Ecuador is located between Colombia and Peru on the western coast of South America.
Fruit is available the year round.
Ecuador has an area of 283,560 square kilometers (176,204 square miles) and its coastline is 2,237 kilometers (1,390 miles) long.
30% of the world’s bananas come from Ecuador, the largest exporter in the world.
Bananas constitute 10% of total exports and are the country’s second largest export item.
Ecuador has an important advantage in that it enjoys exceptional weather. This, together with its rich soil, has enabled the country to become a producer of high-quality agricultural products.

Ecuador’s soil types are the most biodiverse in the world:

- Moist soil: This soil is characterized by its high humus content, which makes it the most suitable for agriculture.
- Ground limestone: the main feature of this type of soil is its lack of permeability, meaning that it does not allow water infiltration and thus is not suitable for agriculture.
- Clay soil: This soil is suitable for growing cactus because it allows water to pass slowly.
- Sandy soil: This soil permits very rapid water infiltration. It is very porous and is therefore not suitable for cultivation.


The country has a tropical humid climate; air quality is very good due to its large natural forests, national parks and the Amazon rainforest, which constitute 20% of the country's ecological reserve. Due to the Andes Mountains and the influence of the ocean, the climate of continental Ecuador is divided into various sectors.

Temperatures on the coastal plain and in the eastern part of the country range from 20°C to 33°C, and in the highlands, they are usually between 3°C and 26°C, depending on the altitude of the cities. The wet season is from December to May on the coastal plain, from November to April in the highlands and from January to September in the Amazon region. The Galapagos Islands have a more temperate climate, with temperatures of 22°C to 32°C, approximately.

As a result, there are wet and dry seasons in each region Temperatures vary widely according to the height of the mountains, the Amazon region, the country's coastal plain and the Galapagos Islands.