Chilean avacado producers challenged with drought

Chilean avocado producers are currently facing a challenging factor: the drought and water deficit that occurs in various regions of the country. “In some parts there are no avocados or less plantations. Avocado plantations reduced their production by 30%, from 245,000 tons in the 2016-2017 harvest to 168,000 in the 2019-2020 harvest,” said Francisco Contardo, Executive Director of Paltas de Chile A.G. He revealed the export volume of avacados: 71.3% were exported to Western Europe, 10.3% went to South America, 9.1% to North America and 8.6% to Asia.

Source: Fresh Plaza