International company Westfalia Fruit is ready to commence avocados exporting to Europe, two years after growing the fruit in the southern African nation.
Manuel Roriz, consultant with Westfalia Fruit Mozambique said between December and the beginning of January, the company will start exporting avocados and lychees produced in the districts of Macata and Barue, in Manica province to EU.
Funded by World Bank, Westfalia Fruit’s operation in Manica province has an annual target production of 100,000 tonnes, with 75% of production destined for foreign markets and the remaining 25% to meet domestic demand.
With over 53,000 trees planted in 132 hectares, the company also intends to start a lychee project on a 250 hectares in 2017.
Westfalia Fruit has had trade relations for 40 years with EU countries and African countries, such as Mauritius and in South American countries such as Peru and Colombia.