About Us

We are a competitive, socially and environmentally responsible company, in constant technological evolution and available to the entire community of the agricultural sector. We are located in the municipality of Tenjo, just 35 minutes from the city of Bogotá, capital of Colombia, and our goal is the production and commercialization of all products and sub-products that are generated with the management and use of the Californian red worm.

Our experience in the agricultural sector allows us to provide training, advice, consulting and technical assistance for the assembly, production and marketing of the products derived from vermiculture.


Lombricultura de Tenjo is a company dedicated to the production and commercialization of products derived from the vermicompost that applies the technology for the sake of productivity to meet the needs of organic products in the agricultural sector at local, departmental and national level; It is also an entity committed to the integral and sustainable development of the Colombian agricultural sector.


Lombricultura de Tenjo is a company consolidated in the agricultural sector at national and international level that applies innovation and technological development policies based on social and environmental responsibility, to boost the production and marketing of organic fertilizers and sub-products with broad participation in the agricultural market, being an active part of rural Colombian development.

Principles and values

Lombricultura de Tenjo is characterized by generating a fair and conducive work environment to fully comply with the client’s own requirements. We identify the teamwork, responsibility, compliance and transparency in each work carried out by each member of the organization.


Vermicomposture was established on January 1, 2004 in the Chince village of the municipality of Tenjo; During the time since its establishment, it has developed activities that mitigate or alleviate the damage and environmental impact generated by solid waste in the environment, through the use of vermiculture and composting for the treatment of organic waste, considered as garbage , for recycling in the form of organic fertilizers or soil conditioners (granules and liquids) proteins and (breeding stock, bait for fishing and earthworm meal).

Our statistics

Tons of organic waste from municipalities and market places have been transformed into humus
Tons of compost have been produced as food for our worm farms
Tons of vermicompost have been produced for use in crops.
Liters of liquid humus have been produced as organic fertilizer
Kg of Californian red worm have been supplied as a breeding ground for new vermiculture crops
Persons have been trained in all technical aspects related to vermiculture projects.
Educational institutions have made educational visits in our plant
Technical advice has been provided to producers in different places of Colombia
International agricultural conventions have had the participation of Lombricultura de Tenjo

Trained team

PUM Netherlands

Lombricultura de Tenjo has received international advice from PUM Netherlands, expert collaborators, an entity that helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and transmits technical, professional or general management capabilities.

Innovative Entrepreneurs

The National University, together with the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá and the network of innovative entrepreneurs, provided advice for 6 months, on the part of commercial and service improvement.

Clean production

Through the Regional Autonomous Corporation CAR and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá CCB and its subsidiary Corporación Ambiental Empresarial (CAEM), a diploma was held in strengthening local capacities in cleaner production and green markets.


Lombricultura de Tenjo has been trained in 4 congresses of composting and vermiculture made in different cities of Colombia, which has allowed to increase technical knowledge in these areas.

The story of a company that was born in Tenjo

In 2004, Agronomist Norberto Díaz Mendoza faced a dilemma, because he did not know what to do with the excreta of the animals he raised in his Tenjo farm and decided to use them as the basis for the cultivation of red worms.

This was the beginning of the company Lombricultura de Tenjo, which at the end of the year exported to Spain 52 Tons of compounds derived from vermiculture and is preparing to meet new orders.

The experience that Díaz Mendoza achieved as a technician at ICA and Corpoica was essential to start the company, which currently sells about 20 tons of products per month, such as californian redworm breeding, solid fertilizer and liquid humus.

The SME sells its products in the savannah cundiboyacence and part of the eastern plains and prepares to expand towards the coast.