Producer Spotlight: Anabana Soursop
Pioneering Through Family Tradition
“Imagine a company that sees the bigger picture. Basing their practices on respect for the environment and care for the people within it. Imagine a company striving to break stereotypes and remain original—from providing strong opportunities for women to pioneering the agricultural practices of tomorrow. A company that does things how they’re meant to be done. Imagine a company creating the future. Imagine a company like Anabana.”
Anabana, Unimos Lazos S.A
On the slopes of the Andes, in the heart of the Colombian coffee region, there is a family-run guanábana (soursop) producer doing just that—pioneering the future.
Anabana is an agricultural company grounded in over 100 years of family tradition. For over two decades, they have been cultivating processing high quality soursop. Anabana built their brand’s foundation around the well-loved soursop. People all over Latin American love the spiky green tropical super-fruit for its amazing, healing properties. This creamy, slightly acidic, and completely delicious fruit treats everything from skin to digestion, heart health, immunity, sugar levels, cholesterol, and inflammation. On top of that, the tree is useful from pulp to leaf.
Anabana is the first soursop orchard with the GLOBAL G.A.P certification in Colombia.
The internationally-recognized standard for ecological farm production has validated their commitment to advancing Good Agricultural Practice through:
- Food safety and traceability
- Environment (including biodiversity)
- Workers’ health, safety, and welfare
- Animal welfare
- Integrated Crop Management (ICM)
- Integrated Pest Control (IPC)
- Quality Management System (QMS
- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
They are also the first and only producer in Latin America with ”Crops For Processing” certification.
Anabana’s catalog unfolds a versatile range of soursop offerings:
Anabana works arduously to produce the best soursop products on the market. And that’s not all. They also embrace social responsibility and actively improve the lives of the people in their community. With this kind of commitment, the brand has turned trust, confidence, and the quality of their products into currency.
Whether by running frequent training programs for their workers or providing weekly music lessons for children, supporting collective well-being is at the heart of Anabana’s mission.
Anabana firmly believes that, “una familia feliz hace un trabajador feliz.” (A happy family makes a happy worker.) This is why they’ve adopted a social program for responsible family development.
The Unimos Lazos (Uniting Ties) program supports workers and their families. It offers training and other opportunities, as well as assistance with any familial issues.
In addition to improving social well-being, Anabana is similarly committed to sustainability. The company follows strict guidelines to protect the environment. They constantly monitor for critical factors like water quality and responsible waste management. They keep a close eye on how their practices affect the world around them.
Quality and traceability go hand in hand. Anabana operates only in certified laboratories. They are deeply committed to product integrity. They closely record every detail in the process, promoting transparency all the way from field to market.
It’s a gift to collaborate with groups committed to making the world a better place through agriculture. We at Producers Market are delighted to have Anabana aboard our platform.
To learn more about Anabana check out their Producer Profile and their website.