Agricultural products in Colombia
Agricultural products in Colombia are well known worldwide. In addition to the world-famous delicious coffee that Colombia produces, the country is one of the major producers and has also evolved in the production of fruits and vegetables in the world. It produces several horticultural crops such as banana, mango, pineapple, papaya, avocado, sweet potato, yucca, cassava, and onion among others.
With the growing importance of nutritional balance among various consumer groups, the consumption of fruits and vegetables is expanding worldwide. The Colombian fruits and vegetable market is anticipated to register a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 3.1% during the forecast period 2020-2025.
The natural frozen pulp that is sugar-free and with no preservatives is an appetizing proposal to the international market. Exotic fruits such as lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, passion fruit, pomegranate, and pineapple are in high demand.
Bananas, however, are the most exported in the country after coffee. Colombia is the world’s fourth-largest exporter of bananas behind Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. According to the Colombian Banana Growers Association, in 2018 production rose by 2.52% due to increases in crop planting.
The fresh fruit and vegetable is a principal sector for the country’s economy. Growth in the sector will mean more jobs for people living in rural areas.
The Colombian government has been working with the farmers across the country to boost production and with the input of both local and international investors, Colombia is looking forward to becoming a world leader in the agricultural market within the next 20 years.