The breeze and sun from the Caribbean Sea, the clear snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the mineral-rich soil make Santa Marta an ideal natural environment for organic banana cultivation.
In addition, this area is not prone to disease and is not subject to typhoons, even on the Caribbean coast, which is another reason why it is suitable for organic banana cultivation. In addition, the temperature difference between day and night here is 15 degrees Celsius, so the bananas grow slowly and have a unique sweetness and texture.
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Daabon Group's banana cultivation dates back to 1914, when the first generation opened the first plantation. Since the 1990s, La Samaria has been expanding its plantations and has embarked on full-scale organic banana production and export, with a total of 800 hectares of organic and fair trade bananas grown on its five plantations in 2008, and an annual production volume of 30,000 tons. In addition to Santa Marta's favorable natural environment, La Samaria's production techniques meet the taste and quality requirements of markets around the world.
FLOTRABAN is an organization formed by the workers at La Samaria. Under the current BIOTROPICO fair trade standard, a premium per banana box is paid by consumers to this organization.
In the case of Daabon bananas, FLOTRABAN receives and operates the premium. The use of the premium is decided at a general meeting, and in 2007 it was used to build a community water treatment facility, install an electricity substation, and develop computer classrooms for schools in cooperation with the local government.
The Hass or palta Hass avocado are the common names of the American Persea fruit that belongs to the “Hass” variety, which had its origin in a Guatemalan seed in the farm of Rudolph Hass in Habra, California in 1926, it was patented in 1935 and was introduced into the global market in 1960; this is the variety most cultivated worldwide. The “Hass avocado” is one of the most common avocado varieties.
A system for inspecting and certifying organic food products, which allows products to be sold as "organic" or "organic" with the JAS Mark affixed if they are recognized by a registered certifying organization as having been produced in compliance with the strict standards set forth in the JAS standards.
In 2008, all of our farms obtained Rainforest Alliance certification. We have established a buffer zone within the plantation where wild animals can move freely, promoting sustainable agriculture that maintains biodiversity.
It is a certification system that applies globally recognized fair trade principles and supports the establishment of sustainable and organic distribution channels for products.