The Colombian company Green SuperFood, which launched a major processing, post-harvest, and commercialization project for Hass avocado in the department of Quindio in 2018, has decided to diversify its product portfolio by adding three new references: Tahiti lime, passion fruit, and papaya.
According to Mauricio Lopez Noguera, the commercial manager of the company, “the products we have selected are designed to have a permanent uninterrupted operation so we can give work to all our operational, selection, classification, and post-harvest personnel throughout the whole year.”
The commercial manager also said that the company currently owned lands in the Coffee Region, Valle del Cauca, and Tolima. "We started acquiring new land to start our crops from scratch."
“We have been growing rapidly. We have purchased 2,500 hectares and now we have a packing plant, which was opened in late January of this year, and that will be used to carry out the post-harvest process for the export of Hass avocado and to dispatch the product to different parts of the country,” assured Lopez Noguera.
Green SuperFood is a Colombian company that belongs to the Chilean group Inversiones Benjamin. The arrival of this Chilean group in Colombia is aimed at having 5,000 hectares of Hass avocado in South America. In Colombia, they expect to reach 2,500 net hectares for the production of this fruit in the next 5 years.
“We selected Quindío as an operations center for many reasons, from a strategic point of view, for its locations and for security. The initiative in this department began in 2018, seeking to consolidate a project focused on Hass avocado, given the qualities of the region,” stated Lopez Noguera.