SINCE 1982

Our Story

Tropical Foods Inc. (ALITROPIC) is a Costa Rican company that was founded in 1982. Since then, we have built a long-standing legacy in both the production and international export of roots and tubers.

The journey began in the province of Cartago, with the vision of packaging and exporting fresh non-traditional products such as chayote, plantains, yams, and more to the United States. Our commitment to quality and innovation has been the driving force behind our success.

In 1984, the packing plant was established in Sonafluca de La Fortuna, focusing on the production and export of roots and tubers, primarily yams and ñampi, to the European continent.

The company boasts facilities with high-quality standards for the packaging of fresh products, holding certifications that serve as a seal of assurance for both our customers and our partners in the field.

Additionally, we have crops located in various sectors of the region, including El Tanque, Tres Esquinas, Sonafluca, and Banderas. The company has gained significant experience in exporting roots and tubers to European markets and has received positive feedback from our clients.


Value Proposition

We connect producers and companies from diverse regions to foster business development. We explore market opportunities, optimize marketing costs, provide technology, and share consumer trends and innovation challenges.


Our mission is to provide a quality service, from production to product export, while meeting the highest demands of consumers in the target countries. We are dedicated to delivering excellence every step of the way.


To become a leading company in the production and supply sector, both nationally and internationally, with elevated quality standards for our tropical products. We aim to retain our current clients while expanding our workforce, enabling us to address any challenges presented by consumers and competitors alike.



Procomer Registration
One-Stop Solution

The Single Window System for Foreign Trade managed by PROCOMER serves as a competent technical unit for processing requests for goods' origin certification and for conducting verification procedures on the origin of goods exported from our country, upon the importing country's request. This initiative aims to harmonize the existing procedures across various free trade agreements, trade agreements, and instruments of foreign trade that Costa Rica has entered into.

Certification GlobalG.A.P

We hold the GLOBALG.A.P. CoC v5.0 certification granted by Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie. GLOBALG.A.P. is the globally recognized standard for the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), promoting sustainable and safe agricultural production. This certification mandates strict compliance with parameters that ensure the safety and sustainability of our processes and products.

CERYT Members

We are members of the Costa Rican Chamber of Root and Tubercle Exporters (CERYT), an organization that provides support throughout the value chain for its members, thereby strengthening our productive sector.

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