Central & South America


The FC&L Group has been active in Belize for more than 25 years, and its local managers have significant experience in commercial fruit production.

The Group owns land in Southern Belize, a proportion of which is cultivated with bananas, citrus, cacao and hard wood. Land is also used for goat farming, especially for milk goats and cheese production for the local market.


Packing bananas in Belize


The FC&L Group began operating in Ecuador in 1990.

Banana Packing Plant in Ecuador

Its main activity is the production for commercial sale of bananas, and the local companies implement sustainable farming practices across a total of 600 hectares of land. The bananas are sold on contract via local or international exporters on the international market.



In 1994, the FC&L Group acquired more than 30,000 hectares of planted forest of pine and eucalyptus in Brazil. FC&L invested in the development of the forest and the property during the first 10 years.

From 2004 to 2014 the company harvested and sold timber and timber products for the European and Brazilian market, and during this period the company sold part of the land.


Brazilian Pivot

The FC&L group has significantly contributed to the regeneration of the local environment, replanting 2,000 hectares of eucalyptus plantation, and the remainder of the land is maintained as biological reserves where the natural plants and animals are protected.

Eucalyptus plantation in Brazil

The FC&L group has installed 1,000 hectares of pivot irrigation, and is cultivating this area with crops including soy, maize, beans, sweet potatoes and quinoa. Land is also used for soy and cotton production during the rainy season.

Irrigation of Sweet Potatoes in Brazil

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