Founded in 1958 AgroAmerica has grown into a multinational agri-business corporation that employs 13,000+ people and operates in the United States, Europe, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico and Guatemala. We grow, ship and distribute bananas, pineapples and vegetable oils using sustainable farming methods.
The AgroAmerica history started when we commenced operations in Guatemala with one small banana plantation. For several years we tried out different types of crops.
AgroAmerica takes the important step of dedicating our activity to the production, marketing and export of bananas.
Hurricane Mitch had a significant effect on the AgroAmerica history. As a result of damage caused by the hurricane we decided to abandon some banana plantations and start the palm oil business.
The company expanded their operations to include distribution of pineapples grown in Costa Rica.
The AgroAmerica history took an important turn when we expanded operations to Panama, Equador and Peru. One of our companies became the fourth palm oil company in the world to earn the RSPO Identity Preserved Certification. This certificate guarantees full traceability – from planting to shipment. This is the fifth company to obtain the overall RSPO certification in Latin America and the first one in Central America.
Two of AgroAmerica’s palm oil mills were certified OK Kosher- Pareve/Passover. They are the only palm oil companies in America that have this certification.
Our CEO was selected as a SEN Sustainability Award winner in the Inclusive Business and Community category. The SEN Sustainability Award recognizes YPO organizations that are committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
In 2016 we were SCS certified. SCS Global Services recognizes companies for their sustainability accomplishments through trusted third-party certification and auditing services. SCS-certified brands are recognized for their environmental stewardship and social responsibility achievements, backed by third-party credibility and transparency