The Costa Rican delegation is made up of the following companies: Tropifoods SA, Verita Tropicals Costa Rica, Jalaram Fruit, Exportagri, Fertynic, ByC Exportadores, Barvatex de Heredia SA, Chestnut Hill Farms, Pineapple Hills, VISA Agricultural Products, Total Fruit, Agricultural Products Del Campo, Exports Michelle SMLA and the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER). This year will mark the 20th time that Costa Rica has participated at the Fruit Logistica fair, which PROCOMER’s director of exports, Álvaro Piedra, views as strategic for promoting the country’s agricultural sector. “This fair is an international benchmark for the fresh produce sector; it is where buyers from all over the world converge in search of quality fruits and vegetables and where our exporters can learn about the new market trends. That is why we are pleased that these 13 companies will be participating at such a global showcase,” said Piedra. The products that the exporting companies will be promoting at the fair are: pineapple, banana, roots and tubers (cassava, eddoes, taro malanga, cane), and chayote. Up to November, the agricultural sector accounted for 23% of all Costa Rica’s exports for 2019, with shipments abroad worth US$2.469 billion.