22 Jun Colombian avocado production on the rise
Colombian avocado production on the rise
Exports growth and the conquering of new markets in Asia, alongside with the increase of sustainability certifications, depict one of the best years for the sector.
In 2019, Colombia closed one of its best years as a global supplier of Hass avocados: exports to the United States of America and the European Union increased by 434% and 34%, respectively. Besides, Colombia has sent its first containers to Japan, and is awaiting green light into the South Korean market and the first shipment to China.
Another important achievement was the certification of 1,000 hectares by the Rainforest Alliance, being this international seal a guarantee that environmental and social standards were accomplished. Likewise, there are 73 Colombian farms (representing an area of 952 hectares) with the GLOBALG.A.P. certification, which refers to food safety.