Mission Produce set to grow Colombian avocado program

Mission Produce, Inc. has announced what it describes as a "staggering growth agenda" in Colombia, including plans to ramp up avocado production within the next two years. This news comes since Mission Produce announced its partnership with Cartama in 2017, which the company says is Colombia’s largest avocado grower.

“Colombia will provide us with an added source of year-round, high-quality fruit,” said Mission Produce’s President & CEO Steve Barnard. “Our goal is to plant an additional 1,000-1,500 hectares of avocado trees in Colombia. This fruit will supply our domestic and international markets such as the United States and Europe. We will also continue partnering with Cartama to support volume and growth. We are replicating our vertically-integrated, cutting-edge business model in this country.”

Mission Produce said there is a reason why it looks toward Colombia with high expectations. According to the company, the country is well situated to provide good growing conditions, market accessibility and logistical abilities for avocados. “Colombia is unique in that it offers a year-round supply of fruit. Our country will act as strong source for global avocados in the coming years,” added CEO of Cartama Ricardo Uribe.

For more information:
Denise Junqueiro
Mission Produce, Inc.
Ph: +1 (805) 981-3650

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