Led by the Centro de Ciencia y Tecnología de Antioquia – CTA, BrioAgro has installed crop monitoring and smart irrigation devices in the banana zone of northern Colombia through two ASBAMA farms, the Association of Colombian Banana Growers of the departments of Magdalena and La Guajira.
The newspaper “Opinion Caribe” has echoed the ASBAMA news, titled “Banana producers contribute to climate-smart decision-making”
Two properties linked to the Association of Banana Growers of Magdalena and La Guajira (ASBAMA) are carrying out an ambitious project known as “Implementation of the Intelligent Irrigation System for Fruit Farmers in Colombia”. The core of this initiative lies in the installation of advanced measurement devices within their irrigation systems, with the purpose of collecting and analyzing relevant data that will facilitate decision-making based on specific climatic conditions.
The analysis of the different techniques used, as well as the exhaustive evaluation of the cost-benefit ratio, will provide results that will play an essential role in providing viable and sustainable solutions for banana producers in the departments of Magdalena, Cesar and La Guajira.
The management of this project is under the joint leadership of the Centro de Ciencia y Tecnología de Antioquia (CTA) – Colombia and the company BrioAgro Technologies – Spain. This collaborative approach reflects a solid commitment to environmental responsibility, evidenced by the search to reduce the water footprint and rigorous compliance with current environmental regulations. The project demonstrates the fusion of technological innovation and ecological values, in order to improve both the efficiency of production and the sustainability of the agricultural sector.
The Colombian banana market is a significant player in the global fruit industry, although Ecuador and the Philippines have historically been the main banana producers and exporters. However, Colombia has experienced constant growth in banana production and exports over the years, making the country a leader in the sector.
Colombia has climatic and geographical advantages that allow it to have a constant production throughout the year, which contributes to its participation in the international market. Regarding exports, bananas are one of Colombia’s main agricultural export products. The fruit is mainly shipped to countries in North America and Europe. The main export markets include the United States, the European Union and some countries in Asia. Colombia has worked to improve the quality of its products, agricultural practices, and environmental sustainability to meet international standards and satisfy consumer demand.
The Colombian banana meso (or market) is part of the global supply chain for this fruit. Banana production, processing and export are essential to the country’s agricultural economy. Bananas are an important generator of employment in Colombia’s producing regions and contribute significantly to farmers’ income and foreign trade.
However, keep in mind that the economic situation and market trends may change over time. I recommend you consult up-to-date sources, such as reports from agricultural and government organizations, to obtain the latest information on the Colombian banana market and its position in the global industry.