Name Compañia Internacional del Banano
Country Costa Rica

Profile:

Compañia Internacional del Banano (CIBSA) is a banana producer located in the Canton of Limón, Pacuarito District, Province of Limon. The company is a subsidiary of Corporación Bananera Nacional (CORBANA), a non-governmental public institution, established in 1971 that focuses on developing the banana industry in Costa Rica and supporting the country’s banana producers.

The CIBSA banana farm, also called Finca San Pablo, is bordered to the south and east by the river Madre de Dios (Matina Canton), to the north by the town of San Carlos de Pacuarito and west ranches (Rio Hondo Sector). 
Finca San Pablo has more than 42 years of experience devoted to the business of growing and packing of bananas. It currently farms 288,74 hectares, produces and exports an average of 690,000 boxes of fruit per year, and provides direct employment to around 200 workers.

Achievements:

By sharing the experience it has generated and the benefits it has gained from GLOBALG.A.P. Certification, CIBSA has successfully encouraged the entire Costa Rican banana industry to join processes, seminars and pilot audits to improve food safety. As a result, 98% of the banana growing land in Costa Rica is now GLOBALG.A.P. certified.

As part of its policy to provide solutions to improve food safety, CIBSA carried out risk analyses and made them available to other banana producers. It also provided awareness-raising training and education on the importance of fruit safety for export markets and international consumer. This covers everything from the application of pesticides to harvesting and the final wash.

Over the years, GLOBALG.A.P. Certification has upgraded the company’s farm management and organization. The adoption of Good Agricultural Practice has also resulted in improved control of pesticide applications, the safe use of pesticides, and the recycling of chemical containers. All this has improved the environmental performance of the farm and enabled the appropriate management of occupational health for all workers.

Currently CIBSA has an integrated management system that makes it possible to combine ISO-14001 and 14064 with GLOBALG.A.P.

GGN: 4049929732476

www.corbana.co.cr