AGROINDUSTRY

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AGROINDUSTRY

Thanks to its geographical position, Risaralda has a geography that varies between 300 and 4,000 MSM. At the same time this allows the territory to have a diverse range of products where the most desired by the international market are: coffee, hass avocado, cocoa and pineapple.

The Risaraldense territory has been protected by the ZOMAC (Areas Most Affected by the Conflict) law that grants tax benefits to companies that settle in the following boroughs: (click to download the explanatory document) Quinchía, Pueblo Rico, Balboa and Mistrató, which allow the cultivation of different products thanks to the different heights in which they are.

The territory has a very important associative fabric and given this, it tends to receive foreign investment from the hand of small local producers, in order to create global value chains that allow the technification of the field, the increase of exports and the generation of new value-added products.

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Cartama

This company from Antioquia has hass avocado crops throughout the country, exporting its production to the United States and Europe. Its collection and export center is located in the Logistics Center of the Coffee region (Eje Cafetero) of Pereira.

FLP

This company from Bogota has an important production of hass avocado and cape gooseberry in the coffee region. FLP collects and exports its product to Europe from its plant in the town of Dosquebradas.

Juancamole

This company from Pereira that is dedicated to the production of guacamole and sauces. This company sells to large stores, as well as to the most important restaurant chains in the country. Currently Juancamole is exporting to the United States and Europe and is opening the Asian market.

Naranja verde

A national company that exports dehydrated fruit to countries such as the United States, Switzerland and Israel. Its production and export center is located in Dosquebradas.