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Soft fruit superpowers: How did Peru and Mexico boost berry production hundreds of times over in just 10 years?

Mexico has seen a 128-fold surge in raspberry production, making it the second-largest exporter. Image: Unsplash/Karoline Stk

Douglas Broom

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A graph showing blueberry production from 1961-2020.
Peru’s blueberry production has surged in recent years. Image: Our World In Data.

Blueberries are now a $1 billion per year business in Peru.
Blueberries are now a $1 billion per year business in Peru. Image: Latinometrics
A graph showing raspberry production from 1961-2020.
Mexico is close to becoming the world’s biggest raspberry producer. Image: Our World In Data.

Mexico’s raspberry output has got 128 times larger in just 20 years.
Mexico’s raspberry output has got 128 times larger in just 20 years. Image: Latinometrics
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