Quality assurance processes
The farms where we cultivate fruit for export have obtained different certifications for quality, safety, and sustainability.
These lots of land are also under a technical assistance plan which includes the support of highly trained and experienced professionals who provide production accompaniment in the different production areas, to the producers.
Good agricultural practices are implemented to control phytosanitary problems, and national ICA guidelines, as well as international norms, especially Globalgap and Rainforest, are followed.
Avance Pasifloras has the support of PROCOLOMBIA, and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in matters relating to project management and financing. ASOHOFRUCOL provides support in matters relating to the financing and execution of commercial interest projects, with funds from the National Fund for Fruit and Vegetable Development (FNFH).
Furthermore, the Colombian Agricultural and Livestock Institute (ICA), has been a major ally in the implementation of quality and safety processes in fruit production, and the opening of the U.S. market.
Challenges for Avance Pasifloras
Key challenges for the organization include:
Considering the dynamics involved in the construction of profitable businesses within the Colombian agricultural sector, the Passiflora subsector must take into account Research, Technological Development, and Innovation to guarantee its economic growth and social and environmental sustainability.
Ruta a seguir
Take gulupa to the U.S. market.
Search for passiflora crop protection alternatives to replace current chemical options.
Register more chemical molecules at the ICA for use in Passifloras (with an emphasis on gulupa, although the ideal situation would be to register for Passifloras).
Develop campaigns that encourage the consumption of gulupa in Europe (starting with Germany), and subsequently, U.S.A.
Undertake a research and technological development program for the cultivation of Passifloras.