Investment in Horticultural

Horticultural Sector



Colombia has a large variety of tropical and exotic fruits widely demanded on the national and international market. Due to its climate, different thermal floors and fertile land, Colombia provides fruits and vegetables all year round. The range of exotic fruits includes golden berry, purple passion fruit, passion fruit, granadilla, yellow pitahaya and tamarillo. It also provides a variety of tropical fruits including pineapple, papaya, hass avocado, mango and Tahiti lime.

  • Colombia has one of the widest ranges of soils and variety of climates in the world for growing fruit and vegetables. Since it is a tropical country located in the equatorial region, Colombia bene¬fits from permanent light, allowing harvesting throughout the year.
  • Colombian fruits and vegetables have an excellent quality in organoleptic terms with good color, flavor, aroma, high soluble content and BRIX value, compared with products from other countries in the subtropical region.
  • Colombia projects itself as one of the global agricultural pantries. According to the FAO, more than half of the arable land that could be used for agricultural production are located in seven tropical countries, including Colombia.
  • Colombian exports of fruits and vegetables sector have reached 48 destinations around the world in 2017. The following stand out: The Netherlands, with exports of US $61.8 million, The United States, with exports of US $19.1 million and the United Kingdom, with exports of US $18.3 million.
  • Exports include products with organic, HACCP, ISO, BCR, GLOBAL G.A.P. and Fairtrade international certifications.
  • The Colombian production of horticultural products is concentrated in the regions of: Antioquia (27.1%), Santander (12.9%) and Valle del Cauca (9.3%).


The above are some of the reasons why you should invest in the fruit and vegetable sector in Colombia. Take a close look at these and other investment advantages to choose Colombia for your next project.

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  • Install hydrothermal treatment plants to meet phytosanitary requirements of fruits like avocado, pineapple, papaya, yellow pitahaya, mango, among others, as well as the construction of collection centers Colombian fruits for proper selection, preparation and export. The presence of ports in the Caribbean and Pacific provide easy access to international markets.
  • Develop strategic alliances with owners and local producers to take advantage of the wide range of land available in the country.
  • Set plants with product lines Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) in order to take advantage of access to this kind of products to countries with which there are trade agreements and with third countries.
  • Build-producing plants of processed foods such as pulp, jams, sauces and other products derived from fruits and vegetables in order to market the production in the domestic market and explore export markets.


There are many regions in the country with a great potential for fruit and vegetables such as:


  • Quindio
  • Casanare
  • Cauca
  • Caldas
  • Huila
  • Antioquia
  • Valle del Cauca
  • Risaralda
  • Magdalena
  • Tolima

Success Stories

    In 2017 the Rans Korea corporation invested close to US $1 million in order to open an office in Bogota and acquire a steam machine to process dragon fruit for export, guaranteeing access to the Korean and Japanese markets.
    According to Jeongki Park, a Rans Korea executive, the company buys an average of 10 tons of Colombia-produced yellow dragon fruit per week. Given the success of its sales in the Asian market, it also plans to market fruits there such as mangoes, hass avocados, and cape gooseberries, as well as flowers such as hydrangeas and roses.
    ProColombia, together with entities such as the Colombian Agriculture and Livestock Institute (ICA) and the Ministry of Agriculture, supported the inspection and operation of Rans in Colombia, a company that is setting an example by taking advantage of the free trade agreement with South Korea to export, as well as promote value chains with small dragon fruit producers in Colombia.
    This South American multinational corporation, one of the world's largest Hass avocado producers, decided to invest in Colombia by purchasing land and plantations in the Coffee Belt.
    The initial investment is estimated to exceed US $10 million and represents the first step of the Hass avocado producer's arrival to Colombia

These are just some of the reasons to invest in Colombia’s Horticultural Sector, we invite you to learn in detail these and more reasons to make Colombia the destination of choice for your projects.

Investment Specialist: Juliana gómez: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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