Operations in Mozambique
Year-round fruit production from areas of competitive advantage, together with the specialised ripening of avocados, are aimed at making Westfalia the preferred supplier to selected retailers in Europe. To this end, Westfalia has acquired 398 hectares of land in Mozambique and established an operation –
Westfalia Fruto Mocambique – which has begun development of Hass and Carmen®-Hass avocado orchards.
The purchased land is located in the Manica Province of central Mozambique, renowned as an early fruit-producing area. The farm will produce Hass and Carmen®-Hass significantly earlier than the earliest producing areas in South Africa. The avocados are expected to reach maturity at a time of key shortage in the market (January to April), helping to close the window of supply.