Chive Growers in Mexico and Ecuador

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Chive Exporters in Mexico

In reference to our findings, five examples of companies that export fresh cut chives to the United States are Aztek H&S, Herbico, Sama Mexports, Agricola El Ayale De Nana, and Especiama. In addition to chives, these companies also import other types of herbs and spices some of which include mint, oregano, basil, and tarragon. Further details on our research strategy and findings follows below.

METHODOLOGY

To determine examples of companies that export fresh cut chives to the United States, we performed a direct search for Mexican companies that export fresh produce to the United States by air. After doing an exhaustive search for such companies, we were able to identify two companies that fit the profile i.e. Aztek and Herbico. To identify more companies, we changed our strategy by searching for a Mexican Directory of agricultural companies and we were able to find Promexico and Mexbest. Using these directories, we were able to find three more Mexican based companies that produce and export chives to the United States. We provided all the requested details i.e. company name, website, and contact information mainly by doing searches on the official website of each of the identified companies.

CHIVED EXPORTERS IN MEXICO

1. AZTEK H&S

WEBSITE

The company's website can be accessed here.

CONTACT INFORMATION

PRODUCTS EXPORTED

The company exports thyme, rosemary, laurel, chives, oregano, tarragon, mint, lavender, coriander, and basil mainly to North America.

2. HERBICO

WEBSITE

The company's website can be accessed here.
CONTACT INFORMATION

PRODUCTS EXPORTED

The company exports onions, tomatoes, carrots, beans, peas, squash, cilantro, celery, lettuce, cabbage, spices albaca, chives, tarragon, clove, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry.

3. SAMA MEXPORTS

WEBSITE

The company's website can be accessed here.

CONTACT INFORMATION

PRODUCTS EXPORTED

The company exports basil, chives, dill, marjoram, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, tarragon, and thyme.

4. AGRICOLA EL AYALE DE NANA S.A. DE C.V.

WEBSITE

The company's website can be accessed here.

CONTACT INFORMATION

PRODUCTS EXPORTED

The company exports chives, dill, sage, tarragon, basil, thyme, and mint to the United States.

5. ESPECIAMA

WEBSITE

The company's website can be accessed here.

CONTACT INFORMATION

PRODUCTS EXPORTED

The company exports albahaca, albahaca morada, menta, salvia, cebollin (chives), romero, oregano, estragón, and tomillo.
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Chive Exporters in Ecuador

Some farms or companies that cultivate and produce chives in Ecuador are Rio Muchacho, Oceanside Residences, and Gran Roca. Chives is one of the least popular products of Ecuador, which is more known for exporting shrimp, oil, and bananas.

METHODOLOGY

In our search for companies that export fresh chive plants to the US by air from Ecuador, we searched numerous databases. Some of those databases include Tridge. On the Tridge website, we found that Ecuador exports chives to other countries including the US and China, and the revenue received from chives export was also mentioned. Other databases searched include Alibaba, Importer Hub and Trade key. Each of these databases mentioned suppliers and exporters of chives including Ecuador. Of the companies highlighted from Ecuador, there was no mention of their contact information or their websites. We also found companies that produce fresh chives; however, there was no mention of them being exporters to the US or that they export by air.

So using the three companies we found, se started searching for information pertaining to their exports to the US and whether this was done by air. We started on their company websites. These websites provided information on who they are, their products and contact information. However, there was no mention of whether they exported to the US. We then checked for news in relation to their achievements. We were hoping to find news releases on how well they are doing in their exports. However, there was no mention of their exports to the US. We also checked their website for their financial statements or annual reports. There was no publication on their finances or trading activities. Therefore, we found nothing in relation to exports to the US on whether they used air or other means.

Next, we tried to find each farm in the news. Using this strategy, we only found information on the more prominent, main exports such as banana, oil, and shrimp to the US, but still no information on their chives exports by air. The most recent news article on exports from Ecuador to the US tells us that revenue from US trade has decreased between 2014 and 2015 due to disagreements between the presidents of both countries. Additionally, we checked the yellow pages, chamber of commerce, exporters associations in Ecuador, but in each of these searches, we came up with nothing in relation to the existing three companies being explored, or others.

Our last resort was to check the websites of international trade agencies such as World Bank, WTO, UNSD, UNCTAD, and ITC. Results from these told us that the last updated statistics were from 2017 where the overall export revenue for agriculture with the US was US$35,695.60. However, there was nothing specific in terms of names of companies that export from Ecuador.

FINDINGS

Ecuador exports chives to the US. They are ranked 69th in the world for their export of this product. We also found that chives is one of the least popular products of Ecuador, as shrimp, oil, and bananas are far more popular with them.

In addition to the above, we found that these three companies, produce fresh chives in Ecuador, Rio Muchacho, Oceanside Residences, and Gran Roca.

Oceanside Farm Residences
This company is located in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador. They produce chives, as well as other herbs and fruits such as oranges. Their website is accessible by clicking here.
Contact information: Maddy Krasne- : +1 813 785 4360
Adrian Bleackley
Rio Muchacho
Located at Troncal del Pacifico, Manabi, Ecuador, this farm teaches farming as well as does large scale production of chives and other herbs.
Website: Their website is accessible by clicking here.
Gran Roca
Found in Rircay, Ecuador. Producers of herbs including chives, as well as other fruits and vegetables.
Website: Their website is accessible by clicking here.
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