Brazil

Plantations International Brazil Papaya Production

Drought conditions in Brazil have hampered papaya production there and have led to limited volumes of the fruit. With less product available for export, prices for the fruit in Europe have been strong. “Papayas are more expensive at the moment than they were two months ago,” said Marvin Lee of Plantations International “The market was about three Euro per kilogram of fruit, and prices have now risen to around four Euro per kilo; it's been difficult.” Plantations International believes El Nino might have something to do with the drought, as there is less rain in some areas and above-average rainfall in others. [...]

Plantations International Planning Bamboo Plantation in Brazil

Global plantation giant, Plantations International is now set to widen its global Plantation presence to include Bamboo Plantations in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This new expansion is to facilitate the group’s major investment into a forestry plantation sector that could be crucial in meeting the challenges currently faced by the global timber and biomass industries in Brazil. Bamboo is widely considered to be part of the solution to numerous environmental issues. Bamboo has been identified as one of the most sustainable species in the world today and presents a wide range of potentially lucrative commercial opportunities. Plantations International is in the process [...]