The Peruvian Table Grape Association become latest organisation to join the organisation as its membership continues to grow

The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters (SHAFFE) has announced the incorporation of a new organisation, Provid Peru.

SHAFFE president Charif Christian Carvajal

SHAFFE president Charif Christian Carvajal

“We are very happy to be adding more and more representative bodies as well as countries to our association,” said SHAFFE’s secretary general, Nelli Hajdu.

“We recently added Zimbabwe and now we are welcoming Provid, the Peruvian Table Grape Producers Association. This shows that the work we have done to date is important and reflects the needs of the Southern Hemisphere.”

The addition of Provid to SHAFFE’s expanding membership was announced by Provid during a meeting with SHAFFE on 18 May.

“We participated in a board meeting of AGAP, the Association of Agricultural Producers Guilds of Peru, where we explained the work that SHAFFE is conducting together with the Global Coalition of Fresh Produce in addressing global cost hikes in logistics and supply chain disruptions,” said Charif Christian Carvajal, current SHAFFE president.

He added that the Peruvian fruit sector as well as those in other countries in the Southern Hemisphere is prioritising looking for proactive solution finding to tackle the key issues along the supply chain, which currently impede the economic viability of fresh produce exports.

Carvajal commented: “During this meeting, Provid, a trade association that is part of AGAP, confirmed its interest to join SHAFFE, which we welcomed positively and with great pleasure.

“The addition of Provid Peru to SHAFFE’s membership will strengthen the table grape representation within the organisation and complete global trade perspectives on this leading commodity, which currently comprises 17 per cent of all Southern Hemisphere fresh fruit exports with a market value of US$3bn.”