Our purpose is to develop the Colombian agricultural sector through the sustainable production of the Hass avocado and its byproducts, keeping in mind the well-being of our clients, suppliers, contributors, and other groups of interest.
It all started in the year 2000 when a group of entrepreneurs from Antioquia believed in their dream of producing and exporting the best Colombian Hass avocado in the world. We sowed our first trees on a crop field in Rionegro (Antioquia). On March 5th, 2015, we sent our first shipment and from that moment on, the dream only became bigger, day by day.
We started consolidating ourselves with the best international registries and conquering more countries’ markets each day. Today we are recognized through our quality in the local market (BPA) as well as the international one (Global GAP).
R+D is currently developing 15 research projects, among which is the AVOLAB.
Only 61% of the rural areas’ population has financial services vs. 98% of the rural areas’ population in developed countries. 5 out of 10 farmers need working capital to cultivate.
Es 2 veces más costoso el acceso a capital en zonas rurales vs. ciudades. Esto es debido a la ausencia de garantías y altos costos para conseguirlas 7 de 10 colombianos que viven en áreas rurales no usan tecnología.
Only 10% of the avocado farmers have the Rainforest certificate.
It consists of a Hass avocado innovation lab, which is unique in the world. It delivers technical analysis and training that guarantee the highest standards of quality in our production chain.
A lab unique in the world specifically focused on Hass avocado.
Supported by the experience of an interdisciplinary group of professionals and Cartama’s knowledge, acquired by its 20 years’ path in the sector.
The Hass Avocado Innovation Laboratory – AvoLab, will bring the small, medium, and big producers closer to science, technology, academia, research, and innovation, which will allow the positioning of the country as a producer at the sector’s vanguard.
With the back-up of the Cartama’s Experience Group, with more than 20 years’ experience in the avocado sector.
Complete soil analysis
Mycorrhizal colonization, mycorrhizal spore count, identification of pathogens in vegetable tissue.
Natural water analysis
Treated water analysis
Our administrative plant has a team of professionally prepared members who are also convinced of our purpose, to fulfill all of the necessary functions in our company.
Packaging plant. We have a Logistical Center in the Eje Cafetero, where we carry out controls of quality, selection, and classification of the fruit, for it to be distributed to various destinations around the world.
To guarantee the best quality in our Hass avocado, we decided to take over the sowing of our trees, to ensure the fruit’s best genetics. Nowadays, we have a garden center, bigger than 4 HA, with the best technology. As a part of our conviction for environmental care and the development of responsible agriculture, our garden center stands out by keeping 20% of the native forest among its area.
|Department||Municipality||Description||Garden center’s name||ÁTotal area(HA)||Forest area (HA||% of forest HA||2021 seedling capacity|
|Caldas||Súpia||Supía is a municipality located in the northwest part of the Caldas department.
The municipality of Supía, Caldas, is locally known because of its Ferias de la Colación, celebrated every two years (for seven years) in July, in the traditional bridge of San Pedro y San Pablo.
This municipality has an altitude of 1,183 metersabove sea level. Average temperature: 26º C
We have our crops in 12 municipalities of Colombia, which allows us to know and fully control each phase of our avocados’ process and also to guarantee the availability of the fruit during most of the year.
|Department||Municipality||Description||Orchard´s name||Total Area (HA)||Forest area (HA)||% of forest HA|
|Antioquia||Amagá||Altitude 1591 meters above sea level Average temperature: 22º C||El Imperio||70,00||35,60||51%|
|Caramanta||Altitude 2050 meters above sea level Average temperature: 16º C||La Cumbre||108,41||39,26||36%|
|Jericó||Altitude 1910 meters above sea level Average temperature: 24º C||La Mama||268,37||83,81||31%|
|Rionegro||Altitude 2130 meters above sea level Average temperature: 18,5º C||La Escondida||14,39||2,20||15%|
|Sonsón||Altitude 2475 meters above sea level Average temperature: 13º C||La Aleja||107,20||32,16||30%|
|Támesis||Altitude 1638 meters above sea level Average temperature: 25º C||San Francisco||142,63||40,90||29%|
|ValparaísoAltitud 1328 metros sobre el nivel del mar Temperatura media: 28º C||Santana||121,11||28,74||24%|
|Caldas||Aranzazu||Altitude 1920 meters above sea level Average temperature: 19º C||San José||196||59,61||30%||Santa Elena||99,73||32,77||33%||Altomira||85,53||36,18||42%||Planes||204,65||52,91||26%||Miraflores||121,84||53,52||44%||Corozal||116,01||28,17||24%||El Roble||223||66||30%|
|Anserma||Altitude 1790 meters above sea level Average temperature: 22º C||El Sinaí||224,5||89,7||40%|
|Riosucio||Altitude 1783 meters above sea level Average temperature: 23º C||Tres Cruces||124,16||41,51||33%|
|Guática||Altitude 1820 meters above sea level Average temperature: 21º C||Villa Laura||31,67||4,6||29%|
|Huertos Alto Bonito||231,68||9,31||30%|