The Environmental Impact of the Avocado Production and Trade with Europe (Focus: Jalisco)

Avocado production and exports have increased significantly in recent years in Mexico. A significant proportion of the production is exported, particularly to the United States, Europe and Japan. The state of Jalisco is the origin of most avocados exported from Mexico to Europe. There is, however, concern about the environmental impact of this industry. In this report we present an overview of the environmental impact of the avocado production in Jalisco. We highlight important ongoing and necessary sustainability interventions, and make recommendations for future action to promote sustainability in Jalisco’s avocado industry.