THIS year’s avocado harvest in Malaga has brought benefits of €72m to the area, €30m more than last year thanks to increased production. The total amount harvested this year was 64,425 tonnes, 37 per cent more than last year.
The Fruit and Vegetable Manager of the Young Farmers’ Association in Malaga, Benjamin Fauli, explained that 70 per cent of the avocados exported from Spain are grown in the Axarquia area. He referred to the harvest as “fantastic” and hoped that it would be a great help to repair the damage done by the ‘cucumber crisis’ which seriously affected the area.
He also said that the results once again proved the quality of local produce. Malaga exported 24.4 per cent of the total amount of avocados sold to Europe, followed by Israel and Peru. The many buyers are France, the UK and Germany.
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