Sociology avocado

Sociology avocado

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  • ¡Hey! My name is Raul, and today I am going to explain you how avocado is produced and exported as a product.
  • It all starts in the avocado´s harvesting fields, which need certain aspects of weather and soil for them to grow. That is why Mexico is the principal exporter of avocado, because of its weather conditions.
  • However today the principal importer of avocado for Mexico is The United States of America, which represents the 76.8% of the importation of United States from Mexico.  
  • A clear example is the Super Bowl, where the exportation of avocado to the USA is increased drastically. A general quantity that is exported is 100,000 tons of avocado.
  • A curious fact is that the avocado has been planted in Mexico since 9000 years ago, so it has an important history in our country. 
  • It all started with Mexico exporting very few avocados - and not the United States - throughout the 1980s, when Barnard's company, Mission Produce, based in California, opened the first packing plant in Uruapan.
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