Seeka Kiwifruit Industries has delivered record returns for organic produce exported into Australia.
Organic kiwifruit is currently selling in Australia at twice the price of conventional fruit. Returns were up more than 400 per cent on 2013, whereas conventional fruit was up 60 per cent.
It is clear from Seeka’s recent financial returns, that organics can deliver much greater economic value at a much lower environmental cost. Organic kiwifruit growers are working hard to reduce their environmental impact.
Ray Hook, Seeka’s General Manager for Retail Services, said “Seeka growers of both conventional and organics are receiving record returns on the back of a successful and growing retail programme into Australia.”
“The retail programme is targeting major retailers rather than wholesalers, supported by promotions, planning, and quality, have delivered Seeka growers record returns."
Organic growers are gaining a significant premium for their kiwifruit as Australians increasingly recognise the value of eating organic.
The financial premium for organic produce, especially overseas and in the kiwifruit sector, will only continue to grow. This is fantastic news for BioGro kiwifruit producers and New Zealand’s organic industry.
Read more about Seeka’s 2013 export returns.
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