295.1 billion US$
6.8% of GDP
110.95 million hectares
43.78 million hectares
Colombia is the fourth exporter of Cavendish bananas. In August 2019, the Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) confirmed the presence of tropical race 4 (TR4) in an area of 175 ha in Colombia's La Guajira department8 . It is the first report of TR4 in Latin America9 .
The department of Antioquia in the northwestern part of the country has 70% of the area planted in bananas, in Urabá and Magdalena mainly. About 16% of the area planted in bananas is occupied with bananas for the domestic market.
TR4 was confirmed to be present in the department of La Guajira in 2019. It is the first report of TR4 in Latin America9 .
The government of Colombia declared TR4 as a quarantine pest in 201110 .