Intense Cold In Brazil: 70% Banana Losses In Ribeira Valley

Intense cold in Brazil – 70 percent banana losses in Ribeira Valley:

13 July 2016 – Low temperatures in June influenced the quality of some products in São Paulo, causing losses and consequent price increases. 

Three polar masses of strong intensity caused the temperature to drop below 10 ° C for several consecutive days.

Since the end of April, these polar air masses moved over South America and caused Brazil to experience intense cold,” said Alexandre Nascimento, meteorologist of Climatempo.

The impact was great and the damage will be felt by farmers until next year.

The loss was approximately 70% in the South and Southeast, which caused an increase of 30% to 40% in the cost of production, according to Roberto Kobori, an agricultural engineer and technical consultant of the Association of Ribeira Valley banana growers.

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