Mainstreaming Organic Fruit Products (Pineapple, Mango, Banana)

Project summary

Project: Mainstreaming Organic Fruit Products (Pineapple, Mango, Banana)

PROAGROIN (pineapple, Costa Rica);
FRUSSI (mango, Mexico);
Manga Brasil (mango, Brazil);
Grupo Hualtaco (banana, Peru)

Impact beneficiaries:

Over 500 producers and their families


Pinapple, Mango, Banana

Organisational model production: Individual producers, organized in producer associations
Intervention area:
  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Peru
Project Period:

01/2007 - 12/2009 (3 years)

Total budget: € 1,820,169.-
Type of funding: Grant
Origin of funding:

LOTEX Foundation: € 514,522.-
Project partners: € 1,305,647.-

Name of partner(s):

Agrofair Europe B.V.
PROAGROIN, FRUSSI, Manga Brasil, Grupo Hualtaco

Role Taste:

Main responsible

Project description

This programme brought together three projects to promote production and marketing of organic and fair-trade certified tropical fruit: pineapple from Costa Rica; mango from Mexico and Brazil; and banana from Peru.
In all projects, a different mix of the following activities were carried out:

  • Technical assistance to producers (cultivation)
  • Training, capacity building (cultivation methods, pest control, organic and GlobalGAP standards
  • Research (cultivation methods, soil conservation, biological control pests and diseases)
  • Certifications (GlobalGAP, organic, fairtrade)
  • Quality management
  • Marketing


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