For the first time, Westfalia Colombia, has successfully exported Colombian Hass avocados to South Korea .
Westfalia Fruit is part of the global Group and known as #AvoExperts,
“We are very proud to be the first to achieve the feat. says Pedro Aguilar, General Manager of Westfalia Colombia.”
“By working closely with the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) and the Korean Government, we met the STRINGENT protocols for export.
“I am very happy to say Korean consumers can enjoy our first 18 tons shippment of best quality Colombian avocados.”
“Westfalia Group works hand-in hand with government authorities and regulators in Peru, Mexico, Chile, USA and South Africa.
Our patnership help us develop processes and phytosanitary protocols for the benefit of the whole supply chain”.
The Westfalia agronomy and technical teams also works closely with many local growers.
We help the growers achieve international accreditations like Global Gap and GRASP.
That’s not all. The company assists them meet the specific criteria for new and exciting markets.
“It is our expertise in creating market access has differentiated Westfalia Colombia from other local producers.
That’s why ensures we are the supplier of choice to many emerging markets, including Korea,” he says.
“It is good to know we are helping to create a long-term benefit for many rural communities, as well as providing employment at our packhouses in Antioquia.”
Avocado consumption throughout Asia and specifically Korea continues to grow. Consumption per capita in Korea is currently estimated at just 260g, compared to the more developed markets such as the UK at 1.5kg per capita or the USA at 3.5kg per capita.
Westfalia Colombia exported over 10,000 tons last year from selected growers and is […]
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