Daabon Organic Group is the pioneer and leading grower of Organic ingredients in South America. Its headquarters and farms are located in Santa Marta, Colombia. It is a family owned business now in its third generation, recognized for its innovative practices in agriculture. Most of its executives are second and third family generation.
Our company is synonymous with quality, social responsibility and organic agriculture. Our Group’s operational strategies as well as our commercial and employee relationships are all balanced and sustainable.
We are directly involved in all stages of the process: from growing, pressing, refining, and marketing our raw materials as well as processed foods and oils. This vertical integration and short supply chain from the soil to the market enables us to offer incomparable service and quality products. Through Daabon Group owned companies, we directly market our products in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
Daabon has 8,000 ha. of certified organic land in three privately owned plantations. An additional 4,000 ha. belonging to small farmers are under an audited sustainable and fair trade agriculture program. We are a leading global player in the organic palm industry, as well as the growing Colombian palm sector, third largest palm oil producing nation in the world.
Our mill crushes 60 tons of palm crude oil per hour, while our refinery has a 300 ton output capacity per day. As the global demand for sustainable, high quality palm oil surges, we continue to expand our planted area as well as our refining facilities.
By 2010 we will reach a total 1000 ha. of organic, Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade certified banana planted area. The conditions in northern Colombia for cultivating this product are outstanding, allowing us to harvest a delicious and nutritious fruits. We continue to grow our sales in our main Asian, European and U.S. markets.
We have over 600 ha. of organic and Rainforest Alliance certified coffee plantations in the high lands of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Furthermore, for over 18 years we have managed the organic program and exports for Indigenous communities. This coffee, predominantly of typica and caturra varieties, has a clean, smooth, low acidity cup which is highly prized in Asia.
Recently established, Las Americas Free Zone is where our new Bio Diesel factory is located.
Production started in February 2009, with an initial capacity of 100,000 tons. per year. In addition, several food and personal care related industries are set to build their facilities in this strategically located free zone.
Daabon owns and operates this specialized vegetable oil liquid terminal adjacent to the Santa Marta port. Through this facility an estimated 60% of Colombia's vegetable oil is traded. Our government has granted Daabon a concession to build and operate Colombia's first bio diesel port. Furthermore, Daabon is a shareholder of the Port of Santa Marta, the Magdalena Port in Barranquilla and the Manzanillo Port in Dominican Republic.