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Sun World International LLC, a developer of grape and stone fruit varieties, has opened a Brazilian office, appointing Andrea Pavesi the licensing manager for the country.

Pavesi has worked with Sun World for 12 years, and has grown mangoes, grapes and other crops in Petrolina, Brazil, according to a news release from Sun World.

The company opened a Peruvian office earlier this year, appointing Pablo Ramirez licensing manager for Peru; Daniel Desmartis was named licensing manager of Chile.

“We are looking to further strengthen our business in South America, and we are pleased to appoint Andrea to further corroborate and strengthen relationships with our Brazilian licensees,” Garth Swinburn, vice president of licensing, said in the release. “We care about the success of our licensees, and therefore we are also dedicated to bolstering our technical support in the region.”

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