Economy of Zarzal

The municipality of Zarzal is one of the region with most production of sugar cane and sugar refineries. The municipality is home to two major companies; the Rio Paila Sugar Company and the Colombina Candy Facotory.

Besides the cane and sugar production other agricultural products are produced in the municipality; plantain, yuca, cotton, maize, sorghum, sugar cane, soy, grapes, papaya, passion fruit, pitaya, citrics like oranges and limes, mango, guava, avocado and chontaduro. Some 200 square kilometres are used for cattle raising and 0.1 kmĀ²