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Facts

Quality fruit needs space. The plantation covers more than 301.88 hectares, 746 acres, or 423 soccer fields. 271.692 people work at this plantation.
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Ecuador

Located between Colombia and Peru, Ecuador has an amazingly diverse landscape –from the highlands and towering volcanoes to the rain forest and low-lying coastal areas. With its tropical climate and fertile soils, Ecuador is the world’s biggest banana exporter, accounting for 30% of global exports.

El Oro

El Oro is located in the south of Ecuador, on the Pacific coast. Its capital Machala is considered by the locals to be the world capital of banana because of its long history of banana production. Agriculture on the coast mostly consists of banana plantations and shrimp farms. Bananas also grow in the highland mixed with other crops like cacao or citrus.

Climate

The climate in El Oro is warm and humid. It is cooler in the highlands than on the coast, which make it the perfect place to grown bananas organically. Weather

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