According to a survey undertaken by the Chilean fruit producer union Fedefruta, nine out of ten Chilean fruit producers fear they won’t be able to afford to prepare for the 2022/23 season due to rising costs and the fallout from the global logistics crisis.
The survey, which polled more than 300 companies from the country’s main producing regions, reveals growing disquiet among producers that they will not be in a position to finance their operations as the start of the new campaign approaches.
In Chile, 533,000 people are employed directly by the fresh fruit industry and . . .