improves. Avocado Australia boss John Tyas said this situation was the result…

FreshPlaza October Special on Avocados

FreshPlaza's October Special is on avocados. Are you growing, supplying, importing or exporting avocados? Will your markets change due to the global shipping problems and…


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