Colombia, a nation known for its wealth and abundance of produce, participated in Gulfood 2022, the world’s largest annual food and beverage (F&B) sourcing event. The event, realized from 13-17 February 2022, was a platform for the pavilion to promote its products and explore various partnership and investment opportunities to expand the international reach of the country’s F&B sector.
Nine companies from Colombia showed their latest innovations and opportunities in the country’s food industry, especially for commodities such as beef, cocoa, coffee, fruits and other superfoods.
Some of these companies include Selvática, Sommet sparkling water, La Gufanda coffee, Nativa (fruits), Fedegan (meat), Friogan (meat), Daabon (fruits, oil, sustainable agriculture) Nutresa (cocoa, coffee) and Colombina (sweets). The vibrant show is further testament to Colombia’s rich agricultural and meat biodiversity and highlights its potential to become one of the leading countries in the foodservice sector.
The country’s National Coffee Association has also set up its stand at the show to arouse curiosity and draw participants’ attention to the unique properties of Colombian coffee.
Colomibia, which is one of the world’s seven food pantries according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), aims to take advantage of the unique opportunities at Gulfood 2022 to showcase its export potential. The country’s key F&B players foresee new opportunities for collaboration with Middle Eastern markets through this participation.