Camposol seeks to expand its geographical presence to ensure the supply of avocados also in the Peruvian counter season.
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Camposol closed the 2018 season of Hass avocados with an exported volume of more than 44,000 tons.
Also this year, as in the 2017 season, Peru’s leading agribusiness company Camposol is the country’s largest exporter of Hass avocados – and it has ambitious plans for the future. Jorge Ramírez, CEO of Camposol: “Our goal is to become a year-round supplier. We are focused on expanding our avocado production window in the Peruvian counter season, and therefore we have already started a planting project in Colombia”.
The new plantations will reach their full productive potential as of 2023 and will add another 40,000 tons to Camposol’s annual volume, allowing a continuous supply during all weeks of the year. Camposol follows the same line for other products, with an emphasis on blueberries and mandarins. Another geographical area that is being developed is Uruguay, where the company acquired this year approx. 1,000 hectares for the cultivation of citrus.
Since 2014, the area under Hass avocado cultivation in Peru has increased by 3,000 hectares per year, reaching approximately 25,000 hectares by the end of 2017. Camposol hopes that the per capita consumption will continue to increase, not only in Europe but also in the United States and Asia. The company sees a lot of potential in Japan and especially in China, where its avocados are already present in several supermarket chains, including Olé. The avocados are also offered online through platforms such as Alibaba, which has named Camposol its strategic partner in avocados and blueberries. “Also, with a view to the increasing diversification of global markets, our goal of year-round product availability is of great importance to Camposol,” says Jorge Ramírez.