Especial SociosEne. 18, 2018
Sudáfrica: Reporte señala notoria caída de cultivos de uva de mesa en temporada 2017/18
16 January, 2018–The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) released the 3rd Crop Estimate for the 2017/18 table grape season with upper and lower limits about 12,2% and 18% lower,respectively than the previous 2016/2017 season.
The new estimate is between 55,4 million and 59,3 million cartons. This development is mainly due to the persistent drought in the Western Cape,where three of the five production regions in South Africa are situated. The extreme heat and reduced water allocations to agriculture in the drought stricken production regions are impacting the harvest.
South African producers and exporters expect harvesting to continue with close to normal export volumes for the next 4 to 6 weeks. However,they foresee a shorter harvest period compared to previous years due to the drought and hotter than usual temperatures
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January 16, 2018