Colombia

La Dona Fruit opens pioneering packhouse

La Dona Fruit opens pioneering packhouse

Published on Oct 15th, 2020
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The state-of-the-art facility will revolutionise the packing of Tahiti limes in Colombia, and launch La Dona’s exports to the USA and the Caribbean.

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA, 13 OCTOBER 2020 – La Dona Fruit, a leading producer and exporter of fresh golden pineapples and tropical fruits in Latin America, is ecstatic to announce the official opening of its groundbreaking Valle Verde packhouse and coldstore for Tahiti limes in Apartadó, Antioquia, in the north of Colombia.

Colombia among top-10 suppliers of organic agri-food to EU 

Colombia among top-10 suppliers of organic agri-food to EU 

Published on Aug 10th, 2020

Colombia’s organic fresh and dried tropical fruit exports to the EU climbed 31% in 2019, according to European Commission data. These figures mean that Colombia is now the eighth largest supplier of organic agri-food products to the EU, up from 13th place in 2018. Colombia’s total organic agri-food exports were up 38% last year, reaching 87,341 tons. Shipments of tropical fresh and dried fruits rose from 19,000 tons to 24,900 tons.

First Colombian avocados land in China

First Colombian avocados land in China

Published on Jul 23rd, 2020
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Colombian Hass avocados arrived in China for the first time on July 1st. Having set off from the Port of Buenaventura on May 28th, the 23-ton shipment landed in Shanghai and was released to importer Mr. Avocado. The protocol between China and Colombia was signed on December 13th 2019, and adds to a growing list of countries that can export avocados to the Asian giant, which includes the US, the Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand and Kenya (for frozen avocados).

Westfalia Fruit sends Colombian avocados to Japan

Westfalia Fruit sends Colombian avocados to Japan

Published on Mar 18th, 2020

After years of hard work, a container carrying 16 tonnes of quality Colombian Hass avocados has been exported from Westfalia Fruit Colombia (WFC) to Yokohama, Japan. This is the first time that WFC has shipped avocados to the country.

“Colombia’s avocados are in such good condition that WFC is confident shipping avocados to markets that require longer transit times – including Japan, Russia and the Middle East,” says WFC General Manager, and newly elected Vice Chairperson of the Colombian Avocado Board, Pedro Aguilar.

Colombia works to increase sustainable Hass avocado production

Colombia works to increase sustainable Hass avocado production

Published on Mar 11th, 2020

Colombian crops with international certifications—such as the Rainforest Alliance seal, which guarantees sustainable environmental and social practices—increased 315% in just one year.

In 2019, Colombia closed one of its best years as a global supplier of Hass avocados, with over 1,000 hectares bearing an international seal representing sustainable environmental and social practices.

Chinese take delivery of first Colombian avocados

Colombia to surprise the world with the IX edition of the World Avocado Congress

Colombia to surprise the world with the IX edition of the World Avocado Congress

Published on Sep 11th, 2019

Colombia is the second country in South America to be selected as the venue for the World Avocado Congress. The country´s climatic conditions allow avocado to be produced 365 days a year. The WAC is an event created by the global avocado industry. The event which takes place every four years is sponsored by the International Avocado Society (IAS). Previously, the Congress has been held in South Africa (1987), United States (1991), Israel (1995), Mexico (1999) Mexico, Spain (2003), Chile (2007), Australia (2011) and Peru (2015).

Colombia strengthens ties with China

Colombia strengthens ties with China

Published on Aug 13th, 2019

A high-level Colombian trade delegation is to meet with Chinese officials in a bid to export avocados to the lucrative Asian market. China and Colombia already enjoy close trade relations, and the visit by the Colombian president Ivan Duque together with senior members of his cabinet is intended to further strengthen these ties. Exports to China now represent 9.7% of Colombia’s total shipments.

Outbreak of Fusarium Wilt disease at Colombian banana plantations

Outbreak of Fusarium Wilt disease at Colombian banana plantations

Published on Aug 07th, 2019

Two Colombian banana production areas have been quarantined after an outbreak of the Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race IV (TR4) disease, which threatens the world’s bananas. The news has put neighbouring countries are on high alert. The announcement comes after several weeks of speculations among the sector but silence from the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA).

Colombian banana exports rise 2.5% despite weather issues

Colombian banana exports rise 2.5% despite weather issues

Published on Feb 13th, 2019

In spite of challenges with the weather conditions, Colombia’s banana exports rose 2.5% in 2018, reaching just over 100 million boxes worth around US$859 million, according to the Augura association, whose members represent 78% of the total volume. Bananas represent Colombia’s third-largest agricultural export after coffee and flowers.

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