Agriculture

Due to its location and the tropic weather conditions, Colombia has many opportunities for broad agricultural and farming investments. Fruits, vegetables, floriculture, horticulture, food and coffee are all very important products in this sector and offer high potentials for international investors. Especially floriculture is of great importance; Colombia is the biggest producer of flowers in the world, making the Netherlands a very important trading partner. The large amount of land available for agricultural purposes also creates the possibility for cultivating biofuels. In addition, the government stimulates this sector through tax cuts and many international trade agreements. Finally, the Dutch demand for Fair trade products has increased the last couple of years and Colombia's objective is to become the world market leader in Fair trade products. (Source: EVD)