The Hass Avocado Committee is an independent association that has been operating since 1990, representing Chilean farmers and exporters. It represents a large percentage of the production and export of Paltas de Chile.
Its main mission is to promote the consumption of Hass Avocado in Chile and the world, supervising the quality of the fruit that is transported to international markets. It also aims to defend the interests of the Association and its associates in general.
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This is produced on fertile land at the foot of the Andes and is irrigated with water from the thaw of the mountain; while water and fertilizers reach the plantations through drip irrigation and micro-sprinkling, mostly. The production of Paltas, is one of the most technified in irrigation in Chile, which generates that its production is under the concern and efficiency of the use of natural resources. The main production area for the fruit is in the central region of the country, known as the Fifth Region.
Located on the west coast of South America, Chile is distinguished for being the longest and narrowest country on the planet, with 4,300 kilometers or 2,600 miles long, for only 180 kilometers or something more than 100 miles wide. The borders of the country are constituted by a desert, the Pacific Ocean and the mountains, which makes it virtually a phytosanitary island with very little incidence of agricultural pests. This implies that Chilean farmers do not need to use the amount of pesticides that are required in other regions.
Chilean farmers take pride in being at the forefront of good agricultural practices (GAP) procedures that are applied at every stage; from planting and harvesting, to storage and shipment, which allows them to maintain the highest standards in this industry. The Chilean Hass avocado has GAP international approval, which implies the highest level of approval in the world. Chilean producers also lead this industry in terms of the high percentage of use of equipment operated by batteries, such as tractors and cranes.
Chilean Hass Avocados are transported in ships and refrigerated containers to the United States and other countries, mainly from the port of Valparaíso, on the Pacific coast. The shipments arrive at the ports of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States, as well as Europe. Each boat transports the equivalent of about 200 truck loads, but with a much more efficient use of energy than if this were done in this type of transport. Those who import the fruit from Chile, receive it in the ports, take care of its maturation and make it reach supermarkets and distributors.