Panamanian Watermelon in Europe

After having participated in the Fruit Logistica fair, an association of Panamanian producers is preparing to export this year 350 containers of watermelon to the European continent.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Representatives from the Export Watermelon Producers Association of Cascajalillo Unido (Apsecu), stated that in the recent Fruit Logistics fair held in Berlin, Germany, they established direct contacts with European buyers, which will allow them to sell the product without having to resort to intermediaries.

See "Central America: Watermelon Exports Up 17%"

Last February alone the country sold 30 containers of the fruit to the European market. Regarding production capacity of the group of producers, the secretary of Apsecu, Erick Solis, told that " ... the association has 40 partners and has about 300 hectares sown, generating about 200 jobs in the harvest season."

Solís took the opportunity to announce that "... in the next few days they will be inaugurating the plant for export.

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