Who we are
We are a trade association whose members account for 90% of the fruit exports in Colombia.
The following exporting companies make up our organization: Caribbean Exotics, Colombian Paradise, Frutas Comerciales, Frutireyes, Jardín Exotics, Nativa Produce, Novacampo, OCATI, San Basilio, Prosagro Export and Montana Fruits. These companies are committed to the industry, they have assumed high risks, and invested their own funds to position Passifloras in the European market.
Our assocation has a broad economic impact on the fruit export industry in Colombia, which reached 10,605 tons, equal to 50 million dollars, at the end of 2021.
The total production of Colombia’s most exotic fruits: purple passion fruit, granadilla, passion fruit, banana passion fruit, cholupa, and badea, came in at 269,131 tons, grown across 17,323 hectares, thanks to the hard work of families and rural women.
The cultivation of passifloras, especially purple passion fruit or gulupa, generates 4,284 direct jobs (family labor), in 837 Ha belonging to members of Avance Pasifloras.
Specialized production areas have an average of 12 direct workers per hectare/week. Harvest work is carried out mainly by women, which is why the involvement of rural women in the production of gulupa is approximately 50%.