Avocado

Overview

Lebanon is making great strides to join the cohorts of renowned exporters of avocados in the world. The country has a great opportunity to increase its market share in Europe and the Middle East. The planted area under avocados, especially Hass, is increasing fast.

At the moment there are 5 avocado farms GlobalGAP certified.

Varieties

Apart from the Hass and Lebanon also produces the bigger Lambhass variety,
Ettinger, Fuerte, Pinkerton and Reed varieties. These avocado varieties are popular in the MENA region and the Gulf markets.

Production

The area under avocadoes increased by 60.9% between 2015 and 2021 to reach 1,580 ha, while the production increased by 53.8% to reach 18,955 tons in 2021.*

Exports

The country’s exports of avocados have grown from USD 0,6 million in 2015 to USD 7,7 million in 2022, with a volume of export of 8,884 tons (a 5-year growth of 616%). Over the next few years, growth will further accelerate to satisfy the growing demand for avocados in the region and the European market.**

Destinations

Most destination countries for Lebanese-exported avocados are in the Middle Eastern region. Egypt and Jordan and top the list followed by Kuwait, UAE, Iraq, and Qatar.

European countries still lag behind with an exception of Ukraine. Market entry efforts are picking up in markets like Germany, Russian Federation, Sweden, UK and France. Supported by GlobalGAP certification, growing exports to European countries are expected in the next few years.

Availability

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* Production data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2023
** Trade data from Trade Map – International Trade Centre, 2023

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Fadel

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Biomass

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AgriNahouli

AgriNahouli is a family-run business that has been managing over 800 acres of farms in Southern Lebanon since 1948. Our farms specialize in the production and export of high-quality avocados, citrus, bananas, and exotic fruits, and we operate in various …


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Lebanese avocado

Founded in 2014 by a self-made farmer, Lebanese avocado is now one of the largest GLOBAL G.A.P. certified producers of sustainably farmed avocado in Lebanon and the Middle East. Annually, some 400 tons are produced. The organic avocados are exported …


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