Our people

We sow progress

Our product wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for our people.At Cartama we have highly qualified and committed collaborators with our cause and for this year we expect to have 1.400 direct collaborators. 

We are convinced that to help to build our nation, we must create decent workplaces in the countryside by generating progress opportunities for the local communities. In Cartama we have sowed an environment full of harmony, efficiency, and pride for responsible agriculture, which guarantees the well-being of many families and the sustainability of our company in the long term.

“We knew where we wanted to arrive, we were sure of Colombia’s potential to become a strong exporter of this product in the future”.

Ricardo Uribe

CEO

Presence
in Colombia

We count with a Logistical Center in the Eje Cafetero, from where we make the direct exportation of the Hass avocado.

Más de 20 años
produciendo juntos

Sembramos progreso.

Nuestro producto no existiría de no ser por nuestra gente, en Cartama contamos con XXXXX colaboradores altamente calificados, enamorados y comprometidos con nuestra causa. Hemos cultivado un ambiente de armonía, eficiencia y dignificación laboral que garantiza el logro de objetivos. Hoy, contamos con más de 731 colaboradores vinculados, y miles de familias se ven beneficiadas por nuestra operación.

armonía con el medio ambiente.

Harmony with the environment

MORE THAN 20 YEARS PRODUCING TOGETHER

Processes

Our processes fulfill all the regulations and certifications, what guarantees the product’s quality and the environmental care: 

Commercial
contact

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Crops

(Production Units)

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.

Altitud 1328 metros sobre el nivel del mar Temperatura media: 28º C
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%
La Toma 97,63 36,52 37%
La Arabia 57,34 15,78 28%
La Pastora 44,04 12,68 29%
Jericó Altitude 1910 meters above sea level Average temperature: 24º C La Mama 268,37 83,81 31%
Las Camelias 30,95 7,29 24%
La Granja 11,02 1,79 16%
Las Brisas 55,48 18,11 33%
La Hermosa 66,62 17,90 27%
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%
Pirineos 297,34 95,06 32%
Valparaíso Santana 121,11 28,74 24%
La Suiza 173,36 39,35 23%
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%
Playa Rica 77,75 69,92 23%
La Unión 23,95 17,75 27%
La Teresita 21 6,36 9%
El Bosque 8,32 1,9 12%
La Montañita 21,65 1,04 30%

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Garden center

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
Vivero 4.31 0.82 19% 500.000

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Processing
plant

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.

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Administrative plant

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.

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AvoLab

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.

AvoLab’s impact in the sector will be:

Services
portfolio

Specialized technical assistance

With the back-up of the Cartama’s Experience Group, with more than 20 years’ experience in the avocado sector.

Soil analysis

Complete soil analysis

Biological

Mycorrhizal colonization, mycorrhizal spore count, identification of pathogens in vegetable tissue.

Organic matrices

Complete foliar
Complete pulp
Individual element

Aqueous matrices

Natural water analysis
Treated water analysis

Allied laboratories

Commercial contact

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    R + D

    Strategic allies

    Universities

    Research center

    Other companies

    Purpose

    Contribute to the fulfillment of the superior purpose through the cross-wise research, development, and innovation of all of the company’s areas, establishing strategic alliances with different actors of the sector, and aiming at self-sustainability.

    R+D is currently developing 15 research projects, among which is the AVOLAB.

    Research projects

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    Avosolutions

    Purpose

    Avosolutions is a service platform whose main function is to bring financial accessibility, technological adaptation, and sustainable agriculture to our allies. The purpose is to develop the Colombian countryside through the interaction between the capital needs, the infrastructure and our partners’ knowledge, and the risk reduction for the fund’s providers.

    Project foundation

    Financial access

    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.

    Technological adaptation

    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.

    Sustainable agriculture

    Only 10% of the avocado farmers have the Rainforest certificate.

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    R + D

    Strategic allies

    Universities

    Research center

    Other companies

    Purpose

    Contribute to the fulfillment of the superior purpose through the cross-wise research, development, and innovation of all of the company’s areas, establishing strategic alliances with different actors of the sector, and aiming at self-sustainability.

    R+D is currently developing 15 research projects, among which is the AVOLAB.

    Research projects

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    Avosolutions

    Purpose

    Avosolutions is a service platform whose main function is to bring financial accessibility, technological adaptation, and sustainable agriculture to our allies. The purpose is to develop the Colombian countryside through the interaction between the capital needs, the infrastructure and our partners’ knowledge, and the risk reduction for the fund’s providers.

    Project foundation

    Financial access

    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.

    Technological adaptation

    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.

    Sustainable agriculture

    Only 10% of the avocado farmers have the Rainforest certificate.

    International orders

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      AvoLab

      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.

      AvoLab’s impact in the sector will be:

      Services
      portfolio

      Specialized technical assistance

      With the back-up of the Cartama’s Experience Group, with more than 20 years’ experience in the avocado sector.

      Soil analysis

      Complete soil analysis

      Biological

      Mycorrhizal colonization, mycorrhizal spore count, identification of pathogens in vegetable tissue.

      Organic matrices

      Complete foliar
      Complete pulp
      Individual element

      Aqueous matrices

      Natural water analysis
      Treated water analysis

      Allied laboratories

      Commercial contact

        Return

        Administrative plant

        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.

        Return

        Processing
        plant

        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.

        Return

        Garden center

        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
        Vivero 4.31 0.82 19% 500.000

        Return

        Crops

        (Production Units)

        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.

        Altitud 1328 metros sobre el nivel del mar Temperatura media: 28º C
        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%
        La Toma 97,63 36,52 37%
        La Arabia 57,34 15,78 28%
        La Pastora 44,04 12,68 29%
        Jericó Altitude 1910 meters above sea level Average temperature: 24º C La Mama 268,37 83,81 31%
        Las Camelias 30,95 7,29 24%
        La Granja 11,02 1,79 16%
        Las Brisas 55,48 18,11 33%
        La Hermosa 66,62 17,90 27%
        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%
        Pirineos 297,34 95,06 32%
        Valparaíso Santana 121,11 28,74 24%
        La Suiza 173,36 39,35 23%
        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%
        Playa Rica 77,75 69,92 23%
        La Unión 23,95 17,75 27%
        La Teresita 21 6,36 9%
        El Bosque 8,32 1,9 12%
        La Montañita 21,65 1,04 30%