“We must make the most of the production schedule”
Para la cooperativa de segundo grado, la recuperación del kaki pasa por organizar la oferta y garantizar su presencia en los mercados durante más meses, gracias a nuevas variedades y técnicas postcosecha.
What is your evaluation of the situation of the sector and how does Anecoop position itself in this context?
Kaki is a fruit that still has room for expansion. It has good flavour, attractive colour, and it is 100% profitable as it has no seeds. But for this we must organize the offer in all states: production, post-harvest, commercializing and marketing. In Anecoop we have been doing it for almost a decade through the Persimon Group.
What is your overview of the last campaign and what are your forecasts for this year?
2017-2018 was finished with 102,000 Tn commercialized of the 126,000 planned. In Anecoop, although it is true that prices fell significantly, we did not reach below production costs. This 2018-2019 we have suffered a crop reduction of 40% -45%, going from an estimation of 180,000 tons to around 100,000. This decline is helping to maintain a price level that will allow us to improve last year’s results. In addition, the exceptional quality of the product and the guarantee of our brands will help.
Kaki is in a moment of readjustment. What is the reason for this situation and what strategies does the sector propose?
The main reason is a badly organized oversupply concentrated between one and two months. The strategy is to organize this offer making the most of the production schedule to be competitive in the market as many weeks as possible. We continue working to extend the commercial calendar and we are testing new postharvest techniques.