Costa Rica: Positive Outlook for Abacá Crops

Owing to its climate conditions, the country could become one of the highest performing and best quality sources of Abacá fiber.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Abacá variety (Musa textilis) is a smart-looking herbaceous plant from the banana family, Musaceae, and is native to the Philippines. It is similar to the plantain (Musa x paradisiaca) and belongs to the same genus. It differs from plantain in that its fruit are not edible and has straighter, narrower foliage. In addition, its fiber gives it special economic value for its use in the textile industry.

"Abatex, a firm specializing in manufacturing and exporting the fiber, estimates than Costa Rican abacá productivity is three times greater than other international suppliers," reports

Market Intelligence

Everything about Abaca exports in Costa Rica.

Top exporters - Quantities, amounts and prices.

more info

 close (x)

Receive more news about Agronomy

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones

Ready made and easy software for construction companies

O4Bi is an information system that covers the needs of an ERP (enterprise resource planning) for the management of business resources.
O4Bi is a system that allows to control and manage what...

Stock Indexes

(Jan 16)
Dow Jones
S&P 500


(Feb 19)
Brent Crude Oil
Coffee "C"