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Avocados from Colombia

Colombia launches country brand for avocados

The Colombian Hass Avocado industry has launched a new country brand to represent it in markets around the world. Avocados from Colombia highlight Hass avocado as a benchmark for sustainability across three areas: environmental, social, and economic.

Avocados are Colombia's third most exported fruit and the second highest income-generating fruit. They are exported to more than 30 countries, representing the nation globally. Grown amidst a unique tropical landscape, this fruit is a source of income for at least 240,000 people in the Colombian agricultural sector, accounting for 17 percent of national employment.

The new brand was born to increase market share, distinguish its fruit from other origins, and showcase the industry's practices, quality standards, and contributions to Colombia's economic, environmental, and social well-being.

Meija Vergel says the new brand will differentiate Colombian avocados.

"Colombian avocados will be exported under this brand as a differentiator," said Katheryn Mejía Vergel, executive director of Corpohass, the association representing the Hass Avocado ecosystem. "Distributors, supermarkets, and consumers will appreciate its emphasis on sustainable development, including the protection of natural resources, economic impact, and job creation, among other factors that promote well-being and quality."

Avocados are known to require large amounts of water for mature growth. Colombian avocados do not rely on man-made irrigation as most other regions around the world do. Its 35,000 hectares of avocados currently planted are naturally irrigated with plentiful rainfall.

"Initiatives like this are key to continue positioning the country and its territories in international markets and to continue increasing business with Colombia with a focus on sustainability," said Carmen Caballero, president of ProColombia. "Count on us to continue supporting you on that path to success."

The United States and the European Union have been the primary destinations for Colombian Hass avocados, representing the second largest source of formal employment in Colombia. On June 3, the Colombian Navy's esteemed flagship, ARC Gloria, recognized as the nation's floating ambassador, served as the venue for unveiling the new Avocados from Colombia brand in Antwerp, Belgium. Moving forward, this brand will proudly represent Colombian Hass avocados and showcase the country's identity on the international stage.

"Supporting this launch is a source of pride and joy for the Colombian Embassy," added the Ambassador of Colombia in Belgium, Jorge Rojas Rodríguez. "The ARC Buque Gloria brings with it all the flavor of Colombian Hass – the love with which our producers cultivate it and the dedication with which they protect the forests, fauna, water, and our mountains."

For more information:
Daniela Granada Salazar
Tel: +57 300-278-92-46
[email protected]

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