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FenixFood: “We have started working with new mango varieties from Egypt which have been well-received”

“We are already exporting more than 60 pallets of okra per week”

According to a recent report from the Government of Andalusia, the sweet potato campaign in Cadiz's Northwest Coast region is coming to a close with a yield similar to those of other campaigns and to the historical average. This is good news, considering the difficulties that there have been with irrigation in the region. "This campaign could be totally different to anything we've seen so far, despite the fact that we have been growing sweet potatoes since we were very young, even before its cultivation spread to Cadiz and to other countries," said a statement from the Malaga-based company FenixFood.

"Several years ago, a pest popularly known as the sweet potato beetle appeared, and last year, it caused a lot of damage to the stocks. So I don't think anyone will be stocking a lot of produce this season, and if they do, they will have to be careful to keep the insect at bay."

"At FenixFood, we have been working for some time in Honduras, where we grow exotic products, including okra and white eggplant, and we are considering the possibility of bringing sweet potato cultivation there, like we did in Senegal, where we are also present. These are two countries where the pest does not exist and where we want to try growing white-fleshed sweet potatoes."

"Regarding okra, we are already exporting more than 60 pallets per week, and the goal is for that volume to continue increasing, especially in Honduras, Spain, and Senegal."

"With these products, we are catering to a market with many consumers in Europe: the immigrant population, especially those with African, Asian or Latin American origins. In countries such as the United Kingdom, France, or Belgium, there is a great demand for those fruits and vegetables by these consumers."

"Egyptian mangoes are one of the latest products in our range. The varieties grown there are different from those produced in Spain, Peru, or Mexico, more similar to Indian mangoes, and they have been very well-received. In fact, after having done a test with one container, we are loading more to bring them to Europe."

For more information:
FenixFood S.L.
Vélez-Málaga, Malaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 687 43 79 01
[email protected]

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