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February 4, 2020

Colombia’s Green SuperFood opens new avocado plant to support exports

Colombian fresh-fruit producer Green SuperFood has opened a new avocado plant in its domestic market mainly to support exports.

Colombian fresh-fruit producer Green SuperFood has invested about COP2.5bn (US$736,190) in a new plant to package and export Hass avocados.

The facility is located in the La Tebaida area in the department of Quindío, in west-central Colombia, and started processing on 20 January. 

“This inauguration will create about 60 direct jobs and 90 indirect jobs, and also contribute to the knowledge of the community regarding post-harvest and processing for exports,” Mauricio López, the sales general manager at Green SuperFood, told just-food.

Green SuperFood says it has installed capacity of 18,000 ton a year of Hass avocado. It plans to reach 5,000 hectares of plantations by 2024, with 2,500 hectares in each of Colombia and Brazil.

Eighty per cent of the production from the new plant is destined for the US, the Middle East and South America, López confirmed.  

Green SuperFood also manufactures and exports Tahiti lemons, grown with sustainable-farming practices, and owns another facility in the city of Armenia, in the Mesopotamia village. 

The firm harvests 3,000 hectares of farms in Colombia, a figure that is expected to increase to 5,000 hectares this year.

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