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The paradox of citrus industry

The logistics of exporting citrus from South Africa needs an urgent re-think if the country is to cope with future growth

South Africa’s citrus industry says the 2018 season has shown that unless the growth in export volumes of citrus from the northern parts of the country can be handled by its existing logistics infrastructure, the industry will face serious problems.

In presenting its five point strategy to deal with the situation, the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) says growth in production from 2015 to 2018 has been so fast that logistics and infrastructure have been tested beyond their limits.

“In 2016, the northern region packed 56m cartons for export, in 2017 that increased to 72m cartons and in 2018 the estimate is 80m cartons,” CGA outlines.

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