EARTH graduate elected president of the National Chamber of Pineapple Producers and Exporters

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: July 10th, 2013

Christian Herrera Leon (’96, Costa Rica) was elected on July 3rd as the president of the board of directors for the National Chamber of Pineapple Producers and Exporters (CANAPEP in Spanish). Costa Rica is the number one exporter of fresh pineapple in the world and the chamber represents 80% of the hectares planted in the country.

Christian Herrera ('96, Costa Rica)

Herrera, who was already part of the board of directors, has maintained the position of vice president since 2009. “We should continue with the processes that were started with the previous board, especially working to make people aware of how important the pineapple sector is for this country,” he comments.

The chamber’s objective is to encourage associates to work in adherence to environmental, labor, and social laws of the country as well as laws mandated by international organizations.

Christian works in the family business exporting fruits and vegetables. His brother Fabrizio Herrera (’95, Costa Rica), also an EARTH graduate, runs the company and coordinates the pineapple program. Pineapple makes up 85% of the company’s exports, and they buy the fruit from 58 small-scale farmers in the northern part of the country.

The pineapple sector directly employs 25,200 workers, and indirectly employs 108,000 people, generating approximately 800 million dollars annually.

2 Comments

  1. Desarrollo LIMÓN says:

    Christian: buen día. Estoy colaborando en la estructuración de una comunicación público-privada que a manera de campaña muestre a la comunidad limonenses sus riquezas, las bondades de su entorno, los mega-proyectos en desarrollo, de manera que podamos crear en ellos el sentido de pertenencia y la voluntad de superación que tanto se necesita. NINGUNA provincia del país tiene lo que tiene Limón. “podemos reunirnos para dialogar sobre estos temas” Lo podemos visitar. Usted me indica. Roberto Ordóñez Ibáñez. 22827516/83938867. director@roiconsultorias.com

  2. José Evangelista Tomais says:

    Parabéns! Christian. Aqui quem fala é Evangelista da cidade de Petrolina-PE – Brasil. Observei que você é Presidente para América Latina no tocante a produção de abacaxi. Se você pode? mande-me notícias. Meu e-mail: evangelista_dede@hotmail.com (Tel. 55-87-9649-5394 – 87- 8834-9080 ou 87-38618650. Um forte abraço.

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