We held a webinar yesterday with Michael Fox, Director of Communications and External Relations at Zespri, hosted by Con Williams, GM of Investments, to give us an update on the 2022 harvest and Zespri's outlook for the coming years.
Michael gave some fantastic insights into Zespri's current and future focus to try to ensure New Zealand kiwifruit continues to see strong growth in the coming years. He provided an update on this year's potential record harvest, with Zespri on track to reach 188m trays, despite many challenges facing the industry through COVID restrictions. It was great to hear that this has been coupled with a strong start to global sales, with high market prices so far, growing ahead of CPI.
Michael also discussed why Zespri is so confident in the potential future growth for New Zealand kiwifruit and which markets Zespri will place a key focus on in the coming years, with the US and India featuring high on the list.
Michael also addressed concerns facing the industry, including Zespri's work on the topic of Hi-Cane, unlicensed plantings of SunGold in China, and Zespri's response to grower feedback on the current licence tender process.
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Key points in the webinar:
- Zespri 2022 season update - 03:50
- Market update - 08:20
- OGR Guidance - 11:36
- Licence process - 2022 and review for future - 12:18
- Hi-Cane reassessment - 14:12
- 2030 Strategy - 17:30